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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified a fast-moving virus, hitting the Midwest, as EV-D86. It was first discovered in the 1960s in California and has remained somewhat dormant until recently. More than 80 cases of EV-D86 have been reported this month. It is one of about 100 types of Enteroviruses, which are typically prevalent throughout the summer and early fall. However, most types are similar to the common cold. EV-D86, on the other hand, is presenting with predominant respiratory problems severe enough to cause hospitalization for many affected patients. ... Read More »

Alexander's mother, Olga, will have a great story to tell her son when he is older of his birth at Bailey Medical Center. Olga and her husband, Andrey, share their experience at Bailey.


Dietitian Rene Norman, RD/LD, joins us on the blog today to talk about the benefits of cauliflower and how to prepare it so the whole family can enjoy this good-for-you "white food."

The “no white foods” diet is still around. People following it don’t eat white bread, white rice, white pasta or white potatoes. These foods typically raise blood sugars.  However, cauliflower is not one of those white foods. One cup of raw cauliflower has 27 calories, 77 percent daily value for vitamin C, 5 grams carbohydrate, 2.5 grams fiber, 2 grams protein and is a good source of potassium, folate,... Read More »

 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 »