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Give Blood & Share Hope, Healing and Comfort This Holiday Season Dec. 18 & 23

12/08/2017
Give Blood & Share Hope, Healing and Comfort This Holiday Season Dec. 18 & 23
• Harrah High School; Library; Monday, Dec. 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Mrs. Smith for an appointment. • Waters Edge Apartment Homes; on bloodmobile near Leasing Office at 4317 SW 22nd Street; Saturday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All donors receive one Fandango Movie Voucher. Visit fandango.com for participating movie theaters near you! Read More

Give Blood & Share Hope, Healing and Comfort This Holiday Season Dec. 12,15, & 16

12/08/2017
Give Blood & Share Hope, Healing and Comfort This Holiday Season Dec. 12,15, & 16
• Leadership Square/Oklahoma Tower; South Tower, 4th floor; 211 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact Diane Dies at [email protected] for an appointment. • Tinker AFB Exchange; bloodmobile at 3360 N. Avenue, Bldg. 685; Friday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Angie Gray for more information at 734-3700 ext. 221 or [email protected] • Bass Pro Shops; Bloodmobile in the parking lot in OKC; Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More

Oklahoma State Department of Health Announces Personnel Reductions

12/08/2017
In a continuing effort to reduce agency costs and meet ongoing financial obligations, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced the elimination of 37 unclassified positions effective immediately. The department also has received approval from the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) for a Reduction-In-Force (RIF) that will be implemented in March 2018, eliminating an additional 161 classified positions. Read More

Water Systems Recognized for Community Fluoridation

12/04/2017
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced that 12 water systems have been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More

Berry benefit: Study shows strawberries might help combat osteoarthritis

12/04/2017
A new study suggests you might find a powerful ally in the fight against arthritis in the produce section of your local supermarket. Read More

OSDH Encourages Preparedness for Winter Weather

12/04/2017
As cooler temperatures make their way into the state, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) encourages the public to begin preparation for the upcoming winter weather season. Proper planning can reduce the risk of injury and illness while also ensuring a family is prepared for a major winter weather event. Read More

First Two Flu Deaths of the Season Reported

11/30/2017
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced the first two deaths caused by the flu in the state. Both deaths occurred in patients who were over the age of 65. There have been 105 influenza-associated hospitalizations reported statewide. Read More

Give Blood & Share Hope, Healing and Comfort This Holiday Season: Special Edition Holiday Shirt Available Nov. 24, 2017-

11/16/2017
Give Blood & Share Hope, Healing and Comfort This Holiday Season: Special Edition Holiday Shirt Available Nov. 24, 2017-
Oklahoma Blood Institute needs generous donors to share the priceless gift of saving lives this holiday season. It’s a busy time, but Oklahoma Blood Institute is encouraging donors to take just an hour to make sure the blood supply for area hospitals stays at levels necessary for live-saving procedures. Read More

OMRF seeks participants as it launches new sarcoidosis clinic

11/16/2017
The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is seeking volunteers who have been diagnosed with sarcoidosis, as well as healthy individuals, to participate in sample donations for OMRF’s new Sarcoidosis Research Clinic. Read More

World Diabetes Day: Are You at Risk?

11/14/2017
Join the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) as we recognize World Diabetes Day 2017. Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, and death. World Diabetes Day promotes the importance of monitoring your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes as well as managing Diabetes for those living with it. Read More

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