Health Essentials Events

A Health Essentials Spotlight Special Event!

Tuesday, April 21 and 28
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, INTEGRIS Mental Health, 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.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 1:30-3 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center
    Cancer Center Conference Rooms
    4401 S. Western Ave., Oklahoma City
  • Tuesday, April 28, 1:30-3 p.m.
    Lake View Park Church of the Nazarene
    3500 NW 50th St., Oklahoma City

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, please visit us online at or call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or 888-951-2277.

Friday, April 3
Eggs-tra! Eggs-tra! Read All About It!

Have you heard the latest news? Eggs are now back on the “good for you to eat” list and have been given a pardon regarding their negative association with elevating cholesterol levels. This is definitely a reason to celebrate, so let’s get cracking!

Pam Patty, RD, LD, will discuss the health benefits of eggs and demonstrate how to make a tasty Spring Frittata using fresh herbs, seasonal veggies and those incredible, edible eggs. Complimentary samples will be provided. Join us from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the basement auditorium at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, 4401 S. Western Ave.

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Tuesday, April 7
Be Prepared for a Medical Emergency

Don’t be caught off guard. An emergency can happen at any time, but being prepared can make an emergency situation a little less stressful. A completed EMS File can provide lifesaving information to emergency responders.

Mary Pinzon, RN, will discuss the importance of having this information ready in case of an emergency. Each participant will receive a FREE EMS Med File. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. in Conference Room A/B at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, 1201 Health Center Parkway, Yukon.

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Tuesday, April 7, 14 and 28
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. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 for more information or to register.

  • Tuesday, April 7 – 5:30 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Health Edmond
    Santa Fe Conference Room
    4801 INTEGRIS Parkway
    Edmond, OK 73034
  • Tuesday, April 14 and 28 – 5:30 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
    James L. Henry Auditorium
    3300 NW Expressway
    Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Register Online

Wednesday, April 8
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.

Register Online

Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11 and 18
Focus on Weight Lifting

Join PACER instructor and personal trainer Luke Larson for one of three beginner, intermediate and advanced weight lifting classes. Learn correct techniques designed for your specific level and need. Sessions will be held in Studio 1 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave.

  • Beginner Weight Lifting for Seniors, Friday, April 10, 1-2 p.m.
  • Intermediate Weight Lifting, Saturday, April 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Advanced Weight Lifting, Saturday, April 18, 9:30-10:30a.m.

Cost: No charge for PACER members; $10 for non-members.

Register Online

Saturday, April 11
KB3-KickBoxing + KettleBells = KickButt Workout

PACER fitness instructor Cassie Cody will present this dynamite workout for all participants looking for an ‘extreme’ workout using some ‘power’ equipment. The class will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Studio 1 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Cost: No charge for PACER members; $10 for non-members.

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Saturday, April 11
WEIGHS AND WOES: Type 1 Diabetes and Disordered Eating Behaviors

This class is designed for parents and caregivers of children, teens and young adults. Diabetes and eating disorders are complex, dangerous diseases. When the conditions occur simultaneously, the results can be devastating. Learn what you need to know about this growing trend and how you can help the ones you love.

Diabetes Solutions of OK presents guest speaker Erin M. Akers, CEO, Diabulimia Helpline. After struggling with diabulimia for many years, Erin Akers founded the Diabulimia Helpline in 2009. She has extensive knowledge about the emotional and behavioral aspects of diabetes and how they connect to food and body issues. She can be found in numerous publications such as Diabetes Forecast, Diabetes Health and Diabetes Care. The class 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, Concourse Level. For more information please visit and click the Saturday Solutions tab.

This event is free of charge.

Register Online

Monday, April 13
Free Diabetes Education Classes Offered – Blood Sugar Monitoring/Self-monitoring/A1C/Good Techniques Tips

INTEGRIS will offer a five-month educational program to support those with diabetes. Conducted by registered dietitian Pam Patty, monthly sessions will focus on a variety of topics to help patients manage the disease and make positive lifestyle choices.

