Health Essentials Events

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Tuesday, April 19
The Aging Face: Complications, Causes and Treatments

The appearance of the face and neck typically changes with age. Loss of muscle tone, thinning skin and cumulative sun exposure can give the face a drooping appearance. That same UV radiation can lead to cancerous lesions of the face and neck.

Join otolaryngologist Scott Shadfar, M.D., INTEGRIS ENT Edmond, as he discusses methods of cancer surveillance, as well as preventive and rejuvenating treatments for facial aging. Please join us at 10 a.m. at the Edmond Senior Center at Mitch Park, 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive.

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Reservations are required for all events unless otherwise noted. All events are held in Oklahoma City unless otherwise noted.

For more information on any of the events or to make reservations, click the "Register Online" button or call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or 888-951-2277.

Friday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 5
Changing Your Weighs
Changing Your Weighs is a comprehensive program for adults 18 to 70 years of age that focuses on making lifestyle changes that foster better health. The program places great emphasis on the importance of healthy food choices while increasing physical activity. The course was developed and is taught by registered dietitians and exercise specialists at INTEGRIS. Participants are asked to keep food and activity journals as part of their learning experience.

This eight-week course meets once a week for one hour, from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 1, through May 20 at the Public Library of Enid and Garfield County, 120 W. Maine St., Enid, OK 73701, and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, through May 24, at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Blvd., Yukon, OK 73099.

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Sunday, April 3

Don’t miss cycling with Travis Hopfer! Top off your weekend with a great indoor cycling workout. The class will be held at 4 p.m. in Studio 5 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Free for PACER members; $10, for non-members.

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Tuesday, April 5
INTEGRIS Integrative Medicine Series
Time for a Gut Check – Heal Your Gut, Heal your Body

Constipation, diarrhea, bloating and intestinal/stomach pain are common symptoms signaling within the digestive system. Did you know that other symptoms of faulty digestion include fatigue, headaches/migraines, eczema, hives, anxiety and sleep disorders? Take a functional tour of the digestive system as we highlight why healing digestion can heal so many other common, chronic conditions.

Join Julie Johnson, APRN, for an innovative small group series focusing on integrative medicine as it relates to nutrition and your digestive system. The sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms D and E at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, 5915 W. Memorial Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73142. Each interactive session is offered for up to 20 participants. The cost for each session is $50.

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Saturday, April 9
Hispanic Health Fair 28th Anniversary

INTEGRIS Health Hispanic Initiative and the Oklahoma City Red Cross invite you to participate in our 28th annual Hispanic Health Fair. Participants will be offered information and resources on health and wellness; and free health screenings will be available including glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke assessments and many more. There will also be screenings (appointments only) for skin, oral, prostate and colorectal cancer, and clinical breast exams sponsored by the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute. Join us for a special 28th edition of the Hispanic Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Moore Norman Technology Center, 13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73170. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for all cancer screenings.

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Tuesdays, April 12, May 10, June 21, July 12
Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that can be managed successfully with the assistance of a variety of resources, helping individuals to avoid or significantly diminish poor health outcomes.

Join diabetes educator Pam Patty, RD, LD, Tuesday, April 12, for the second session of the series: Blood Glucose Monitoring: A1C, Tips for Good Technique, Goals. The presentation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Classroom at INTEGRIS Health Edmond, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond.

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Tuesday, April 12 and 26
Surgical Weight Loss Seminar

Since 2006, the INTEGRIS Weight Loss Center has performed hundreds of primary surgical weight loss procedures, exceeding the national average in all weight loss categories. The center is designated as an accredited center of excellence facility by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Join Hamilton S. Le, M.D., medical director of the INTEGRIS Weight Loss Center, for a free informational seminar. All surgical weight loss procedures are carefully reviewed and explained and attendees are given the opportunity to have questions asked and answered.

The free presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the James L. Henry Auditorium at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW Expressway. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 for more information or to register.

