Specialized Infectious Disease Unit Ready to Activate at OU Medical Center 

The new Oklahoma Biocontainment Care Unit designed to isolate and care for pediatric and adult patients in the state who test positive for dangerous infectious diseases like Ebola is now ready to be activated, if needed. To read the entire article, click here. 

DEAN McGEE EYE INSTITUTE CELEBRATING 40 YEARS IN 2015

It is important for any successful organization to recognize and honor its history and its legacy of leadership. The year 2015 is a particularly appropriate time to do so as the Dean McGee Eye Institute, which was dedicated on December 4, 1975, will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary. To read the entire article, click here.

SERGE IBAKA TO PARTICIPATE IN NEW TEEN SUPPORT GROUP AT CHILDREN’S

NBA star Serge Ibaka, through the new Serge Ibaka Foundation, is using his passion for helping children by participating in a new support group that will encourage and inspire teens with chronic illnesses at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. To read the entire article, click here.

 

January 2015

National Birth Defects Prevention Month Seeks to Raise Awareness 

The month of January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is joining the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) to increase awareness of birth defects, the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States. OSDH is actively focusing on raising awareness among healthcare professionals and the general public about the occurrence of birth defects in the United States and the steps that can be taken to prevent them.  The risk for many types of birth defects can be reduced through healthy lifestyle choices and medical interventions before and during pregnancy. To read the entire article, click here.

What you need to know about the 2015 flu outbreak

Flu season always takes a toll, making millions sick and claiming thousands of lives in the U.S. each year. To read the entire article, click here. 

Flu Dangers Exist for those with Asthma

As the death rates for influenza cases rise in Oklahoma, the allergists at the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic encourage those who have asthma to get a flu shot. To read the entire article, click here. 

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