On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness news for all Oklahomans.

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Pancreatic Cancer: The Latest Advancements to Treat a Deadly Disease

To help highlight Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, we checked in with Dr. Silverstein, who is now retired, and Brian Geister, M.D. a board-certified oncologist and internal medicine doctor, to learn more about pancreatic cancer, why it’s so deadly and what the future holds.

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What You Should Know About Dense Breast Tissue

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here is what you need to know about dense breast tissue. While having dense breasts is normal, it does pose challenges in detecting breast cancer.

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Strep Throat in Children

Happy Children's Health Month! To mark the occasion, we talked with Dr. Craig Kupiec, a pediatrician at INTEGRIS, for his thoughts on why strep throat occurs so often in children. He also discusses pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, known as PANDAS, a mysterious disorder that some think might be associated with streptococcal infections.

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Different Types of Childhood Cancer

Cancer in children is more common than you may think, as it accounts for the second-leading cause of death behind accidents. While a cancer diagnosis, or even the thought of your child developing cancer one day, is overwhelming, modern medicine has greatly improved survival rates.

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How To Talk To Your Doctor About Pain

Oftentimes patients find it difficult to grasp the right words to describe pain, or they worry they’ll unintentionally exaggerate it or minimize it through the words they use. Inaccurate descriptions can lead to misdiagnoses, misaligned treatments to manage the pain or an ailment going undiagnosed altogether. To arm you with the vernacular you need to describe pain during your next doctor’s visit, we put together a guide to help you and your physician see eye to eye on your pain level so you can get to work alleviating or managing it.

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What Does a Pain Management Doctor Do?

Many patients don’t know what a pain specialist does. Contrary to myth, it's much more than prescribing pain medication. A pain specialist will work with your other physicians to provide you with a multidisciplinary plan, whether it's physical therapy, injection therapy, appropriate medication or surgery.

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How Dangerous is Childhood Obesity?

Childhood obesity is a disturbing epidemic in the U.S. The number of children who suffer from it has more than tripled since 1980. This means the future health of our children is dire as they suffer from diseases that were traditionally reserved for adults - diseases like type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. The good news is that childhood obesity is reversible.

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Firsthand Accounts of Living With Chronic Diarrhea or Constipation

Two Oklahomans share their stories of suffering with gastrointestinal problems. To help shed light on what they experienced, Dr. Arun Sachdev, who specializes in gastroenterology at INTEGRIS, discusses facts about chronic constipation and diarrhea and advice for when to seek help.

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How To Teach Your Child To Wear a Mask

There is a lot of information swirling around, and it’s difficult to sort through it all sometimes, but one thing is clear: wearing a mask helps stop the spread of the virus. It is well worth your effort to teach your children to embrace this important change in their lives.

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Is Telemedicine the Future of Health Care?

Long before the coronavirus forced changes in the delivery of health care, the use of telemedicine had already expanded out of need. The benefits of telemedicine are easy to see. Does this mean it will affect how you receive care going forward?

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