January is Healthy Weight Awareness Month, an opportunity to evaluate our health and make improvements! Although being underweight can also have serious health risks, Americans as a whole have more issues with being overweight. The National Institutes of Health found that 35 percent of American adults are obese, while an additional 34 percent are overweight.…

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Along with the holidays, the month of December is dedicated to Handwashing Awareness! According to the CDC, only 31 percent of men and 65 percent of women wash their hands after using a public restroom. Those numbers are alarming, considering viruses—including influenza—are spread through mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, and mouth. And what touches…

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With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to lose sight of our health. That is, until the sniffles, sore throat, and fever come along. No one wants the aches and pains of flu season to overshadow all the fun the fall and winter seasons bring. That’s why Tulsa ER & Hospital is…

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In 1981, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence named October, “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.” Domestic violence affects millions of women and men around the world and is shown in many different forms. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a chance to spread the word and help the victims who are being abused by their…

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Break out your red because Sunday, September 29th is World Heart Day! World Heart Day is an annual event launched by the World Heart Federation in 2000. People all around the world celebrate by wearing red and participating in organized events like walks, fitness sessions, marathons, science fairs, and public talks. There’s no limit to…

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Girl being vaccinated.

Making sure your kids are up-to-date on vaccinations for their age range doesn’t just keep them safe, but also their classmates, teachers, and everyone else who lives in your home. Vaccination of school-age children is one of the most important ways we can protect children against vaccine-preventable diseases. Outbreaks of diseases such as polio, diphtheria,…

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