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New Researcher Boosts Cancer-fighting Efforts in Oklahoma

01/24/2014
New Researcher Boosts Cancer-fighting Efforts in Oklahoma
Research focuses on preventing spread of breast cancer Read More

E-cigarettes: What you don’t know could hurt you

01/20/2014
In a short time, electronic cigarettes and vaporizers have grown from a curiosity into a $1.7 billion-a-year industry in the U.S. As “vape shops” spread across the metro—33 now operate within Oklahoma City limits—some are concerned about possible health risks. Read More

“Build a Blue Ribbon Tree State” to Help Prevent Child Abuse Project to Show Community Support

01/16/2014
The Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Action Committee invites every community to take action for children by participating in their sixth annual “Build a Blue Ribbon Tree for Kids” campaign. The blue ribbon is the international sign for child abuse prevention and serves as a constant reminder that all of us have a responsibility in helping to protect children. Feel free to participate by displaying blue ribbon trees throughout the month in April. Read More

Certified Healthy Oklahoma Annual Award Winners Announced

01/14/2014
As part of an effort to create healthy places in Oklahoma to live, work, learn and play, the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program announced today that 1,146 entities have been recognized as Certified Healthy for 2013. This year, a total of 1,346 applications were submitted in five categories: business, restaurant, school, campus or community. The number of applicants and award winners each increased by almost 400 compared to 2012. Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Choices and Medical Interventions Can Help Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects

01/14/2014
Birth defects are the most common cause of death in infants and the second most common cause of death in children ages 1 to 4 years. More than 120,000 babies are born with a birth defect in the U.S. each year, or about 1 in 33 live births. Of those, about 2,000 cases are in Oklahoma. Read More

Moore Norman Technology Center Hosts Winter Blood Drive - January 23

01/09/2014
Moore Norman Technology Center Hosts  Winter Blood Drive - January 23
Moore Norman Technology Center in conjunction with South Oklahoma City Pioneer Library, SW 134th and South Penn, is starting off the new year by saving lives through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). All healthy adults, 16 and older,* are encouraged to donate blood from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23. Read More

Flu Resulting in Hospitalizations & Deaths in Oklahoma

01/09/2014
New influenza statistics released today by the Oklahoma State Department of Health indicate 242 persons have been hospitalized and five persons have died in Oklahoma since reporting for the current flu season began on Sept. 29, 2013. Read More

OMRF collaboration could lead to new treatment for rare blood cancer

01/08/2014
Scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York are hoping to teach an old drug new tricks in the fight against a rare and deadly blood cancer. Read More

John Rex Charter Elementary School Holds Community Forum Jan. 21

01/08/2014
Pre-K through 2nd grade classes to begin in fall of 2014 Read More

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City Offers Scholarships

01/07/2014
Applications Available for 2014 Graduating High School Seniors Read More

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