OKLAHOMA CITY - Last week, Tobacco Stops With Me, Oklahoma's initiative to educate the public on the dangers of secondhand smoke and preventing tobacco use, commemorated 10 years of improving health with a landmark announcement.
Northeastern Oklahoma Community Health Centers Inc., a federally qualified health center with a mission statement of "Providing Affordable Quality Healthcare to Everyone," has formed a new not-for-profit foundation, Touching Lives, to address the ever-growing need for help with the cost of p…
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is hosting a series of public forums across the state to gain input from stakeholders and community members in implementing the agency's strategic plan.
NeoHealth Women's Care Center, Suite 208 of the Tahlequah Medical Center at 1500 E. Downing St., offers extended Monday hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., as well as lunchtime appointments throughout the week.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The State Chamber of Oklahoma has announced the launch of an association health plan, Oklahoma Chamber Blue, which will be available to small business with 2-50 employees.
Northeastern Oklahoma Community Health Centers Inc. has announced the addition of Dr. Muneeza Afif and Nurse Practitioner Sandi Casey to the NEO Provider Team.
Using a web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities.
Reasor's is participating in the teal pumpkin movement during the Halloween season, to help raise awareness for children with food allergies.
Cherokee Nation Health Services is offering free flu vaccinations for Cherokee Nation citizens and their families, including non-Native family members living in the household.
The Cherokee County Health Department, along with other county health departments, will offer flu vaccine statewide beginning Monday, Oct. 1. Flu shots will be provided at no out-of-pocket cost to recipients.
Still working to find the source of E. coli contamination of Town Branch Creek, city officials recently submitted samples for DNA testing to determine whether the bacteria originated from humans or animals.
Forty-seven Oklahoma hospitals and hospital specialty units have met a challenge from the Oklahoma Hospital Association to achieve a health care worker influenza vaccination rate of 96 percent or higher during the 2017-2018 flu season.
Northeastern State University's Oklahoma College of Optometry has a new ophthalmic laser to treat a multitude of eye issues thanks to a generous donation from Oklahoma's Nix Foundation.
The Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 and Cherokee Nation will host the Tribal Children's Environmental Health Symposium at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St. in Catoosa, on Oct. 16-18.
MUSKOGEE - The annual "Boo on the Flu" will take place Friday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., in Honor Heights Park in Muskogee. The event is hosted by the Muskogee Medical Foundation, in conjunction with St. Francis Muskogee Hospital Auxiliary and the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technol…
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation will host a free prostate cancer education and screening event 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 S. M St. in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The event is an annual collaboration between the D…
While the season for West Nile virus has been mild compared to previous years, the Oklahoma State Department of Health encourages residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting WNV, a mosquito-borne illness.
People often feel embarrassed or even ashamed when they are diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases, though infections are widespread - rising in Oklahoma and many parts of the U.S. - and any stigma is unjustified.
The Food and Drug Administration knew for years rogue doctors were wrongly prescribing the most potent opioids on the market by subverting the agency’s oversight program.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Shape Your Future, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, is providing free resources for Oklahoma families to promote better eating habits and physical activity options during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Members of the public have another way to share their input on the regulation and implementation of medical marijuana in Oklahoma courtesy of a new email address announced by the Oklahoma Senate Pro Tem-designate and the Oklahoma House Speaker.
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has established a call center to answer questions about patient and business application processing and requirements for obtaining medical marijuana licenses.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Health Care Authority welcomes comments and input from the public through Sept. 3, regarding changes to the SoonerCare Choice and Insure Oklahoma 1115(a) Demonstration Waiver programs' work and community engagement requirements.
Senior citizens who are raising a relative under the age of 18 may be eligible for a respite voucher through the Eastern Oklahoma Development District Area Agency on Aging.
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Elissa DeLong practices at the NeoHealth Women's Care Center in Tahlequah, and she believes that breastfeeding is important for both mother and child.
The Aprons & Lace Oklahoma Home and Community Education group aimed to help by hosting a lesson on proper disposal and storage of prescription medication on Wednesday.
Oklahoma Policy Institute, in response to the critical needs in Oklahoma's mental health care and addiction services, has announced a new fellowship program to prepare early-career professionals to become highly competent advocates for impactful policy reform.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system, which to date has helped the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System reduce no-show medical visits by more than three percent since April 4.
HULBERT - The Hulbert Public Library and The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative Northeast Center of Healthy Aging will be providing the Tai Chi for Better Balance Program at 12:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, through Aug. 22, in the Hulbert Public Library, 210 N. Broadway.
Over the past two weeks, Brendan P. Bailey, an Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine student, spent time getting to know Tahlequah and the profession he is pursuing.
A contingent of medical associations have come out against an Oklahoma ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana, saying State Question 788 is full of loopholes and would exacerbate drug abuse in the state.
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in a nationwide campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of radon exposure and to encourage citizens to take action to protect their homes and families.
Department of Veteran Affairs, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and the Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will host Presumptive Conditions Campaign Events focused on identifying and assisting veterans across Oklahoma who may have presumptive disabilities and who might be eligible for a VA pension claim
John Baker, son of Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, has waived his right to privacy and been identified as the nurse who reused syringes at the Nation's W.W. Hastings Hospital.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health is soliciting comments from individuals regarding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Input is needed for the State Plan of Program Operations for the 2019 Federal Fiscal Year. These comments must be received be…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s 675,000 residents on Medicare will get new, more secure cards starting this month. The card will have a new Medicare number that’s unique to each person instead of the person’s Social Security Number.
Northeastern Oklahoma Community Health Centers Inc., also known as NeoHealth, celebrated Tuesday, June 5, the grand re-opening of the newly-remodeled NeoHealth Women's Care Center in Tahlequah, with the assistance of the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce.
After what tribal officials described as "a brief lapse in protocol," Cherokee Nation's W.W. Hastings Hospital confirmed it is testing several patients for HIV and Hepatitis C.
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- DAILY LOG: Oct. 9, 2018