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Tenika Clemmer is living out what she promised two years ago. Not wanting her daughter, Jaycee, to go down the same path she had been going down, Tenika told us in an interview prior to the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Run that they were starting a new family tradition of healthy living. “If we do these things together, we’ll be more motivated,” she said. Tenika’s promise to start exercising together with her daughter was more than just a hope. Today it is their reality and next month, Jaycee, now 11 years old, will compete in the Bailey Medical Center Strong Kids Triathlon. Among more than 100... Read More »

Being physically active is an important part of a healthy life.  It is why we are proud of the partnership with Owasso Public Schools with the PLAY program to educate our community about healthy choices. But when it comes to physical activity, how much should your child get? What kinds of activity are important? Do children need structured exercise programs or just time to head out to the backyard unrestricted? Here are some tips for families to help incorporate exercise into their child’s daily routine.

Why does exercise matter for kids?

We all know being active can help... Read More »

You may be familiar with the term “BPH” from commercials on the television or radio, but what does it mean and how does it affect your risk of developing prostate cancer? First, let’s understand what BPH stands for – benign prostatic hyperplasia. Benign means “not cancerous”. Hyperplasia means there is abnormal cell growth. BPH is a prostate that has become enlarged. The good news – it is not prostate cancer and will not lead to prostate cancer. However, men with BPH experience similar symptoms to prostate cancer. If you have BPH, here are typical symptoms:

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In March, Bailey Medical Center, along with Hillcrest HealthCare System announced a new partnership with Tulsa Roughnecks as the official medical provider for the soccer team, providing day-to-day medical care and training for the players. Utica Park Clinic Owasso orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jon Orjala, attends all home games to provide care to players as needed.

Not only are the Roughnecks fun to cheer on, they are also motivation to be active as well. “We hope the new Roughnecks will encourage our community to spend more time being physically active,” shares Hillcrest HealthCare... Read More »

The Adventures of the Bailey Bears is a photo journal of 14 Bailey Bears representing departments of Bailey Medical Center. The departments have creatively dressed and named their bears and will be sharing photos of the bears’ adventures beginning April 1 throughout the summer on our Bailey Medical Center Facebook page. Follow along and like, comment and share photos with your family and friends.

Baxter, Facilities/Security/Material Management/Pharmacy

Magellean the Bear Explorer, Volunteers

Gypsy, Med-Surg/ICU

Boo Boo the Bailey Bear, Emergency Department ... Read More »

During pregnancy, the placenta plays a critical role in supplying a growing fetus with nutrients and water. The placenta also makes a variety of hormones to maintain the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, hormones can cause increased insulin secretion and decreased glucose produced by the liver, which can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels). As the pregnancy progresses, some of these hormones (estrogen, cortisol, and human placental lactogen) can have a blocking effect on insulin, a condition called insulin resistance.

As the placenta grows, more of these hormones are... Read More »

A new total knee replacement procedure is now available for nearly all patients requiring knee replacement surgery. This procedure requires a smaller incision, speeds recovery and offers a more natural feel than more traditional knee replacement systems. The ConforMIS iTotal G2 patient-specific knee replacement system utilizes the latest in 3D-printing technology to reconstruct the patient’s knee based on a CT scan of their current knee. A 3D printer manufactures cutting blocks specific to the patient’s knee, reconstructing the dimensions of their knee previous to arthritis. Specialized... Read More »

Vitamins are essential nutrients our bodies require to function properly.

After bariatric surgery, it is not possible to absorb all the vitamins your body needs.  It is important when you commit to bariatric surgery, that you also make a life-long commitment to take vitamins. There are a few things to consider to make sure you are not only staying safe, but also financially aware of your vitamin consumption. It starts with understanding the difference between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins.

Of the variety of vitamins and supplements on store shelves, your body only... Read More »