OKC-County Health News Latest news from the Oklahoma-City County Health Department. Zend_Feed_Writer 2 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.occhd.org/pressroom Infant Mortality Awareness Month Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:47:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/infant-mortality-awareness-month https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/infant-mortality-awareness-month 0 Home Fire Prevention

Home fires are preventable! The following are simple steps that each of us can take to prevent a tragedy.]]>
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:24:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/home-fire-prevention https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/home-fire-prevention 0
Make and Practice Your Emergency Plan

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.]]>
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 23:11:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/make-and-practice-your-emergency-plan https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/make-and-practice-your-emergency-plan 0
September is ​National Preparedness Month!

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. ]]>
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:46:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/national-preparedness-month https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/national-preparedness-month 0
Phil Maytubby, Advocate of the Year Tue, 28 Aug 2018 18:06:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/phil-maytubby-advocate-year https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/phil-maytubby-advocate-year 0 Keep Kids E-Cigarette Free Mon, 27 Aug 2018 02:16:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/keep-kids-e-cigarette-free https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/keep-kids-e-cigarette-free 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, 20 Aug 2018 18:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/TakeItOffOklahoma https://www.occhd.org/TakeItOffOklahoma 0
Tick Prevention Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:22:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/tick-prevention https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/tick-prevention 0 What to do After a Boil Water Order has been lifted Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:03:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/what-do-after-boil-water-order-has-been-lifted https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/what-do-after-boil-water-order-has-been-lifted 0 FREE Cooking Demo

A FREE Cooking Demo brought to you by the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust and INTEGRIS. Come watch a live cooking demonstration in the Oklahoma City-County Health Department’s state of the art kitchen led by Pam Patty, RD/LD, CDE. Come taste test comfort food with a healthy twist as we incorporate fruits and vegetables.]]>
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 15:15:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/cookingdemo https://www.occhd.org/cookingdemo 0
Beat The Heat!

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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:33:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/beat-heat https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/beat-heat 0
Skin Cancer Awareness

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays causes most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.Join the conversation to raise awareness about the benefits of sun protection! ]]>
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 21:40:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/skin-cancer-awareness https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/skin-cancer-awareness 0
Back to School Immunizations

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) nurses encourage parents/guardians to check the status of their children’s immunizations early in order to avoid the last-minute rush. Check with your doctor to find out what vaccines your child needs and make sure to bring a current copy of their child’s shot record if they have one.]]>
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:58:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/Back-to-School-Immunizations https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/Back-to-School-Immunizations 0
Putting Nonviolent Offenders Back on Track

​OCCHD and partners are devising ways to help nonviolent offenders get back into the mainstream. An estimated 77 percent of the inmates in the county’s overcrowded jail are nonviolent offenders whose crimes might be better addressed through mental health and community service opportunities. ]]>
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 16:25:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/putting-nonviolent-offenders-back-track https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/putting-nonviolent-offenders-back-track 0
Keep Cool in Hot Weather!

Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat causes more than 600 deaths each year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet many people still die from extreme heat every year.]]>
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:48:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/keep-cool-hot-weather https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/keep-cool-hot-weather 0
'​Skeeter Meter' Status: Normal

OCCHD epidemiologists will use data from the following sources: temperature, mosquito trap counts, disease rate within captured mosquitoes, complaints from residents, human surveillance which includes West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in the state and throughout the Oklahoma County area to determine the risk.]]>
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/skeetermeter https://www.occhd.org/skeetermeter 0
Healthy and Safe Swimming

Pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds are great places to have fun, be active, or just relax. Learn how to stay healthy and safe when in the water this summer! ]]>
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:35:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/healthy-and-safe-swimming https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/healthy-and-safe-swimming 0
First Human Case of West Nile Virus in 2018 Confirmed!

West Nile symptoms include fever, headache, body ache, and sometimes a rash. The most susceptible are infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. If symptoms are severe, please contact your doctor immediately.]]>
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 18:59:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/first-human-case-west-nile-virus-2018-confirmed https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/first-human-case-west-nile-virus-2018-confirmed 0
Stay Safe on Independence Day!

Many festivities occur to celebrate the Fourth of July. Make sure you are prepared for any activity you take part in!]]>
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 14:10:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/stay-safe-independence-day https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/stay-safe-independence-day 0
South Oaks Learning and Wellness Campus

OCCHD will soon have a new 25-thousand square foot campus to open late summer 2018. 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. ]]>
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:11:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/southernoaks https://www.occhd.org/southernoaks 0