November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to bring attention to this fast-growing, life-threatening epidemic. Currently more than 34 million Americans have diabetes and this number is expected to increase to 54.9 million by 2030. Increases have been attributed to a rise in obesity rates a…

When a child has a food allergy, holidays can be especially tough for both the child and the child’s family, says Oklahoma Asthma & Allergy Clinic’s Board-Certified Allergist Dr. Maya Gharfeh.

ADHD Awareness Month is celebrated annually to help improve the lives of those living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

OKLAHOMA CITY — Recent Covid-19 surges have booster shots on the minds of many Oklahomans. But who should get one?

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.

If a researcher were to sit down at the end of 2021 and tabulate and record the number of times individual key words were mentioned over the course of the year, “vaccine” would surely be near the top. The advent of COVID-19 vaccines and the key role they have played in slowing the spread of …

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.

Is your child over four years of age and still wearing pull-ups? Are they experiencing any of the following:

OKLAHOMA CITY — For years, the terms “Alzheimer’s” and “dementia” have been used interchangeably. But the difference between them is important, say experts at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, with no better time to learn than June: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

There is a long-standing perception that women tend to focus on their health more than men do. Unfortunately, it’s a perception that rings all too true.

Losing interest in an exercise regimen is a situation many fitness enthusiasts have confronted at one point or another. Overcoming a stale workout routine can be simple for young athletes, whose bodies can typically handle a wide range of physical activities. That flexibility allows younger …

June is when we highlight Men’s Health. Why? To bring awareness of preventable health issues and encourages early detection and treatment.

OKLAHOMA CITY — As summer approaches, the U.S. is returning to something that looks like normal.

For many, summer is the perfect time to run barefoot on the beach or in a grassy park. But if you’re one of the 34.2 million Americans living with diabetes, going barefoot is one of the worst things you can do for your health. Exposure to hot sand, pavement, rocks, trash and debris can resul…

OKLAHOMA CITY — The coronavirus has never been a problem limited to people. Since the pandemic’s start, the virus’s potential to impact pets, livestock and wildlife has been a global concern.

A little extra energy during the day could benefit just about anyone. Late morning mental fatigue and the post-lunch yawns may seem unavoidable, but there are plenty of ways to improve energy levels throughout the day. One such means to getting an extra hop in your step involves utilizing food.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70? If detected early enough, basal or squamous cell skin cancers can be quickly treated with a cure rate of over 90 percent. In some cases, a more invasive cancer such as melanoma c…

Who hasn’t been spending more time at home lately? Many families have perfected the balance of managing a household in which kids may be engaged in virtual learning while Mom and Dad are putting in a full day’s work from the home office. At several points during the day, families need to rec…

OKLAHOMA CITY — Although roughly half the U.S. population has received at least one Covid-19 shot, new cases are still averaging more than 50,000 daily nationwide. It’s a sign the virus isn’t going away, according to experts at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Warmer weather is on the horizon, which means blooming flowers, trees and grasses. But if you one of the many people that suffer from seasonal allergies, this time of year can be difficult.

April marks Foot Health Awareness Month, a great time to reflect on the vital role our feet play in our day-to-day lives. Did you know that the average person walks more than 100,000 miles in their lifetime? The human foot is a marvelous and complex structure with 26 bones, 33 joints and ove…

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