Medical briefs, Aug. 12

Medical briefs, Aug. 12
Modified: August 10, 2012 at 11:53 pm •  Published: August 12, 2012
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In brief

Free health fair scheduled

in northwest Oklahoma city

A free health fair, “A Strong and Healthy Oklahoma,” will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope United Methodist Church, 11600 N Council Road. There's no charge to attend, and attendees do not need to make reservations. Free health screenings will be available for glaucoma, visual acuity, cholesterol, glucose, body mass index, high blood pressure, basic lung function and bone density. There will also be free immunizations for children. Additionally, medical professionals will offer free hearing screenings and chiropractic screenings. Overall, there will be more than 40 health organizations providing free services at the event.

Kimray donates $250,000 toward

research at Hough Ear Institute

The Hough Ear Institute recently received a $250,000 commitment from Kimray Inc., an Oklahoma City-based manufacturer of oil and gas control equipment, for research to cure deafness. The donation will be spread over five years to help support current research at the institute, including a pill to help prevent and treat acute hearing loss caused by excessive noise and a treatment to regenerate lost sensory hair cells to restore hearing for most causes of nerve deafness.