Everyone Can Help Support a Mother’s Breastfeeding Goal for Life!

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is promoting World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, with the theme Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life! to focus on the importance of setting personal breastfeeding goals and relying on family, friends and community members to cheer them on as they reach their winning goal. To read the entire article, click here. 

OMRF scientist earns new grant to help prevent birth defects 

In some kinds of disease, the only cure is prevention. A new grant from the March of Dimes will help Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Roberto Pezza, Ph.D., understand the origin and search for ways to prevent diseases including Down and Klinefelter syndromes. To read the entire article, click here.

Upcoming Events:

Oklahoma Health Center Breakfast, Sept. 11
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Presbyterian Health Foundation
RSVP through the Chamber

15th Annual Treasures For Tomorrow, Sept. 25 
Honoring Five of Oklahoma's Living Treasures
Skirvin Hotel, OKC
RSVP to the OHCF office 405-271-2200 

 

July 2014

 

OU College of Pharmacy Receives National Award for Community Service

The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy has been honored nationally for its work to address unmet community needs. To read the entire article, click here. 

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Oklahoma

The first case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Oklahoma has been confirmed in a Major County resident. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) encourages residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting WNV, a mosquito-borne illness.  Summertime typically marks the beginning of the WNV season in Oklahoma, with outdoor activities providing opportunities for encountering infected mosquitoes. Although the severity of this year’s WNV season cannot be predicted, it is important to know the highest risk months in Oklahoma for WNV exposure occur from July through October. To read the entire article, click here.

Summertime Allergies

Love being outdoors but your eyes, nose and allergies don’t? As summer rolls around, grass pollen can cause sneez­ing, 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. To read the entire article, click here.

 

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