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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Nasal Congestion: How To Clear Your Baby's Nose Naturally

A common rite of passage into parenthood is clearing out your baby’s nose for the first time. It can be scary and there are often tears involved. These natural home remedies can help make the experience a little less stressful and help you clear your baby’s nose like a pro.

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Swim Lessons: Start Early, Practice Often

The tragic news that country singer Granger Smith's 3-year-old son drowned at home has many parents worried about swimming safety for their infants and toddlers. The American Academy of Pediatrics lists drowning as the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. However, the AAP suggests that swim lessons can be beneficial for children and may decrease drowning rates. Local YMCA locations in the OKC metro have a swim lesson program aiming to get toddlers and infants into the pool at a very young age, starting at just six months.

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Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy and Active This Summer

Childhood is a period of important physical, personal, mental and emotional growth. If you keep their bodies and minds engaged during the summer your children have a better chance of excelling in school in the fall (not to mention retaining what they learned the year before).

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Take Your Kids to Oklahoma’s Gardens, Farmers Markets and U-Pick Farms for Food Fun

When a child is truly involved in the food – planting the seed, getting their hands in the dirt and harvesting – that’s when the connection to food really ignites.

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Toxic-Free, DIY Cleaning Supplies

Many common commercial cleaners are filled with toxic substances that can also produce environmental pollution caused by their manufacture and disposal. But with a few small changes, anyone can switch out harsh cleaning products for more natural options that make a home sparkle without damaging the environment or affecting a person's health.

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Your Guide To Oklahoma Float Trips This Summer

Floating the Illinois River in Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a weekend well spent in the outdoors and we bet many of you are planning a float trip this summer. Here's what you need to remember to stay safe.

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The Best Bicycle Groups and Trails in Oklahoma City

Remember the freedom you felt as a child when you hopped on your bike, pedaled down the street and let the wind hit your face? That childhood joy isn’t just for kids. Today, millions of adults and children still revel in the fun of bike riding both for pleasure and for health. Why not see what you've been missing and try out these OKC bike trails?

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How Common Are Snake Attacks in Oklahoma?

Residents across Oklahoma recently watched a terrifying video that showed a large snake biting an unsuspecting Lawton man directly in the face. But just how common are snakes in Oklahoma? How poisonous are they? Should you be worried that one might be lurking in your mailbox? It's important to know which snakes are most dangerous and what to do if a loved one gets bitten.

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Rowing Your Way to Fitness in Oklahoma City

Learn more about this fast and fun workout, whether you’ll be sitting pretty on an indoor rowing machine or enjoying the fresh air with an outdoor row at the state-of-the-art OKC Boathouse District.

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More, Please! Speaking Sign Language with Your Baby

Babies can communicate with signs even before they learn to talk, making it easier for caregivers to understand their needs, helping their vocal speech development and boosting their cognitive growth.

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