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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City Opens Second Ronald McDonald House®

12/17/2014
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City Opens Second Ronald McDonald House®
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City dedicated its second Ronald McDonald House® in Oklahoma City on Dec. 17 with a donor recognition event and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The second House is located at The Children's Hospital inside Garrison Tower. Read More

Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Awards 5-Year Grant For OCASCR

12/17/2014
The Board of Directors of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) recently approved a five-year, $14.72 million grant to the Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research (OCASCR). Read More

Oklahoma Awarded Grant for Health Care Innovation

12/17/2014
The state of Oklahoma has received a $2 million dollar State Innovation Model (SIM) grant to improve health care quality and affordability. Beginning February 1, 2015, the state will begin a 12-month project to design a model that will improve health system performance, increase quality of care and decrease costs. Read More

Blood Emergency Declared Across State

12/15/2014
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) has declared a blood emergency across the state as its supply has reached a less than one-day supply. Declines in blood donation have left the blood inventory critically low. “The need for donation is constant, since blood has a limited time for use,” John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO, said. “The last few weeks we’ve had a significant decrease in blood donors." Read More

Quality in Focus: Improved Health Care Impacts Health Equity

12/11/2014
OU researcher and colleagues find quality improvement interventions are color-blind Read More

OSDH Preparedness Videos Available to Deaf and Spanish-Speaking Communities

12/11/2014
Disasters can have an impact on anyone. But for a person who is Deaf, or doesn’t speak English as their primary language, accessing important information to prepare for emergencies can be difficult. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has released videos in American Sign Language and also in Spanish to ensure the message of preparedness is available to various populations. Read More

Influenza Activity Increasing in Oklahoma: First Two Deaths of the Season Reported

12/11/2014
New influenza statistics released today by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) indicate 94 persons have been hospitalized and two persons have died in Oklahoma since reporting for the current flu season began Sept. 28. Influenza-associated hospitalizations have been reported statewide while two influenza-related deaths have occurred among residents of Carter and Oklahoma counties.
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Poundwise Holiday Potluck and Parties Guide

12/10/2014
Poundwise Holiday Potluck and Parties Guide
‘Tis the season … the season for parties. With invitations to office parties, neighborhood parties, church parties and more from now right through New Year’s Eve, how do you participate without packing on the pounds? Health experts say it just takes a little planning. Read More

Governor’s Summit to Promote Healthy Aging

12/10/2014
Governor Mary Fallin is kicking off an Oklahoma initiative to improve the health of older adults over the next four years. The governor’s “Healthy Aging Summit: Living Longer Better” will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 15 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City (5800 Will Rogers Road). Read More

Don’t Let Stress Steal Your Holiday Sparkle

12/10/2014
It’s the holiday season, and it arrives with acclaim as the most wonderful time of the year. While the comfort food, time with loved ones and gifts certainly help adorn the season with positive feelings, for many, this time of year is also exceedingly stressful. Read More

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