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Nearing his 94th birthday, John Schwabauer thumbs through a record book of his daily workouts. He tracks every time he walks on his treadmill, noting the various speeds and time intervals it takes to complete one mile, something he was not able to do at 91. “I would get tired real easy before getting out of a chair sometimes,” he says of noticing his energy quickly diminishing. “I was overweight, short of breath. I just needed some energy.”

Allergies plague many of us every year. In fact, one in five adults suffers from allergies. Allergens are often called hay fever, or Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, and the most common symptoms are sneezing, stuffiness, a runny nose, and itchiness in the mouth, throat, eyes, or ears. Allergies often do not stop when women become pregnant; the question of whether the use of decongestants is safe during pregnancy is often an unclear answer to many women suffering from allergies.

Flip-flops have no doubt found their way into a permanent part of our summer wardrobe. As temperatures start to rise, we begin to exchange our constricting heels and no-nonsense dress shoes for our favorite pair of breezy flip-flops.

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?