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American Diabetes Alert Day: Are You at Risk?

Posted by on March 27th, 2017 0 comments

Today is American Diabetes Alert Day, and did you know that diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.–killing more than 75,000 people annually? In honor of this observance, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is encouraging Oklahomans to check their risk of developing diabetes, as well as sound the alarm for… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Oklahoma



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January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

Posted by on January 26th, 2017 0 comments

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and several states in our region want to inform residents about what can be done. In the U.S., birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Health Literacy, Oklahoma, Public Health, Resources



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Winter is Coming: Be Prepared

Posted by on December 8th, 2016 0 comments

Colder temperatures are on the way if they’re not already upon you! With that in mind, the Oklahoma State Department of Health would like to remind everyone to be safe and keep warm this winter. Additionally, take proper precautions and ensure your family is prepared in the event of a major winter weather event. For… Read More »

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Babies Born Prematurely in Oklahoma

Posted by on October 13th, 2016 0 comments

In 2014, more than 53,000 babies were born in Oklahoma, putting the state right in the middle at No. 27 for the most number of births in the United States. Nearly 4 million babies were born in the U.S. that year. Unfortunately though, but to be expected, not all of those babies made it. Those babies who… Read More »

Posted in: Oklahoma, Public Health



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Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC)

Posted by on October 4th, 2016 0 comments

October is National Health Literacy Month! Did you know there’s a campaign that addresses health inequities in Oklahoma? Through the Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC), community leaders and organizations have come together to provide resources aiming to give an opportunity for Oklahomans to reach their full health potential regardless of their social position. Resources include… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Health Literacy, Oklahoma

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