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What to Know About Birth and Breastfeeding During COVID

It's Breastfeeding Awareness Month, which is a good time to talk about navigating the birth of your baby and your options for breastfeeding during the pandemic.

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How to Stay Safe If You’re Traveling During COVID-19

Is it safe to travel now? The CDC says travel increases your chances of catching and spreading COVID-19. But if you are planning to travel, here's how to protect yourself and others.

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The ABCs of Hepatitis

To help recognize World Hepatitis Day on July 28, this guide will give you a comprehensive look at the five types of hepatitis, which hepatitis treatment options are available and how you can keep yourself and your family safe from these diseases.

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How to Spot Juvenile Arthritis in Your Child

When it comes to arthritis, the picture of an elderly person might come to mind. But arthritis affects children, too. At any point before your child matures into an adult, his or her body may experience a chronic inflammatory response that causes joint pain, skin rashes or more complex internal organ issues. The quicker you obtain a diagnosis, the more proactive doctors can be with treatments that can allow your child to live a long, healthy life.

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How to Do an Elimination Diet

Many people with food sensitivities aren’t aware their diet could be causing mild daily symptoms such as pain or discomfort. An elimination diet can help link specific foods to symptoms such as indigestion, skin problems, inflammation and fatigue and identify foods that correlate with signs of sensitivity, intolerance or allergy.

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Why Is Wearing a Mask So Important?

INTEGRIS Health supports three social interventions that have proven to slow the spread of the virus. These include social distancing, hand hygiene and community masking. If local government officials were to issue mask mandates, we would support the effort.

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Myths and Facts About Wearing a Mask

There has been much debate about wearing masks and misinformation has spread online. Let’s clear the air (so to speak) about the most common misconceptions regarding masks.

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What You Should Know About Common Lung Diseases Including COVID-19

With the novel coronavirus constantly in the news, you probably think about your lungs quite often these days. For many, breathing is second nature. But millions of people deal with lung diseases that affect the basic ability to inhale and exhale. We sought the help of INTEGRIS Pulmonologist Dr. Mark Rolfe to shed more light on common lung diseases, including COVID-19.

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An INTEGRIS Chaplain's Life During COVID-19

While INTEGRIS caregivers are bravely serving on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, INTEGRIS Pastoral Care provides spiritual support for patients, their families and hospital staff. During this difficult time, Chaplain Warfield and his team have been dedicated to providing spiritual guidance to the community.

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What’s the COVID-19 Risk of Common Summertime Activities in Oklahoma City?

Families are very ready to get out of the house and venture out for a little summer fun. While this summer is certainly different from a “normal” one in the city, the good news is there are many summer activities that remain quite safe with a little advance planning.

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