Classes will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month through June 8, in the Memorial Classroom at INTEGRIS Health Edmond, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond, OK 73034.

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Wednesday, April 15
The When and Where of Eating

Eating is a complicated behavior! Knowing “what” to eat is only part of the equation. Knowing “when” to eat (and even “where”) plays a role in the eating experience. Skipping meals, or going too long between meals, can leave you feeling drained. Is breakfast really the most important meal? Is it okay to snack? What about eating while watching TV or driving?

Join Karen Massey for a discussion about the timing of food intake, 10 a.m. at 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100.

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Fridays, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 29

This camp is for teens and tweens ages 11 to 17 years with type 1 diabetes. Campers will learn important strategies for managing diabetes while increasing their overall fitness. Sessions will include information on maintaining blood glucose levels before, during and after exercise, improving flexibility, improving strength and overall health, tips on wearing an insulin pump during sporting events, etc. Class will meet each of the listed Fridays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center.

This class is a joint effort of Diabetes Solutions of OK and INTEGRIS. Program instructor is Luke Larson, a U.S.A. Sports Performance coach, certified personal trainer and also a person with diabetes. Kim Boaz Wilson, RN, CDE, will assist with medical aspects of the program.

For more information please visit and click the Saturday Solutions tab. The camp is free of charge.

Saturday, April 18
The My Heart. My Life. Heart Walk

The My Heart. My Life. Heart Walk is an American Heart Association fundraising event and it is the largest walk in Oklahoma, with approximately 12,000 participants. The Heart Walk educates Oklahomans about the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and what can be done to prevent them. Funds raised support medical research and educational programs.

Please join us for the walk at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Activities start at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. To learn more, visit

Saturday, April 18
Foam Rollers S-t-r-e-t-c-h to the MAX!

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 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Studio 2 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Cost: No charge for PACER members; $10 for non-members.

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Saturday, April 18
Cycle – HardCore

Third in a three-part series taught by tri-athlete Sandy Kimerer! She will combine your cycling with ‘hardcore’ core work! It’s new, it’s fun, it’s exciting and it’s a great workout.

The class will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Studio 5 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Cost: No charge for PACER members; $10 for non-members.
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Tuesday, April 21

Allergies will affect just about everyone at some time or another. In the span of one year Oklahoma has moved from 9th to 4th place for allergies according to the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic. Oklahoma City is now the 4th worst city in the U.S. for spring allergies. Ahchoo!
Brenda Rice, RN, will speak about allergies and how to manage the allergy season.

Please join us for this presentation at 10 a.m. at the Edmond Senior Center at Mitch Park, 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive.
Register Online

Friday, April 24
April’s Friday “Shop Talk” at PACER
When it Comes to Bone Health, Silence isn’t Golden!

Join Cathy Patterson, PACER exercise physiologist, for this informative presentation on the importance of taking good care of your bones! The class will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Cost: No charge.

Register Online

Saturday, April 25
Balance at the Barre

Join PACER instructor Kaylee Steffen for a program designed to better your balance. You will learn to use yet another mode of exercise to increase core strength, improve your alignment and posture, and your balance!

The class will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Studio 1 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Cost: No charge for PACER members; $10 for non-members.
Register Online

Tuesday, April 28
Mind/Body Essentials
Integrative Medicine 101

What is integrative medicine? Join the INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit in welcoming Juli Johnson, APRN, as she explains the principles of integrative medicine, a combination of conventional western medicine with complementary treatments such as acupuncture, massage, yoga and stress reduction techniques.

Integrative medicine is evidence based practice that focuses on the body’s innate healing response. It is a philosophy of a whole-person approach designed to treat the person, not just the disease, creating a partnership between patient and practitioner. Integrative medicine is heavily focused on life style modification and preventive measures to promote wellness for the mind, body and spirit. There is a heavy emphasis on diet, exercise, and mindfulness for health promotion that is individualized for each person.

Don’t miss this informative presentation and begin taking an active role in your own health care.

The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. in Conference Rooms J, K and L of the Raymond A. Young Conference Center at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center.
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