Health Essentials Events

November 2015
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 those events "Health Essentials."

Health Essentials Spotlight Special Events!


Join INTEGRIS Men's Health University for these events in recognition of “Movember,” a men's health and wellness education initiative celebrated across the world and throughout INTEGRIS facilities during the month of November.

Thursday, Nov. 12
Men’s Heart Health: A Spanish Language Presentation

Half the men who die of heart disease didn’t even realize they had a problem. We hear it all the time: men live shorter lives than women. And, one of the leading causes for those deaths is cardiovascular disease.

This disease hits minorities even harder. The Latino population, a very young and rapidly growing segment of our society, now numbers 22.4 million, has increased 53 percent during the last decade and is still growing. About 66 percent of Latinos in the U.S. are younger than 35 years of age. However, despite this young age, the leading cause of death among Latinos, as for all Americans, is cardiovascular disease.

Please join cardiologist Arturo Dominguez, M.D., to learn more about men’s heart health. His presentation, presented in Spanish, will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the cancer center conference room at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, 4401 S. Western Ave.

Saturday, Nov. 14
Red Dirt Jeep Health Fair and Poker Run

INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital will join forces with Red Dirt Jeep Club and Hank 99.7 FM to hold the first Red Dirt Jeep Health Fair and Poker Run from 9 to 11 a.m. in the West Parking Lot and Conference Room A/B at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, 1201 Health Center Pkwy, Yukon, OK 73099. Activities include the following.

  • Hank FM live remote
  • Free pancake breakfast
  • Free screenings including blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol
  • First aid presentation from emergency department professionals
  • Children’s area that will include face painting and bouncy house
  • Great door prizes for men, women and kids

All vehicles welcomed. Registration from 9-11 a.m. Poker Run will leave at 11 a.m. Cost: $20 plus bring a new stuffed animal that will be donated to local police department.

Saturday, Nov. 14
Aim for Your Health
2015 Men's Health Event at Bill's Outdoor Sports

INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center wants to help you aim for your health with free health and wellness screenings and free range time. Screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Free 30 minute range sessions and a light breakfast are included. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Bill's Outdoor Sports, Enid, OK 73703.
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Tuesday, Nov. 17
Shooting Straight: Keeping Your Health Care Goals On Target
Wilshire Gun Range
Presented by INTEGRIS Health Edmond

Join us for a fun-filled information packed evening lead by some of our highest caliber physicians. Learn about the latest technology for knee and hip replacement from orthopedic surgeon Michael Williams, M.D. Get your health questions answered in our Ask a Doc session with general surgeon Joshua Carey, M.D., and family medicine physician S. Christopher Shadid, M.D.

Wilshire Gun will provide information on gun safety. End the evening on the shooting range compliments of INTEGRIS Health Edmond. Bring your own gun and ammo or purchase from Wilshire Gun. Light refreshments will be served. The Heartline will provide complimentary gun locks for all participants.

The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wilshire Gun, 615 W. Wilshire Blvd., Oklahoma City.

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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.

Mondays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23
Eat Well, Move More, Be Well

Eat Well, Move More, Be Well is aimed at helping older adults choose wholesome foods and adopt a more active lifestyle. Taking steps to achieve a healthier body weight is important, but those older than age 70 should strive to make changes gradually.

Designed for older adults, Eat Well, Move More, Be Well is a four-session program taught by a registered dietitian and an exercise physiologist. Nutrition recommendations focus on choosing a calorie-balanced diet with emphasis on a heart-healthy eating pattern. Exercise tips focus on increasing physical activity in an age-appropriate fashion including recommendations for reducing the risk of falling, strength-conditioning and enhancing balance and coordination skills.

The event will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Conference Room A/B, 1201 Health Center Parkway, Yukon.

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Thursday, Nov. 3
Blood Pressure CAMP (Come and Manage Your Pressure)

Protect yourself! Blood pressure is the No. 1 controllable risk factor for stroke. Join the INTEGRIS Community Wellness department and Mary Pinzon, registered nurse and stroke educator, for Blood Pressure CAMP, a no-charge one hour class designed to help stroke and TIA survivors, people with atrial fibrillation, hypertension and diabetes learn how to take an accurate blood pressure. Ten automatic blood pressure monitors will be given away to families, along with instructions and a demonstration for effective use by patients.

The class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the auditorium at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, 4401 S. Western Ave.

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Wednesday, Nov. 4
Breathe Well

Focusing on your own breathing can have a significant impact on your well-being and stress levels. Let certified fitness instructor Gail Sullivan lead you through proven breathing techniques and patterns designed to give you more energy, better breath control and breathing clarity. A great class for everyone!

The class will be held at 11 a.m. at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Class size is limited. Free for PACER members; $10, for non-members.

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Thursday, Nov. 5
Complimentary Hearing Screenings Offered by INTEGRIS Health

Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities among older adults. Thirty five percent of those age 65 and older, and 50 percent of those age 75 and older, have significant hearing loss. Aging adults, who have lost some or all their hearing, can often benefit from innovative hearing devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Individuals age 55 and older should have their hearing checked as part of their overall wellness.

The INTEGRIS Cochlear Implant Clinic will offer complimentary hearing screenings for individuals who have not yet been diagnosed with a hearing loss. If you currently wear a hearing aid or have been diagnosed with a hearing loss, a screening will not be sufficient.

The doctors of audiology at the INTEGRIS Cochlear Implant Clinic can help determine if you have a hearing loss and what treatment options they can offer you.

