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 Are Triglycerides and Why Is It Important to Keep Your Levels Low?

Like high blood pressure or bad cholesterol, having high triglyceride levels increases your risk for heart disease. However, the same lifestyle choices that promote overall health can help lower your triglycerides, too. Here are some tips.

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How To Talk To Your Doctor About Pain

Oftentimes patients find it difficult to grasp the right words to describe pain, or they worry they’ll unintentionally exaggerate it or minimize it through the words they use. Inaccurate descriptions can lead to misdiagnoses, misaligned treatments to manage the pain or an ailment going undiagnosed altogether. To arm you with the vernacular you need to describe pain during your next doctor’s visit, we put together a guide to help you and your physician see eye to eye on your pain level so you can get to work alleviating or managing it.

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What Does a Pain Management Doctor Do?

Many patients don’t know what a pain specialist does. Contrary to myth, it's much more than prescribing pain medication. A pain specialist will work with your other physicians to provide you with a multidisciplinary plan, whether it's physical therapy, injection therapy, appropriate medication or surgery.

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Improving Your Health With Laughter

Humor and laughter have so much power to heal and renew the body. Humor can help you cope with problems, enhance your relationships and boost both physical and emotional health. Even better, this priceless medicine is fun, free and easy to use, so turn that frown upside down and add a few chuckles to your day.

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Do You Need a Digital Detox?

Technology has improved our lives in many ways. But like anything in life, too much can sometimes lead to harm. Have you ever thought about trying a digital detox to give your mind and body a rest? It can be just as beneficial as eating your daily vegetables.

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Products To Help You Sleep

There is no doubt Americans need to get more restorative sleep to keep their minds alert and their bodies healthy, so it’s no wonder the market has been flooded with products that might help you get more shut-eye. But which ones are effective?

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Is Telemedicine the Future of Health Care?

Long before the coronavirus forced changes in the delivery of health care, the use of telemedicine had already expanded out of need. The benefits of telemedicine are easy to see. Does this mean it will affect how you receive care going forward?

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What To Know About CBD

You’ve probably heard the health claims about CBD but it can be difficult to suss out what’s fact from fiction in order to make the right health choices for yourself. In this INTEGRIS On Your Health blog post, we dive into the science of CBD: what it is, how it works and how you can incorporate this product into your wellness routine — if you and your doctor agree that’s the best plan for you.

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Can Cryotherapy Help Athletes Recover Faster?

Nowadays, your local gym, spa or strip mall may boast fancy whole-body cryotherapy machines touted to help alleviate pain, minor ailments and general muscle recovery. But is it safe? Is it effective? What benefits, if any, can athletes receive from cryotherapy?

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Your Immune System During COVID

You've probably never pondered your immune system so much as now, during the coronavirus. Are there things you can do to keep your immune system strong?

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