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Award Nominations Sought for Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention

02/23/2018
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is accepting nominations for awards to recognize individuals and organizations for their demonstrated outstanding commitment and dedication to child abuse prevention in Oklahoma. Nominations are due by close of business on Friday, March 16. Read More

Alert: Winter Weather Critically Impacts Blood Supply, Donors Urgently Needed

02/22/2018
The winter weather, hazardous road conditions, closings and cancellations that affected the state this week are critically impacting Oklahoma Blood Institute’s supply of life-saving blood. Now that the weather is clearing, Oklahoma Blood Institute urgently needs donors of all blood types to give blood as soon as they can to help replenish the supply.* Read More

Strong, Bold, Fearless: What Type of Hero Are You? Feb. 18-24

02/15/2018
Strong, Bold, Fearless: What Type of Hero Are You? Feb. 18-24
Blood donors will receive their choice of t-shirt in “Strong” olive, “Bold” maroon, or “Fearless” teal. Healthy adults, age sixteen and up, have the opportunity to give blood Read More

OSDH Announces First Pediatric Flu Death of the Season; Flu Shots to Be Offered at No Cost at County Health Departments

02/15/2018
The flu season continues to hit the state hard and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed the first pediatric death associated with the flu since the season began in September. The death occurred in an Oklahoma County resident between the ages of 5-18. Read More

Oklahoma State Department of Health Confirms Measles Case

02/12/2018
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the Cleveland County Health Department are investigating a confirmed case of measles in Norman located in Cleveland County. This is the first confirmed case in Oklahoma since 2015. Read More

OU Medicine and HCA Healthcare successfully conclude Oklahoma hospital transaction

02/01/2018
OU Medicine, Inc. today concluded a previously announced transaction with HCA Healthcare that will transfer ownership and management of OU Medical System hospital facilities from HCA to OU Medicine, Inc. Read More

Oklahoma Fall Prevention Plan Finalized

02/01/2018
As part of Oklahoma’s Healthy Aging: Living Longer Better collaborative, a falls prevention work group was established to develop a state strategic plan to prevent falls among Oklahomans 65 years and older. The state plan, Preventing Falls Among Older Adults in Oklahoma, has now been finalized. Participants worked extensively to develop state and community action steps that achieve the goal of reducing the number of nursing home residents falling with major injury Read More

Flu Epidemic Impacting Blood Supply, Healthy Blood Donors Needed Now

02/01/2018
Flu Epidemic Impacting Blood Supply,  Healthy Blood Donors Needed Now
The flu epidemic affecting Oklahoma is negatively impacting the blood supply. Because so many of our regular donors are ill, or taking care of sick family members, they’ve been unable to give blood. Additionally, the widespread flu is forcing school closures. High schools account for about 20 percent of Oklahoma Blood institute’s blood donations, and parents are unable to keep their blood donation appointments. All of this puts even more strain on the blood supply. Read More

Strong, Bold, Fearless: What Type of Hero Are You? Feb. 4, 9, & 10

02/01/2018
Strong, Bold, Fearless: What Type of Hero Are You? Feb. 4, 9, & 10
Wickline United Methodist Church, Gym @417 Mid America Blvd.; Sunday, Feb. 4, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Call Mary Lawrence at 733-7724 to make an appointment; Hudiburg Auto Group, on the Bloodmobile at 6000 Tinker Diagonal, MWC; Friday, Feb. 9, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Visit obi.org or call 1-877-340-8777 to donate; Quail Springs Mall, at Lower Level near JC Penney’s; Saturday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Read More

What you need to know about the flu

02/01/2018
This year’s flu outbreak is shaping up to be the worst in a decade, with millions infected and hospitalization and fatality rates rising sharply across the U.S. Read More

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