Food Allergy Tips for a Safe Halloween

Making your Halloween a safe one without a trip to the emergency room is the goal of the allergists at the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic. “Many common allergens may lurk in Halloween treats,” says Laura Chong, M.D., a Board-Certified Allergist. “Peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs are common ingredients. Some kids may experience a rash or red, itchy skin, vomiting, a stuffy, itchy nose or diarrhea or stomach cramps, if they eat something they are allergic to.” To read the entire article, click here. 

The Children’s Hospital Ranks Among Best Children’s Hospitals In U.S.

The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center has been ranked among the best hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. To read the entire article, click here.

Health Officials Announce First Confirmed Cases of Flu in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Acute Disease Service (ADS) announced the first laboratory-confirmed cases of flu in Oklahoma today.  One case is in an Oklahoma County resident who is under the age of five; the child was not hospitalized for influenza. The other case is a Tulsa County resident who is also under the age of five and was hospitalized for influenza. To read the entire article, click here.

 

October 2014

Free Children’s Car Seat Check This Saturday, Nov. 1

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) will sponsor a free “Car Seat Check Event” this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at OSDH Central Office, 1000 NE 10th St., Oklahoma City. To read the entire article, click here.

OMRF scientist selected for high-profile breast cancer grant

Scientists spend a large percentage of their time writing grant applications in hopes of securing funding for their research. So it came as quite a surprise to Alana Welm, Ph.D., when a research-funding agency turned the tables and, instead, came looking for her. To read the entire article, click here.

Oklahoma Cities Move Up in Rankings for Fall Allergy Capital List

Two Oklahoma cities were again named as 2014 Fall Allergy Capitals and, unfortunately, both moved up in rankings from last year. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), Oklahoma City moved from #10 to #3 and Tulsa has risen from #15 to #10 on the just released 2014 Fall Allergy Capitals. To read the entire article, click here.

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