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COVID-19: Information Regarding Testing

County health departments, including OKC-County and Tulsa Health Departments, do not offer testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Any individual who develops symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or has recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19...

An Ounce of Prevention

Natural Remedies Many people, possibly more than ever before, seek natural remedies before opening their medicine cabinets. Here are some everyday items in the grocery aisle that can support your health and withstand illnesses. Turmeric Used historically as a seasoning and medicinal herb, turmeric possesses the compound curcumin, a polyphenol that gives the spice its yellow color. As its main active ingredient,...

Avoiding Winter Illness

When everyone around you is sneezing, coughing and complaining of body aches, you may feel destined to join them – but you don’t have to. By following these practical steps, you can outsmart Old Man Winter and keep germs at bay. Wash Your Hands Brian Thatcher, a primary care physician with INTEGRIS in Yukon, says scrubbing your hands with soap and...