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  • After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days
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  • Larry Spoelstra Gets to the Bottom of Health Concerns with Collaborative Care at MHP
    Larry Spoelstra Gets to the Bottom of Health Concerns with Collaborative Care at MHP

    When it comes to healthcare, being able to continue working without interruption is a common concern for many, Larry Spoelstra is no different. “I’ve liv…

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  • Janean Wedeking’s Family Gets a Little Bigger with MHP
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  • Ginger Grubb Appreciates Coordinated Care at MHP
    Ginger Grubb Appreciates Coordinated Care at MHP

    There are few things in life more personal than who you trust with your well-being. For Ginger Grubb, choosing Mahaska Health Partnership for her healthcare…

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FowlerHeadshotJeffrey Fowler, DO

Dr. Jeffrey Fowler is an OB/GYN at MHP who specializes in the obstetrical and gynecological care for women through every stage of life.

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25 August 2016
Every parent knows the excitement and fear of introducing solid food into their child’s diet. Everyone seems to have an opinion and the decision can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Family Practice with Obstetrics Physician Shawn Richmond, MD, knows a thing or two about babies and when they may be ready to wear that suit of spaghetti you always dreamed of! In general, babies need to be about double their birth weight and able to hold their head up be...
18 August 2016
You’re 21 years old, you’re enjoying college, your first job and having fun with friends and dating. Someday… you’ll have kids, settle down, maybe get married; but right now, you just want to have fun. Sounds great! However, if you’re not taking care of your health today, the future you envision may not be possible. A sexually transmitted disease that goes untreated can cause long-term damage to your reproductive system. Protecting yourself is s...

Women's Heart Attack Symptoms

MHP Highlights Women's Unique Heart Attack Symptoms

After the recent announcement that Rosie O’Donnell suffered a heart attack last week, Mahaska Health Partnership saw an opportunity to alert women of the unique signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

Rosie O’Donnell told fans she didn’t realize she was having a heart attack last week because the symptoms were not the ‘classic’ ones commonly cautioned about. O’Donnell experienced an aching chest, sore arms and felt like her entire body was bruised.

“The symptoms of a heart attack can differ between men and women,” said Family Nurse Practitioner Tina Main, ARNP-C. “If you have any suspicion that you may be having a heart attack, you should call 911.”

The best way to survive a heart attack is to learn to recognize the symptoms. The most common signs of a heart attack in both men and women are:


• Unusually heavy pressure on the chest, like there’s a ton of weight on you
• Sharp upper body pain in the neck, back and jaw (this is a more common symptom for women than men)
• Severe shortness of breath
• Unexplained or excessive sweating (or for women, breaking out in a cold sweat, and you know it’s not menopause)
• Unusual or unexplained tiredness
• Unfamiliar dizziness or light-headedness
• Unexplained nausea or vomiting (women are twice as likely as men to experience these symptoms during a heart attack)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention program says that if you or someone you know experiences symptoms of a heart attack for more than five minutes, call 911.

“Even if symptoms disappear in less than five minutes, you should still call your healthcare provider right away,” shared Main. “It could be a sign that a heart attack is on its way.”