Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic Commits $1 Million to Renovation, Upgrades

The Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic (OAAC) has committed over $1 mil­lion in building renovation and facility upgrades in the last two years. Some of these improvements include the resur­facing of the parking deck. To read the entire article, click here.

OMRF investigating method for slowing growth of breast, other cancers 

In order for tumors to grow aggressively, they need blood vessels to supply them with nutrients. But a new discovery from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation shows that creating more blood vessels can actually stunt the growth of some cancerous tumors. To read the entire article, click here.

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January 2013

Award Nominations Sought for Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention

The State Interagency Child Abuse Prevention Task Force and the Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) are accepting nominations for awards to recognize persons and organizations for their demonstrated outstanding commitment and dedication to child abuse prevention in Oklahoma. Nominations are due by close of business on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. To read the entire article, click here.

Good Dental Health Starts Early in Life

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) joins with the American Dental Association (ADA) every year to promote the importance of dental health for children and local dental health events during February, which is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Parents and caregivers can help children get an early start in learning how to take care of their teeth and gums. The slogan for this year’s observance is, “Rock Your Smile!” To read the entire article, click here.

Dermatology Chairman Announced

Thomas Stasko, M.D., a dermatologist, has been named professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is also establishing his medical practice with OU Physicians. Dermatologists diagnose and treat conditions of the skin. To read the entire article, click here.

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