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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Going Pumpkin Crazy!

In this On Your Health blog post, we’re covering pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, pumpkin nutrition and pumpkin recipes — in other words, it's all pumpkin, all the time here in OKC!

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Halloween Events in OKC

Are you ready to celebrate Halloween throughout the entire month of October? Thankfully, there are plenty of spooktacular events happening all month long. From haunted houses to pumpkin patches and all the candy you can imagine (in moderation, of course), there is scary fun to be had in the OKC area.

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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?

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Why You Need Vitamin D

Vitamins and nutrients are essential to help your body fight illness and stay in good health. Unlike most vitamins found in nutrient-rich foods, getting the proper amount of vitamin D is a little trickier.

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Protect Your Skin by Avoiding These Unexpected Sunburn Triggers

Did you know the hot Oklahoma sun can do serious damage to your skin in as little as 10 minutes? Take a look at these unexpected triggers that might cause you to burn in the sun before you know it.

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Sensory Sensitive Activities in Oklahoma City

For children with sensory sensitivity, every aspect of life can be a challenge. Noisy crowds, bursts of light and uncomfortable clothes are often overwhelming, and parents are left wondering what to do with their children outside of the house. Luckily, some businesses in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas are working to create sensitive environments and accommodations so all families and children can participate.

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The Science of Helmets

Helmets are essential to prevent traumatic brain injuries caused by impact. Activities such as riding a bike or scooter, skateboarding, playing a contact sport, rock climbing, riding a horse or driving a motorcycle can all result in head injuries. That’s why it’s so important to always wear a helmet when taking part in a potentially dangerous activity.

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Crohn's Disease and the Link to Colon Cancer

The number of people diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, especially young people, is on the rise, but the cause is still unknown. Some believe environmental factors and genetics are to blame, while others believe modern food consumption trends may be causing the increase. Since it's Colon Cancer Awareness Month, we’re taking a look at the disease to see how the chronic inflammation caused by Crohn's increases the risk of developing colon cancer.

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Oklahoma's Latest Health Rankings

It's early in 2018, which means it’s time for America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report. The report, recently released by the United Health Foundation, ranked Oklahoma number 43 in the U.S. in terms of health. We’re breaking down the data and highlighting some interesting facts about Oklahoma.

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What You Should Know About Pregnancy and Infection

For expectant mothers, keeping your baby safe is the top priority. That’s why it’s important to be aware of potential risks that could put your baby in harm’s way. Contracting an infection can be particularly dangerous for pregnant women because infections can be passed on to the baby during pregnancy, while giving birth or even while breastfeeding.

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