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An Interview with Dr. Murali Krishna about Arcadia Trails Center for Addiction Recovery

Dr. Murali Krishna explains the need for a new paradigm in the treatment of addiction and mental illness in Oklahoma, and describes the phases of recovery at Arcadia Trails.

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Dealing with a Loved One’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A breast cancer diagnosis is never easy, but many people underestimate how challenging it is to deal with a loved one’s diagnosis.

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The Science of Recovery

In Oklahoma, the number one cause of death for people aged 25 to 64 is addiction. We’re digging into the science of recovery and the process recovering addicts go through to better understand common feelings, stressors and actions in the long path to recovery.

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Fall Allergies in Oklahoma: What You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors and football is in full swing. It’s time for cozy sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything and nasal spray. That’s right: fall allergies are upon us. Learn more about ways you can counteract symptoms.

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When Pregnancy and Depression Collide

Between 14 and 23 percent of pregnant women experience clinical depression during pregnancy. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of antepartum depression and what treatment options are available to you throughout your pregnancy.

Courtney Seacat, M.D.

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How to Help Someone Recovering from Alcohol and Drug Addiction

When you love someone who is recovering from addiction, it can be challenging to be a support system while remembering to take care of yourself. It’s important to understand your limitations throughout the recovery process and be aware of the most beneficial ways you can help your loved one.

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Oklahoma City Breast Cancer Survivor Sarah McLean Shares Her Story

Sarah's determination to help others through the healing process led her to start a local non-profit called Project31 that offers a variety of monthly support groups and services to embrace, equip, and empower those affected by breast cancer.

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11 Books to Read During Your Breast Cancer Treatment

Reading is a great way to keep your mind active while your body rests during breast cancer treatment. Here are 11 motivating, heart-wrenching and hilarious books written by or for women with breast cancer.

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Sue Stull, Sepsis Survivor: Her Inspirational Journey

In honor of Sepsis Awareness Month, today we share the story of a survivor whose life was forever changed by sepsis. Her long and arduous road to recovery will inspire you.

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Preparedness Month: Helping Oklahoma Seniors Stay Prepared for Emergencies

Preparing for a natural disaster can be challenging for older adults. Emergency plans can be difficult to implement for seniors who may have mobility, hearing or vision obstacles. Fear causes anxiety. Preparing and talking about emergencies can help reduce stress.

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What You Need to Know About Gluten

Meagan Ballard, a dietitian at INTEGRIS, sheds light on gluten, an often misunderstood and hotly-debated nutritional topic.

Meagan Ballard, RD/LD

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Sepsis: Recognizing the Early Signs Can Save Your Life

Since September is Sepsis Awareness Month, now is a good time to learn the facts.

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Integrative Medicine Minute with Juli Johnson #6: What is Mindfulness?

Welcome to your final Integrative Medicine Minute, a new series where an expert explains Integrative Medicine therapies like acupuncture, mindfulness, meditation and diet in short, informative videos.

Juli Johnson, APRN

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Sugar Showdown: Which Sweetener is the Best?

With so many different sweeteners and false advertisements, it can be confusing to determine which sweetener is the best option for your health. We consulted Brent Wilson, a registered dietitian at INTEGRIS, to get his perspective.

Brent Wilson, RD/LD

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Menopause and Perimenopause Myths Debunked

Since September is Menopause Awareness Month, we’ve brought in Courtney A. Seacat, M.D., an OB/GYN practicing women’s health at INTEGRIS Health Edmond, to explain exactly what menopause is and what pre-menopausal women should expect.

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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.

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A Healthier Guide to the Oklahoma State Fair

As football jerseys appear and pumpkin spice scents fill the stores, you may notice it seems as if every other commercial on the radio is for the Oklahoma State Fair. If you’re planning on attending this year, use this guide to eat smarter.

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Integrative Medicine Minute with Juli Johnson #5: Sleep Hygiene

Welcome to your fifth Integrative Medicine Minute, a new series where an expert explains IM therapies in short, informative videos. In today's tip Juli discusses the importance of good sleep hygiene.

Juli Johnson, APRN

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Health and Safety Tips Every Oklahoma Hunter Should Know

One of the biggest risks to hunters? Heart attacks. Make sure your heart is healthy enough to handle the time outdoors.

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Why Ovarian Cancer is Called 'The Silent Killer'

According to the American Cancer Society, only 20-30 percent of women who have been diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer are alive five years later.

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