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Oklahoma health briefs for May 21, 2013

Oklahoma health briefs, May 21
Compiled by Heather Warlick Published: May 21, 2013


Stressed? Try This:

Experiment with the anatomy of a laugh.

1. Place both hands on your belly

2. Lift your eyebrows

3. Smile until your molars show

4. Add sound by saying “ha, ha, ha.”

5. Add movement by gently rolling your head up and down

Rx: At least three times per day

SOURCE: Molly Ross, executive director for the Integris James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit, offers weekly tips on how to manage stress in our daily lives

Men's health event planned

Black men's health will be the focus of a summit planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at Metro Technology Center Springlake Campus Business Conference Center, 1900 Springlake, Oklahoma City. The event is held by Integris Men's Health University and the East Zion District Men's Association.

The summit will include men's health screenings from 9 a.m. to noon including cancer screenings for prostate PSA, skin, oral and colorectal (by appointment only) glucose, cholesterol, stroke and blood pressure. Other activities include health and wellness information and resources, giveaways and door prizes. Lunch will be provided after the screenings.

Metro Technology Center will kick off the event's 22 activities with a morning celebration at 8:15 a.m. at the center's Amphitheatre, followed by 10 minutes of Zumba and stretching and a one-mile family walk.

Men's Health and Wellness Lectures will take place leading up to the summit:

• Men and Sleep Disorders, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 18, featuring Jonathan Schwartz, M.D., Integris M.J. and S. Elizabeth Schwartz Sleep Disorders Center of Oklahoma. Held at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1829 NE 36.

• Vibrant: To Heal and be Whole, Keys to Emotional Wellness, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 20 featuring R. Murali Krishna, M.D., president and COO, Integris Mental Health. Held at Metro Technology Center Springlake Campus, Business Conference Center

• Men's Urological Health — Noon to 1 p.m. June 22 featuring Philip Mosca, M.D., Metro Technology Center Springlake Campus, Business Conference Center

For more information or reservations, please call the Integris HealthLine at 951-2277.

Scrapbooking for a cure

Creative outlets such as scrapbooking promote healing and healthy interaction among participants. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1, the St. Anthony Frank C. Love Cancer Institute will host a Crop for the Cure Scrapbooking event open to cancer patients, survivors, families and the general public. There is no charge for the event. The event will be held at St. Anthony Hospital's St. Francis Conference Room, 1000 N Lee Ave.

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