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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Fitness Opportunities for Oklahoma City Seniors

Staying active and alert helps reduce the risk of many health concerns brought on by aging, while also helping you maintain a better quality of life. Here are some local classes that help keep seniors fit!

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Understanding "Matrescence," A Woman's Transition Into Motherhood

Matrescence can feel like a big swirl of emotion, but much of it is physically rooted in hormone changes, just like adolescence. INTEGRIS OB-GYN Dr. Katherine Shepherd talks about the physical and mental journey women go through on the way to becoming a mother.

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Aging with Agility Through Functional Fitness

Did you know 60 is the new 40? We’ve all got to take care of ourselves so we can live healthier as well as longer. Adding something called “functional fitness” into your exercise mix yields unique healthy aging benefits.

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Music Rehabilitation Therapy

Music has been perceived as healing and therapeutic for centuries. However, it wasn’t until recently that music therapy gained traction as a reputable and effective form of rehabilitation therapy.

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Preventing Bone Loss and Rebuilding Bone with Exercise

Imagine having bones so fragile even a sneeze can lead to a painful fracture or break. For people living with severe osteoporosis, avoiding a situation like this is an everyday challenge. Fortunately, for many who are at risk for developing osteoporosis, preventive exercises can help keep bones in good shape.

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5 Tips to Be an Effective Caregiver

Being the caregiver for a loved one with illness is hard work. It’s stressful, tiring and can be very challenging. It’s a 24/7 job that demands physical, emotional and spiritual energy. Even the best caregiver can be blindsided, experience discouragement and feel hopeless. So the question is, how do you survive it? A chaplain with INTEGRIS Hospice House provides essential information for caregivers.

Chaplain John Chasteen

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Can Brain Puzzles Boost Your Memory?

Can stimulating puzzles and games change how the brain ages? To mark Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, INTEGRIS neurologist Dr. Tinsley has the answers.

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Meet Molly, INTEGRIS Therapy Dog

Volunteering is often called the “helper’s high” because it positively impacts lifespan and mood. While volunteering, connections are built that spark feelings of energy and happiness. People feel those and many other positive vibes when they encounter a very special INTEGRIS volunteer, Molly the Therapy Dog.

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A Guide to Different Types of Rehabilitation Therapy

If you’ve been seriously injured, undergone surgery or experienced a stroke, your doctor may recommend rehabilitation to help you recover. Learn the differences between occupational, physical and speech therapy.

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

For years, women have turned to hormone replacement therapy to help balance the effects of menopause. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has become trendy in recent times, marketed as a more natural solution to hormone therapy. We’re here to help explain exactly what BHRT is and how it compares to standard hormone replacement therapy.

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