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Myths and Facts About Wearing a Mask

There has been much debate about wearing masks and misinformation has spread online. Let’s clear the air (so to speak) about the most common misconceptions regarding masks.


How the Coronavirus May Impact or Cause PTSD

The coronavirus pandemic has created tough situations worldwide, but for many people, the health emergency has created additional sources of trauma. That trauma could lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but could also lead to more severe symptoms for those who already suffer from PTSD.


Tips to Stay Engaged During COVID-19

While social isolation is necessary, it’s likely you miss your friends and family and it probably feels like your daily life has been uprooted in disturbing ways. Now that you’ve been stuck indoors for several days, perhaps boredom and restlessness have set in and loneliness and anxiety have started creeping into your thoughts. Now more than ever, it’s important to stay positive. Luckily, there are many ways you can stay engaged and combat boredom – and you don’t always need technology to do it!


Talking to Children About COVID-19

As an adult, one of the most important things we can do is to help the young people in our lives cope with COVID-19. We are sharing some helpful tips, guidelines and resources. Remember – you don’t have to be perfect, just try your best.


An INTEGRIS Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician Discusses COVID-19

Meet David Boggs, M.D., a pulmonary and critical care physician at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. Working in an intensive care unit dedicated for respiratory illness, he is quite literally on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.


What To Do If You Feel Sick Right Now

With the deluge of COVID-19 news every day, it can be confusing to know what to do if you are feeling sick right now. The most important thing you can do is get the right information from trusted medical sources and do not panic.



How to Protect Your Mental Health During COVID-19

The trick with good mental health is in many ways the same as the trick with good physical health. Consistency is important, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and good habits are key. In many cases, good mental health is a habit, which can be maintained and improved upon.


How to Support Local Restaurants During COVID-19 Restrictions

Many restaurants in Oklahoma City are offering takeout and/or curbside delivery. In fact, most eateries have slashed their prices for takeout to help encourage people to buy meals. We’ve compiled a list of ways you can find restaurants which are still cooking up delicious meals and deals.


INTEGRIS Health Leaders Give Update on COVID-19 in Oklahoma City

INTEGRIS Health leadership held a press conference this week on the INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center campus to provide the latest and most accurate info on COVID-19 to the citizens of Oklahoma City.


How to Wash Your Hands to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Washing your hands is one of the simplest ways to avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of disease to others. Here's how to do it right.