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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Mind-Blowing Facts About the Human Body You Never Knew

While most of us understand the basic bodily functions that keep us going, you might not be aware of some of the more incredible functions your body carries out. We’ve gathered up seven facts about the human body and some of its crazier processes that might just blow your mind.

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The Importance of Donating Blood During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Donating blood is a critical piece of the American health care system. Since January is Blood Donor Month, we partnered with Oklahoma Blood Institute and spoke with Chief Medical Officer Tuan Le, M.D., to find out why donating blood and convalescent plasma is so important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Home Remedies Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a low-cost ingredient that's said to restore your body's pH balance. Is it worth the hype? We'll walk you through what apple cider vinegar is, how it works within the body and a few popular home remedies you might have seen making the rounds online.

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Free Weight Exercises for Your Entire Body

Between membership fees, childcare, crowded workout areas and drive time, gyms are not for everyone. The good news is, you don’t need a gym membership or fancy equipment to stay healthy and fit. In fact, you can get an incredible full-body workout with a set of dumbbells, or even just your body weight.

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Weighted Blankets: Worth a Try?

Weighted blankets have become popular in the mainstream in the last few years and are just what they sound like: heavy blankets, generally 15 pounds or more. The weight comes from pellets, chains, or balls that are either woven into the blanket's fabric or inserted in little pockets throughout. Advertising claims all sorts of benefits: better sleep, less anxiety, sweatless nights, excellent naps.

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Managing Dry Skin During the Winter

Dry skin is common, especially in Oklahoma when the drop in temperatures and the whipping winds zap moisture from your skin. We'll help you better understand why your skin becomes so dry, provide you with tips to treat your skin and give you guidance on how to deal with more severe conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.

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Healthy Recipes and Snacks Using Christmas Leftovers

Holiday meals generally include large portions and many leftovers, you may feel the urge to spend the next week chowing down on the remnants. Instead, we wanted to find a way to repurpose those Christmas leftovers into healthier options with five recipes you can share with your friends, families and loved ones.

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Which Vaccinations Should My Child Receive?

There are many types of vaccines, and keeping up with them can be a tedious process for some. That’s why we created a comprehensive guide, including expert advice from Vibitha Mani, M.D., a pediatrician at INTEGRIS Family Care Council Crossing, to walk you through when and which vaccinations your child should receive.

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Is Sparkling Water Bad for You?

As the popularity spikes, the question has come up if sparkling water can be bad for you. We decided to delve into that topic and provide you with the truth about sparkling water. Along the way, we busted some myths and rounded up some tips so you can continue to enjoy the bubbles.

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Head Lice Heads Up: How to Spot and Get Rid of Unwanted Visitors

It’s estimated that between six and 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 11 get head lice each year in the United States. We share how to spot lice, what it feels like and CDC recommendations to get rid of lice.

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