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Measles Confirmed in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is investigating a confirmed case of measles in Stillwater located in Payne County. This is the first confirmed case in Oklahoma since 1997. Measles was identified in an international traveler to Oklahoma. The individual is a spouse of an Oklahoma State University student who lives off campus. OSDH is working with the Payne County Health Department, Oklahoma State University and local medical facilities in the investigation.

Blue Bell Listeria Recall Impacting Oklahoma

​A recent recall from Blue Bell Ice Cream has been expanded to a variety of products and the Oklahoma City-County Health Department wants Oklahoma residents to be extra careful to avoid affected products. Blue Bell has expanded the recall after five people sought care following a facility in Texas testing positive for Listeria. These people had consumed milkshakes containing a product called “Scoops” which are pre-wrapped ice cream scoops. Three of these people died.

Study Released on Health of Local after-School Programs

A study released this week reports that after-school programs in Oklahoma are an effective tool in preventing childhood obesity and that the majority of local parents believe their kids are fed healthy snacks at after-school programs. The report relied on the findings of a study called Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. The survey was conducted by Shugoll Research for the Afterschool Alliance.

Oklahoma Ranked One of the Worst States for Women

In honor of Women's History Month, WalletHub compiled data from across the country in their annual study of Best and Worst States for Women report. Thirteen key metrics were analyzed ranging from health care and life expectancy to income and unemployment rates. The study ranked Oklahoma 48th on the list, making it one of the worst states in the country for females. Here is how Oklahoma ranked in each of the 13 categories:

Coping with Daylight Saving Time

Springing forward and falling back is tough on everyone, especially kids. We will lose an hour of sleep this Sunday but we're trying to make it a little easier on you by sharing some handy tips and tricks from across the web. While we can't give you more time to snooze, making some simple adjustments to your schedule and habits can make you feel a little less groggy next week.

Best Cures for Cabin Fever

This winter has been pretty rough in Oklahoma City. Strong winds, icy roads and frigid temperatures have kept us all inside a little too much. With spring still feeling too far away, we've rounded up some of the top ideas from all over the web for curing cabin fever. These indoor games and activities will keep kids of all ages occupied and entertained.

How to Make Your Family Emergency Plan

Winter weather is here now and tornado season is just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to think about weather emergencies and preparedness. The Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension is sharing some tips to help Oklahoma residents be prepared for anything.

OSDH Encourages Vaccinating for Measles

Measles has been in the news a lot lately, and although Oklahoma has no reported cases in 2015 the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is urging all Oklahomans to get vaccinated.

New Census Bureau Stats Reveal Family Insights

The U.S. Census Bureau's annual Families and Living Arrangements report was released this week, revealing interesting new characteristics of the modern American household. The statistics revealed in the report come from the 2014 Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement, which has collected statistics for more than 60 years. The information collected delves into details about how young children are cared for in the home, the marital status of householders and even information about grandparents as primary caregivers.

Valentine's Day Events in OKC

Oklahoma City offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate love this February. All month long, the metro area comes alive with daddy-daughter dances, special date nights for couples and fun love-filled parties just for kids. Celebrate Valentine's Day in the OKC metro this month with one of these fabulous events.
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