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It’s Tick Time! Prevent Tickborne Diseases

06/05/2014
It’s Tick Time!  Prevent Tickborne Diseases
A warm spring and the onset of summer means Oklahomans are enjoying outdoor activities. But a bite from a tick could quickly put a damper on the fun. Ticks can carry significant diseases. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reports that each year, Oklahoma ranks among those states with the highest number of cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever as well as other tickborne illnesses such as ehrlichiosis and tularemia. Read More

Aluminum compound triggers disease in genetically susceptible mice

06/04/2014
Researchers used an aluminum-based compound to activate a Sjögren’s syndrome-like disease in mice. Read More

National Lipid Association Names Oklahoma City Physician As Treasurer

06/04/2014
The National Lipid Association has named Robert A. Wild, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., F.N.L.A., treasurer. The announcement was made at the Association’sAnnual Scientific Sessions held May 1–4 in Orlando, Fla. Read More

New Technology Introduces Miniaturized Pacemaker to Heart Care World’s smallest pacemaker implanted in patient at OU M

05/29/2014
Imagine a pacemaker the size of a large vitamin. It’s not the stuff of imagination anymore. In fact, OU Medical Center implanted the world’s smallest, minimally invasive pacemaker in a 65-year-old Oklahoma man’s heart as part of a worldwide clinical trial. Read More

American Red Cross Offers New Advanced Child Care Training for Older Sitters and Nannies

05/29/2014
American Red Cross Offers New Advanced Child Care Training for Older Sitters and Nannies
The American Red Cross is now offering Advanced Child Care Training, a course for people 16 years and older who are or plan to become nannies, sought-after babysitters or who are caring for kids for the first time in a residential setting. Read More

Comments on WIC State Plan Requested

05/27/2014
The Oklahoma State Department of Health is soliciting comments from individuals regarding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Input is needed for the State Plan of Program Operations for the 2015 Federal Fiscal Year. These comments must be received before July 31, 2014. Read More

Red Cross Launches Anti-Drowning Campaign and Urges Adults and Children to Learn how to Swim Safely

05/23/2014
Red Cross Launches Anti-Drowning Campaign and Urges  Adults and Children to Learn how to Swim Safely
New National Survey Finds More than Half of All Americans
Can’t Swim or Perform Basic Swim Safety Skills
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American Red Cross Free Swim App Brings Life Saving Water Safety Information to Mobile Devices

05/23/2014
American Red Cross Free Swim App Brings Life Saving Water  Safety Information to Mobile Devices
The American Red Cross has announced its new free Swim App to promote water safety for parents and caregivers of young people learning how to swim. Read More

Women of the South Host Summer Blood Drive - June 5

05/23/2014
Women of the South Host Summer Blood Drive - June 5
The Women of the South will host a blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), Thursday, June 5. The Women of the South invite anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age* to participate. The blood drive will occur from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Read More

Blood Donors Earn Double Zoo Tickets — May 26 – June 8

05/23/2014
Blood Donors Earn Double Zoo Tickets — May 26 – June 8
Donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will get double the admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo when they give Monday, May 26, through Sunday, June 8. Each donor will receive four free admissions to the OKC Zoo and a “FEEL COOL” T-shirt. Read More

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