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Ask a Dietitian: The Significance of Sleep

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

You may not realize how important sleep is for your health and wellness. We live in a busy world where the focus is rarely ever on sleep. However, poor sleep can put your health at risk. It's important to make sleep a priority. The first step is to figure out if you’re getting enough by using a sleep log or timer. If you find that you’re not, consider trying some of these tips from registered dietitian Destiny Howard.

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Fill Your Shopping Cart With Heart-healthy Options

Friday, January 31, 2020

Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) is the leading cause of death in the United States. In some cases, these deaths could be prevented if people make lifestyle changes, like eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of low-fat proteins and high-fiber foods that are low in sodium and sugar.

Sleep on it: The Value of a Good Night’s Sleep

Friday, July 26, 2019

The new school year is just around the corner, making it the perfect opportunity to stock up on some Zzzs and set a sleep routine. From possible sleep disorders to the common cold and other illnesses, Norman Regional has you covered with primary care providers, the team at Oklahoma Sleep Associates, and Norman Regional Virtual Care. 

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What to look for, how to avoid heat-related illnesses

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The rising temperatures can be dangerous, but the good news is that heat-related illnesses are preventable. Here are some tips to avoid heat-related illnesses, as well as what to look for and what to do if you or someone you love has a heat-related illness.

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Are you eating a Rainbow?

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

We have all heard of the importance of “tasting a rainbow.” However, what does that actually mean? Read more about the benefits of bright and colorful produce from Registered Dietitian Sarah Barnes, MS, RD/LD. 

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The Health Benefits of a Happy Childhood

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Happy childhood memories are essential to a child’s developing brain. Farhan Jawed, MD, medical director of Norman Regional Health System's Behavioral Medicine, speaks more about his childhood memories and the findings of a recent study by the American Psychological Association. 

7 Simple Tips to Reduce Skin Damage

Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer is here! It’s time to enjoy the outdoors and soak up the sun. But remember to keep your skin safe while enjoying the sunny weather.

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Keeping an Eye Out for Signs of a Common Medical Condition

Friday, June 21, 2019

Are your eyes feeling a little itchy or do they look red and you don’t know the cause? Conjunctivitis, known as pink eye, is one of the most common eye conditions, affecting about three million people in the United States each year.


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8 Tips to Wound Healing

Friday, June 14, 2019

The skin is the largest organ of the body and provides each of us with a protective barrier. It is important when you do have a wound that you take care of it properly. Read eight tips to help with healing.

Summer Food Safety 101

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Summer time is the season for cookouts and potlucks. This beloved tradition is nothing short of downright American, but along with the summer heat comes a higher risk of food borne illness outbreaks. Here are simple food safety tips from Registered Dietitian Connelly Weeks, RDN, LD.