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Free Children’s Car Seat Check Saturday at State Health Department

06/26/2014
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) will sponsor a free “Car Seat Check Event” this Saturday, June 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the agency’s offices located at 1000 NE 10th Street in Oklahoma City. Car seat checks will be conducted in the circle drive near the visitor parking entrance. Read More

OMRF receives $2.38 million Autoimmunity Center of Excellence grant

06/26/2014
OMRF receives $2.38 million Autoimmunity Center of Excellence grant
The National Institutes of Health has once again designated the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation an Autoimmunity Center of Excellence. Read More

Oklahoma Blood Institute Names Vice President of Donor Recruitment

06/23/2014
Oklahoma Blood Institute Names Vice President of Donor Recruitment
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) has named Tammy Whiteley Vice President of Donor Recruitment. Whiteley leads blood donor recruitment functions across all locations of the blood center in Oklahoma, north central Texas and western Arkansas. More than a quarter-of-a-million units of blood from volunteer donors are needed annually to meet the needs of patients in these areas. Read More

Is happiness in our DNA?

06/23/2014
DNA determines features like eye color and height as well as susceptibility to certain diseases. Does it also influence happiness? Read More

First Oklahoma Case of Chikungunya Confirmed in Traveler

06/23/2014
A Tulsa County resident, who recently traveled to Haiti on a mission trip, is the first Oklahoman confirmed to test positive for the chikungunya virus. Chikungunya is not indigenous to Oklahoma nor to the continental United States (U.S.), meaning people cannot acquire the disease in the U.S. The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. Read More

Dean McGee Eye Institute Names Pavilions To Honor Two Former Presidents

06/17/2014
The Dean McGee Eye Institute honored two former presidents and CEOs by announcing the dedication of two pavilions of its world-class clinical and research facility in their names. Read More

Moore – Norman Blood Donors Rewarded With Zoo Tickets – June 26

06/17/2014
Moore – Norman Blood Donors Rewarded With Zoo Tickets – June 26
All Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) donors at the Moore Norman Technology Center blood drive will receive two admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo. Those who make time to give at 13301 South Penn on Thursday, June 26, between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., can enjoy summer fun at Oklahoma’s number one tourist attraction. Read More

Board of Health Releases 2014 State Health Report

06/13/2014
The Oklahoma State Board of Health has released its 2014 State of the State’s Health Report, which reviews key health indicators that contribute to Oklahoma’s overall health status. County-specific summaries are also available for each of the 77 counties. Read More

Office of Minority Health Seeks Input from Minority Communities Concerned About Health

06/12/2014
As part of an effort to learn what Oklahomans believe are their most crucial health needs, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting a series of “community chats” in locations throughout the state. These meetings will focus specifically on the health concerns of minority communities and the feedback received will be included with other community chat sessions conducted by OSDH and used to update the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan. Read More

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