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OU Research Points Way to Better Care for Asthma Patients

05/19/2014
New research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center reveals how changes in primary care practices can lead to improved care for asthma patients. Read More

Research reveals a nutty idea about longevity

05/15/2014
Nuts are delicious, ubiquitous and portable. They might also be the key to a longer life, said Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation President Stephen Prescott, M.D. Read More

Younger lupus patients at risk for shingles

05/15/2014
In a risk-versus-reward analysis, many patients with lupus or other autoimmune diseases are better off getting a shingles vaccine, said Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Eliza Chakravarty, M.D. Read More

OHEC Group to Discuss How Health Literacy Can Impact Health Outcomes

05/13/2014
How can people use health literacy to improve health in their families and communities? The topic “Utilizing Health Literacy to Improve Health Outcomes” will be discussed at the next meeting of the Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC) on Thursday, May 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room 806 at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1000 NE 10th St., Oklahoma City. The public is invited to attend this presentation at no cost. Read More

New Permanent Rx Drug Disposal Box Set for Prague

05/12/2014
Prague residents who are looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications will soon be able to visit a new safe and secure permanent drop-off location at the Prague Police Department. On May 16, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics will install the new disposal box as part of an effort led by the Prague Turning Point Coalition and Prague Police Department to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults. Read More

Childbearing Age Women Urged to Take Steps Toward Wellness

05/09/2014
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is encouraging Oklahoma women to join women across the country in taking steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases during National Women’s Health Week May 11-17. The goal of this observance is to empower women to make their health a priority and understand what it means to be well. Read More

State Health Officials Schedule Community Chat in Oklahoma City

05/09/2014
As part of an effort to learn what Oklahomans believe are their most crucial health needs, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is hosting a series of “community chats” throughout the state this month through June. These meetings will focus on what Oklahomans believe are the primary health concerns of their communities. The feedback received will be used to update the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan, first launched in 2009. Read More

Text4baby Provides Free Health Messages to Pregnant Women & New Moms

05/06/2014
A woman’s health before, during, and between pregnancies can have a profound impact on the health of both mother and baby. For this reason, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, and more than 20 partners of the “Preparing for a Lifetime, It’s Everyone’s Responsibility” initiative are working to improve birth outcomes and prevent infant mortality in Oklahoma through multiple efforts. Read More

Falls Prevention Urged for Older Oklahomans

05/06/2014
Falls are the leading cause of death for persons 65 years of age and older in Oklahoma. More than 350 Oklahomans die from a fall each year. Nearly 7,000 Oklahomans are hospitalized from a fall-related injury including hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries. Hospital charges for acute care alone can total more than $237 million annually.
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Spider-Man’s amazing (and scientifically challenging) powers

05/06/2014
Spider-Man’s amazing (and scientifically challenging) powers
As “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” swings into theaters, children (and adults) around the world daydream about how fantastic powers would change their lives. Read More

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