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All About Migraines

To mark National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, Dr. Charles Morgan, a neurologist at INTEGRIS, explains the science behind migraines and how to help manage and treat symptoms.

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Monthly Self Checks All Men Should Do

While scheduling a yearly check-up with a doctor is vital, men can also take charge of their health by doing quick self-exams at home, so they can learn what’s “normal” for their bodies and what isn’t.

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Why Don't Men See Doctors?

Even in today’s world of easy information about health and fitness, men still fall well behind women in taking care of their health by scheduling annual physicals and exams or going to a doctor unless a condition becomes unbearable. On average, men die half a decade earlier than women. Now, with the growing recognition that treating preventable causes of death and disability could close the medical gender gap, it’s more important than ever to push men to get the care they need.

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Nasal Congestion: How To Clear Your Baby's Nose Naturally

A common rite of passage into parenthood is clearing out your baby’s nose for the first time. It can be scary and there are often tears involved. These natural home remedies can help make the experience a little less stressful and help you clear your baby’s nose like a pro.

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Swim Lessons: Start Early, Practice Often

The tragic news that country singer Granger Smith's 3-year-old son drowned at home has many parents worried about swimming safety for their infants and toddlers. The American Academy of Pediatrics lists drowning as the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. However, the AAP suggests that swim lessons can be beneficial for children and may decrease drowning rates. Local YMCA locations in the OKC metro have a swim lesson program aiming to get toddlers and infants into the pool at a very young age, starting at just six months.

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Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy and Active This Summer

Childhood is a period of important physical, personal, mental and emotional growth. If you keep their bodies and minds engaged during the summer your children have a better chance of excelling in school in the fall (not to mention retaining what they learned the year before).

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Take Your Kids to Oklahoma’s Gardens, Farmers Markets and U-Pick Farms for Food Fun

When a child is truly involved in the food – planting the seed, getting their hands in the dirt and harvesting – that’s when the connection to food really ignites.

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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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Guided Imagery to Combat Anxiety and Promote Healing

Studies have shown guided imagery can help the mind and body relax. It has also been shown to help manage anxiety, stress and depression, to reduce pain, lower blood pressure, lessen nausea and give patients a better sense of control and well-being. If you are healing from cancer or feel anxiety or stress, this complementary therapy might be good for you.

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What You May Not Know about OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is one of the most misunderstood disorders in the U.S. Even though it affects one out of every 100 adults, most of what is commonly known about OCD is based on stereotypes and misconceptions. In reality, OCD is much more than a desire for things to be neat, clean and organized.

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