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Dangerous and Annoying Pests in Oklahoma

If you’ve ever spent time outside in the Oklahoma summertime, you know the bugs and critters love it here. In fact, Oklahoma is home to more than 540 common pests. While some have their good qualities, others don’t have your best interest at heart. Whether they have stingers or jaws, these are the bugs you should avoid if possible.

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6 Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Breakfast Foods

Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day, but one thing is certain — starting your day with a healthy breakfast can improve digestion and energy levels throughout the entire day. Healthy eating habits are easier to keep when your meals taste good. That’s why we’ve included six healthier versions of your favorite breakfast foods.

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The Benefits of Weightlifting for Women

While many fitness programs marketed to women emphasize the importance of cardio for weight loss, resistance/strength training (aka weightlifting) is actually more beneficial for overall health. Because some of its benefits aren't found in other forms of exercise, experts recommend women participate in both cardio and strength training regularly.

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Delicious Summer Recipes Using Your Instant Pot

How do you keep cool while you’re preparing meals during the heat of an Oklahoma summer? Don’t turn on the oven or the grill and heat up your house and yard — reach for your instant pot instead!

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Know Your Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

Whether you’re walking a trail in the woods, trimming brush in your backyard, or pitching a tent in one of Oklahoma’s campgrounds, you may come across poison ivy this summer – and before you know it, you might be sporting a red, itchy rash. The best way to avoid poison ivy is to recognize it when you see it. Here’s how to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac so you can avoid all of them!

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The Health Benefits of Matcha

From yoga and meditation to acupuncture and cupping, ancient Asian medicinal practices have grown popular around the world. Have you tried Matcha yet?

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What 30 Million Men Need to Know About a Highly Treatable Medical Condition

As we wrap up Men's Health Month, INTEGRIS urologist Dr. Michael Holzer sheds some light on a very sensitive topic - erectile dysfunction.

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Areas of the Body Most Injured by Fireworks

Fireworks are likely a part of your Fourth of July celebration, but that doesn’t mean they are safe! The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates an average of 250 people make a trip to the emergency room each day of the month with a firework-related injury around the holiday. What areas of the body get the most damage?

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Why You Need Vitamin D

Vitamins and nutrients are essential to help your body fight illness and stay in good health. Unlike most vitamins found in nutrient-rich foods, getting the proper amount of vitamin D is a little trickier.

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How to Recognize Serious Depression After a Stroke

If post-stroke depression becomes serious enough, it can greatly decrease a patient’s quality of life. Depression will affect a survivor’s daily functioning, interfere with recovery and can even decrease a patient's lifespan. Here are signs you need to recognize. And for more information on living life after a stroke, read on for the contact information of Mary Pinzon, who is a stroke education nurse at INTEGRIS.

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