It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Including Taking Advantage of Our Health Insurance Policies
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
In additional to the most wonderful time of the year, it is also one of the busiest times of the year. However, it is important to stay focused on personal health insurance policies with regard to deductibles, annual maximums and flexible spending accounts.
May your Days be Merry and Bright…and Safe!
Monday, December 5, 2016
The holidays are a cheerful time. It is a time for family, friends and community. While you are celebrating, you need to be careful. There could be a Grinch out there who could damper the joyful holiday spirit and possibly want our valuables. According to claims data over the past three years, there were nearly 15,000 home thefts during the holidays and travel months of November, December and January.
National Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Friday, November 18, 2016
While lung cancer is a concern all year, November has been designated as Lung Cancer Awareness month in order to bring attention to the 2nd most commonly diagnosed form of cancer. While Skin Cancer has the largest number of diagnoses, lung cancer is actually the leading cause of cancer deaths. There are steps we can take to reduce our risk based on lifestyle choices. Changes in behaviors and early diagnosis can enable treatment to allow people to live a more productive and healthier life.
UPDATE - Patients with Parkinson’s Fighting Back
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Since June, Oklahomans living with Parkinson’s have been fighting back with a local Rock Steady Boxing program created through a partnership with Norman Regional's Rehabilitation Services and The Health Club. Rock Steady, a national non-profit, certified Debbie Bennett, a NRHS occupational therapist and Stacy Hyden, an NRHS physical therapist to bring this unique program to Norman, Oklahoma. It is inspiring to watch this group work overcome some of their difficulties they have from Parkinson’s disease.
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Many people are not familiar with thyroid cancer considering it is not one of the more common cancers in the United States. Thyroid cancer is quite treatable. Therefore, it is very important to be aware of this disease.
What is West Nile Virus?
Thursday, July 21, 2016
West Nile virus is a term we continue to hear. What is this virus? Is this a local virus? Can this affect my family? These are important questions to have answered.
Patients with Parkinson’s Fighting Back
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Oklahomans living with Parkinson's can now fight back at their disease with a new boxing program. Through a partnership between Norman Regional Health System (NRHS), The Health Club and the Oklahoma Parkinson's Foundation, two Norman Regional Rehabilitation therapists were able to be trained at the non-profit Rock Steady Boxing Program. The program uses boxing classes and coaches to help improve the lives of those with Parkinson’s disease.
June is Men’s Health Month – Make Your Health a Priority!
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
In honor of Father's Day and Men's Health Month, it is the time to bring attention to the importance of prevention and early detection. Now is a perfect opportunity to send out reminders that men need to schedule their regular health screenings as well as follow through with early treatment.
Act FAST and Be a Hero
Monday, May 2, 2016
Considering May is Stroke Awareness Month, it is the perfect time to remind everyone of the simple ways to detect any signs and symptoms of a stroke. When someone’s heart stops functioning properly, they may be having a heart attack. A similar term is now used with a stroke. A stroke can be referred to as a brain attack.
Be Weather Aware
Monday, May 2, 2016
While tornadoes can happen at any time, the prime conditions usually present themselves between late March and August. Considering you may not be together when disaster strikes, to create peace of mind among your family members, it is important to have an emergency plan in place.