February 13

Voters Resoundingly OK Ambulance Bond Plan

Rogers County voters Tuesday overwhelmingly blessed a 10-year, $1.4 million bond issue that will greatly enhance OTEMS Paramedics’ life-saving capabilities while slightly cutting tax rates. Final unofficial results showed the issue won with 71.22 percent of the vote, 391-158. “We are honored by the voters’ confidence in our service to the community since 2001 and.

November 15

OSDH Encourages Flu Prevention Before the Holidays

As the number of influenza-related hospitalizations continues to increase, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds Oklahomans to get a flu shot before upcoming holiday gatherings to prevent spread of the illness. OSDH reports 63 hospitalizations associated with the flu since the season began in September. The number of flu cases is relatively high.

September 28

OTEMS Paramedics, School Blunt Heat Impact on Huge Band Event

Despite a huge crowd, stifling heat, and high humidity a cooperative effort between Oologah Paramedics, Oologah-Talala Schools and other agencies kept health impacts to a minimum from Saturday’s Oologah Marching Band Contest. Kelly Deal, OTEMS director, said the success of the effort highlights the paramedic ambulance service’s value to the community and the importance of.

March 24

School Storm Shelters Ready

John M. Wylie II, OTEMS PIO School Shelter with 2,700-person capacity ready for tornadoes School, ambulance, fire and police agencies unite to serve students, residents   In what is believed to be the area’s largest such system, Oologah-Talala Schools now provide shelters designed to withstand an EF-5 tornado for all 2,000 students and staff during.

February 1

Cold or flu? Early signs can help determine how soon to see your doctor

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 1, 2017 — Scratchy throat. Watery eyes. Stuffy nose. Throbbing headache. To make matter worse, other symptoms often show up along with those, too. And the question that inevitably follows is no picnic, either: “Is this a cold or the flu?” The two infections share overlapping symptoms at the beginning, making it.

December 9

Alzheimer’s and Holiday Travel

Planning and completing a long distance holiday trip can be stressful for the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and their families. While the symptoms can make travel more difficult, it doesn’t mean families can’t travel with a loved one with dementia and participate in holiday festivities. The Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter offers a number.

April 25

Don’t be afraid, be prepared! How to Prepare for Severe Weather

Don’t be afraid, be prepared! How to Prepare for Severe Weather

If anyone has spent any period of time in Oklahoma, they know we could experience all four seasons in the matter of one week. As spring approaches we will be facing another one of the most dangerous weather seasons Oklahoma has to offer. In 2014, the United States saw 38 flood related deaths, 26 lightening.

April 19

OSDH Working to Identify Potential Travel-Related Zika Virus Cases in Oklahoma

OSDH Working to Identify Potential Travel-Related Zika Virus Cases in Oklahoma

State Health Department Implementing Preparedness and Testing for Zika Virus As public health and medical professionals are learning more about the effects of the Zika virus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) continues to broaden efforts to work with health care providers to identify potential travel-related cases, conduct testing in the state public health.