OCCHD Featured Articles Stay up to date with the latest happenings at OCCHD Zend_Feed_Writer 2 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.occhd.org/pressroom Good Health Habits Can Help Prevent The Flu Tue, 12 Feb 2019 04:20:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/good-health-habits-can-help-prevent-flu https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/good-health-habits-can-help-prevent-flu 0 Team of the Week: My Heart Wed, 06 Feb 2019 19:30:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/team-week-my-heart https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/team-week-my-heart 0 February is Heart Health Month

Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. This is partly because the conditions that lead to heart disease are happening at younger ages. February is Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart.]]>
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 20:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/heart-health-month https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/heart-health-month 0
OCCHD offers Free Resources to Create Healthier Businesses

Through the TSET Healthy Living Program at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD), metro businesses can receive free support to create a company health promotion plan for 2019.]]>
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/occhd-offers-free-resources-create-healthier-businesses https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/occhd-offers-free-resources-create-healthier-businesses 0
National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Join the nationwide effort to raise awareness of birth defects, their causes, and their impact!]]>
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/national-birth-defects-prevention-month https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/national-birth-defects-prevention-month 0
Flu Claims the Life of One Oklahoma County Resident

The Oklahoma State Department of Health today reported the first influenza-associated death in Oklahoma County for the 2018-2019 flu season. Flu has now claimed the lives of 13 Oklahomans this season and led to 331 hospitalizations and/or deaths statewide, many of which were senior citizens.]]>
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 22:26:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/flu-hospitalizations-rise https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/flu-hospitalizations-rise 0
Make 2019 the year you #StayQuit

You’ve decided to quit smoking. Congratulations! Your first day without cigarettes can be difficult. Here are five steps you can take to handle quit day and be confident about being able to #stayquit.]]>
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 03:22:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/make-2019-year-you-stayquit https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/make-2019-year-you-stayquit 0
Take it off Oklahoma!

Join us for the next three months on a journey to help Oklahoma lose weight! Take It Off Oklahoma is a three-month weight loss challenge coordinated by FOX 25 News and the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 20:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/TakeItOffOklahoma https://www.occhd.org/TakeItOffOklahoma 0
Driving in Winter Weather

OCCHD advises residents not to take chances on dealing with dangerous winter conditions, especially when traveling this holiday season. Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Blaine Bolding advises travelers to check local media reports of weather forecasts before making travel plans and to know what the National Weather Service winter storm and blizzard watches mean.]]>
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/driving-in-winter-weather https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/driving-in-winter-weather 0
Make Health Your Resolution in 2019!

Make 2019 your healthiest year yet! Add these tips to your resolution list to boost your health and well-being!]]>
Wed, 26 Dec 2018 20:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/make-health-your-resolution-2019 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/make-health-your-resolution-2019 0
Need Shelter When It's Cold Outside?

Local OKC shelters will be providing overflow beds during the winter when the temperature drops to 32 degrees or below.]]>
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/need-shelter-when-its-cold-outside https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/need-shelter-when-its-cold-outside 0
Southern Oaks Health and Wellness Campus Now Open!

The Southern Oaks Learning and Wellness Campus is located at 6728 South Hudson next to Parmelee Elementary and Southern Oaks Library. Located in our city’s zip code with the lowest health indicators, OCCHD chose this location to serve the citizens of South Oklahoma City by bringing together a multitude of partners that allow for a broad array of services to be offered. ]]>
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/southernoaks https://www.occhd.org/southernoaks 0
Free After-Hours Flu Shot Clinic on 12/20

Free flu shots are available at all three convenient clinic locations to those beginning at six months and up. Oklahoma City and County residents are still being encouraged to protect themselves, their families and help prevent the spread of the flu by receiving their vaccine. ]]>
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/free-after-hours-flu-shot-clinic https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/free-after-hours-flu-shot-clinic 0
Family Fun Night at Southern Oaks

​Join us for Family Fun Night at our new Southern Oaks Learning and Wellness Campus on Thursday, December 13th from 5:30-7:30pm. This Pajama Party will include a Bounce House, Kids Games, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Crafts, Cooking Demo, Door Prizes and more!​]]>
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/family-fun-night-southern-oaks https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/family-fun-night-southern-oaks 0
Move to Southern Oaks Campus in Progress

Our South Health Clinic's clinical and WIC services will be moving to the new Southern Oaks Health and Wellness Campus starting Thursday, December 6 through Monday, December 10th.]]>
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/move-southern-oaks-campus-progress https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/move-southern-oaks-campus-progress 0
Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

You can help yourself and others stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during key times when you are likely to get and spread germs.]]>
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 19:15:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/wash-your-hands-often-stay-healthy https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/wash-your-hands-often-stay-healthy 0
Cold Weather Safety

If you detect symptoms of frostbite, which is the freezing of the skin and body tissue beneath the skin, in either yourself or another person, seek medical care IMMEDIATELY. Additionally, hypothermia occurs when one’s body temperature drops to dangerously low levels, so, before addressing symptoms of frostbite, first determine whether you or someone else is showing signs of hypothermia.]]>
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/cold-weather-dangers https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/cold-weather-dangers 0
Enjoy a Safe Thanksgiving Meal

As Thanksgiving approaches the Oklahoma City-County Health Department reminds those who prepare the holiday meal to follow four simple rules: Clean, Seperate, Cook, and Chill.]]>
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 02:49:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/enjoy-safe-thanksgiving-meal https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/enjoy-safe-thanksgiving-meal 0
43rd Annual Great American Smokeout

​On November 15th, Oklahoma County smokers are encouraged to put down their cigarettes for a day, or a lifetime, for the Great American Smokeout (GASO). This annual event is celebrated across the country to encourage smokers to find their reason to quit, set their quit date and take the steps toward a smoke free and healthier life.]]>
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:42:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/43rd-great-american-smokeout https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/43rd-great-american-smokeout 0
Safe Heating is Critical in the Months Ahead

Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) reminds residents as the temperatures drop, it is important to safely heat your home or business. Oklahoma City Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson said, “It’s been a rough year for us with 19 fire fatalities this year. All but one of those had one common threat: no working smoke alarms.”]]>
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:38:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/safe-heating-critical-months-ahead https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/safe-heating-critical-months-ahead 0