Health Essentials Events

December 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."


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.

December 2016
Dare to C.A.R.E. Vascular Screening
You are invited to take part in the complimentary heart and vascular disease education program provided as a cooperative effort through INTEGRIS Heart Hospital, the INTEGRIS Foundation and the Heart Health Foundation. Dare to C.A.R.E. provides free vascular screening to patients who meet the following criteria.

  • Age 60 and older
  • Age 50 and older with certain heart and vascular disease risk factors including smoking, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol
  • Age 40 and older with diabetes

Dare to C.A.R.E. screens for abnormalities that cause the following diseases.

C  Carotid artery disease – Responsible for at least 300,000 strokes a year
A  Abdominal aortic aneurysms – The third leading cause of sudden death in men over 60
R  Renal artery stenosis – Affects more than five million Americans
E  Extremity artery disease – Affects more than 10 million Americans

The appointment includes a 20 minute noninvasive ultrasound of the neck, abdomen and legs. After the screening, results are sent to the patient and their primary care provider. Screenings are held at the INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center Medical Plaza Building, 4221 S. Western, Suite 2045, Oklahoma City, OK 73109. Call 405-917-3523 to schedule an appointment.

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Tuesday, Dec. 6
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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Wednesday, Dec. 7
Ask a Dietitian
Do you have nutrition questions you wonder about, but don’t know who to ask? If so, please stop by during our Ask a Dietitian time from noon to 2 p.m. at INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100. The focus is on general nutrition and is not intended to address therapeutic diets or replace medical nutrition therapy. This monthly service is free of charge and open to the public.

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Monday, Dec. 12
Benefits of Mineral Broths
Join Juli Johnson, APRN, integrative medicine practitioner, and Seneca Dewbre, M.A.O.M., L.Ac., acupuncturist, as they discuss the benefits and provide a live demonstration on how to prepare these nutritious broths. Each participant will leave with a sample and recipes. A healthy lunch will be provided. Bone broth is rich in minerals like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline. The benefits of bone broth are so numerous, it’s considered a superfood. This broth can help heal your gut lining and reduce intestinal inflammation. It supports healthy skin and can reduce the appearance of cellulite. It can detoxify your cells and improve brain function. Bone broth is very high in both protein and nutrients, and while good for everyone, may be exceptionally beneficial for people with cancer. Magic Mineral Broth can meet a myriad of nutritional needs. As a hydrating broth or tea, this really is an elixir of life! This rejuvenating veggie stock is chock-full of magnesium, potassium and sodium, and it allows the body to refresh and restore itself. Science shows that the arsenal of phytochemicals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and vital minerals in vegetables, herbs and spices can help you keep the disease switch turned OFF. And, it acts like an internal spa treatment. The presentation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute Conference Room C, 5911 W. Memorial Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73142. Cost: $20 per person.

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Tuesday, Dec. 13 and 27
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.

Register Online - Dec. 13


Register Online - Dec. 27


Wednesday, Dec. 14
Teetotaler or Tipsy?

Is wassail, eggnog or champagne on your holiday menu? The U.S. Dietary Guidelines have set rather specific recommendations regarding the use of alcohol in the diet. Alcohol has always been controversial in terms of risk vs. benefit. Even people who don’t drink may imbibe during the holidays. Surprisingly, trends in alcohol consumption are shifting in people of all ages.

Join Karen Massey, RD, LD, to update your awareness and knowledge about alcohol in the diet. The discussion begins at 10 a.m. at 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100.

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Wednesday, Dec. 14
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.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1 to 3 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Health Edmond, Memorial Conference Room
    4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1 to 4 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Canadian Valley, Conference Rooms A/B,
    1201 Health Center Parkway, Yukon
  • Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Faye Donalson Hearing Helpers Room
    5100 N. Brookline Ave., Suite 100

Wednesday, Dec. 14
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, Dec. 15
Caregiver Support Group
Psychology Supporting Positive Outcomes
INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation

This support group is offered only for caregivers of patients with a 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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