Addiction vs. Substance Use Disorder

Monday Apr 06th, 2020
In my first blog, I had mentioned that the concept of “addiction” often carries a negative connotation.  Some people regard addiction as a moral failing instead of a chronic brain disease.  So in an effort to help de-stigmatize addiction, the medical definition has been changed to “substance use disorder.”  And substance can refer to several […]

Addiction is Treatable

Friday Feb 21st, 2020
We are beginning a new service for our patients and anyone who is struggling with addiction.  The word addiction often caries a negative connotation.  For someone who doesn’t have an addiction, it only seems reasonable to believe the person who is using the substance could “just quit.” or “could “just try harder to stop using.”   […]

New Board Members

Thursday Feb 20th, 2020
Duncan Regional Hospital is fortunate to have many passionate people serving on its boards who are willing to share their time and talent. We are pleased to announce the addition of Tanya Case and Scott Stone to the DRH Board of Directors. Tanya received her BA degree from the University of New Mexico, and her […]

What About Your Thyroid?

Monday Jan 20th, 2020
You find it hard to concentrate and feel tired all the time. You have been losing or gaining weight without even trying. Are these indications you are getting older, or do you have a thyroid problem? The thyroids’ primary function is to take the iodine found in many foods and convert it into thyroid hormones […]

12 Tips for a Healthy Christmas

Monday Dec 16th, 2019
1. Balance those sweet treats with a healthy snack. 2. During this busy time, remember to give yourself time to rest both physically and mentally. 3. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking water throughout your day. 4. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Stop the spread of germs! 5. Don’t […]

No Shave November

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 2019
Duncan Regional Hospital promotes men’s health through No Shave November Duncan Regional Hospital is proud to be participating in No Shave November. The month-long journey encourages participants to forgo shaving and grooming to highlight men’s health and raise cancer awareness. The goal of No Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, […]

Meet Cynthia Salazar

Tuesday May 07th, 2019
Cynthia is not the typical nursing student. “It isn’t easy to earn a degree when real life happens,” shared Cynthia. Real life included family illnesses, marriage and job changes.

Cuddle Cot

Friday Apr 12th, 2019
Thank you to Stephanie Carrasco, Marissa Beeson, Mallory Bearce and Charlie Romero! Through their hardwork in hosting various fundraisers – a Cuddle Cot, printer and camera were donated to the Duncan Regional Hospital Birth Center!

Live Process

Saturday Mar 02nd, 2019
You probably wouldn’t be surprised that a hospital located in Oklahoma’s Tornado Alley makes emergency preparedness a high priority. Duncan Regional Hospital, in southwestern Oklahoma, needs to be prepared for tornadoes, ice storms, and wildfires that sweep across the prairie and farmland that surround the small town of Duncan.