Media Briefings


NFL Quarterback Praises Expanding Children's Heart Center

Friday, February 14th

Gavin & WeedenOklahoma City- When NFL quarterback Brandon Weeden learned his friends’ newborn son had a complex heart defect and would need surgery out of state, it became his mission to raise awareness about pediatric heart care and the need for more specialists at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center.  

Today, 7-year-old Gavin Kuykendall wouldn’t need to travel 1,300 miles to repair his heart—Because of added specialists and equipment, a recently renovated operating room and other additions to Children’s Heart Center, more complex surgeries like Gavin’s can be done at Children’s, keeping little hearts here and close to home.

Today, 7-year-old Gavin Kuykendall wouldn’t need to travel 1,300 miles to repair his heart—Because of added specialists and equipment, a recently renovated operating room and other additions to Children’s Heart Center, more complex surgeries like Gavin’s can be done at Children’s, keeping little hearts here and close to home.

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Skydiving Trauma Accident

Date: January 28, 2014                    

Oklahoma City— Family members of a teenage girl who suffered injuries in an Oklahoma parachuting accident will answer media questions during a news briefing at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Making Mammograms Even Better

January 21, 2014    

Elizabeth Jett M.D.Newest Mammogram Technology Provides 3-D Imagery
OU breast health experts say new technology helps spot cancers that might otherwise be missed

There are 3-D movies, 3-D video games and now, 3-D mammograms. In entertainment, three dimensions add to the viewing or gaming experience. In medicine, adding another dimension helps radiologists spot tumors that might otherwise be missed.

It’s called breast tomosysthesis, a mammography system that utilizes multiple images and a high-powered, computer software system to build a 3-D view of the breast.

“The first time I saw breast tomosynthesis, I knew we had to have it,” said Elizabeth Jett, M.D., director of the OU Breast Institute.

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OU Researcher Awarded $1.9 Million Grant to Study Workplace Hazard

December 20, 2013

Oklahoma City - A researcher at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has been awarded a four-year, $1.9 million grant to study a topic that impacts many workers on the job – skin irritations that arise due to contact with a variety of chemicals.

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A Nose for Brain Surgery

December 17, 2013

You think about breathing through your nose, blowing your nose, but removing a tumor through the nose?  

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Holiday Health Roundup

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:

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SoundBite Hearing Device

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.

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