Health Essentials Events

November 2016
INTEGRIS Health's mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. That’s why we strive to provide you with the information you need to maintain good health. INTEGRIS offers dozens of monthly events with that goal in mind. We call these events "Health Essentials."

Tuesday, Nov. 1
Prostates and Pancakes: Come for One, Stay for the Other

Join the INTEGRIS community wellness department for a hearty pancake dinner and free PSA blood test from 5 to 7 p.m. at the YMCA Healthy Living Center - INTEGRIS, 5520 N. Independence Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112. Blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol health screenings will also be offered.

Breakfast for Dinner
5 to 7 p.m.
Health screenings
5 to 7 p.m.
PSA screening criteria
Men age 50 to 70, and men age 40 to 70 who have a family history of prostate cancer or who are African American.

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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 or to make reservations, call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or 888-951-2277, or click the “Register Online” button.

Tuesday, Nov. 1
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 Health. Participants are asked to keep food and activity journals as part of their learning experience.

Choose from one of two eight-week courses that meet once a week for one hour from noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 1 through Dec. 20, at the YWCA Healthy Living Center – INTEGRIS, 5520 N. Independence Ave.

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Register Online - 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 1
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) is a progressive interstitial lung disease causing permanent scarring (fibrosis) of the lung tissue. Idiopathic means there is no known cause. Disease management can include supportive care, oxygen, medications and lung transplantation.

Our meetings consist of a 20 to 30 minute education session on a variety of helpful topics, with the rest of the time set aside for you to ask questions, share your stories and provide support for each other.

The support group is held the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Conference Rooms J, K and L, at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. If you are on oxygen, please bring enough to last, as there are no oxygen outlets available in the conference rooms. Electrical outlets are available if you use a portable concentrator.

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Thursday, Nov. 3
Choosing the Right Foods to Help Prevent Cancer
Many foods have been studied to find out if they increase cancer risks or help prevent it. Finding a specific link between a food, or part of a food, and cancer can be difficult and challenging, causing undue anxiety and stress when trying to decide what food choices to make. Join Pam Patty, RD, LD, INTEGRIS community dietitian, to learn more about findings from the American Institute of Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund regarding the role that diet, body weight and activity contribute to the prevention of some of the most common cancers. The event will be held at 6 to 8 p.m. at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Cancer Center Conference Room, 4401 S. Western, Oklahoma City, OK 73109.

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Tuesdays, Nov. 8 and 22
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 or register for our new online version to learn more about the variety of surgical weight loss procedures available depending on your needs including the new ReShape procedure. ReShape is the first-of-its-kind non-surgical weight loss procedure that uses advanced integrated dual balloon technology to help people with mild to moderate obesity lose weight.

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. The online seminar is available at and includes a series of interactive videos and summary reviews. Participants should plan on allowing at least two hours to complete the online seminar. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 for more information or to register.

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Wednesday, Nov. 9
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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Thursday, Nov. 10
Girls Night Out

Join INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation and INTEGRIS Cancer Institute clinicians for a discussion addressing issues women face throughout various stages of life. Speakers and topics include Lacey Savage, M.P.T., pelvic floor dysfunction; Simi John, D.P.T., back/leg pain during pregnancy; Natalie Neufelder, D.P.T., the aging female body; and Josie Blackburn, D.P.T., cancer side effects and treatments. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, Conference Room C, 5911 W. Memorial Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73142. Snacks will be provided.

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Tuesday, Nov. 15
Prostate Health
Did you know that one in seven men born today will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime? Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to keep your prostate healthy as you age. Join internal medicine physician Justin Sparkes, D.O., INTEGRIS Health Edmond, in conjunction with the Men’s Health Network and INTEGRIS Men’s Health University, for a lecture on men’s health and wellness focusing on prostate health. The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. at INTEGRIS Health Edmond in the North/Santa Fe Conference Rooms, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond, OK 73034.

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Wednesday, Nov. 16
Healthy Heart Walkers Club

Walk your way to a healthier heart and life! The large hallway access areas in the concourse level of INTEGRIS Baptist and INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center provide a safe, convenient, climate-controlled, comfortable walking environment.

Then join us for the breakfast meeting of the Healthy Heart Walkers Club on the third Wednesday each month in the basement of the Medical Office Building at INTEGRIS Southwest, 4200 S. Douglas. Monthly meetings feature topics about health and wellness presented by a variety of speakers. This month’s meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Please call 405-951-2277 to register.

Here are some benefits of adding walking to your exercise routine.

  • Reduced risk of dying prematurely
  • Help in controlling weight
  • Decreased risk of developing diabetes
  • Increased muscle strength, flexibility and sense of balance, all of which reduce the risk of falls
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Wednesday, Nov. 16
Is It Done Yet?

Thermometers aren’t just for turkey on Thanksgiving Day. Food safety is important year-round. Whether you’re roasting the turkey or reheating left-overs, cooking foods properly is the best way to avoid illness and enhance flavor. Using a thermometer is easy, too. Join Karen Massey, RD, LD, for a timely discussion of food safety starting at 10 a.m. at 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100.

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Thursday, Nov. 17
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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For more information on these and other events or to make reservations, please visit the INTEGRIS website ( or call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or toll free 888-951-2277.

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