Brain, stroke will be topic of forum
Improving neurological health through education will be the topic of August's Neuro Night forum, at 6 p.m., Aug. 20 at the Fountains at Canterbury, 1404 NW 122 St. A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. During the event, members of the community will have an opportunity to speak directly with experts in the topic presented and discover the cutting edge of research and clinical practice in this area. The forum is part of the Neuro Night series sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience, a consortium of neuroscientists from across the state that serves as a research center and information resource at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The forum will include a panel of medical experts. For more information or to arrange accommodations on the basis of disability, call 271-6267or visit the center's website at www.ouhsc.edu/ocns.
Free health fair in August will offer a variety or screenings
The Strong and Healthy Oklahoma free health fair is scheduled for Aug. 17 at 11600 N Council Road in Oklahoma City. During the event, free health screenings will be available for glaucoma, visual acuity, cholesterol, glucose, body mass index, blood pressure, basic lung functioning and bone density. Free immunizations for children will also be available. There also will be free hearing screenings and chiropractic screenings. The Oklahoma Blood Institute mobile van will be present to take blood donations. A registered pharmacist will be available to offer a review of prescription medications. Several other services will be available as well. For more information, call New Hope Church at 721-5015, or email Mary@newhopeokc.org.
Residents are encouraged to use mosquito precautions
Residents can reduce their risk of contracting the West Nile virus by getting rid of standing water around houses and by using insect repellent. Drain standing water on your property so mosquitoes won't breed. Also, use insect repellent that contains DEET on your clothes. It's also important to stay indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. And it can be good to dress in long sleeves and pants and spray insect repellent on your clothes.
From staff reports