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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How to Stay Safe If You’re Traveling During COVID-19

Is it safe to travel now? The CDC says travel increases your chances of catching and spreading COVID-19. But if you are planning to travel, here's how to protect yourself and others.

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The ABCs of Hepatitis

To help recognize World Hepatitis Day on July 28, this guide will give you a comprehensive look at the five types of hepatitis, which hepatitis treatment options are available and how you can keep yourself and your family safe from these diseases.

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Why Is Wearing a Mask So Important?

INTEGRIS Health supports three social interventions that have proven to slow the spread of the virus. These include social distancing, hand hygiene and community masking. If local government officials were to issue mask mandates, we would support the effort.

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Myths and Facts About Wearing a Mask

There has been much debate about wearing masks and misinformation has spread online. Let’s clear the air (so to speak) about the most common misconceptions regarding masks.

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What You Should Know About Common Lung Diseases Including COVID-19

With the novel coronavirus constantly in the news, you probably think about your lungs quite often these days. For many, breathing is second nature. But millions of people deal with lung diseases that affect the basic ability to inhale and exhale. We sought the help of INTEGRIS Pulmonologist Dr. Mark Rolfe to shed more light on common lung diseases, including COVID-19.

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An INTEGRIS Chaplain's Life During COVID-19

While INTEGRIS caregivers are bravely serving on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, INTEGRIS Pastoral Care provides spiritual support for patients, their families and hospital staff. During this difficult time, Chaplain Warfield and his team have been dedicated to providing spiritual guidance to the community.

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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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How the Coronavirus May Impact or Cause PTSD

The coronavirus pandemic has created tough situations worldwide, but for many people, the health emergency has created additional sources of trauma. That trauma could lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but could also lead to more severe symptoms for those who already suffer from PTSD.

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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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Is it Safe to Seek Medical Care During COVID-19?

Experts are worried because illness and deaths from health problems that were untreated during the pandemic are rising. Doctors note that waiting too long to get help for life-threatening conditions can be more dangerous than infection with the new coronavirus. For this reason, INTEGRIS Health, and health care systems nationwide, want to share an important message: it’s safe to get your medical conditions addressed right now and it’s okay to visit your doctor or hospital even as the country continues to battle the pandemic.

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