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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Your Post-Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Ah, the joys of Thanksgiving. After a week of preparation, it’s 12 minutes of frenzied eating in the wonderful company of family and friends, followed by a no-shame afternoon nap, followed by turkey sandwich leftovers. What's not to love? But there are a few downsides: calories, turkey burnout and even food safety concerns. We've got your post-Thanksgiving survival covered with leftover turkey recipes, food safety tips and even fun activities that will help you burn off those mashed potatoes.

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A Conversation About Kidney Stones and Gallstones

Just what is a kidney stone, anyway? Are kidney stones and gallstones linked? How do you prevent them? INTEGRIS physician Dr. Ashley Cochran has some answers to all your burning (sorry) questions.

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World Kindness Day

Focusing more on kindness is a good thing, especially in today’s climate. You never know what kind of day others are having, so being kind in the simplest of ways can go far. In honor of World Kindness Day, here are 10 ways to pay it forward and spread some happy energy today. Even better? Download a free, printable 2019 calendar and challenge your friends to do random acts of kindness all year round.

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The Best Apps for Your Health

Technology can tempt us to be sedentary. It's so easy to sit on a couch and binge Netflix or spend hours glued to our phones, but don’t lock your devices away just yet. Smartphones and watches are quickly becoming handheld personal trainers. Fitness-focused apps are readily available for both iPhones, Androids and other smart devices.

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An INTEGRIS Surgeon Discusses Safe, Nonsurgical Anti-Aging Treatments

Open a magazine, read a blog or log in to your social media. If you’re a woman, you’ve probably noticed you’re being targeted. Smooth this, firm that, tone this and take these supplements for younger looking skin. Dr. Scott Shadfar, a dual board certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, explains which options are safe and effective.

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Intermittent Fasting: Is the latest hot dieting trend good for you?

While it might seem that everyone is talking about intermittent fasting, you may be wondering if it’s the right choice for you. Let’s chew on some information about the time-restricted eating trend with the help of INTEGRIS registered dietitian Brent Wilson.

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A Day in the Life of a Hand Surgeon

Our hands are not only critical for everyday life, they are a true extension of the human brain. Hands allow us to express emotion, provide comfort and act independently. So, what exactly does an INTEGRIS hand surgeon do?

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Can Nutrition Influence Breast Cancer Risk?

Juli Johnson, an APRN at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, often gets asked if there are foods that lower the risk of breast cancer. Here is her answer.

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The Surprising Health Risks of Oklahoma Lakes

Open bodies of water can easily become contaminated with germs and bacteria originating from animal waste, sewage spills, water runoff, chemicals and more. In addition, things like mercury, algae and electric currents flowing underwater can pose dangerous health risks. How can you stay safe and healthy during your Oklahoma lake visit? We dive in (pun intended) to examine the biggest risks lurking in the water and tell you how you can avoid them.

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What is an ENT?

If you experience chronic ear infections, nasal congestion or chronic hoarseness, you may be a candidate to see a specialist. An otolaryngologist is an ear, nose and throat doctor, otherwise known as an “ENT” for short. Many people aren’t exactly sure why they might need to go see an ENT, so we’re here to give you an earful (pardon the pun).

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