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Family Nurse Practitioner Jen Scott, ARNP-C, treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in cardiac care. 

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Oh my Heart!

With a new little one, the tests, forms and information are abundant. Family Practice with Obstetrics Physician Dr. Shawn Richmond knows this all too well! One test that all of his little patients receive is a pulse oximetry to measure the amount of oxygen in the blood. Sounds big but it’s actually quite small. The test uses little sticky monitors (think of a band-aid), that are applied to a baby’s foot and hand. Don’t worry, this test is totally painless, but provides insight on their health, often before any signs and symptoms could be noticed. Pretty neat huh?

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Published Feb 23, 2017

Shake Those Hips!

When it comes to your body, aches and pains can really throw you for a loop! One common complaint is hip, knee and shoulder pain, at least in MHP Orthopaedic Surgeon Sreedhar Somisetty, MD’s, office! Some may think replacing those joints will fix all; however, Dr. Somisetty likes to remind patients that it’s not a race to the finish line and taking baby steps will get you on the road to recovery!

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Published Feb 16, 2017

Cardiac Rehab Improves Recovery

Mahaska Health Partnership: Cardiac Rehabilitation Improves Recovery

Mahaska Health Partnership wants you to know that cardiac rehabilitation can mean the difference between recovery and declining health after a person experiences a major cardiac event.

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, cardiac rehabilitation is a medical program that improves the health and well-being of individuals who have heart problems. Cardiac rehab programs can include exercise training, heart health education and counseling to reduce stress and return a patient to an active lifestyle.

“As a Cardiac Rehab Nurse at MHP, I strive to help my patients reach their heart health goals,” said Renee Edgar, RN. “With the help of a doctor, I design individualized, long-term programs for my patients that help them recover from heart attacks, bypass surgeries, heart failure and other cardiac events.”

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute states that cardiac rehab can reduce your overall risk of future heart problems, improve your mobility and quality of life, and reduce stress associated with heart problems.

“Adopting a lifestyle that supports a healthy heart means lower blood pressure and heart rate as well as lower cholesterol levels,” shared Edgar. “People of all ages can experience a heart problem and benefit from cardiac rehab.”

Cardiac rehabilitation requires you to make lifestyle changes that may seem difficult or impossible at the beginning of the program so it’s helpful to have the support of an established program. The changes are necessary and can improve your overall health, preventing future heart problems and even death. If you struggle with a heart problem, ask your healthcare provider whether cardiac rehab can benefit you. For more information, call MHP Cardiopulmonary Services at 641.672.3174.