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A Visual Representation of Healthy Holiday Portion Sizes

Here is a quick cheat sheet to help you remember healthy portions of some of your favorites during the big holiday meal.

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Your Post-Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Ah, the joys of Thanksgiving. After a week of preparation, it’s 12 minutes of frenzied eating, followed by a no-shame afternoon nap, followed by turkey sandwich leftovers. What's not to love? But there are a few downsides. We've got your post-Thanksgiving survival covered with leftover turkey recipes, food safety tips and even fun activities that will help you burn off those mashed potatoes.

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A Conversation About Kidney Stones and Gallstones

Just what is a kidney stone, anyway? Are kidney stones and gallstones linked? How do you prevent them? INTEGRIS physician Dr. Ashley Cochran has some answers to all your burning (sorry) questions.

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Three million people in the U.S. are living with celiac disease, and even more suffer from an undiagnosed intolerance or sensitivity to gluten. With numbers like these, it’s likely that someone avoiding gluten may end up at your Thanksgiving dinner. We want to help you prepare delicious gluten-free dishes that will please both your gluten-free guests and everyone else at the table.

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World Kindness Day

Focusing more on kindness is a good thing, especially in today’s climate. You never know what kind of day others are having, so being kind in the simplest of ways can go far. In honor of World Kindness Day, here are 10 ways to pay it forward and spread some happy energy today. Even better? Download a free, printable 2019 calendar and challenge your friends to do random acts of kindness all year round.

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Super Fast, Very Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but don't sweat it! This year, instead of worrying about the perfect oven schedule to get everything done in time, consider using an Instant Pot to cut down your cooking time (significantly)! Here are great holiday recipes finished in minutes.

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Hot Yoga: What's So Hot About It?

Yoga is everywhere these days, and its health benefits are touted all over health websites and fitness magazines. More than 36 million Americans practice yoga, according to a 2016 survey. One of the most trendy types is something called "hot yoga." Fans claim hot yoga offers increased benefits, such as cleansing impurities from the body. But is it safe?

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Healthy and Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

Grab your jackets, rake some leaves, fire up your forgotten fireplaces and throw these healthy crock-pot recipes into your slow cooker. It finally feels like fall! It's the perfect time for some warm, cozy and hearty (but still healthy) cooking.

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Easy Tips to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

Just breathe. Psychiatrist Dr. Murali Krishna explains the power of living in the present moment, and gives three easy tips to help you practice mindfulness today.

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The Basics of Resistance Bands: Easy Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Finding time to exercise can be challenging, so convenience is key. While a fancy gym membership can be fun, it's not necessary to stay in shape. A resistance band can work your entire body. And the best part? You can use it anywhere.

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The Best Apps for Your Health

Technology can tempt us to be sedentary. It's so easy to sit on a couch and binge Netflix or spend hours glued to our phones, but don’t lock your devices away just yet. Smartphones and watches are quickly becoming handheld personal trainers. Fitness-focused apps are readily available for both iPhones, Androids and other smart devices.

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An INTEGRIS Surgeon Discusses Safe, Nonsurgical Anti-Aging Treatments

Open a magazine, read a blog or log in to your social media. If you’re a woman, you’ve probably noticed you’re being targeted. Smooth this, firm that, tone this and take these supplements for younger looking skin. Dr. Scott Shadfar, a dual board certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, explains which options are safe and effective.

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Intermittent Fasting: Is the latest hot dieting trend good for you?

While it might seem that everyone is talking about intermittent fasting, you may be wondering if it’s the right choice for you. Let’s chew on some information about the time-restricted eating trend with the help of INTEGRIS registered dietitian Brent Wilson.

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How to Give Yourself a Breast Exam in Five Easy Steps

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here is a quick and easy way to perform a monthly self-exam.

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A Day in the Life of a Hand Surgeon

Our hands are not only critical for everyday life, they are a true extension of the human brain. Hands allow us to express emotion, provide comfort and act independently. So, what exactly does an INTEGRIS hand surgeon do?

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Going Pumpkin Crazy!

In this On Your Health blog post, we’re covering pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, pumpkin nutrition and pumpkin recipes — in other words, it's all pumpkin, all the time here in OKC!

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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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Inherited Breast Cancer Risk, Genetic Testing and Information on a Preventive Mastectomy

Research conducted in just the last few years is shedding new light on the role family history and genetics play in a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. Genetic testing and preventive mastectomies are changing the game for young women who are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

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Halloween Events in OKC

Are you ready to celebrate Halloween throughout the entire month of October? Thankfully, there are plenty of spooktacular events happening all month long. From haunted houses to pumpkin patches and all the candy you can imagine (in moderation, of course), there is scary fun to be had in the OKC area.

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Can Nutrition Influence Breast Cancer Risk?

Juli Johnson, an APRN at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, often gets asked if there are foods that lower the risk of breast cancer. Here is her answer.

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