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Get Your Elf on the Shelf a Doctor’s Note

By jsmith | December 1, 2021

It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the hot chocolate, Christmas lights, and your child’s favorite—Elf on the Shelf! We understand that during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be hard to keep up. That’s why we’re offering a unique way to give parents a break during the busy…

Diabetes: Risks and Warning Signs

By jsmith | November 12, 2021

November is American Diabetes Month (ADM), a time to raise awareness and talk about preventing and managing diabetes. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an additional 84 million people in the U.S. are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This month, we’re reviewing how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while living…

Understanding ADHD

By jsmith | October 18, 2021

We’ve all heard of ADHD before, but what exactly does it entail? We’re breaking it down for National ADHD Awareness Month! You may have heard someone throw around the term when they felt scatterbrained, but true ADHD isn’t a momentary fog or a temporary phase; it’s a diagnosable behavioral disorder that can make completing daily…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By jsmith | October 7, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Unfortunately, breast cancer has probably affected all of us in some way. With one in eight women receiving the diagnosis in their lifetime, it’s the most common cancer in American women. BCAM is a time for women to gather information, share their stories, and literally take health into their…

What to know about Monoclonal Antibody Infusion for treating COVID-19

By jsmith | September 28, 2021

If you or a loved one test positive for COVID-19, one of the first things to cross your mind is how to lessen the risk of getting severely sick. Thankfully, treatments are now available to help mitigate symptoms and lessen the chances of hospitalization and death. Oklahoma ER & Hospital continues to help patients recover…

What You Need to Know About CPR

By jsmith | July 26, 2021

Countless lives are saved every day by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and it’s some of the most valuable knowledge you can have. This week on the blog, we’re covering the basics of CPR, including when and how to give it. When to use CPR If someone is not breathing, it’s time to perform CPR. CPR…

Celebrate the Fourth of July the Safe Way

By jsmith | July 1, 2021

It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and we’re ready to celebrate! Nothing kills the mood faster than an accident or injury at a holiday gathering. That’s why we’re reviewing these important outdoor safety tips, so nothing interferes with your fun-filled Independence Day! Grilling safety Whether you have ribs, kabobs, or veggies on the menu, grilling…

Vegetables You Should Be Eating

By jsmith | June 16, 2021

Summer is in full swing, and we all want to look and feel our best. Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, the perfect time to up your veggie intake and diversify your palate! You know vegetables are good for you, but how? We’re breaking down what in-season vegetables offer which specific health benefits, complete…

Managing Allergies and Asthma in Oklahoma

By jsmith | May 4, 2021

In 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” With May being peak season for both allergies and asthma, it’s an opportune time to discuss the conditions that affect more than 65 million Americans. Allergens Allergies are a hypersensitive immune response to allergens in…

Every Kid Healthy Week: Mindful Monday

By jsmith | April 26, 2021

April 26-30th is Every Kid Healthy Week! “Each day of the week shines a spotlight on the great actions schools and families are taking to improve the health and wellness of their kids and the link between nutrition, physical activity, mental health, and learning – because healthy kids are better prepared to learn and thrive!”…