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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A Conversation About Kidney Stones and Gallstones

Just what is a kidney stone, anyway? Are kidney stones and gallstones linked? How do you prevent them? INTEGRIS physician Dr. Ashley Cochran has some answers to all your burning (sorry) questions.

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Easy Tips to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

Just breathe. Psychiatrist Dr. Murali Krishna explains the power of living in the present moment, and gives three easy tips to help you practice mindfulness today.

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An INTEGRIS Surgeon Discusses Safe, Nonsurgical Anti-Aging Treatments

Open a magazine, read a blog or log in to your social media. If you’re a woman, you’ve probably noticed you’re being targeted. Smooth this, firm that, tone this and take these supplements for younger looking skin. Dr. Scott Shadfar, a dual board certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, explains which options are safe and effective.

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How to Give Yourself a Breast Exam in Five Easy Steps

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here is a quick and easy way to perform a monthly self-exam.

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A Day in the Life of a Hand Surgeon

Our hands are not only critical for everyday life, they are a true extension of the human brain. Hands allow us to express emotion, provide comfort and act independently. So, what exactly does an INTEGRIS hand surgeon do?

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Inherited Breast Cancer Risk, Genetic Testing and Information on a Preventive Mastectomy

Research conducted in just the last few years is shedding new light on the role family history and genetics play in a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. Genetic testing and preventive mastectomies are changing the game for young women who are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

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Hot Flash News Flash

Ugh, hot flashes. You'll know it when you feel it. What’s actually happening is not fully understood, but some likely causes are changes in reproductive hormones or to the hypothalamus. Fun fact: not every woman gets them, but some women endure them for years. Dr. L. Wayne Houk sheds some light on remedies that do or don't work to relieve symptoms.

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Understanding "Matrescence," A Woman's Transition Into Motherhood

Matrescence can feel like a big swirl of emotion, but much of it is physically rooted in hormone changes, just like adolescence. INTEGRIS OB-GYN Dr. Katherine Shepherd talks about the physical and mental journey women go through on the way to becoming a mother.

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A Radiation Oncologist Answers Treatment Questions About Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. To help bring prostate cancer to the forefront as a serious health issue for Oklahomans, common treatment questions are answered by an INTEGRIS radiation oncologist.

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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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