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Health Department Partnerships Improve Oklahoma’s Breastfeeding Rates

01/12/2015
New data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s (OSDH) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program shows dramatic increases in breastfeeding initiation rates and surpasses state and national averages, achieving Healthy People 2020 goals six years early. Healthy People is a science-based, 10-year national initiative that sets objectives for improving the health of all Americans nationwide. Read More

SERGE IBAKA TO PARTICIPATE IN NEW TEEN SUPPORT GROUP AT CHILDREN’S

01/09/2015
NBA star Serge Ibaka, through the new Serge Ibaka Foundation, is using his passion for helping children by participating in a new support group that will encourage and inspire teens with chronic illnesses at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Read More

Winter Weather Tips

01/07/2015
As temperatures drop this winter, the American Red Cross offers ten steps people can take to stay safe during the cold weather. Read More

Blood Donors Invited to KATT Radio Drives for 30th Year - Jan. 10

01/07/2015
Blood Donors Invited to KATT Radio Drives for 30th Year - Jan. 10
KATT Radio’s Annual Blood Drive, Saturday, Jan.10, with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) marks 30 years of rockin’ Oklahomans to give life-saving blood. Donors will receive collectors’ edition T-shirts, while supplies last. One lucky donor will win a guitar autographed by KATT air personalities.* Read More

Oklahoma Blood Supply Returns to Adequate Level

01/07/2015
Thanks to Oklahomans who donated blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) in the last three weeks, the blood emergency announced December 15, has been lifted today. Read More

Blood Donors Urgently Needed - Jan 16

12/31/2014
Blood Donors Urgently Needed - Jan 16
Amid immediate concerns about the local blood supply, 50 Penn Blood Drive Sponsored by ITT is stepping up to host a blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) Friday, Jan 16. All healthy adults, 16 and older,* are urged to make donation a top priority from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the ITT Technical Institute Theory 2 & Student lounge Rooms
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OSDH Reports an Increase in Flu Cases; Vaccinations Encouraged

12/31/2014
As the number of flu-related hospitalizations continues to increase, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds Oklahomans there is still time to get a flu shot.
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Thunder-Supported Blood Drive Makes Huge Holiday Week Impact

12/30/2014
The Oklahoma City Thunder-supported blood drives were a huge success. Some 1,409 people in Oklahoma City, Ada, Ardmore, Enid, Lawton and Tulsa attended the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) events just days after Christmas. They were compelled by the desire to give the gift of good health and received unique Rumble-themed blood-donor T-shirts. Read More

OMRF researcher receives American Heart Association award

12/30/2014
OMRF researcher receives American Heart Association award
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Charles Esmon, Ph.D., is no stranger to accolades, and his most recent award serves as a fitting nod to his decades of groundbreaking contributions in cardiovascular research. Read More

Keep yourself flu-free and healthy this holiday season

12/24/2014
With news of the flu beginning to spread across the country, what can you do to stay healthy for your holiday festivities? Read More

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