October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month

Thursday Oct 14th, 2021
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is often compared to a heart attack, but the two are very different. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Basically, a heart attack is a “circulation” failure, while cardiac arrest is “electrical” failure. […]

Halloween Safety

Thursday Oct 14th, 2021
Halloween can be a fun time, but it is essential to follow a few simple rules to keep your little ghosts safe. 1. Carefully check candy Before kids go trick-or-treating, try to serve a healthy meal so they’re not hungry and fill up on candy. Check candy for choking hazards like gum and hard candies. […]

SIDS Awareness Month

Wednesday Oct 13th, 2021
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden death of an infant less than one-year-old in their sleep. The leading causes of death between 1-12 months of age are SIDS or Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). Ways to reduce the risk of SIDS are: Set up a safe nursery Your baby should sleep in a […]

October is ADHD Awareness Month

Wednesday Oct 13th, 2021
ADHD Awareness Month is celebrated annually to help improve the lives of those living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is defined as a disorder marked by an on-going pattern of inattention or hyperactivity that interferes with functioning or development. Seventeen million children and adults in the United States are currently living with ADHD. […]

September is Childhood Obesity Month

Monday Oct 11th, 2021
Children who have obesity issues are more likely to have those same issues as adults. These kids are at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news is that childhood obesity is preventable with a few lifestyle changes. Eat […]

September is Head Lice Prevention Month

Monday Oct 11th, 2021
Lice – one word that can bring dread to parents. Though only about the size of a sesame seed, lice have the potential to cause you and your family some big problems. A lice infestation can go from mild to out of control in a matter of days, so it is crucial to address the […]

Cholesterol Education Month

Monday Oct 11th, 2021
You probably have heard about cholesterol, but you might not be sure exactly what it is. Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in animal-based foods that we eat and in our body’s cells. Our bodies need some cholesterol to function normally. Cholesterol is used to make hormones, vitamin D and plays a role in digestion. […]

World Alzheimer’s Month

Monday Oct 11th, 2021
What Is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with the disease, symptoms first, appear in their mid-60s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s occurs between a person’s 30s and mid-60s and is very rare. Symptoms Early symptoms […]

Diabetes Care for You

Tuesday Aug 10th, 2021
Living with diabetes requires constant maintenance, education, and a willingness to participate in your health. With proactive lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay the complications that typically arise from diabetes. Diabetes Self-Management Education Diabetes Self-Management is a structured program that targets the behaviors and self-management techniques that enable persons with diabetes to effectively manage […]

Water Safety

Monday Jul 19th, 2021
Summer is in full swing, which means lakes and pools are full of people looking for relief from the heat. Playing in the water can be fun, but it can be dangerous too. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, where Oklahoma is ranked third in drowning deaths. The […]