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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Common Items That Can Poison Your Kids or Pets

Poison is the leading cause of unintentional injury death, surpassing motor vehicle crashes. According to the American Association of Poison Control, more than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the nation’s poison centers and 90 percent of those happen at home. Here's how to keep you kids and pets safe.

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What is Your Circadian Rhythm and Why is it Important?

Maintaining a healthy circadian rhythm is crucial for healthy sleep. To mark National Sleep Awareness Week, here's why your internal clock is so important, plus tips to keep yours humming along seamlessly.

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Don't Fear Your Colon Cancer Screening (or the Prep, Either)

Reality check: prepping for your colonoscopy is easy. Dr. Arun Sachdev, a gastroenterologist at INTEGRIS, dispels some myths about the feared procedure and weighs in on the new mail-in test that you can do at home.

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Mediterranean Cooking: The Heart-Healthy Eating Plan

In honor of American Heart Month, we are excited to bring you details of the eating plan that has proven heart-health benefits, recommended by INTEGRIS cardiologist Dr. George Madden.

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Female Bleeding: When Should You See a Doctor?

Most of the time your period will come and go without causing much fuss. But what about those times when your cycle gets thrown out of whack and you have abnormal bleeding? Should you be concerned? When period changes happen – such as a heavier or lighter flow or timing abnormalities – it can be hard to decide if you need to call your doctor or if what you’re experiencing is in the range of normal.

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The Top 18 Blog Posts of 2018

To wrap up the year, we’ve compiled the 18 most popular On Your Health blog posts of 2018. From hot flashes and nut butter to firework injuries and colonoscopy stories, our readers wanted information on the latest health trends and we were more than happy to oblige!

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A Summary of Changes to Alcohol Laws in Oklahoma

In the fall of 2018, Oklahoma’s laws concerning alcohol officially changed for the first time in decades. Whether or not you supported the state question, now that stronger wine and beer are more readily available for purchase, we think it’s important to educate you on the changes that may affect how you consume them.

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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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