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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

OMRF scientists look ahead to research in 2014

01/02/2014
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, medical research isn’t like eating healthy or getting more active. Read More

Thunder-Supported Blood Drive Makes Huge Holiday Week Impact

12/30/2013
 Thunder-Supported Blood Drive Makes Huge Holiday Week Impact
The Oklahoma City Thunder-supported blood drives were a huge success. Some 1,708 people in Oklahoma City, Ada, Ardmore, Enid, Lawton and Tulsa attended the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) events. They were compelled by the desire to give the gift of good health and receive unique Thunder-themed blood-donor T-shirts, provided by The Thunder for these holiday blood drives only. Read More

More Counseling Needed to Reduce Pre-pregnancy Alcohol Use

12/27/2013
As the celebratory New Year’s Eve approaches when opportunities for alcohol use increase, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds women who are pregnant or could become pregnant that alcohol use during pregnancy is a leading cause of preventable birth defects and developmental disorders in the United States. Read More

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