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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A Guide to Healthy Cholesterol

According to the Oklahoma City County Health Department, one in six adult Oklahomans has high cholesterol, one of the leading causes of heart disease in the U.S. Heart attack, stroke, heart failure, cardiovascular disease and other conditions can be caused by high cholesterol. We’ve broken down the basics to help you improve your healthy cholesterol levels.

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Preparing for Emergencies: Extreme Winter Weather

As an Oklahoman, it is wise to be prepared for seasonal storms and emergency situations that can happen at a moment’s notice. This is part one of a new INTEGRIS blog series on how to prepare for emergency situations.

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25 Things Every Woman Over 50 Should Know

By the time you reach the half-century mark, you have seen and done a lot, but there are also plenty of things you might not know. Here are 25 excellent pieces of information, curated just for you.

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Everything You Want to Know About Losing 100 Pounds... But Were Afraid to Ask

Are you struggling with motivation for your New Year's resolution? If so, here is an update on Sarah Johnston's weight loss journey to inspire you. Sarah is an INTEGRIS employee who has lost more than 100 pounds!

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Teenage E-Cigarette Use On the Rise in Oklahoma

Are your kids smoking and you might not even know?

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Santa Visits Kids at INTEGRIS

The big man himself made a special trip to INTEGRIS Children’s at Baptist Medical Center to spread some holiday cheer to the kiddos being treated there.

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The Top 18 Blog Posts of 2018

To wrap up the year, we’ve compiled the 18 most popular On Your Health blog posts of 2018. From hot flashes and nut butter to firework injuries and colonoscopy stories, our readers wanted information on the latest health trends and we were more than happy to oblige!

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A Summary of Changes to Alcohol Laws in Oklahoma

In the fall of 2018, Oklahoma’s laws concerning alcohol officially changed for the first time in decades. Whether or not you supported the state question, now that stronger wine and beer are more readily available for purchase, we think it’s important to educate you on the changes that may affect how you consume them.

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Oklahoma City Charities Need Your Help This Holiday

For those in need, the holidays can be a tremendously difficult time. As we finish up the year, we challenge you to pick a local nonprofit organization or charity and give it your support. Whether you donate time, money or goods, your contributions can make a huge impact. We’ve compiled a list of just a few of the charities doing good in the community this holiday season. Why not pick your favorite and spread a little holiday cheer?

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Exercises to Burn off a Holiday Treat

All those calories from holiday treats can add up. The average person gains approximately one pound over the holidays and most never lose it. If, after the holidays, you don’t add extra workouts or maintain a stricter diet, those pounds will continue to tack on each year. Instead, try these quick exercises to burn off the treat!

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