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The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermentation has been been popular across cultures for centuries, but in the last few years fermented foods have been making a comeback in the U.S. Should you believe the hype?

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What You Need to Know About Feminine Leakage

Dr. Dena O'Leary, an INTEGRIS urogynecologist, discusses female incontinence. It's highly treatable, although many women are too embarrassed to speak to their doctors about it.

Dena O'Leary, M.D.

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Fruits and Vegetables Reaching Peak Ripeness in Summer

The abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables at their peak ripeness during these warm months makes it easy to eat your way to better health.

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Oklahoma Favorite Foods Made Healthier: Pecan Pie

People with chronic pain face a serious decision when considering a long-term pain medication plan.

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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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The Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Remember Chia Pets? Those very same chia seeds are a whole grain superfood packed with fiber and protein that may lower your blood pressure and cholesterol.

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Oklahoma Favorite Foods Made Healthier: Buffalo Wings (aka Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad)

Can we remake Oklahoma's favorite foods into healthier dishes? We think so! Here's our take on deconstructed buffalo wings -- all the flavor, none of the saturated fat.

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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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