Moore Tornado Media Briefing

Media update from the OU Medical Center on patients involved in the Moore Tornado on May 20th, 2013.

New Tinnitus Clinic at Oklahoma College of Allied Health

Ring… Ring…

No, it’s not the phone. It’s your ears.

One in 10 adults in Oklahoma and across the nation experiences tinnitus, often referred to as “ringing in the ears,” but a new clinic at the University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health now offers a treatment to help silence it.

“Tinnitus is a condition in which a person perceives sound that is not actually present in the environment. It can be a ringing sound in the ears, but also can be a whooshing, chirping, a cricket-like sound, hissing or whistling,” said Suzanne Kimball, AuD, assistant professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, OU College of Allied Health. 

Celebrity Receives Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie receives a double mastectomy due to carrying  a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which increases her chances of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer.

Internationally known Dr. Joan Walker, a gynecological oncologist of the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center of OU Medicine in Oklahoma City explains what the gene is and pushes the importance of women being tested.

Watch the briefing below.

OU Medicine Live Chat: Healthy Aging

Friday, May 17th at 10A.M.
With Dr. Andrew Dentino, OU Physicians Geriatrician

You’ve heard the phrase “aging gracefully,” but what about "aging healthfully"?

The fact is there are ways to maintain health as we grow older. Proper nutrition, regular visits with your health care provider and a positive outlook all play a role.Just as it’s always wise to check under the hood of your car every now and again, proper maintenance can also help protect you from serious health problems that can come with age.

Never Leave a Child in a Car

Never leave a child alone in a car in the summertime is the theme of this media briefing. Learn what happens and why it is so immportant to remember to take your child with you even for a few minutes.

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