Oklahoma City Ranks Seventh for Spring Allergy Capitals

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), released its an­nual Spring Allergy Capitals™ report naming Oklahoma City as the 7th most challenging place to live with spring allergies. Tulsa was ranked 16th. To read the entire article, click here.

Children’s Heart Surgeon Is Hero To Family Of Siblings With Congenital Heart Defects

The name Harold holds a special place in the hearts of Christina DeShaw and her family of five. It’s the middle name of her 3-week-old son, Miles. Her almost 4-year-old daughter, Ava, recently gave the name to a teddy bear she made for her new little brother. It’s no exaggeration to say the name Harold has almost superhero status in the family — that’s because it belongs to Dr. Harold Burkhart, the man who helped save the lives of Ava and Miles and has treated them both for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, also known as HLHS. To read the entire article, click here.

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April 2016

OSDH Working to Identify Potential Zika Virus Cases in Oklahoma

Although the threat of Zika virus in Oklahoma remains low, the Oklahoma State Department of Health continues to broaden efforts to work with health care providers and other organizations to identify potential cases and monitor for the appearance of the mosquitoes that carry the disease. To read the entire article, click here.

Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Scheduled

OU Medicine will host the 6th Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, benefitting the Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association (GODSA), Thursday, April 24, at Oklahoma City University (OCU). To read the entire article, click here.

OSDH Encourages Storm Preparedness for Injury Prevention

As severe weather season approaches, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds Oklahomans to have an emergency plan in place prior to a tornado. Knowing where to take shelter and having a disaster kit with basic supplies are crucial in surviving a damaging storm and avoiding injuries. To read the entire article, click here.

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