At least 8 million people in the U.S. are living with an eating disorder - an unhealthy obsession with food and weight. People with eating disorders eat or avoid eating in extreme ways. The overwhelming majority of these individuals – about 90% – are female.
Friday, October 4th at 10AM Guest: Katie Dillard, Child Life Specialist
Put yourself in your child’s shoes after being told you have to go to the hospital. You can only imagine the anxiety a boy or girl could have. Why are the doctors wearing masks? Will I have to get a shot? What in the heck is an I.V.?
We explain the role of a child life specialist, an expert whose primary job is to make sure kids have the best experience possible.
Child Life uses fascinating techniques to put the complex world of medicine in ways children (and parents) can understand while feeling more comfortable and secure during the hospital stay. We also suggest excellence resources to get you and your family prepared.
THE FLU—WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY
Recorded Oct. 2nd at 2:15 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY— As Oklahoma moves into flu season, OU Medicine experts are stressing the importance of influenza vaccinations, particularly since vaccines not only protect the individuals who get them, but those around them as well.
Influenza is a serious illness. It can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines are simple: Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine.
While timing of the flu varies and is sometimes unpredictable, seasonal flu activity usually begins in October before peaking in January or February and ending as late as May.
Multi-million Dollar Grant Targets Medically Underserved in Oklahoma
Multi-million Dollar Grant Targets Medically Underserved in OklahomaOKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin today announced a new $20.3 million federal grant to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in collaboration with Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and other institutions across the state. The grant targets medically-underserved populations, especially in rural areas of Oklahoma.