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.

$1,000 for Best Student Blood Donation Story; All Early Entrants Have Chance for $250

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is challenging students to write an essay on how blood donation has changed their lives and is offering  $1,000 for the winning entry.  Entry deadline has been extended until  midnight, Friday, April 8, 2016. However, all who complete submissions prior to the original deadline of midnight, Friday, March 25, will be placed in a drawing for two randomly drawn awards of $250. To read the entire article, click here.

 

March 2016

To Kill a Bacterium

Sharing knowledge is the motivation behind a new open access book just published by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and freely available online. To read the entire article, click here.

Children’s Hospital Gives Families High-Tech View of Preemies

Welcoming a new baby to the world is full of emotion and excitement. But when those first days are spent in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), they can also be full of stress and anxiety. Think of that times four. Leading the way in health care, The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Oklahoma to have the NICVIEW camera system—a high-tech streaming webcam system— bedside in the NICU, bringing peace of mind to families, especially those who are far away or who can’t be in the room for health reasons. To read the entire article, click here.

OMRF scientists make discovery that could yield new arthritis therapies

Scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have found a novel cellular process that contributes to the development of osteoarthritis. The discovery could lead to new treatments for the most common form of arthritis. To read the entire article, click here.

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