From the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation!

Thunder T-shirts for Blood Donors – Dec. 27 & 28

The Oklahoma City Thunder is sponsoring holiday blood drives across the state with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). Each donor will receive a commemorative Thunder-themed blood donor T-shirt while supplies last at these drives...To read the entire article, click here.

Golf tournament proceeds support future researchers and physicians 

Over the last 8 years, the Presbyterian Health Foundation has donated $140,000 in funding for scholarships to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center—and they had fun doing it. To read the entire article, click here.

OU Medicine Physicians Restore Hope For Oklahoma City Woman Through Unique Surgical Approach To Removing Tumors

Oklahoma City businesswoman Bonnie Naifeh can finally say she is optimistic about her future after a bout with a tumor that grew in the middle of her head. A frustrating battle against a persistent tumor in her pituitary gland now appears to be over thanks to a team of physicians at OU Medical Center who removed it through her nose by using a procedure that is less invasive than traditional approaches. To read the entire article, click here.

 

December 2013

Holiday Togetherness Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Tis the season for stores and malls crowded with holiday shoppers, for holiday parties and for family gatherings, but it is also the time when we tend to spread wintertime illnesses along with all of that holiday cheer. To read the entire article, click here. 

Oklahoma scientists warn of dangers of “stem cell tourism”

If it seems too good to be true, it often is. But for those with debilitating or terminal diseases, desperation can override caution, said Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research (OCASCR) director Paul Kincade, Ph.D. To read the entire article, click here.

New U.S. Preparedness Index Shows Oklahoma’s Strengths and Challenges in Protecting State's Health During Disasters

Oklahoma’s overall health security exceeds the national average according to the National Health Security Preparedness Index™ (NHSPI™), announced by the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 20 development partners. To read the entire article, click here.

Infants Exposure to Smoking Puts Allergies at Higher Risk

From the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic - A recent study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, revealed more evidence about smokers who have infants in their home. Infants with a family history of allergic disease with lower respiratory tract infections who are exposed to secondhand smoke are 23 percent more at risk for longer hospital stays. To read the entire article, click here. 

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