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Distraction Therapy Aids Young Patients

Going to the hospital can be a scary experience for peoples of all ages-- but especially for young children.

Cardio Simulator Babies

Nurses and doctors at The Children's Hospital at the OU Medical Center have always been trained to respond to infants in crisis situations.
But modern technology has given that training a quantum leap forward in realism.

Bronchial Thermoplasty for Severe Asthma

You might be impressed to hear that a 68-year-old Oklahoman is climbing mountains, but you'd be even more impressed if you knew he had severe asthma.

Brain Cancer Drug Trial

Oklahoma baseball player Bobby Murcer, United States Senator Edward Kennedy-- those are some of the famous names of Americans who have died from a particular form of brain tumor called glioblastoma.

Autism Grant

It's estimated that one in every 88 children will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder... and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that, that number is on the rise. Although the cause of Autism is not yet known, researchers have found that the earlier intervention has begun, the better the outcome for the child... especially if you can reach the child before the age of 5.

Synthetic Marijuana - Questions and Answers

In early December physicians at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued a warning about the dangers of so-called "synthetic marijuana"--and its contribution to kidney failure. Joining the physicians at a news conference was the mother of a fifteen year old Mustang student that had used the product and had to be hospitalized.

Watch Calories but Keep Nutrients to Stay Lean

Research finds low-carb diets aren’t associated with having a healthy weight 

A study by a University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center researcher finds the secret to staying lean hinges on eating foods not only lower in calories but also high in nutrients.

While high-protein and low-carbohydrate diets may promote short-term weight loss, the study indicates that lean people who are not dieting don’t tend to follow these types of eating plans.

“These population-based findings lend no support to the value of low-carbohydrate diets for maintaining normal body weight,” the study states.

High-nutrient foods tend to be higher in fiber so they keep you satisfied longer, said primary investigator Christina Shay, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biostatistics and epidemiology in the OU College of Public Health.

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