INTEGRIS On Your Health Blog

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Raising Awareness for Heart Disease in Women

February is American Heart Month, an event to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. Because women sometimes have misleading symptoms, it’s especially important for them to be aware.

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Rowing Your Way to Fitness in Oklahoma City

Learn more about this fast and fun workout, whether you’ll be sitting pretty on an indoor rowing machine or enjoying the fresh air with an outdoor row at the state-of-the-art OKC Boathouse District.

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A Heartwarming Heart Story

Paul was in surgery for 14 hours getting an emergency heart transplant at the Nazhi Zuhdi Transplant Institute at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. Two months later, Paul returned home to an array of heart decorations. Says his wife Stephanie, "I put out a big yard sign that read, 'Glad you had a change of heart.'"

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The Skinny on Fat

Our understanding of the role fat plays in our diets continues to evolve. Medical research shows not all fat is created equal. The amount and type of dietary fat you eat can influence your health in ways both positive and negative.

Juli Johnson, APRN

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Eat Fish Twice a Week to Protect Your Heart

Studies show eating fish just twice a week can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent.

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Your Stomach and Digestive System Issues, Answered.

This month's Ask The Doctor series focuses on stomach and digestion issues. If you have questions about heartburn, gas, acid reflux, abdominal pain or irritable bowel syndrome, we've got answers from INTEGRIS gastroenterologist Dr. Abbas Raza.

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Reinventing the "Senior" Prom

The prom concluded many hours before sunset, all the better for attendees to make it home in plenty of time for an early-bird dinner and reasonable bedtime.

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What Do the New Dietary Guidelines Really Mean?

The new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines were just released, and the recommendations haves sparked a lot of conversation among journalists, doctors and nutritionists. An INTEGRIS dietitian weighs in on what you REALLY need to know.

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The "Last Resort" Lifesaving Technique That Gives Hope to the Sickest Heart and Lung Patients in Oklahoma

ECMO, a leading-edge therapy, is giving the sickest of the sick, even in the most rural locations, new hope for recovery.

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Why Omega-3?

Omega-3 fatty acids are definitely a type of fat you don't want to cut back because your body needs them to function. They are known as essential fats, and your body can't make them from scratch. You must consume them through food or supplements.

Juli Johnson, APRN

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Important Preventive Screenings for Middle-Aged Adults in Oklahoma

Some say that middle-aged adults are the happiest. But what about your health in middle age? Here's a list of important screenings to help you stay healthy.

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