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OU Medicine Live: Tips for Healthy Feet

Recorded Friday, September 6th at 10 a.m. 

Guest: Dr. Kiersten Weber, DPM, podiatrist at Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

For many of us, maintaining healthy feet is an issue we know little about, but it should remain a high priority of our overall health. Dr. Kiersten Weber, podiatrist at Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, joins us to give us tips on healthy feet and answers questions about how to prevent foot injuries. 

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OU Medicine Live Chat: A Good Night's Sleep

Friday, Aug. 30th at 10 a.m. 

Guest: Theodore Wagener, Ph.D., director of the pediatric sleep center at The Children's Hospital

Sleep deprivation isn't just a problem for adults. Children can struggle with it, too. A National Sleep Foundation (NSF) survey found 60 percent of children under age 18 complained of being tired during the day in the past year. Fifteen percent admitted falling asleep in school.

With poor or insufficient sleep, children can experience mood swings and have behavior problems. They can have increased hyperactivity and trouble with cognition. This can lead to problems in school.

How much sleep do kids need? Experts estimate children 5 to 12 years of age should get 10 to 11 hours of sleep per night. For teens, it’s 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep each night.

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OU Medicine Live Chat: Healthy Lunches for Healthy Kids

Friday, Aug. 23rd at 10 a.m. 

Guest: Dianne Brown, MS, RDN, LD, CDE, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma

It’s that time of year again!  As kids start piling into school buses and packing up their lunches, make sure they have something nutritious to help them get through the school day.  

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Baby Simulator Trains Doctors and Nurses

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.

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OU Medicine Live Chat: Women's Pelvic Health

Women's Pelvic Health: Can We Talk?

Friday, Aug. 16

Millions of American women have experienced some form of incontinence; and it’s not only older women who are affected. Women as young as their teens can be impacted by pelvic floor health issues.

Perhaps because of embarrassment, many women suffer in silence. Functioning on a daily basis becomes more difficult because a cough or sneeze or even laughing may trigger an accident.

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