INTEGRIS On Your Health Blog

The INTEGRIS On Your Health blog is packed with professional advice on wellness, nutrition, fitness and family health. It's trustworthy, Oklahoma-centric news from INTEGRIS doctors and experts to help you live your healthiest life.

Subscribe to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog

Subscribe for weekly emails full of useful and interesting Oklahoma-centric health and wellness info, from the doctors and health experts at INTEGRIS.

Image

It's Never Too Early To Teach Your Child To Respect Animals

Every living creature deserves kindness, and it’s important that your children know the safe way to interact with our furry, scaly and feathered friends.

STAFF

Image

Diabetes in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has the seventh highest rate of type 2 diabetes and the fourth highest death rate from diabetes in the country. But it doesn't have to be this way! With lifestyle changes, type 2 diabetes can be controlled and even reversed. Brent Wilson, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at INTEGRIS, explains how to start the program.

STAFF

Image

What to Expect After a Stroke: On the Path To Recovery

There is life after stroke. With time and repetition, new routines will become familiar. Rehabilitation can build your strength and confidence and can help you continue your daily activities despite the effects of stroke.

STAFF

Image

Trust Your Gut: When Your Child Needs To See a GI Specialist

Diagnoses of gastrointestinal disorders are on the rise for children, and can include infantile colic, recurrent abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux, vomiting, nutritional intolerances, celiac disease, malabsorption syndromes, acute diarrhea, persistent diarrhea, chronic constipation and more. Luckily, the treatment and management of these pediatric conditions are getting more sophisticated. When it comes to deciding whether it’s time for a child to see a GI specialist, Dr. Shambayati says to "trust your gut."

STAFF

Image

Fireworks and Veterans with PTSD

The Fourth of July is a time of celebration and a way of honoring America’s independence. The holiday is synonymous with backyard barbecues, red-white-and-blue celebrations, sparklers and fireworks, but those booming firecrackers can trigger added stress, especially to military veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

STAFF

Image

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

It is estimated that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. While the statistic is sobering, there’s even more dire news: that number is expected to double by the year 2050. Dr. Lane Tinsley, a neurologist at the INTEGRIS Neuroscience Institute in Oklahoma City, shares important facts you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease.

STAFF

Image

Types of Headaches and How to Treat Them

Suffering from headaches? Learn more about different types of headaches, how to treat them and when to seek medical attention.

STAFF

Image

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.

STAFF

Image

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!

STAFF

Image

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?

STAFF

View more