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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The Benefits of Unplugging From Your Smartphone

When was the last time you went an entire day without using your phone to scroll through social media, snap a photo, check your email or play a game? The convenience of a smartphone makes it hard to put down. Researchers have noticed the uptick in smartphone use and some are asking, “Do smartphones cause more problems than they solve?”

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Is Blue Light Harmful?

After staring at a computer for hours, who hasn’t felt like their eyes were tired and dry? But can the blue light given off by screens, smartphones and other digital sources actually cause damage to your body?

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It's Never Too Early To Teach Your Child To Respect Animals

Every living creature deserves kindness, and it’s important that your children know the safe way to interact with our furry, scaly and feathered friends.

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Trust Your Gut: When Your Child Needs To See a GI Specialist

Diagnoses of gastrointestinal disorders are on the rise for children, and can include infantile colic, recurrent abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux, vomiting, nutritional intolerances, celiac disease, malabsorption syndromes, acute diarrhea, persistent diarrhea, chronic constipation and more. Luckily, the treatment and management of these pediatric conditions are getting more sophisticated. When it comes to deciding whether it’s time for a child to see a GI specialist, Dr. Shambayati says to "trust your gut."

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June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

It is estimated that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. While the statistic is sobering, there’s even more dire news: that number is expected to double by the year 2050. Dr. Lane Tinsley, a neurologist at the INTEGRIS Neuroscience Institute in Oklahoma City, shares important facts you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease.

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Types of Headaches and How to Treat Them

Suffering from headaches? Learn more about different types of headaches, how to treat them and when to seek medical attention.

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All About Migraines

To mark National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, Dr. Charles Morgan, a neurologist at INTEGRIS, explains the science behind migraines and how to help manage and treat symptoms.

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Know Your Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

Whether you’re walking a trail in the woods, trimming brush in your backyard, or pitching a tent in one of Oklahoma’s campgrounds, you may come across poison ivy this summer – and before you know it, you might be sporting a red, itchy rash. The best way to avoid poison ivy is to recognize it when you see it. Here’s how to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac so you can avoid all of them!

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Areas of the Body Most Injured by Fireworks

Fireworks are likely a part of your Fourth of July celebration, but that doesn’t mean they are safe! The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates an average of 250 people make a trip to the emergency room each day of the month with a firework-related injury around the holiday. What areas of the body get the most damage?

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Why Don't Men See Doctors?

Even in today’s world of easy information about health and fitness, men still fall well behind women in taking care of their health by scheduling annual physicals and exams or going to a doctor unless a condition becomes unbearable. On average, men die half a decade earlier than women. Now, with the growing recognition that treating preventable causes of death and disability could close the medical gender gap, it’s more important than ever to push men to get the care they need.

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