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Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign Meeting to Discuss Fair Housing Month and National Public Health Week

04/11/2016
The Oklahoma State Health Department (OSDH) will host the next Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC) meeting on Thursday, April 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting provides OHEC an opportunity to interact with state and local partners to highlight community health initiatives in which they are involved. Read More

State Board of Health Meets Tuesday

04/11/2016
The Oklahoma State Board of Health will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Moore Norman Technology Center South Penn Campus, 13301 S. Pennsylvania Avenue in Oklahoma. Read More

OSDH Encourages Storm Preparedness for Injury Prevention

03/25/2016
As severe weather season approaches, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds Oklahomans to have an emergency plan in place prior to a tornado. Knowing where to take shelter and having a disaster kit with basic supplies are crucial in surviving a damaging storm and avoiding injuries. Read More

To Kill a Bacterium

03/25/2016
OU Researcher Spearheads Publication that Freely Shares Strep Research with World Read More

Children’s Hospital Gives Families High-Tech View of Preemies

03/25/2016
Family of Quadruplets Gets Four Times the Peace of Mind Thanks to NICVIEW Camera System Read More

$1,000 for Best Student Blood Donation Story; All Early Entrants Have Chance for $250

03/25/2016
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is challenging students to write an essay on how blood donation has changed their lives and is offering $1,000 for the winning entry. Entry deadline has been extended until midnight, Friday, April 8, 2016. However, all who complete submissions prior to the original deadline of midnight, Friday, March 25, will be placed in a drawing for two randomly drawn awards of $250. Read More

OMRF scientists make discovery that could yield new arthritis therapies

03/17/2016
Scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have found a novel cellular process that contributes to the development of osteoarthritis. The discovery could lead to new treatments for the most common form of arthritis. Read More

Oklahoma State Department of Health Urges Awareness on World Tuberculosis Day

03/17/2016
A common belief is that modern medical science has destroyed tuberculosis (TB); however, TB remains an epidemic in much of the world. As part of World Tuberculosis Day on Thursday, March 24, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) wants to remind Oklahomans that the disease is still a presence in our state and around the world. Read More

Pull up your striped socks, lace up your sneakers and join us for our 3rd Annual Walk for Kids

03/16/2016
Walk for Kids raises funds and awareness for the services and programs provided to families by Ronald McDonald House Charities Oklahoma City. Walkers enjoy a morning of fun, entertainment, and togetherness. Read More

Oklahoma State Department of Health Welcomes Renowned Pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp

03/16/2016
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is proud to welcome Dr. Harvey Karp, nationally renowned pediatrician, child development specialist and assistant professor at Keck School of Medicine at USC. “An Afternoon with Dr. Harvey Karp” will feature two specialized presentations at the Metro Technology Center, 1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City on April 12, from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Read More

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