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 Are Mesonutrients and Why Are They Important?

You might already know about macronutrients and micronutrients, but did you know that hidden within foods such as turmeric, tomatoes and blackberries are active compounds called mesonutrients that might play a big role in making these foods so good for you? Many health publications and websites are proclaiming mesonutrients as the newest health trend of 2019. So, why are mesonutrients so important?

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Healthy and Fun Spring Break Activities in OKC and Tulsa

Spring break is here, but you don’t have to hit the beaches or even travel far to enjoy a healthy and fun week in March. Oklahoma offers numerous opportunities to get outside, get moving, take in healthy activities and have a ball all within the state boundaries.

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Probiotics and Children

While adults may have heard about the benefits of using probiotics, the question of whether probiotics are safe for use in children hasn’t been discussed as often.

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Hidden Signs of an Eating Disorder

The last week of February is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. You might not know who could be silently struggling with disordered eating. Here are hidden signs.

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Reading Books is Good for Your Mental Health

When your mind gets absorbed in a good book, experts say it only takes six minutes for your body to begin to relax. In fact, when reading was tested against many traditional forms of relaxation, it reduced stress by 68 percent and was the highest ranked method among those tested.

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The Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

If you have a pet, you have a companion, a workout partner and someone who is always glad to see you — all in one furry package.

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Teenage E-Cigarette Use On the Rise in Oklahoma

Are your kids smoking and you might not even know?

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Santa Visits Kids at INTEGRIS

The big man himself made a special trip to INTEGRIS Children’s at Baptist Medical Center to spread some holiday cheer to the kiddos being treated there.

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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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