Have a Think Pink Attitude! Don’t Forget Your Breast Cancer Screening! 

Officials from the Chronic Disease Service of the Oklahoma State Department of Health are urging Oklahoma women to “think pink” this month and remember to get a breast cancer screening as recommended by their health care provider. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in Oklahoma women.  In 2012, 30.7 percent of Oklahoma women reported not having a mammogram in the past two years. This is a larger percentage of the population than was reported nationally at 26 percent. To read the entire article, click here. 

County Health Department Flu Clinics Launch Oct. 7

Public health influenza vaccination clinics will begin at county health departments throughout the state on Monday, Oct. 7. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reminds Oklahomans that getting vaccinated against the flu is the single best way to prevent the flu. To read the entire article, click here.

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October 2013

 New Name for Former Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park

The sale was recently completed to the University of Oklahoma from the Presbyterian Health Foundation. The new name for the park is the OU University Research Park. 

Tickets Available for 2013 Red Shoe Gala Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City is hosting its 11th Annual Red Shoe Gala on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City. The event is a black-tie, seated dinner featuring silent and live auctions. Doors open for the reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The Burton Band will provide jazz music during dinner and for dancing. Individual tickets can be purchased for $185. To read the entire article, click here.

Domestic Violence Can Have a Long-Lived Health Impact 

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey estimated in 2010 that nearly one in three women nationally and nearly half of women in Oklahoma had been a victim of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in her lifetime. On average, three women are killed every day in the U.S. at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. In addition, Oklahoma is ranked third in the nation in the number of women killed by men in single victim-single offender homicides, according to a report from the Violence Policy Center. To read the entire article, click here.

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