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Nosebleeds are very common, especially in children involved in physical activities. While nosebleeds are not an immediate danger, there are certain signs that indicate a visit to your doctor may be needed.

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Alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, Mahaska Health Partnership wants to share the signs and symptoms associated with alcohol abuse and treatment options available.

“Alcoholism is characterized by a prolonged period of frequent, heavy alcohol use,” said MHP Behavioral Health Services Therapist Allison Gilles. “People with this disease are unable to control their drinking once it has begun. Physical dependence is seen in withdrawal symptoms when the individual stops using alcohol. They develop a tolerance and continually need to use more and more alcohol to achieve the same effects. Sometimes a variety of social and/or legal problems can arise from their use of alcohol as well.”

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Employees at Mahaska Health Partnership wanted to do something special to recognize National Heart Health Month in February. They ended up raising enough money to purchase two AEDs (automated external defibrillator) for the Lacey Recreation Complex in Oskaloosa.

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If you spent the majority of the winter months cooped up in the house wishing for warmer weather, you’re not alone. The particularly cold and inclement conditions this winter kept many people from regular exercise. Now that warmer spring weather has arrived, Mahaska Health Partnership encourages you to help the whole family be active.

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Thyroid diseases affect many Americans, especially women, and can drastically alter the way your body functions. Understanding the signs and symptoms of thyroid abnormalities is an important first step in diagnosis.

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In recognition of National Public Health Week, April 7 through 13, Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health is raising awareness about improving our community’s health and safety.

The mission of Public Health Services is to promote, preserve and protect the health and environmental well-being of the county they serve. MHP Public Health Services oversees many programs to improve the lives of area children and families.

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According to Centers for Disease Control, diabetes is a disease that affects over 25 million Americans. There are a variety of treatment options, and Mahaska Health Partnership recently began working with patients using an artificial pancreas system.

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The MHP Hospital Auxiliary recently purchased a blanket warmer for the Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Department at MHP. Shown with the blanket warmer are, from left: MHP Hospital Auxiliary Members Joyce Cline, Mary Ann VanKooten and Carole Comstock, IPG Certified Nursing Aide Darcie Russell and Garvis.

The Mahaska Health Partnership Hospital Auxiliary recently donated $3,736.54 to MHP for the purchase of a blanket for the Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry (IGP) Department.

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