Biotech company acquires OMRF brain cancer drug

GtreeBNT Co., Ltd., has entered into an agreement with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation to acquire the rights to OKN-007, a new investigational drug for the treatment of glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. To read the entire article, click here.

A Month for Hearts- Greyson's Story

February is Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Month and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is continuing its efforts to increase awareness of birth defects and how to prevent them. Every 15 minutes, an infant is born with a congenital heart defect (CHD); they are the most common birth defect and are the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths. To read the entire article, click here.

Blood Donor Challenge at Bass Pro Shops March 5

Oklahoma City-area residents are urged to take the Blood Donor Challenge with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI)  and Bass Pro Shops.  A blood drive Saturday, Mar. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Bloodmobile, gives those who have never saved lives through blood donation the chance to step up and help local patients. Healthy adults* can typically give and will receive Blood Donor Challenge T-shirts. To read the entire article, click here.

 

February 2016

IHOP Miracle Balloon Campaign Benefiting Children’s Hospital Foundation Kicks off February 1

IHOP, a dedicated supporter of Children’s Hospital Foundation, a local affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, launches its annual Miracle Balloon Campaign on Monday. During February 1 through March 8, paper CMNH “Miracle Balloons” will be sold at IHOP locations in the Oklahoma City metro area, Enid, Shawnee and Stillwater for $1 and $5. Those who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 discount that can be used during their next IHOP visit. To read the entire article, click here.

Sipping, Snacking and Tooth Decay

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

Many parents across the country will issue a common refrain at dinnertime tonight: ―You’d better eat that--it’s good for you!‖ There’s another old favorite in the parental arsenal of dietary admonitions: ―Don’t eat that—it’ll rot your teeth!‖ Now more than ever, kids are faced with a bewildering array of food choices -- from fresh produce to sugar-laden processed convenience meals and snack foods. What children eat and when they eat it may affect not only their general health but also their oral health. To read the entire article, click here.

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