Health Department Offers Workshops to Become a Tai Chi Instructor

The Injury Prevention Service of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) will be hosting Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Instructor Training workshops across Oklahoma. Individuals who successfully complete this two-day workshop are qualified to lead Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance classes. Participants will be expected to help expand this program by teaching classes in their communities to help prevent injuries from falls. Read More

Girl Scout Troop 728 Hosts Summer Blood Drive – August 16

There’s no substitute for blood needed by patients in local hospitals served by Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). A blood drive in Edmond Saturday, Aug. 16, provides the opportunity for anyone who is healthy and at least 16 years old* to make a life-saving difference. The blood drive will occur at the Edmond Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read More

Meeting Set Aug. 20 to Discuss Community Feedback to the OHIP Plan

The Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) update will be the focus of the Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC) meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), 1000 N.E. 10th St., room 806, Oklahoma City. As part of the OHIP update process community forums were recently held across the state to get feedback from Oklahomans concerning what they thought impacted their health status in their communities. Read More

Molecule could limit development of obesity

A new discovery from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation could help doctors limit obesity in patients. Read More

Blood Donors Have Chance to Win Ford Fiesta – Saturday, Aug. 9

One, lucky person who donates blood at selected Bob Moore Auto Group dealerships Saturday, August 9, will drive away with a 2014 Ford Fiesta. Read More

Turning Point Conference and Policy Day is Sept. 2-3

Going for Gold in Health is the theme for the 17th Annual Turning Point Conference and Policy Day sponsored by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council. The conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2-3, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center, 5750 Will Rogers Road in Midwest City. The public is invited to attend. Early registration is $60 and on-site registration will be $75. Read More

High Temperatures Prompt Safety Concern for Children

As temperatures climb, it is important to recognize that children’s bodies overheat easily and infants and children under age 4 are among those at greatest risk for heat-related illnesses. On average in the United States, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle–related death for children. Read More

Summer Heat Safety

Summer is here and the temperatures are rising. Extreme heat can cause heat-related illness and even death. In the United States, approximately 400 people die each year from extreme heat and 200 additional deaths occur with heat as a contributing factor. Heat-related illness includes conditions resulting from hyperthermia. These conditions range from heat cramps and heat exhaustion to heatstroke. Heatstroke occurs when the body is unable to cool itself quickly enough. Read More

Summertime Allergies

Love being outdoors but your eyes, nose and allergies don’t? As summer rolls around, grass pollen can cause sneez¬ing, itchy eyes, congestion and other allergic reactions can turn your weekly yard work into a miserable experience, says the Allergists at the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic. Read More

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