There is nothing quite like watching the final pair come down the back nine Sunday afternoon with an unlikely victor about to sink the winning put. From the elusive green jacket Phil Mickleson won in 2004 (clinching his first major championship), to great comebacks as the 1999 U.S Ryder Cup team overcoming a 10-6 deficit going into Sunday and most recently Ben Crane’s St. Jude Classic win – his first since 2011. While it is remarkable to watch the pros play at a level most of us can only dream, we somehow know exactly what they feel like with a taste of victory. “Oh my gosh, it just keeps... Read More »
“It’s a reflection of everybody as a whole,” says Owasso Fire Department Captain Aaron Greenburg of being recognized as the recipient of the Bailey Medical Center Community Star Award. “We just happened to be on duty that day. You can call anyone here, church or other organization, and you would have gotten the same response, if not more. It is the spirit of Owasso.”
It was a cold winter day in 2013, when a man walked into the Emergency Department at Bailey Medical Center cold and wet from the storm. He had been living on the streets of Owasso, passing through town. ED staff... Read More »
Easter week is right around the corner – secretly known as one of the biggest weeks of the year for candy manufactures. Did you know 70 percent of all chocolate sales for the year occur the week leading up to Easter? That’s right. While we are fans of chocolate and candy on Valentine’s Day, it appears we really can’t resist these goodies wrapped up as cute bunnies, ducks or eggs. Easter comes in right behind Halloween for candy sales, 71 million pounds and 90 million pounds sold, respectively. So what’s really in your child’s Easter basket? Plenty of sugar.
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What example are you setting for your children when it comes to making healthy decisions, exercising and eating right? Do you talk to them about getting exercise and why you enjoy it? Or are you trying to find your own path when it comes to getting regular physical activity? A new study shows parents play a critical role in influencing how children feel about physical activity and their interest in being active themselves. If you realize you and your children are sitting on the less active end of the spectrum, working towards the goal of making physical fitness a priority can be achieved... Read More »
Life is busy. Families are always on the go. Convenience often wins when it comes to making decisions that affect our family’s health and well-being, unfortunately. As a result, we spend less time around the kitchen table together and our children spend less time being physically active. A new survey released this week by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that only one in four adolescents get the recommended one hour or more of rigorous physical activity a day. This lifestyle shift is directly impacting the health of our youth, with childhood obesity doubling and... Read More »
Though it is not surprising that today’s generation of kids is spending more time in front of television screens and less time outside playing, a new report shows how much that is adding up and taking away from their overall fitness. The finding was presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions – the first they say to show a decline in children’s fitness levels worldwide over the last three decades.
“Parents play the most critical role in developing a healthier family,” says David Steward, health and wellness coordinator at Bailey Medical Center. “Many... Read More »
The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions are underway this week in Dallas – a gathering of more than 18,000 heart health experts from more than 100 countries. When speakers take the podium to present to the latest in research, the world is listening. Cardiologist Mariell Jessup, president of the American Heart Association, is among several experts taking the stage. She has been talking about the new guidelines released last week to reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes – including a new risk assessment tool that is garnering quite a bit of discussion. Dr. Jessup is... Read More »
Lisa Cross has worked at Bailey Medical Center since the doors opened in 2006 behind the scenes as Lead Distribution Tech in Material Management. She says she will forever be grateful for the support she has received at work, which lifted her through one of life’s biggest challenges - breast cancer.Lisa was diagnosed in 2010 following a mammogram screening at Bailey. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation followed. Bryan Fowler, her supervisor in their department of two, picked up her responsibilities while she was away for treatment. “All he ever said was, ‘just take care of what you need to... Read More »