Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic Hosts Edmond Open House June 28

Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic (OAAC) recently purchased a new building to relocate the Edmond satellite location to a business development at 3560 S. Boulevard, between 33rd and Memorial. An open house and ribbon cutting will be held Friday, June 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. The new facility is twice the size of the current location and will provide easier patient access. 

Visit the OAAC website at www.oklahomaallergy.com to view the addresses for all Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic locations.  To make an initial appointment for an allergy or asthma problem or to request more information, please call (405) 235-0040 or visit the website. Follow the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic on Facebook and Twitter @okallergyasthma for daily allergy reports.

OU Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification For Comprehensive Stroke Centers

OU Medical Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as meeting The Joint Commission’s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification, which means it is part of an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke care. Complex Stroke Centers are recognized as industry leaders and are responsible for setting the national agenda in highly-specialized stroke care. To read the entire article, click here.

Red Cross Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts Continue

Nearly a month after the deadly tornadoes hit Oklahoma, more than 760 Red Cross workers continue to provide hope and comfort as people get back on their feet. This help includes food, relief supplies, health services and emotional support.

The Red Cross has Multi-Agency Resource Centers set up throughout the affected area, where several thousand families have visited for help from the Red Cross and dozens of other community organizations.

Trained Red Cross caseworkers are also meeting one-on-one with people who need extra help with unmet emergency needs and recovery planning.

This is a large response spanning multiple communities. Our work has included:

  • Providing more than 6,000 overnight stays in disaster shelters
  • Serving nearly 460,000 meals and snacks.
  • Distributing nearly 390,000 relief items like sunscreen, ice chests, buckets, gloves, dust masks, flashlights, tarps, shovels and rakes.
  • Providing more than 20,000 health services and mental health contacts.
  • You can help people affected by disasters like wildfires, tornadoes, floods and other crises by making a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Your donation helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.

     

    July 2013

    OMRF scientist receives new $1.5 million grant for DNA packaging research 

    Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Susannah Rankin, Ph.D., has received a new 5-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how chromosomes are packaged during cell division. To read the entire article, click here.

    It’s Not Too Early to Get Immunizations for Next School Year

    Now is the time for parents to check records and schedule appointments for their children entering kindergarten or the 7th grade to receive any needed back-to-school vaccines? According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Immunization Service, June is the best time to schedule a visit to your health care provider or your local county health department to skip the long lines that can form in clinics and health care provider offices in July and August.  To read the entire article, click here.

    Don't Get Burned!

    Summer is full of outdoor activities, but dermatologists with OU Medicine warn there’s nothing worse than the sting of a serious sunburn to ruin what should be a day of fun in the sun. To read the entire article, click here.

    Tornado Victims Receive Top Care Thanks To Donors

    Following the devastating tornadoes in the month of May, 65 children were transported to The Children’s Hospital to receive quality care just a few miles away from home. To read the entire article, click here.

    Crash Risk for Teens Increases During Summer

    Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among teens. In fact, during the summer months, the risk increases. Travel to and from summer jobs and social activities have more teens on the road and at risk. Teens also lack the experience needed to be more cautious on the road.  The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Injury Prevention Service has these driving tips to help parents and teens stay safe this summer. To read the entire article, click here.

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