Monday, October 5, 2015
Get Stroke Smart
Monday, October 19
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Norman Regional Hospital Education Center
901 N. Porter Ave.
Get smart about stroke at Norman Regional’s stroke awareness event. You can learn about this disease from physicians and be screened for your risk of experiencing a stroke. Seating is limited! Please call (405) 440-8802 to RSVP!
Registration begins at 8:30. The health fair will continue until 9:45. At that time, the panel of professionals will discuss all different aspects of Strokes. The panel will present information about the care and treatments a stroke patient receives from the time of calling 9-1-1, in the emergency room, during a hospital stay as well as rehabilitation therapy.
Norman Regional is offering everyone who signs up for the Get Stroke Smart event a free lipid profile blood test. The blood test must be completed by Wednesday, October 14th in order for the lab to send us your results in time for the event. Simply take this ad into any Norman Regional affiliated laboratory location during its normal business hours. You must fast for 12-14 hours prior to this test. Results will be provided at the Get Stroke Smart event.
Norman Regional Lab Locations:
Friday, October 2, 2015
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men in the United States with one in six being diagnosed. Your health is important and we encourage you to take seriously the significance of early detection and prevention. When used appropriately, prostate specific antigen (PSA) test results can diagnose, assess risk and monitor prostate disease. However, the test is not perfect. The Urology Care Foundation suggests men talk to their health care provider about the PSA tests. Based on guidelines and recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Taskforce and the American Urological Association, community wide PSA screening are no longer offered.
The American Urological Association issued the following guidelines on the early detection of prostate cancer:
These guidelines do not apply to men who have been diagnosed with or are being treated for prostate cancer.
Please contact your physician to discuss your individual health needs or if you have any questions.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and to help raise awareness with families across the country, the American Heart Association has brought back a fun and easy way to help you with the No. 1 health concern among parents – childhood obesity. Through the Life is Why Family Health Challenge™ families and kids will learn to take control of their health in four weeks by pursuing a different goal each week with activities that are fun, simple, won’t break the bank and can be done as a family! Norman Regional Health System supports the American Heart Association and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Cleveland County and our service areas!
These themed weeks are broken down into the following areas:
By the end of the month, people taking the Challenge may feel accomplished and be better equipped to live a heart-healthy life.
More info: www.heart.org/healthierkids
Friday, August 21, 2015
Skin Cancer Screening
Saturday, September 12, 2015
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Norman Regional Cancer Management Center
901 N. Porter Avenue,
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Norman Regional and a local dermatologist are joining forces to screen the community for skin cancer for free. Due to popular demand, participants must register before the event by calling HealthLink at (405) 440-8802.