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OSDH Acknowledges Cigarette Tax Increase

03/30/2018
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) today commended Governor Fallin and the legislature for approving the additional $1 tax on cigarettes. Read More

Oklahoma Blood Institute Needs Donors to “Spring” to Save Lives Apr. 8, 11, & 12

03/30/2018
Oklahoma Blood Institute Needs Donors to “Spring” to Save Lives Apr. 8, 11, & 12
This spring, Oklahoma Blood Institute needs strong, bold, and fearless donors to give blood and help patients in area hospitals. And, because Oklahomans know the importance of weather safety during this time of year, all blood donors who give in the month of April will be entered for a chance to win a tornado shelter from FlatSafe. Read More

Oklahoma Blood Institute Needs Donors to “Spring” to Save Lives Apr. 4, 5 & 7

03/29/2018
This spring, Oklahoma Blood Institute needs strong, bold, and fearless donors to give blood and help patients in area hospitals. And, because Oklahomans know the importance of weather safety during this time of year, all blood donors who give in the month of April will be entered for a chance to win a tornado shelter from FlatSafe. Read More

Experts warn of second flu outbreak

03/29/2018
This year’s flu season proved to be one of the worst in decades, and new evidence shows it isn’t over yet. Read More

State Health Officials Investigating Cases of Salmonellosis Linked to Kratom

03/29/2018
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and Tulsa Health Department (THD) have joined public health officials in other states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella associated with kratom. As of March 20, a total of 91 people in 36 states are linked to this outbreak, including four cases in Oklahoma. Thirty-one people nationwide have been hospitalized. Read More

Strong, Bold, Fearless: What Type of Hero Are You? Mar. 6 & 8

02/27/2018
Strong, Bold, Fearless: What Type of Hero Are You? Mar. 6 & 8
Community Hospital, Bloodmobile at 3100 SW 89th, OKC; Thursday, Mar. 6, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All donors receive food voucher! Jones High School, ISP Room; Thursday, Mar. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read More

OMRF receives $2.25 million grant to study vision loss

02/27/2018
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Scott Plafker, Ph.D., has received a four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study whether a natural compound can help prevent a common eye disease. Read More

Award Nominations Sought for Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention

02/23/2018
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is accepting nominations for awards to recognize individuals and organizations for their demonstrated outstanding commitment and dedication to child abuse prevention in Oklahoma. Nominations are due by close of business on Friday, March 16. Read More

Alert: Winter Weather Critically Impacts Blood Supply, Donors Urgently Needed

02/22/2018
The winter weather, hazardous road conditions, closings and cancellations that affected the state this week are critically impacting Oklahoma Blood Institute’s supply of life-saving blood. Now that the weather is clearing, Oklahoma Blood Institute urgently needs donors of all blood types to give blood as soon as they can to help replenish the supply.* Read More

Strong, Bold, Fearless: What Type of Hero Are You? Feb. 18-24

02/15/2018
Strong, Bold, Fearless: What Type of Hero Are You? Feb. 18-24
Blood donors will receive their choice of t-shirt in “Strong” olive, “Bold” maroon, or “Fearless” teal. Healthy adults, age sixteen and up, have the opportunity to give blood Read More

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