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Cabela's Sponsors Blood Donor Challenge - Feb. 20

02/11/2016
Cabela's Sponsors Blood Donor Challenge - Feb. 20
Cabela's and Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) invite all area residents to take the Blood Donor Challenge Saturday, Feb. 20 on the Bloodmobile. Blood given with OBI will save the lives of patients in area hospitals such as all metro-Oklahoma City area medical facilities. Read More

TURNING DOWN THE VOLUME ON CANCER

02/03/2016
TURNING DOWN THE VOLUME ON CANCER
OU researchers identify new targets for colon cancer prevention and treatment Read More

African Americans Challenged to “Make History” by Donating Blood

02/03/2016
African Americans Challenged to “Make History” by Donating Blood
African Americans comprise only one percent of volunteer blood donors nationwide. Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) hopes to change that during Black History Month. The state’s blood center is conducting an “African American Blood Donor Challenge” during February. It invites those who have never given life-saving blood, as well as those who haven’t donated yet in 2016, to accept “The Challenge”. Healthy adults*, 16 and older, can typically give and will receive a “Blood Donor Challenge” T-shirt. Read More

IHOP Miracle Balloon Campaign Benefitting Children’s Hospital Foundation Kicks off February 1

02/03/2016
IHOP Miracle Balloon Campaign Benefitting Children’s Hospital Foundation  Kicks off February 1
IHOP, a dedicated supporter of Children’s Hospital Foundation, a local affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, launches its annual Miracle Balloon Campaign on Monday. During February 1 through March 8, paper CMNH “Miracle Balloons” will be sold at IHOP locations in the Oklahoma City metro area, Enid, Shawnee and Stillwater for $1 and $5. Those who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 discount that can be used during their next IHOP visit. Read More

Communities Build a Blue Ribbon Tree for Kids to Help Prevent Child Abuse

02/03/2016
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) along with various community organizations are working together to build a “Blue Ribbon Tree” state. Blue Ribbon Trees will be blossoming throughout Oklahoma communities in April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Action Committee invites every community to take action for children by participating in their eighth annual “Build a Blue Ribbon Tree for Kids” campaign. Read More

Generous OU Sooner Students Raise $80,000 through Soonerthon in One Day

01/29/2016
Generous OU Sooner Students Raise $80,000 through Soonerthon in One Day
Doubling what was raised last year, OU college students joined in to help make a difference for Oklahoma’s children and in one day raised $80,000. Using the hashtag #raise60Kinoneday, students hit their goal of $60,000 by 8 p.m. and encouraged the campus to keep raising funds until midnight. The social media hashtag was even a trending topic in Oklahoma City on Twitter and OU President David Boren and OU alum meteorologist Gary England helped push the campaign by tweeting to their followers. Read More

Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic Breaks Ground on New Building

01/25/2016
Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic Breaks Ground on New Building
Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic officials broke ground Friday, January 22 for a new medical practice office building. Members of the Norman Chamber staff, ambassadors and other business people were also on hand for the ceremony. This new building will be located at 3580 R.C. Luttrell Drive off the Healthplex Parkway in Medical Park West. Read More

Blood Donor Challenges Scheduled in Local area Churches Feb. 7

01/25/2016
Blood Donor Challenges Scheduled in Local area Churches Feb. 7
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) invites all area residents to take the Blood Donor Challenge. Blood given with OBI will save the lives of patients in local hospitals such as all metro-Oklahoma City area medical facilities. Read More

Researchers discover 10 new lupus genes in Asian population study

01/25/2016
Researchers discover 10 new lupus genes in Asian population study
An international coalition of researchers led by Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Swapan Nath, Ph.D., has identified 10 new genes associated with the autoimmune disease lupus. The findings were published in the Jan. 25 issue of Nature Genetics. Read More

Targeting Infections of the Brain and Nervous System

01/21/2016
OU researcher and colleagues say better diagnosis is key to reducing global burden of these diseases Read More

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