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Wednesday, April 13, and Monday, April 18
Memory: Use It or Lose It

Memory loss often occurs with age, but it may raise some questions for the individual and family: What’s normal? Can anything be done to delay it? Could it be Alzheimer’s? Join Vicki Escajeda, B.A., as she discusses these questions and other age-related memory concerns including the early detection and treatment of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will receive a checklist of warning signs and other tools to help assess when further evaluation by a physician may be needed.

  • Wednesday, April 13, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Legend Memory Care 2800 SW 131st St.
  • Monday, April 18, 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church 2424 NW 50th St.
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Wednesday, April 13
Better Breathers Club: Lung Disorders Support Group

Are you ready to breathe easier? If you have been diagnosed with a lung disorder such as COPD, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or cystic fibrosis, you could benefit from the Better Breathers Club at INTEGRIS Health Edmond.

Better Breathers offers you the opportunity to learn to cope with lung disorders and their symptoms while receiving the support of others who share in your struggles. Each session features educational presentations on a wide range of topics.

  • Talking with your physician
  • Nutrition
  • Breathing techniques
  • Home health care
  • Medical tests
  • Exercise

This support group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. the second Wednesday every month at INTEGRIS Health Edmond in the Memorial Conference Room, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond, OK 73034. Reservations are required.

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Friday, April 15
Hearing Helpers Demonstration

Are you or someone you love living with hearing loss? Learn about assistive listening devices available to help compensate for hearing loss. Representatives of the Faye Donalson Hearing Helpers Room will demonstrate some of these devices at the following locations. Come and go any time during the stated hours to view the devices and learn about other resources for people with hearing impairments.
  • Friday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. INTEGRIS Southwest, Medical Office Building 4200 S. Douglas, Suite B-10
  • Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Faye Donalson Hearing Helpers Room 5100 N. Brookline Ave., Suite 100

Wednesday, April 20
Healthy Heart Walker’s Club

Please join us for the breakfast meeting of the Healthy Heart Walker’s Club on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the basement of the Medical Office Building at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, 4200 S. Douglas Ave. Monthly meetings feature topics about health and wellness presented by a variety of speakers.

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Wednesday, April 20
Bones and Brawn

April is a great month to get back outside! Engaging in physical activity keeps bones and muscles strong and sturdy. Foods play a big role, too! Are you eating calcium-rich foods? Do you get enough protein? If you are unsure, join Karen Massey to “bone up” on the latest nutrition tips for minimizing bone and muscle loss. This class will be held at 10 a.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100.
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Thursday, April 21
Caregiver Support Group
Psychology Supporting Positive Outcomes
INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation

This support group is offered only for caregivers of patients with any chronic medical condition. Caregivers will be able to connect with others, express their feelings, and gain insights from those going through similar challenges.

Contact respite care, private duty caregivers or a trusted friend/family member to provide care for your loved one so that you may join us.

Classes are facilitated by Allie Weaver, CRC, and Mary Ryan, M.S.W., and are held the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Jones Education Room, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, 4219 S. Western Ave.

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Tuesday, April 26
Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart attack, stroke and other forms of heart disease are a threat to many. While we may assume that taking a few pills prescribed by our physicians is enough to prevent symptoms and heart attacks, the real power lies within ourselves. Join clinical educator Mary Pinzon, RN, to learn more about lowering your risk for heart disease and stroke. There will be two drawings for Omron blood pressure monitors. The presentation will be held at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Conference Room at INTEGRIS Health Edmond, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway.
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Saturday, April 30
Foam Rollers

Want to learn a new way to stretch your muscles? Well, if you’ve never tried stretching with a foam roller, you’re missing out! Fitness expert Denise Burns will take you through a great workout for deep muscle stretching using the popular foam roller. It’s time to try something different! Foam rollers will be provided.

The class will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Studio 3 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Free for PACER members; $10, for non-members.

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