On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness information for all Oklahomans, published three times a week.

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How Common Are Snake Attacks in Oklahoma?

Residents across Oklahoma recently watched a terrifying video that showed a large snake biting an unsuspecting Lawton man directly in the face. But just how common are snakes in Oklahoma? How poisonous are they? Should you be worried that one might be lurking in your mailbox? It's important to know which snakes are most dangerous and what to do if a loved one gets bitten.

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Cervix

You might be surprised to learn how few women are familiar with their own reproductive system. In a recent study, only 44 percent of women were able to correctly identify the cervix. Let’s start at the beginning and have an open discussion about what the cervix is, where to find it, and how to keep yours healthy.

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What Men Should Know About Erectile Dysfunction

More than ten years ago, when a little blue pill was given the green light by the FDA, it was the moment that revived millions of marriages and launched even more punchlines. INTEGRIS urologist Dr. Michael Holzer discusses erectile dysfunction.

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Dr. Ibrahim Nominated To Most Influential Clinical Leaders List

Oklahomans can play a role in supporting Dr. Ibrahim by casting a vote for him in Modern Healthcare's 50 Most Influential Clinical Leaders recognition program. Please join in and show your support of Dr. Ibrahim and INTEGRIS. The voting ends May 10!

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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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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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