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 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
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, 14 Nov 2018 14:49:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/enjoy-safe-thanksgiving-meal https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/enjoy-safe-thanksgiving-meal 0
Free After-Hours Flu Shot Clinic

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. ]]>
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/free-after-hours-flu-shot-clinic https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/free-after-hours-flu-shot-clinic 0
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
West Clinic Temporarily Closed Mon, 05 Nov 2018 21:21:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/west-clinic-temporarily-closed https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/west-clinic-temporarily-closed 0 November is American Diabetes Month Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:36:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/november-american-diabetes-month https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/november-american-diabetes-month 0 Be Safe and Healthy on Halloween

Carve out time to be active this Halloween – between get-togethers and trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Take a walk and do some weight training to help you feel good! Regular physical activity can help control your weight, reduce your risk of heart disease and some cancers, improve mental health and mood, and increase your chance of living longer.]]>
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 20:00:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/7-ways-be-safe-and-healthy-halloween https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/7-ways-be-safe-and-healthy-halloween 0
Smokefree Apartments Maps

​OCCHD and the TSET Healthy Living Program serving Oklahoma County have launched a smokefree apartments map on their website. Finding a smokefree apartment can be difficult, but this useful tool, which features many smokefree apartment complexes across the county can help ease the search process for potential residents. ]]>
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:50:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/smoke-free-apartments-maps https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/smoke-free-apartments-maps 0
Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Studies have shown that your risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors. The main factors that influence your risk include being a woman and getting older. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older.]]>
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:33:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/breast-cancer-risk-factors https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/breast-cancer-risk-factors 0
Pregnant Women Need The Flu Shot! Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:31:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/pregnant-women-need-flu-shot https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/pregnant-women-need-flu-shot 0 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Mon, 01 Oct 2018 16:52:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/breast-cancer-awareness-month https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/breast-cancer-awareness-month 0 #BeThe1To Save A Life! Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:01:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/bethe1to-save-life https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/bethe1to-save-life 0 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