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HornerStanley Horner, DO

Dr. Stanley Horner is an Allergy/Immunology Specialist who recently joined the MHP Medical Group. 

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Not so Swell

You’ve probably heard of a lymph node, but do you know what they do? Well, as part of a larger network called your lymphatic system, these nodes plays a big role in assisting your body in removing waste and preventing fluid buildup, a pretty important role wouldn’t you say?

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Published Jul 20, 2017

Don’t get shell shocked!

Peanut allergies are the most common food allergy among children today. Recent research suggests the roasting process has changed the body’s ability to recognize the proteins in the food and process them without an immune response.

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Published Jul 13, 2017

MHP Welcomes Massage Therapist

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes New Massage Therapist

Mahaska Health Partnership is pleased to welcome Licensed Massage Therapist and Oskaloosa native Michelle Hynick.

“We are very pleased to have Michelle joining our staff,” MHP Executive Director of Clinic Services Kevin DeRonde said. “She is a unique addition to our team that patients are sure to benefit from and enjoy.”

Hynick said she got interested in massage therapy through an experience she had with her son when he was six months old. “He had pneumonia and pretty much gave up on sleeping altogether,” Hynick explained. “His pediatrician gave me some literature on infant massage, so I tried it and it worked like a charm.”

Nine years later, it was her kids who encouraged her to go to massage school. Hynick chose to attend Indian Hills College and graduated through the Therapeutic Massage Program. After graduating, she worked for several months at Massage Heights in Clive before starting her own practice within Mahaska Chiropractic.

“I think the best thing about my massages is that each experience is customized for that particular person,” shared Hynick. “Whether they come just for relaxation, or they are having an issue with an injury or stress, I adjust to their particular needs.”

MHP employs two very talented Massage Therapists, Lesa Gangestad and Hynick, who are equipped to provide relaxation and relief. Chair massage, relaxation and deep tissue massage, myofascial massage, Swedish massage, reflexology and prenatal massage are offered.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 641-672-3181. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Wednesday from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm. Appointments are also offered the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Click here to learn more about MHP Massage Therapy.