OMRF scientist looks at new therapies for pancreatic, liver cancers 

Pancreatic and liver cancers often come with a poor prognosis due in part to limitations in the effectiveness of chemotherapy in targeting the affected organ. A paper by Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Rheal Towner, Ph.D., looks at promising new therapies for these specific cancers that could potentially target the tumor directly. To read the entire article, click here.

Spontaneous Hives from Sunlight Exposure

Have you developed hives when you have been out in sunlight? You might have a disease called solar urticaria. “It is a very rare form of physical urti­caria and appears only on the skin when it has been exposed to the sun,” said Laura Chong, M.D., a board-certified allergist with the OAAC. “Sometimes it can even develop through thin clothing and even within minutes of exposure.” To read the entire article, click here.

Trout Fishing in America to Headline 2015 Wiggle Out Loud Music Festival Lineup

It’s summer, and it’s time to rock! This year, the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Wiggle Out Loud, Oklahoma City’s only free, family-centered outdoor music festival. To read the entire article, click here.


July 2015

In 1965, five businessmen dreamed up the idea of founding a world class health center right in the heart of Oklahoma City. Through their vision and the determination of many other leaders, the Oklahoma Health Center became a reality. Now 50 years later, the Oklahoma Health Center is one of the leading health centers in the United States.

Lend an Ear: New Non-Invasive Approach Targets Errant Heart Rhythm

Have you ever experienced sudden lightheadedness, shortness of breath or heart palpitations?  An irregular heart rhythm may be to blame. It’s a condition known as atrial fibrillation, and more than 2.3 million people in this country have some form of it. Now, researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have shown a non-invasive treatment that delivers low-level electrical stimulation through a part of the ear can suppress atrial fibrillation. To read the entire article, click here.

African Americans Invited to SWAB PARTY – Saturday, July 18

African Americans are invited to a “Swab Party” Saturday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 901 N. Lincoln Blvd.  Food trucks and vendors with items specifically tailored to the African American community’s interests will participate in the event.  But the festival has a serious purpose as well: encouraging African Americans, 18 to 44 years old, to register to potentially be a life-saving donor for someone who has no other hope to live. Registrants simply complete a health questionnaire and swab the inside of their cheeks. It takes about 10 minutes. To read the entire article, click here.

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