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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!”…

Poison Prevention Week

By jsmith | March 22, 2021

March 21-27 is National Poison Prevention Week, an issue that may be more prevalent than you think. Every day, over 300 children in the U.S. receive emergency medical care due to being poisoned. And according to the National Capital Poison Center, someone calls the U.S. poison control center about every 12 seconds. Hospitals, Emergency Rooms,…

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021

By jsmith | March 15, 2021

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each year, this initiative aims to spread the word about the growing prevalence of traumatic brain injuries and how we can better protect ourselves.  First, let’s review how our brains work! The brain is a part of your body’s central nervous system, and it functions by sending and receiving…

February is American Heart Month

By jsmith | February 4, 2021

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, the symbol for February is a heart. ❤ You see it everywhere—on candy, cards, decorations, and clothing, so what better time to honor our hearts than with American Heart Month! In addition to AHM, February 5 is National Wear Red Day! Get involved by wearing red this Friday to help raise awareness…

Now Offering Monoclonal Antibody Therapy, a Breakthrough COVID-19 Treatment Under Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA

By jsmith | January 27, 2021

Oklahoma ER & Hospital now offers monoclonal antibody therapy as an alternative COVID-19 treatment option for those who meet the criteria mentioned below. The infusion therapies offered, including Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab, and the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab, are under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Admisinstration (FDA). Casirivimab and…

Oklahoma ER & Hospital Celebrates Highly Successful Second Year

By jsmith | January 11, 2021

Media Contact Makailyn Dillon Director of Marketing mdillon@okerhospital.com 405-251-2300 EDMOND, Okla. (Jan. 11, 2021) – Oklahoma ER & Hospital is celebrating its second anniversary on January 25. In the two years since opening, Oklahoma ER & Hospital’s hard-working staff has helped patients overcome countless health-related issues and obstacles, including the COVID-19 global pandemic. The CIHQ…

The Gift-Giving Guide for Safe Children’s Toys

By jsmith | December 11, 2020

It’s the season of giving! Whether you’re shopping for the kids in your life or looking to donate gifts, here are a few helpful things to keep in mind to ensure you’re buying safe toys. 10 Tips for Giving Gifts to Children Before buying a gift, read the label! Warning labels on the package should…

Movember, Getting into the Thick of Men’s Health

By jsmith | November 5, 2020

Could your facial hair save a life? That’s certainly the goal of “Movember,” a global initiative to raise awareness for men’s mental and physical health issues. Movember was created in 2003 by a group of guys who wanted to put a stop to avoidable, premature male death. The idea? Grow a mustache for the month…