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World Heart Day is right around the corner, and medical professionals want you to look at ways you can improve your heart health. According to the latest data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Oklahoma,...

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World Heart Day is later this week

World Heart Day is later this week

World Heart Day is right around the corner, and medical professionals want you to look at ways you can improve your heart health. According to the latest data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Oklahoma,...

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World Heart Day is later this week

Fall Prevention Awareness Week underway

Fall Prevention Awareness Week is underway. The National Council on Aging says falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. The CDC reports that in 2019, falls caused over 34 thousand deaths among adults 65 and older and more than 3...

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World Heart Day is later this week

Why newborn screenings are needed

Within hours of babies being born, tests are done to detect things that aren’t noticeable at birth to make sure they’re healthy. Connie Bond, the Nurse Manager at CCMH, said they do three types of screenings at the hospital. She said the tests look for things that can...

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World Heart Day is later this week

The fight against Alzheimer’s continues

Around 5.8 million people 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in the United States, according to the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Luis Reina, neurologist at CCMH, said the disease causes the brain to shrink and brain cells to die. “The spinal fluid on the surface of the...

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World Heart Day is later this week

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

September is Sepsis Awareness Month both at the state and national levels. The CDC said sepsis killed over 200,000 people in the United States in 2019. What starts as an infection can turn into sepsis. The CDC reports that sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an...

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World Heart Day is later this week

The importance of preventing childhood obesity

Obesity has been on the rise for decades. A local pediatrician at the Lawton Community Health Center said it’s gone up even more during the pandemic. According to Shape Your Future OK, Oklahoma has the 4th worst obesity rate in the nation. They report that 1/3 of kids...

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