Screenings will be held between 9 a.m. and noon at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, 5911 W. Memorial Road.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for a complimentary hearing screening, please call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277.

Thursday, Nov. 5
Prevent Slips, Trips and Broken Hips

A fall can happen in a split second, but it may take a lot of time, pain and rehabilitation to recover. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among individuals older than age 65.

Join Melanie Thorne, RN, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Services, as she discusses risk factors for falling, prevention of falls and what to do if a fall occurs. Following the interactive discussion, optional individual falls risk assessments will be offered. The seminar will be held at 2 p.m. at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Conference Rooms A/B, 1201 Health Center Parkway, Yukon.

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Friday, Nov. 6
Holiday Happiness

Rather than the holiday stress often experienced at this time of year, how about we have some good, old fashioned HAPPINESS? The kind of happiness that comes from making a beautiful, flavorful butternut squash soup, or the fun that happens when you make your own food gifts in a Mason jar decorated with festive holiday-themed fabric and trim, and the absolute joy that occurs when you set out your best dishes, table linens and family treasures to decorate for that wonderful Thanksgiving feast.

If happiness is your holiday goal this year, please join Pam Patty and Lori Lowe from INTEGRIS Community Wellness from 9 to 10:30 a.m. as they demonstrate how to make soup and food gifts, and set a holiday table that will showcase the beauty of the season of Thanksgiving.

This program will be held in the basement auditorium of INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, 4401 S. Western Ave.

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Tuesday, Nov. 10
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.

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Wednesday, Nov. 11
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. Reservations are required.

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Friday, Nov. 13
Common Hand Problems in Seniors

Our hands serve many purposes. Hands help us eat, dress, write, earn a living, care for our loved ones, create art and perform many other activities. To accomplish these tasks our hands require sensation and movement such as joint motion, tendon gliding and muscle contraction. When a hand problem exists, a complete analysis is needed, followed by proper treatment.

Hand surgeon Margaret Porembski, M.D., with the INTEGRIS Hand and Microsurgery Center, will discuss non-surgical and surgical treatment of common hand problems including arthritis, mucous cysts, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, Dupuytren's contracture and De Quervain's tenosynovitis. The presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. at 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100.

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Saturday, Nov. 14
Kelly's 50/50 Workout

Kelly Hancock will instruct this high energy, interval training class that combines 50 minutes of strength followed by 50 minutes of cycle! The class will be held at 8:30 a.m. in Studio 1 and 9:30 a.m. in Studio 5 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Class size is limited. Free for PACER members; $10, for non-members.
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Saturday, Nov. 14
The Bionic Pancreas Project

Scott Scolnick, M.Ed., with the Boston University College of Biomedical Engineering, is speaking around the country to increase awareness of the work being done on the Bionic Pancreas. The project is moving at breakneck speed! The latest prototype consists of a dual hormone (insulin and glucagon) device with a built-in continuous glucose monitor. Half of the study participants will be between the ages of 6 and 24. The final pivotal study is slated to begin in late 2016 to early 2017. This is the last clinical trial needed prior to submitting for FDA approval.

This is your opportunity to hear about their work and results, along with their plans to move forward.

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the James L. Henry Auditorium at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW Expressway.

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Tuesday, Nov. 17
Pie One On for the Holidays!

Join Pam Patty, RD, LD, for a hands-on demonstration of how to make a delicious pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving holiday meal. We'll make the crust from scratch and add a secret ingredient to the filling that will make this recipe as easy as PIE!

There will be complimentary samples to gobble up, so join the party/food adventure from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the North/Santa Fe Conference Room at INTEGRIS Health Edmond, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway.

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Tuesday, Nov. 17
Mind/Body Essentials
The Art of Guided Imagery

Please join Terri Marschik, LCSW, LMSW, CHTP, and the INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit for an introduction to guided imagery and other relaxation techniques. If you have stress, difficulty sleeping or a busy hurried lifestyle, you will want to come experience guided imagery. Marschik has used guided imagery with patients in a group setting on a geropsychiatric unit, with individuals along with healing touch sessions, and personally with her own children.

The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. in Conference Rooms J, K and L at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW Expressway.

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Wednesday, Nov. 18
Healthy Heart Walkers Club

Join us for a presentation on a health-related topic and a healthy breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Office Building, 4200 S. Douglas, Suite B-10, Oklahoma City.  Call 405-951-2277 to register.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
It's Time for Cranberries!

Do you look forward to eating cranberries on Thanksgiving? Do you have a favorite recipe? Some like them hot while others prefer chilled. How about jellied or whole? Do you prefer drinking the juice or munching on dried cranberries? Cranberries are so versatile!

Learn more about the nutritional composition of cranberries and ways to incorporate them into your diet. Join Karen Massey, RD, LD, from 10 to 11 a.m., at 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100.

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Thursday Nov. 19
Senior Café

Start the holiday celebration one week early at Senior Café For only $4, collected at the door, you will dine on Ham, Parsley Potatoes, Vegetable du Jour and Fruit Cobbler. Dinner is served at 4 p.m. in the Cancer Center Conference Room at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, 4401 S. Western Ave.
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Thursday, Nov. 19
INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation
Psychology Supporting Positive Outcomes
Caregiver Support Group

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, MSW, 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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Saturday, Nov. 28
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 10:30 a.m. in Studio 2 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Free for PACER members; $10, for non-members.

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