Thank God for Mississippi ... or Oklahoma?
There’s a phrase that is sometimes uttered among Oklahoma’s public health leaders: “Thank God for Mississippi.”
Because if it weren’t for Mississippi — and generally, West Virginia and Louisiana — Oklahoma would come in last in a variety of health rankings.
Are electronic cigarettes safe?
While e-cigarettes help smokers avoid the dangerous tars and ash found in tobacco products, they still pose a health threat due to chemicals found in nicotine. Read More
'M.A.S.H.' regular Allan Arbus dies at 95
LOS ANGELES — Allan Arbus, who played the wise — and wisecracking — psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on TV's “M.A.S.H.,” has died at age 95.
Arbus' daughter Arin told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday (http://lat.ms/Y2FDo3 ) that her father died of congestive heart failure at his LA home Friday.
Arbus... Read More
Q&A: Heart disease kills more women than cancer
Dr. Shyla High, a cardiologist in Dallas, answered questions about why such a large percentage of women suffer from heart disease. High, who is affiliated with Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, recently authored “Why Most Women Die — How Women Can Fight Their No. 1 Killer: Heart Disease.” Read More
Can't make it to the doctor? Go to Walmart
It's not always easy to schedule an appointment to see your doctor. Sometimes there's a wait, and in Oklahoma, the state has a serious lack of primary care doctors. The questions is -- Would you use a machine to help keep your health in check? Kaiser Health News reports that in March, SoloHealth will install 2,500... Read More
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