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JohannesHD2016SmallTonya Johannes, ARNP-BC

Tonya Johannes, ARNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at MHP who treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in skin care. 

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08 December 2016
When it comes to your diet, you’re always looking for the best way to squeeze in those good for you items, right? We all want to be healthy and mindful of what we put into our bodies, but sometimes there are nutritional gaps due to our body’s inability to absorb certain nutrients or a personal disdain for vegetables on the dinner table.Whatever your reasons, it may be time for a check-up in the nutritional department. Family Practice Physician Va...
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MHP Raises Migraine Awareness

Mahaska Health Partnership Raises Migraine Awareness

Mahaska Health Partnership wants to inform you of the causes, symptoms and treatments for migraines.

According to the National Institutes of Health, a migraine is a very painful type of recurring headache that often causes nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. People who are prone to migraines describe the pain and throbbing in a specific area of the head. Women are three times more likely to have migraines than men.

“If you suffer from migraines you are familiar with the debilitating affects the condition can have,” commented Adult Nurse Practitioner Lisa Nelson, ARNP. “Migraine attacks can last for hours and be so brutal that all you can think about is finding a quiet, dark place to lie down.”

The American Council for Headache Education states that migraine sufferers can increase their risk of having a migraine attack if they skip meals, change their sleep pattern or overexert themselves physically as well as other triggers. Not everyone reacts to these factors the same way so migraine sufferers are encouraged to keep headache diaries to help identify what specific factors can lead to their migraine attacks.

“Up to two days before a migraine attack, you may start to feel strange. By learning your migraine cues, you may minimize the effects,” said Nelson. “Take special note if you experience cravings for certain foods, excitability, hyperactivity, tiredness, yawning or a change in mood.”

If you suffer from frequent migraine attacks, there are treatment options. Talk with your doctor to discuss your triggers and possible treatment options.