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Bass Pro Hosts Holiday Blood Drive – Dec 13

12/01/2014
Bass Pro invites everyone 16 and older* to get in on giving this holiday season with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). A blood drive will occur Saturday, Dec 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each donor will give the ultimate gift of life to as many as three people in our area. Read More

The Holidays: Your “No Diet” Zone

12/01/2014
Avoid diets, but OU experts say don’t avoid good health during the busy holiday season Read More

OU Research Earns Cover of Prestigious Cancer Publication

12/01/2014
University of Oklahoma research pointing to a possible and promising new treatment for one of the deadliest cancers is prominently showcased in the newest edition of a top cancer research publication. Read More

OCAST selects Mather to lead governing board

12/01/2014
Dr. Tim Mather of Oklahoma City is elected as chair and Rhonda Hooper of Oklahoma City is elected as vice-chair of the Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board (OSTRaD). The board serves as governing authority for the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). Read More

OSDH Warns of Upcoming Wildfire Season

12/01/2014
Ways to Protect Health and Property Read More

Helping Those with Alzheimer’s Remain Independent Longer

11/24/2014
Helping Those with Alzheimer’s Remain Independent Longer
New funding helps advance OU research aimed at improving cognitive function Read More

OCAST board approves five Intern Partnerships totaling $177,330

11/24/2014
Five Intern Partnership applications have been approved for funding by the governing board for the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Winning applicants were chosen from a group of 11. Total funding for the projects is $177,330. Read More

Science of Overeating: Does the occasional holiday binge have long-term effects?

11/24/2014
Science of Overeating: Does the occasional holiday binge have long-term effects?
Thanksgiving is a national holiday established in part for reflecting on the bounty of the past year’s harvest. Over the past few decades, it has also become synonymous with stuffing as much of that harvest into one’s self as possible. Read More

Governor appoints Kupiec to OCAST governing board

11/21/2014
Governor appoints Kupiec to OCAST governing board
Governor Mary Fallin has appointed Tom Kupiec, Ph.D., CEO of Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL) and DNA Solutions Inc., to serve on the Oklahoma Science and Technology and Research and Development Board. Read More

Keep Foodborne Illness from Dampening Your Holiday Spirit

11/20/2014
For many of us, the holiday season means time for friends, family, and lots of good food. From cooking the turkey to homemade pies, it is easy to forget safe food handling practices during the hustle and bustle. It is estimated that every year, approximately 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) become ill with a foodborne illness. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) wants to remind everyone that it’s important to practice food safety when preparing holiday foods.
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