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Oklahoma medical news briefs for Sunday, May 12, 2013.
Published: May 12, 2013


Free arthritis seminar set

To improve the health of Oklahoma City and surrounding communities, Vicki Buchanan, owner of Regional Physical Therapy, will offer a free educational seminar, “Living with Arthritis,” at her clinic. There are several types of arthritis, including the two most common types: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid. The first seminar will be at 6 p.m. May 23 at Regional Physical Therapy South at 11704 S Western Ave. Buchanan will teach exercises to better cope with arthritis and pain management. Refreshments will be served. This is the first of a series of classes to be held once a month for the next six months.

Breast health lunch planned

Breast health will be the topic of a free two-hour lunch event May 23. The program, “Women's Works: Tools for a Healthier You,” is geared toward women ages 35 to 60 and will address many breast health topics including early detection, screenings, diagnostics, treatments and reconstructive options. The session will include a women's health panel, featuring Drs. Angela Hawkins, J. Andrew Egly, Christopher Bozarth, Richard Wilson and Quang Tu. The lunch and program will be at Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 610-3627.

Wheelchair event

to raise funds

OU Medicine will host a wheelchair basketball tournament, benefiting the Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association on Thursday at Oklahoma City University. Teams from OU Medicine administration, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, nursing, orthopedics, otolaryngology, surgery and urology, and a team from 180 Medical will compete in 10-minute exhibition basketball games against wheelchair athletes from the association. All participants will compete in wheelchairs. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at OCU's Freede Wellness Center/Abe Lemons Arena, 2501 N Blackwelder Ave. There is no cost to watch the activities. Fundraising activities will include a “Soak-a-Doc,” silent auction and a baked goods sale. Money raised will help the athletes purchase sports equipment and travel for national basketball tournaments.

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