INTEGRIS On Your Health Blog

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How to Run Like an Athlete

There are many health benefits when you run regularly. Studies have shown that running can lower your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and some cancers. We are sharing 5 tips to help you run like a pro.

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Monday Mindfulness #2

In the second installment of our “Monday Mindfulness” series with Sarah McLean from the McLean Meditation Institute, we learn how to reclaim our life from everything that’s hijacking our focus and attention

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How Healthy is Oat Milk?

Milk made from oats is one of the latest trends in the nondairy world and it’s a cause for celebration for many of those who are lactose- and dairy-free. Even better, oat milk is not only trendy, but has many benefits for your overall health. Here’s a look at why oat milk is good for you and we’ve even thrown in a few recipes should you wish to make your own oat milk at home.

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Healthy Gut, Healthy Life? How the Microbiome Diet Can Impact More Than Your Weight

Your diet affects the colony of microbes (aka bacteria) found in your gut, which has the potential to influence your sleep, weight, food allergies, your likelihood for developing certain diseases and more. This colony is called your microbiome. But, just what exactly is a microbiome and how can you ensure yours is healthy and balanced?

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Introducing Monday Mindfulness

In the first installment of the series, meditation expert Sarah McLean teaches us how to practice mindfulness in a chaotic world and how to take a few minutes every day for yourself.

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Meet Dr. Kimberlee Wilson, Medical Director of Arcadia Trails Center for Addiction Recovery

Dr. Kimberlee Wilson is the addiction psychiatrist and medical director of Arcadia Trails INTEGRIS Center for Addiction Recovery and is one of the top experts in addiction psychiatry in the state and surrounding region.

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The Top 19 Blog Posts of 2019

To recognize 2019 — and as a way to usher in 2020 — we've collected the 19 most popular On Your Health blog posts of 2019. From new food fads and trends to specific male and female issues, readers were interested in a variety of preventive methods to assist in overall health and wellness.

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Tips for Dealing with Arthritis Pain in Winter

With winter in full swing, cold weather pain and arthritis can be uncomfortable and affect your quality of life. The cold doesn’t cause arthritis, but it can increase joint pain, according to the Arthritis Foundation. We are sharing tips to deal with arthritis pain during the winter months.

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Slip, Trips and Falls: How to Stay Safe in Icy Weather

Winter-related slips and falls not only cause countless injuries but also result in lost work, increased insurance costs and just a whole lot of pain. Here are some of our best tips on how to stay safe from falls in icy weather.

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10 Tips to Stay Safe During the Holidays

Staying healthy during the holidays takes a little pre-planning, but it can be done. See our 10 tips on how to keep your health (and sanity) whether you’re driving in a car, taking a train, flying in a plane or just spending time with family and friends.

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Healthy Cookie Recipes to Share

What are the holidays without cookies? Fun snowman-shaped sugar cookies and sugarplum delights make Christmas all the sweeter. But these delicious treats make it harder to stay healthy and limit ingredients that can cause or exacerbate existing conditions. If you have chronic conditions like diabetes, obesity or heart conditions, worry not! We have healthy cookie recipes to share.

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Healthy Holiday Events for a Cheerful Season

Check out our list of healthy holiday events in Oklahoma and gift yourself with some feel-good fun.

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Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

Instead of splurging on boxes of candy or gift cards, why not find presents that will bring health and wellness to those you love the most? Helping them feel healthy is one of the best gifts you can give. Check out seven of our favorite good-for-you gift themes below. Don’t feel guilty about giving yourself some of these healthy goodies as well!

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What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes seems mysterious to many people, and because it’s not preventable, Type 1 diabetes tends to slip under the radar in many people’s minds – unless you have it. Dr. Hieu Nguyen, a physician at INTEGRIS, not only treats patients who have Type 1 diabetes, he’s fighting the battle himself.

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Debunking the Hype Surrounding Activated Charcoal

An INTEGRIS physician confirms that ingesting activated charcoal won't hurt most people, and it is highly unlikely to cause cancer, but it may not live up to all the miraculous claims that companies are touting when it comes to skin care or cleanses.

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World AIDS Day: New Developments in Testing

Oklahoma is one of seven rural states with high HIV transmission rates, yet up to 15 percent of people don't even know they are infected. New technology makes testing simple and private.

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Who Are DES Daughters? What’s Their Risk of Developing a Rare Vaginal Cancer?

An estimated five to 10 million were exposed to DES in the womb from 1938-1971. Today, many women might not even know they are at risk, but scientists are calling them the “DES Daughters.”

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What is Radon? How Is It Linked to Lung Cancer?

Radon exposure is the top cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. The EPA estimates radon causes more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year, the number two contributor behind smoking.

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How Serious is AFib?

Identifying your risk of AFib can be tricky because many people have no symptoms and are unaware of their condition until it's discovered during an examination. However, there are some common signs and symptoms.

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