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.
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.
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 14, 2017 — Dr. Holly Van Remmen asks lots of head-scratchers. Like why do some diseases only happen when we get older? And what can we do to slow the aging process? As head of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s Aging and Metabolism Research Program, she’s well served by her inquisitiveness. Indeed,.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protection from cold is key part of water safety Public safety is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ top priority, which urges anyone planning to be on or around water to practice boating and water safety throughout the year. That includes protecting against hypothermia. Life jackets should be worn at all times by anyone.
One year ago this month, October 2014, OTEMS, NWRCFD, Oologah PD, Talala PD, OHP, Tulsa Life Flight, Rice Funeral Home, Oologah-Talala School District and other agencies collaborated to demonstrate the dangers of texting and driving to our Oologah middle and high school students. This year our efforts and the efforts of countless other agencies across.