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Blood Donor Challenge Count Rises, More Donors Needed - May 9

04/27/2016
Monday, May 9, marks the final chance for Harrah-area residents to participate in Oklahoma Blood Institute’s (OBI) Blood Donor Challenge. Harrah High School is hosting the blood drive. It urges everyone in good health and 16 or older* to donate. Each donor at Harrah High School will receive a Blood Donor Challenge T-shirt between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Speech/Drama Room. Read More

Oklahoma Chosen to Develop Value-Based Approaches to Medicaid Reimbursement

04/27/2016
Oklahoma has been selected as one of six states to participate in the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Value-Based Payment Reform Academy. The goal of this academy is to develop value-based alternative payment methodologies for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs) that align with states’ goals for transforming how care is delivered. Read More

Blood Donor Challenge Count Rises, More Donors Needed - May 4

04/25/2016
Wednesday, May 4, marks the final chance for Oklahoma City-area residents to participate in Oklahoma Blood Institute’s (OBI) Blood Donor Challenge. Northwest Church of Christ is hosting the blood drive. It urges everyone in good health and 16 or older* to donate. Each donor at Northwest Church of Christ will receive a Blood Donor Challenge T-shirt between 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. in Gymnasium. (4301 NW 23rd Street) Read More

Blood Donor Challenge Count Rises, More Donors Needed - May 4

04/25/2016
Wednesday, May 4, marks the final chance for Oklahoma City-area residents to participate in Oklahoma Blood Institute’s (OBI) Blood Donor Challenge. Southern Hills United Methodist Church is hosting the blood drive. It urges everyone in good health and 16 or older* to donate. Each donor at Southern Hills United Methodist Church will receive a Blood Donor Challenge T-shirt between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Old Fellowship Hall. Read More

Blood Donor Challenge Count Rises, More Donors Needed - May 4

04/25/2016
Wednesday, May 4, marks the final chance for Edmond-area residents to participate in Oklahoma Blood Institute’s (OBI) Blood Donor Challenge. University of Central Oklahoma is hosting the blood drive. Read More

Tips to Prepare Your Family for Severe Weather Season

04/25/2016
In the blink of an eye, disasters can alter a family’s normal routine. Neighborhood streets can be closed because of large debris or downed power lines. Suddenly, an area that is a familiar part of a normal daily routine is now unrecognizable. In times like this, it is crucial for a family to have a plan to reunite and meet at a safe location. Read More

Oklahoma City Ranks Seventh for Spring Allergy Capitals

04/19/2016
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), released its annual Spring Allergy Capitals™ report naming Oklahoma City as the 7th most challenging place to live with spring allergies. Tulsa was ranked 16th. Read More

OSDH Working to Identify Potential Travel-Related Zika Virus Cases in Oklahoma

04/19/2016
Although the threat of Zika virus in Oklahoma remains low, the Oklahoma State Department of Health continues to broaden efforts to work with health care providers and other organizations to identify potential cases and monitor for the appearance of the mosquitoes that carry the disease. Read More

Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Scheduled

04/18/2016
OU Medicine will host the 8th Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, benefitting the Oklahoma Adaptive Sports Association (OKASA -- formerly the Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association), Thursday, April 28, at Oklahoma City University (OCU). Read More

Springtime allergies: Annoying but largely harmless

04/18/2016
Oklahoma City and Tulsa both ranked in the top 20 of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s new 2016 list of “Most Challenging Places to Live with Spring Allergies.” Read More

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