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.

Connections: Episode 1

The first episode in our new monthly series, Connections, features the story of Midwest City Firefighter Rex McGee and the simple test that saved his life. SEE MORE

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What Are Mesonutrients and Why Are They Important?

You might already know about macronutrients and micronutrients, but did you know that hidden within foods such as turmeric, tomatoes and blackberries are active compounds called mesonutrients that might play a big role in making these foods so good for you? Many health publications and websites are proclaiming mesonutrients as the newest health trend of 2019. So, why are mesonutrients so important?

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The Health Benefits of Superfoods

Eating nutrient-dense foods can not only make you feel great, but may even reduce your risk of certain chronic health conditions while providing multiple health benefits. It's like they say: "Food IS medicine."

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The Basics of Breathing Machines: The CPAP

CPAP breathing machine tips for those with sleep apnea, including how to get started and who pays for the device.

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Exercise and Heart Health

The heart is an amazing muscle, but it needs good heart-pumping exercise to keep it healthy and working at its optimal rate. Aerobic exercise is a top choice to give your heart a great workout, but researchers say that other types of exercise can benefit your heart, too. Here’s how to balance your fitness to get the best challenge for your heart and all the benefits from exercise.

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Mediterranean Cooking: The Heart-Healthy Eating Plan

In honor of American Heart Month, we are excited to bring you details of the eating plan that has proven heart-health benefits, recommended by INTEGRIS cardiologist Dr. George Madden.

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Feb. 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day, So Be Nice!

In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb. 17, you can join thousands of people across the country who are choosing to make the world a better place – and getting healthier while doing it!

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Organ Donation in Oklahoma

Since Feb. 14 is National Donor Day, we are highlighting how easy it is to become a donor in Oklahoma. The process is simple, free and only takes a few minutes.

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A Heartwarming Heart Story for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is when many of us celebrate love. But for one family, this time of year brings thoughts of not just love, but gratitude and joy coupled with sadness for another’s loss. For the Amaral family, a Valentine’s Day heart will forever be much more than a symbol, because Paul Amaral received a donor heart for his emergency heart transplant.

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10 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

Many cultures throughout Asia have harnessed the healing powers of green tea for thousands of years, but the Western world has gone crazy for green tea only in the last few decades. Lately it seems you can't pick up a newspaper or visit a health website that doesn't proclaim the supposed health benefits of green tea, from weight loss to preventing colds to fighting cancer. But should you believe the hype?

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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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