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Reducing Mosquito Habitat Key to Avoiding West Nile Virus August 2012

Reducing Mosquito Habitat Key to Avoiding West Nile Virus

As the numbers of West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in Oklahoma continue to climb, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) is advising residents to take extra precautions against the mosquito-borne illness by avoiding mosquito bites and reducing habitat where mosquitoes live and breed.

Share Your Summer Story Contest Winner! August 2012

Share Your Summer Story Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Christina T. of Edmond for submitting the winning entry to our Share Your Summer Story Contest! Christina won a Kindle Fire for her story submission, which you can read here.

Keep the Olympic Momentum Going! August 2012

Keep the Olympic Momentum Going!

Did you enjoy watching the Olympics with your children? And do your kids wonder why the games are over so quickly? Continue that fascination with sports going (and start planning your 2014 winter Olympics watching!) with these titles:

Emergency Help: Learning How to Call 911 August 2012

Emergency Help: Learning How to Call 911

Knowing how to make a 9-1-1 call could be the most crucial skill a parent could teach their children, especially at a young age.

Great Summer Reading Suggestions July 2012

Great Summer Reading Suggestions

Summer reading for everyone! Check out these titles for children of all ages from Random House books.

State Health Officials Warn of West Nile Virus Resurgence July 2012

State Health Officials Warn of West Nile Virus Resurgence

Evidence of a resurgence of West Nile virus (WNV) has state health officials warning Oklahomans to take precautions against the mosquito-borne illness this summer.

Get Back-to-School Immunizations Now & Be School Ready! July 2012

Get Back-to-School Immunizations Now & Be School Ready!

As children enjoy their summer break, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) encourages parents to check their children's immunization records now to make sure their children are up-to-date before the new school year begins.

OKC Blogger Participates in Book Drive for the Local Boys and Girls Club July 2012

OKC Blogger Participates in Book Drive for the Local Boys and Girls Club

To shed light on the critical role healthy vision plays in helping to develop a child’s passion for reading and learning, VSP Vision Care has launched the “Eyecare About Reading” Book Drive competition, involving one local blogger.

Avoiding Blue-Green Algae July 2012

Avoiding Blue-Green Algae

A new Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Departments website (www.checkmyoklake.com) helps the public know the recreational water quality at local lakes and rivers while also providing educational information about blue-green algae (BGA) levels.

Emergency Help: I’m Lost! July 2012

Emergency Help: I’m Lost!

Just thinking of the simple words “I’m lost” can be quite terrifying to many children. Get your child ready for this potential situation by ensuring they know some vital information.

 

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