Understanding the Thyroid Gland

What is your thyroid capable of? Although small, the thyroid is mighty, and it can cause a variety of health issues. Many symptoms connected to thyroid conditions go ignored or undiagnosed, but they’re probably more common than you think. According to the American Thyroid Association, over 200 million people in the U.S. struggle with a…

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The Difference between COVID-19, the Flu, Allergies, RSV, and a Cold

We’ve all been there; you wake up with a sore throat and your brain immediately starts rattling off the possible sicknesses you’ve caught. With cold and flu season colliding with COVID-19 spikes, it’s hard to tell what you’ve come down with. Cue the frantic Googling! To help settle some of the confusion, we’ve provided a…

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Understanding Psoriasis

Psoriasis. Hard to spell, easy to misunderstand. That’s why we’re here to clear things up for Psoriasis Awareness Month. Misconceptions about psoriasis can lead to stigma and create undeserved shame or embarrassment surrounding the matter. A study conducted in 2020 found that psoriasis can cause psychological and social implications for those who struggle with it.…

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Parenting in a Pandemic: Back to School Safety Tips

As a parent, there are countless life milestones you’ve been preparing for since you had your first child. Although the first day of school is on that list, no one could have anticipated the circumstances we’re currently under. Some things may be out of our control, but there are ways to feel more prepared for what you’re walking into. This…

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Tulsa ER & Hospital Implements Dual Care Strategy for Optimal Patient Safety

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we are here to help. However, lacerations, broken bones, and other illnesses don’t stop for a pandemic, and neither do we. With our new Dual Care initiative, you can be treated for all ailments unrelated to COVID-19, in a separate, safe environment. We have…

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Maintaining Your Health at Home

This year is off to an interesting start, to say the least. With all the uncertainty this pandemic has brought, it’s crucial that we come together and support one another through this time. That’s why we’re discussing ways to cope with self-isolation and the steps you can take to maintain your physical and mental health.…

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Purple Day for Epilepsy

March 26th is Purple Day, an international effort to raise awareness about epilepsy and recognize the 50 million people living with it worldwide. Because it’s not talked about in-depth enough, there’s a general lack of understanding about epilepsy. That’s why this Purple Day, Tulsa ER & Hospital aims to educate our community about epilepsy and…

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 23 to March 1 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. In a world where you can’t open an app, turn on the tv, or glance at a magazine rack without seeing a model with the “perfect look,” body image issues are widely common amongst teens and young adults. Although mainstream media has taken strides…

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Healthy Weight Awareness Month

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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What You Need to Know This Flu Season

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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