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School is out, temperatures are rising and across the state, the sound of cleats and bat bags hitting the pavement fill ballpark parking lots. Summer is the time for baseball and softball in Oklahoma. The Orthopaedic Center’s Dr. Darnell Blackmon shares tips for athletes to stay injury free this summer season.

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, which means summer break is fast approaching, if not already here for some families. What will you do with the long days of summer? We thought it would be a good idea to share some healthy, educational and fun “summer bucket list” activities that you may consider for your family this summer.

Colorectal cancer is one of the deadliest of all cancers. However, with early detection, it is also one of the most preventable. The CDC reports 60 percent of Americans between the ages of 50 and 75 receive regular screenings, which is an improvement in recent years, yet shy of their goal of 70 percent by 2020. The uptick in screenings is paying off, according to the CDC.

September 26, 2012
8:35am, Joe’s Office

Where were you born and raised?

Born in Norman, but grew up in Muskogee.  Went to graduate school in Alabama and then came back to Oklahoma in the late 70s and have spent my entire professional career in Oklahoma.  Oklahoma City, Ardmore, Tulsa – I came to Tulsa in 1995 with Hillcrest.

Even though it is only September, it is time to start thinking about getting a flu shot. Did you know flu outbreaks begin as early as October, though the height of flu season typically does not occur until February? If you have concerns about the flu shot, here are some common questions we have answered for you. Consult with your physician about your specific needs this flu season.  Every one older than 6 months old should consider receiving the flu vaccine.  

Should Pregnant Women Get a Flu Shot?

Did you know that 66.4 percent of adults in Oklahoma will be obese by 2030?  That is the prediction according to a new report by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), up from 31.1 percent in 2011. What is more astonishing is Oklahoma will be number 2, behind Mississippi as the fattest state in the nation.

Today is “National Talk Like a Pirate Day”. YouTube is ablaze with video tutorials and businesses like Krispy Kreme are taking advantage of our interest in pirates with an offer for a free glazed doughnut to anyone who walks in and talks like a pirate. We did the math and discovered you would need to talk like a pirate at least 4.3 hours to burn off the 200 calorie doughnut.

The FDA issues a warning to consumers to avoid eating mangoes from Agricola Daniella, a mango supplier with multiple plantations and a single packing house located in Sinaloa, Mexico.  So far, 121 people and 16 states have been affected. Oklahoma does not have any known cases at this time.