Health News

Are you a victim of air ambulance overbilling?

Noble McIntyre on January 12, 2016

An air ambulance might have saved your life. You can’t put a dollar amount on that… but the air ambulance companies can. In what’s become a common method for transportation in emergency situations, patients are being airlifted to hospitals and trauma centers in helicopters equipped with emergency medical equipment. Sounds great, right? Sometimes, yes. But, […]

Diabetes Drug Onglyza Lawsuits Begin

Noble McIntyre on December 22, 2015

If you are living with diabetes, you don’t need us to tell you that it can be tricky business. For most people with diabetes, there’s a constant, daily flow of monitoring blood sugar, food intake and exercise in order to keep the condition under control. Thankfully, there are several drugs on the market today that […]

Prevent the flu this winter!

Noble McIntyre on November 3, 2015

Halloween is done, the fall is winding down, and we’re heading full-speed towards winter weather, holidays and festivities. In addition to all of the merriment, though, the cold weather also signals the beginning of flu season. The last thing you need is to be down with the flu this winter. Although a common ailment, the […]

The Future of Hip Replacement Surgery

Noble McIntyre on August 6, 2013

Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed daily in this country. It’s almost always successful, and it saves patients from lingering and life-changing pain that restricts them from sports, walking and other physical activities. Thankfully, like most medical technologies, hip replacement surgeries are continuing to evolve and there’s a new technique […]

Flu Widespread in Oklahoma, Shots Still Available

Jeremy Thurman on January 15, 2013

A release from the Oklahoma State Department of Health on January 10, indicated that 345 people have been hospitalized and eight have died since the beginning of this flu season in Oklahoma alone. The reports of hospitalization come from across the state, while the fatalities have occurred in a few counties statewide, including Tulsa County.

How to Stay Active After Hip Replacement

Jeremy Thurman on February 7, 2012

After any surgery—major or minor—the patient needs to make an effort to recover and get back to normal. This is especially true of joint surgery. Our joints are what make our bodies mobile. Without joints, we can’t walk, drive, or even properly grip things from boxes to pencils. One of the most common joint surgeries […]

Synthetic Marijuana Use Rising Among Teens

Jeremy Thurman on December 1, 2011

Teenagers are using alcohol-soaked gummy bears to get drunk. Now it appears they’re also using synthetic marijuana to get high. While these new concoctions may not appear to be as dangerous as actually drinking alcohol or smoking real marijuana, the reality is that they are just as potent.

Alcohol-Soaked Gummy Bears Newest Drinking Trend for Teens

Noble McIntyre on November 4, 2011

It has been dubbed the new “jello shot.” Teenagers and young drinkers have become increasingly creative over the years in finding new and inventive ways to drink. One of the newest trends is soaking gummy candy, such as gummy bears and gummy worms, in alcohol.

Bedbug Epidemic!

Elizabeth Larrick on September 24, 2010

In the last few years, the United States has seen an outbreak of bedbug infestations in hotels, motels, movie theaters, college dormitories,  hospitals and even, dressing rooms! One major outbreak was reported last Friday when the Niketown, a 95,000 square foot facility in New York City, New York was forced to close for four days […]

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