OKC ranks No. 7 in fall allergies
Oklahoma City ranks No. 7 on the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2012 Fall Allergy Capitals list. Louisville, Ky., topped the list as “the most challenging place to live with fall allergies.” It was a drop in rankings for Oklahoma City. Last year, the foundation ranked the city No. 5 for worst fall allergies. Tulsa ranked No. 19. The annual report names 100 U.S. cities based on an analysis of pollen, allergy medications usage and the number of allergy specialists per patient. See the full list at www.AllergyCapitals.com.
Pediatric conference set
The Children's Center Pediatric Healthcare Conference will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Children's Center in Bethany. It will provide education and updates for nurses who care for children, especially children with special health care and rehabilitation needs. Lori Anderson, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, will be the keynote speaker. Anderson's program of research is focused on care of children with special health care needs in the school setting and care coordination between health care, home and school settings.
OCU professor appointed
to cancer research center
Oklahoma City University exercise and sport science professor Tom Darling received a three-year appointment to the Cancer Health Disparities research program at the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Darling, as an affiliate member of the team, will focus his research agenda on cancer control. His work will include investigating the effect of exercise and mental imagery in alleviating symptom severity and enhancing quality of life, and exploring the cancer burden and the role of the caregiver.
FROM STAFF REPORTS