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 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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What is Your Circadian Rhythm and Why is it Important?

Maintaining a healthy circadian rhythm is crucial for healthy sleep. To mark National Sleep Awareness Week, here's why your internal clock is so important, plus tips to keep yours humming along seamlessly.

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When to See a Doctor About Daytime Sleepiness

Ever feel so sleepy at work you can't keep your eyes open? Here's when you need to see a doctor.

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Hidden Signs of an Eating Disorder

The last week of February is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. You might not know who could be silently struggling with disordered eating. Here are hidden signs.

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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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What is Cryotherapy? Is it Safe? Does it Work?

Cryotherapy spas have been growing across the U.S. in the last few years. At the spa, a person will sit or stand in a booth cooled to subzero temperatures for a few minutes. Supposedly, there are mental and physical health benefits. But is it safe?

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Reading Books is Good for Your Mental Health

When your mind gets absorbed in a good book, experts say it only takes six minutes for your body to begin to relax. In fact, when reading was tested against many traditional forms of relaxation, it reduced stress by 68 percent and was the highest ranked method among those tested.

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The Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

If you have a pet, you have a companion, a workout partner and someone who is always glad to see you — all in one furry package.

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The Benefits of Therapeutic Massage Go Beyond Relaxation

Rubbing areas that hurt is a natural human response. But beyond easing tension and sore muscles, did you know therapeutic massage lowers blood pressure, improves weight gain in preterm infants, can relieve migraine headache pain and even reduce scar tissue and stretch marks? Plus so much more!

Susan Hawkins

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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?

Juli Johnson

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