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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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Signs You Might Have a Food Allergy

Allergic reactions can range from minor to life-threatening and can cause a wide range of symptoms depending on how severely the immune system reacts to foods. Minor allergic reactions can usually be managed with common medications, while severe allergic reactions typically mandate emergency medical intervention.

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Protect Your Skin by Avoiding These Unexpected Sunburn Triggers

Did you know the hot Oklahoma sun can do serious damage to your skin in as little as 10 minutes? Take a look at these unexpected triggers that might cause you to burn in the sun before you know it.

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Tips for Navigating Social Events While in Recovery From Alcoholism

Recovering from alcoholism is a life-long journey — one with a variety of challenges along the way. One particularly difficult aspect of life after alcoholism is navigating social situations while abstaining from drinking. Here are some tips for socializing without compromising your sobriety.

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What is Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof coffee is a dietary trend sweeping the country. People who follow a low-carb, high-fat diet, such as the paleo diet and the ketogenic diet, swear by its ability to keep them energized, fueled and focused all morning long while burning fat at an elevated rate. But is bulletproof coffee actually good for your health, and does it live up to the hype?

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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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The Relationship Between Allergies and Asthma

Oklahoma is one of the top states for allergies. If you have allergic asthma, here are a few tips to help you cope when pollen and mold counts are high.

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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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Don't Miss These Oklahoma City Outdoor Summer Activities

Whether you’re looking for something to do with your friends from out of town or want to try something new for a family adventure, summertime is an exciting time to get outside. We’ve gathered a list of events happening throughout Oklahoma City to get you out the door and enjoying the season. While you’re having fun, don’t forget to slather on the sunscreen!

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Cervical Cancer Screenings and Guidelines

Dr. Root explains when a woman should start getting screened for cervical cancer and how often she needs to get screened in this short, informative video.

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Robotic Hysterectomy

Dr. Root discusses the benefits of robotic hysterectomy compared to a traditional hysterectomy in this short, informative video.

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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Dr. Root discusses chronic pelvic pain, including endometriosis, in this short, informative video.

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Female Urinary Incontinence

Did you know 25 percent of women of reproductive age, and 40 percent of postmenopausal woman, suffer from urinary incontinence? Dr. Root explains treatment options in this short, informative video.

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New Research on Inherited Breast Cancer Risk and Preventive Double Mastectomies

Research conducted in just the last few years is shedding new light on the role family history plays in a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. New research on genetic mutations is changing the game for young women who are at a very high risk of developing breast cancer.

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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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Produce Gardening Tips for Oklahomans

Spring has most definitely sprung in Oklahoma, which means it's prime gardening time! Some might assume our hot climate and severe weather make gardening too difficult, but these gardening experts tell you what plants work best in Oklahoma and how to make them thrive.

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How to Wash Your Hands

Did you know washing your hands is basically a "do-it-yourself" vaccine? Global Hand Hygiene Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization, happens this Saturday, May 5. It's a timely reminder of the role that careful hand washing plays in keeping you well. But are you doing it correctly?

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A Guide to Eating Out When You Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Going out to eat is an essential part of many people’s social lives. However, when you have food restrictions caused by IBS, meeting friends for dinner can quickly become stressful. Don’t fear. You don’t have to miss quality time with your friends and family. You can navigate dining out with a little planning!

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Sensory Sensitive Activities in Oklahoma City

For children with sensory sensitivity, every aspect of life can be a challenge. Noisy crowds, bursts of light and uncomfortable clothes are often overwhelming, and parents are left wondering what to do with their children outside of the house. Luckily, some businesses in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas are working to create sensitive environments and accommodations so all families and children can participate.

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Myths About Men and Fertility

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine defines infertility as the inability to achieve pregnancy following 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. It’s been estimated that up to 15 percent of all couples attempting to have children face some form of infertility. To mark National Infertility Awareness Month, we're discussing male infertility to debunk some common myths.

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