Approximately 1 in 22 men and 1 in 24 women will be diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is a cancer in the colon or rectum that usually begins as a noncancerous growth called a polyp that can eventually turn cancerous after several years. Luckily, the medical field is now advanced enough to screen for polyps before they become cancerous.
Read Article | published Mar 7, 2018
In response to the widespread level of influenza in our community, the MHP Medical Group is now offering a flu vaccine clinic Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm by registering at door #4 on the MHP campus, until further notice.
Read Article | published Jan 19, 2018
Beginning immediately, Mahaska Health Partnership will limit the number and age of visitors to specific areas of the hospital.
Read Article | published Jan 17, 2018
Mahaska Health Partnership has named Emergency Services Physician Kym Life, DO, the 2017 MHP MVP (Most Valuable Provider) at the 11th Annual Provider Appreciation Dinner.
Read Article | published Dec 7, 2017
You’ve been told that smoking is hard on your health, but do you know why? Kim Mould, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services at MHP, wants you to save your lung, heart and every other organ’s health by knowing the facts and stamping out that cigarette once and for all!
Read Article | published Nov 8, 2017
November serves as National Diabetes Month, which brings communities across the country together to raise awareness of diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. At Mahaska Health Partnership, we aim to support and educate individuals year-round on the subject of diabetes, but November always has a special importance!
Read Article | published Nov 2, 2017
Student athletes have a lot to worry about, between school, extracurricular activities and their social lives. They don’t always think about the less fun topics, like concussions. Family Practice Physician Case Everett, MD, urges students to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a brain injury. After all, a bump to the head can leave you feeling all out of sorts but show no external symptoms, so only you will know if there’s something wrong!
Read Article | published Oct 12, 2017
Between technology, activities, school and social events, our kids can pack a mean punch at their daily activities. In fact, if we aren’t careful, they can easily overwhelm themselves (and parents too) with their crazy schedules. Not only is it stressful for them, it can lead to overexertion, exhaustion and resentment for their activities, something nobody wants
Read Article | published Oct 5, 2017
When it comes to school lunch, does your child groan at the sight of the menu? Is packing a lunch for your child a better option? MHP Registered Dietitian Lea Rice urges parents to practice safe packing practices when it comes to their kiddos’ food!
Read Article | published Sep 27, 2017
Nobody likes to wipe out, right? MHP Occupational Therapist Aimee Wagner, OTD, knows a thing or two about preventing falls. Good thing too, as they are costly and can leave you struggling to perform daily tasks for an extended period of time, something no one wants to hear!
Read Article | published Sep 20, 2017