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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What to Know About Birth and Breastfeeding During COVID

It's Breastfeeding Awareness Month, which is a good time to talk about navigating the birth of your baby and your options for breastfeeding during the pandemic.

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How to Spot Juvenile Arthritis in Your Child

When it comes to arthritis, the picture of an elderly person might come to mind. But arthritis affects children, too. At any point before your child matures into an adult, his or her body may experience a chronic inflammatory response that causes joint pain, skin rashes or more complex internal organ issues. The quicker you obtain a diagnosis, the more proactive doctors can be with treatments that can allow your child to live a long, healthy life.

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What’s the COVID-19 Risk of Common Summertime Activities in Oklahoma City?

Families are very ready to get out of the house and venture out for a little summer fun. While this summer is certainly different from a “normal” one in the city, the good news is there are many summer activities that remain quite safe with a little advance planning.

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Is It Safe to Take Your Kids to the Pool This Summer?

With summer in full swing, many residents want to know if it’s safe to visit public and community pools. We are breaking down the CDC guidelines on how to enjoy the pool safely this summer.

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Keeping Kids Busy When They Have to Be Home

With kids stuck at home, many Oklahoma parents are wondering what their kids are going to do all day. If you’re running low on ideas to keep the kids busy, here are some ideas we’ve put together for activities that can help kids stay engaged.

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Talking to Children About COVID-19

As an adult, one of the most important things we can do is to help the young people in our lives cope with COVID-19. We are sharing some helpful tips, guidelines and resources. Remember – you don’t have to be perfect, just try your best.

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How to Wash Your Hands to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Washing your hands is one of the simplest ways to avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of disease to others. Here's how to do it right.

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The Top 19 Blog Posts of 2019

To recognize 2019 — and as a way to usher in 2020 — we've collected the 19 most popular On Your Health blog posts of 2019. From new food fads and trends to specific male and female issues, readers were interested in a variety of preventive methods to assist in overall health and wellness.

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10 Tips to Stay Safe During the Holidays

Staying healthy during the holidays takes a little pre-planning, but it can be done. See our 10 tips on how to keep your health (and sanity) whether you’re driving in a car, taking a train, flying in a plane or just spending time with family and friends.

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Healthy Holiday Events for a Cheerful Season

Check out our list of healthy holiday events in Oklahoma and gift yourself with some feel-good fun.

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What is Radon? How Is It Linked to Lung Cancer?

Radon exposure is the top cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. The EPA estimates radon causes more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year, the number two contributor behind smoking.

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Thoughts on How to Support Someone Experiencing Pregnancy or Infant Loss

To mark Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, here are experts' thoughts on how to support those experiencing this type of grief.

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When Is a Virtual Doctor's Visit a Good Choice?

With telemedicine innovations like INTEGRIS Virtual Visit, patients can access health care straight from their homes with only the internet and a screen!

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Kids and Germs: The Myths and The Truth

Don’t rely on old wives’ tales to keep your kids healthy this flu season! With an estimated four billion sick days taken in the U.S. each year, following medically sound practices to prevent the spread of germs goes a long way toward helping your child have fewer missed school days, fewer infections, fewer trips to the doctor and lower medical costs.

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Tips to Have a Safe Halloween

While accidents can happen, creating a safe environment and doing a little advance planning can significantly reduce the chances of your Halloween festivities having a mishap.

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Mental Health and Brain Development in Teens

Today’s teens are exposed to millions of images and messages – often negative, confusing or conflicting – from their peers, from television, the internet and especially on social media, where truth can be misleading. When you couple typical teen issues with more serious concerns like family problems, substance abuse or depression, it’s no surprise mental health issues are so common in adolescents today.

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INTEGRIS Joins the CDC in Recommending Oklahomans Cease Use of E-cigarettes and Vapes

The first four cases of serious lung injury related to e-cigarettes have been confirmed in Oklahoma. Nationwide, 26 people have died so far. While the investigation is ongoing, the CDC recommends that people refrain from using e-cigarette products.

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Fabulous Family Fun This Fall

Now that it’s finally October, the new season comes with many fun events, including Halloween! Read on to enrich your family’s fall plans with these local offerings in OKC and the surrounding areas.

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Anosmia Stinks: When You Lose Your Sense of Smell

Being able to smell a rose is something most people take for granted. Losing your sense of smell impacts not only your ability to detect odors, but also many other areas of your life. For instance, your sense of smell is directly related to your ability to taste. How many people suffer from a smell or taste disorder, and is there any treatment?

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