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CDC Director Visits OU Medicine

What will it take to turn around the health care crisis in this country? And most importantly, what will it take in Oklahoma where we rank among the worst in the nation with regard to several important health measures? 

CDC director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., shared his insights during a visit to Oklahoma City Thursday, July 11, 2013.  Frieden was the featured speaker for the Edward N. Brant, Jr. Memorial Lecture, part of the Public Health Grand Rounds sponsored by the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and OU Medicine.  Following his lecture – “Hiding in Plain Sight:  What the data tell us about improving public health and health care in the U.S.,” Frieden addressed questions from the media and the public.

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OU Medicine Live Chat: Women's Health Screenings

What's New in Women's Health - When to Screen or Not to Screen

Friday, July 5th at 10 A.M. with Dr. Landon Lorenz, OB-GYN with OU Medicine

Most women know about the Pap test, which has helped dramatically reduced cervical cancer rates in the last fifty years.  Still, cervical cancer remains the second most common type of cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women, with many cases linked to genital infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV).

New screening guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists recommend that cervical screenings begin at age 21 and can be done every other year for women until the age of 30. After 30, the test can be done every three years if a woman has had three consecutive Pap tests with normal results. Of course, women at high risk will need for frequent screenings. Women older than 65 years of age should discuss with their doctor whether they continue to need to be screened.

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Firework Victim Taron Pounds Gives Update on Recovery

Taron Pounds joins his mother Tammy and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon Trinitia Cannon, MD, with an update on his recovery and status one year after a firework injury. Read and watch the first media briefing from OU Medicine here.

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Alzheimer's Research Comes Home

Did you know that more than seven in ten residents of nursing homes in this state have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia?  

What if there was a way to keep those with Alzheimer’s living independently longer?

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are taking their work to Alzheimer patients’ homes in hopes that it can do just that.

Recorded Tuesday, July 2nd at 1p.m.

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OU Medicine Live Chat: Fireworks

Fireworks On The Fourth: How to Stay Safe

Friday, June 28th at 10 a.m.

As emergency rooms statewide brace for the annual influx of injuries the July 4th holiday brings, experts at OU Medicine urge Oklahoma families to take steps to stay safe. 

Each year, thousands of Americans end up in hospital emergency departments with burns and other fireworks-related injuries.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the vast majority of these occur in the 30 days surrounding the Fourth of July holiday. Eight out of every 100 injuries require hospitalization or transfer to a burn center. 

Jennifer Parrott, a pediatric trauma program coordinator, joins OU Medicine Live Chat to talk firework safety around 4th of July and other ways to keep your kids safe during the holidays.

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