December 10, 2013 ONE-STOP MEDIA SHOPPING FOR HOLIDAY HEALTH STORIES
In the wake of Oklahoma’s big winter storm, we have a storm of stories to help state media through the hectic holiday season. It’s your one-stop shopping for holiday health stories. Here’s a look at what’s on tap in this media briefing:
December 6, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. CST Guest: Alexander Quaas, OU Physicians Reproductive Endocrinologist
You have been looking forward to creating that beautiful family that you have always dreamed of and now is the time— but nothing is happening. Your experience is not unique. Many people have a hard time making babies. So many things have to be “just right” for the creative process to begin.
Friday, November 22nd at 10AM Our Guest: Joni Beck, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM
The average annual medical costs of children and teens with diabetes in the US is $9,000, compared to about $1,500 for those who don’t have diabetes, according to the JDRF. For adolescents graduating from pediatric care and transitioning to adult care, this burden can be overwhelming. Joni Beck, PharmD, CDE, and BC-ADM, is working to help relieve this stress and educate all young adults about diabetes through Wavelengths, a Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Young Adult Transition Program.
December 2, 2013 OU Medicine Offers New Hearing System for Patients with Single-Sided Deafness.
Non-invasive device enables hearing through novel bone conduction technology. Using your teeth to hear? It sounds a little crazy, but new technology now available at OU Medicine is helping patients with single-sided deafness hear again. It’s called the SoundBite™ Hearing System. It is the world’s first removable, non-surgical hearing solution that uses the well-established principle of bone conduction along with advanced wireless and sound-processing technology to transmit sound via the teeth to the inner ear.
It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking Friday, November 15th at 10AM
When you've been diagnosed with cancer--particularly lung cancer--it may be hard to think or talk about quitting smoking. Why? Because you smoke even though everybody knows that smoking is bad for your health. And everyone knows that it can cause cancer. Plus, we also know that quitting is hard.