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New Technology Introduces Miniaturized Pacemaker to Heart Care World’s smallest pacemaker implanted in patient at OU M

05/29/2014
Imagine a pacemaker the size of a large vitamin. It’s not the stuff of imagination anymore. In fact, OU Medical Center implanted the world’s smallest, minimally invasive pacemaker in a 65-year-old Oklahoma man’s heart as part of a worldwide clinical trial. Read More

American Red Cross Offers New Advanced Child Care Training for Older Sitters and Nannies

05/29/2014
American Red Cross Offers New Advanced Child Care Training for Older Sitters and Nannies
The American Red Cross is now offering Advanced Child Care Training, a course for people 16 years and older who are or plan to become nannies, sought-after babysitters or who are caring for kids for the first time in a residential setting. Read More

Comments on WIC State Plan Requested

05/27/2014
The Oklahoma State Department of Health is soliciting comments from individuals regarding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Input is needed for the State Plan of Program Operations for the 2015 Federal Fiscal Year. These comments must be received before July 31, 2014. Read More

Red Cross Launches Anti-Drowning Campaign and Urges Adults and Children to Learn how to Swim Safely

05/23/2014
Red Cross Launches Anti-Drowning Campaign and Urges  Adults and Children to Learn how to Swim Safely
New National Survey Finds More than Half of All Americans
Can’t Swim or Perform Basic Swim Safety Skills
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American Red Cross Free Swim App Brings Life Saving Water Safety Information to Mobile Devices

05/23/2014
American Red Cross Free Swim App Brings Life Saving Water  Safety Information to Mobile Devices
The American Red Cross has announced its new free Swim App to promote water safety for parents and caregivers of young people learning how to swim. Read More

Women of the South Host Summer Blood Drive - June 5

05/23/2014
Women of the South Host Summer Blood Drive - June 5
The Women of the South will host a blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), Thursday, June 5. The Women of the South invite anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age* to participate. The blood drive will occur from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Read More

Blood Donors Earn Double Zoo Tickets — May 26 – June 8

05/23/2014
Blood Donors Earn Double Zoo Tickets — May 26 – June 8
Donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will get double the admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo when they give Monday, May 26, through Sunday, June 8. Each donor will receive four free admissions to the OKC Zoo and a “FEEL COOL” T-shirt. Read More

Free radicals are the language of the heart

05/23/2014
Free radicals are the language of the heart
Free radicals are usually associated with aging, heart disease and neurodegenerative conditions. But researchers at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have found that free radicals are also vital to normal heart function. Read More

Each Edmond Blood Donor Earns Four OKC Zoo Tickets — May 29 & 31

05/22/2014
Each Edmond Blood Donor Earns Four OKC Zoo Tickets —  May 29 & 31
Each donor at upcoming Edmond-area blood drives with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will receive four admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo. Anyone who is 16 years and older* is urged to give at these locations: Read More

Outstanding Public Health Employees and Programs Recognized

05/22/2014
The Oklahoma State Board of Health and Oklahoma State Department of Health recognized outstanding employees and programs at the Ninth Annual Employee Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony held May 13 in Oklahoma City. Nine awards were given noting outstanding services provided by public health employees at their workplace and in their communities. Awards were provided to the following: Read More

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