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More, Please! Speaking Sign Language with Your Baby

Babies can communicate with signs even before they learn to talk, making it easier for caregivers to understand their needs, helping their vocal speech development and boosting their cognitive growth.

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How to Have The Conversation About Dying With Your Loved One

Dr. J.D. Lackey explains how to start the conversation with a loved one about their end-of-life medical care decisions.

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Myths About Men and Fertility

It’s been estimated that up to 15 percent of all couples attempting to have children face some form of infertility. To mark National Infertility Awareness Week, we're discussing male infertility to debunk some common myths and reinforce some facts.

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What Happens If You Can't Speak for Yourself? Make End-of-Life Planning a Priority With an Advanced Care Directive

Life is filled with important events, but perhaps none are as important as decisions about your health care if you can't speak for yourself. Do you want to be kept alive with machines and medications or do you wish to pass away without extreme measures being taken? While difficult to talk about, these important questions should be answered years BEFORE you get sick. In Oklahoma, it's as easy as filling out a form so that your family and your doctors know what matters to you. Completing an advanced care directive gives you confidence that if you get to the point where you're not able to communicate, your wishes will be honored.

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The Relationship Between Allergies and Asthma

Oklahoma is one of the top states for allergies. If you have allergic asthma, here are a few tips to help you cope when pollen and mold counts are high.

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A Way to Combat the Unpredictability of Living With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Is that cramping, abdominal pain or bloating simply indigestion, or could it be something more? April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month, so learn to identify the FODMAPs that may be causing your IBS.

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Oklahoma City Ranks 18th for Seasonal Allergies in the U.S.

Oklahoma City is ranked 18th in the nation for "Most Challenging Places to Live with Spring Allergies." What is the main culprit for Oklahoma City having a bad allergy season?

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Earth Day 2019 Events in Oklahoma City

However you celebrate Earth Day this year, all of these healthy events and activities around OKC are sure to get you and your family outdoors and learning about sustainable living within your community. We only have one Earth, so let’s take care of it together.

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A Guide to Eating Out When You Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Going out to eat is an essential part of many people’s social lives. However, when you have food restrictions caused by IBS, meeting friends for dinner can quickly become stressful. Don’t fear. You don’t have to miss quality time with your friends and family. You can navigate dining out with a little planning!

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Preparing for Emergencies: Oklahoma Tornado Season

In Oklahoma, tornado season is no joke. We've thought of everything you need to be prepared before one hits.

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