NEW BABY SIMULATORS GIVE MEDICAL TEAMS REAL-LIFE CRISIS EXPERIENCE
2pm Monday, Aug 26th, 2013
Oklahoma City- Medical teams at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center are honing their skills and becoming extra prepared for heart failure and other emergencies in infants by practicing on life-like baby simulators.
OKLAHOMA CHILD HITS JACKPOT ON LOTTERY NIGHT Stillwater youngster is a rare match for a kidney transplant
Recorded August 14th, 2013
Oklahoma City— As Oklahoma celebrated a lottery winner on Saturday, August 10, 10-year-old Jose Gomez, Jr. learned he was a rare match for a kidney and underwent a whirlwind kidney transplant. The match was one in a million, nearly a perfect match. Physicians at the Oklahoma Transplant Center, along with Jose and his mother, explained how this living jackpot surprised everyone.
Clinical trial at Stephenson Cancer Center to test OMRF brain cancer drug
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 7, 2013 — Scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have developed an experimental treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer, and beginning this month, the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center will be conducting a clinical trial to test the novel therapy in eligible patients who suffer from the disease.
This marks the first time OMRF and the new Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma have collaborated on a Phase I Clinical Trial.
“The new joint project is an exciting example of what we can accomplish when we pool the efforts of experts of great stature who live in Oklahoma,” said OU President David L. Boren.
All state-licensed child care centers are required to meet existing regulations related to the safety of the food they serve and play equipment, but few regulations exist regarding health and obesity prevention, said Susan Sisson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the college’s Department of Nutritional Sciences at the OU Health Sciences Center.
“Understanding what regulations do exist and where those can be improved can likely help reduce and prevent the high levels of overweight and obesity in preschool children in our state,” she said.
July 30, 2013 – Once, there were two types of diabetes. Most are familiar with type 1, formerly known as juvenile diabetes; and with type 2, which until recently generally only occurred in adults. However, a Norman man is getting a real life lesson about a form of diabetes that is neither type 1 nor type 2, but instead a little of both.
It’s called Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults or LADA. People with LADA show signs of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and it is often misdiagnosed as type 2.
Nathan Mobley, 35, of Norman doesn’t look like the typical adult who might get diabetes. Quite thin and very health conscious, he first attributed his constant thirst and frequent urination to the dry weather.
“Also, I was feeling really tired a lot,” said Mobley, “even though I was making a point of getting more sleep. I was so tired that I was taking naps during the weekend.”
What will it take to turn around the health care crisis in this country? And most importantly, what will it take in Oklahoma where we rank among the worst in the nation with regard to several important health measures?
CDC director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., shared his insights during a visit to Oklahoma City Thursday, July 11, 2013. Frieden was the featured speaker for the Edward N. Brant, Jr. Memorial Lecture, part of the Public Health Grand Rounds sponsored by the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and OU Medicine. Following his lecture – “Hiding in Plain Sight: What the data tell us about improving public health and health care in the U.S.,” Frieden addressed questions from the media and the public.