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Tackling Antibiotic Resistance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) names antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest public health challenges of our time. Approximately 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States each year, resulting in more than 35,000 deaths. These infections are often caused by ‘superbugs,’ a term coined for microorganisms that have developed a resistance to commonly...

The Dynamic World of Medicine

Head-To-Toe-Health The Brain Genetic Testing for Epilepsy In the U.S., approximately three million adults and more than 450,000 children have epilepsy, a brain disorder that causes seizures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  “Epilepsy is diagnosed when someone has had two or more seizures without a reversible provoking factor, such as hypoglycemia,” says Cherie Herren, MD, an epileptologist/neurologist at Oklahoma...

2021 Top Doctors

Doctor profiles by Tracy LeGrand  Health boxes by Rebecca Fast .ugb-9b5c55c .ugb-cta__title{text-align:right !important}.ugb-9b5c55c .ugb-button-container{text-align:right !important}FEATURED TOP DOCTORS LISTRead More Dr. Chandan D. Lad Family MedicineSaint Francis Hospital; Warren ClinicTulsa A native Tulsan, Chandan Lad, MD, matriculated through the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and practices at Warren Clinic, calling it a natural fit to serve the community where he was raised. “Family practice...

On The Front Lines of the Streets and Skies

Arnell Dean made his career choice as a teenager, thanks to Emergency, which ran on NBC for six seasons in the 1970s. The show’s paramedics, Roy DeSoto and Johnny Gage with Los Angeles County’s fictonalized Squad 51, were Dean’s heroes. “I watched it religiously,” says Dean, a 40-year emergency medical technician with EMSA in Oklahoma City. “Every episode, they saved...

A Doobie-ous Future

Oklahoma Issued Its First Patient License for Medical Marijuana  Aug. 25 and about 1,600 other applications were received that first day – the opening of a movement that has been combative at best and, at times, has rivaled soap operas for drama. Emergency rules enacted by the state health department – banning smokable products and requiring a pharmacist on site at...