Think Halloween is creepy? Your own body is a factory of weird.

There are plenty of haunted houses, ghost stories and scary movies out there to evoke goosebumps around Halloween. But did you know that some of the day-to-day goings-on in your own body are enough to make your skin crawl? Kicking off the “creepy but true” list is a sobering thought: you are only 10 percent human. To read the entire article, click here.

Oklahoma Blood Institute Announces New Directors

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) announces the appointment of three new directors: Jonathan (Jon) Bayer is now Contact Center director, Tara Scott has been promoted to director of Donor Recruitment, and Barbara Watson-Ledford, SBB(ASCP)CM is now executive director of the Immunohematology Reference Laboratory. To read the entire article, click here.

$250,000 Hamm Prize in Diabetes Awarded

Imagine how different the lives of the one in three Oklahomans who have diabetes or prediabetes would be if this disease were cured, and the billions of dollars in annual health care costs saved. To read the entire article, click here.

 

October 2015

Oklahoma Health Center Celebrates 50 Years

2015 has been a year of celebrations. In 1965, the Oklahoma Health Center was founded by community leaders who saw a need for a world-class medical center in the heart of Oklahoma. Now the campus has grown to a $3 billion capital infrastructure and has more than 18,000 employees and students who travel to the center each day. To learn more about this marvelous mecca - a documentary will be shown on Oklahoma's Public Television premiering November 5, 2015 at 7pm – OETA-HD. It will also be shown - 
November 7, 2015 at 6:30am – OETA-HD
November 8, 2015 at 10:30am – OKLA 
November 14, 2015 at 10:30am – OKLA
To watch a short trailer on the documentary, click here. https://youtu.be/ZqKUqYde5UM

 

Trick or Trick? Halloween can be tricky for those with food allergies

For children with food allergies, Halloween can be a mean trick. Families must take extra precautions to keep their children safe and many times this can make children to feel left out since so many candies contain allergens. To read the entire article, click here.

 

Breast Health Network Physicians Say Annual Mammograms For Women 40 And Older Save Lives

Women 40 and older should continue getting annual mammograms, according to national health organizations and a group of Oklahoma breast physicians. The recommendations come from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), and are supported by the OU Medicine Breast Health Network. To read the entire article, click here.

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