ABC’s of Healthy Skin

As the saying goes, skin is a reflection of your inner health. Good skin starts with a proper, nutritious diet, full of foods containing the following vitamins. You may also want to consider supplements.  Always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet or taking any supplements.Vitamin AKnown to help ease problems like psoriasis or eczema….

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Men’s Health: What Men & Women Should Know

Men’s Health Month is all about making men aware of their potentially preventable health problems and encouraging them to visit the doctor, at least annually. The key word is preventable—men (as do women) need to be proactive and conscious of their potential health risks. Health problems affect all surrounding loved ones; it truly is a family…

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Arthritis: 5 Things You Should Know

1. Who is Affected? You probably immediately associate arthritis with old age. Perhaps you have an older family member or friend who suffers from it and has joint pain.However, what you probably don’t know is it can occur at any age. Although it mainly affects adults (about 1 in 4), there are an estimated 300,000 babies…

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Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma: “Parents Can Feed Their Families, Thanks to You”

Published in Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s “The Link” Holiday 2015When Temika looks at her daughter, Tamia, she sees a girl who’s going places. An avid reader from an early age, Tamia is set on attending college when she graduates from high school and hopes to continue studying literature, her favorite subject.Temika knows she’ll need…

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Fibromyalgia: Disease or Disorder?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder. A “disorder” refers to an unwanted condition that’s hard to identify what’s wrong. A “disease”, on the other hand, has a specific cause and symptoms. For example, cancer is a disease because you can identify the tumors that are causing the symptoms. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues….

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3 Facts About OCD

You may have heard the term “OCD” used to describe a person who is being overly clean or organized. However, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a very serious anxiety disorder that can consume the lives of people who have this condition. If think you may have OCD, it’s best to see a psychiatrist or psychologist who can give you the…

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Mental Health In America

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but it is something you should be conscious of year round. Why? 1 in 6 U.S. adults suffer from mental illness and 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 has or will have one at some time during their lives. Most common are mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar…

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What is Lupus?

Lupus is a disease that causes your immune system to mistakenly attack healthy tissue. It’s estimated that about 1.5 million people in America have been diagnosed with lupus, with about 16,000 new cases each year.The cause of lupus is still a mystery. It is speculated that it develops in response to a combination of factors both…

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Picture Hunger – Noel, 23

To get a free Prescription Discount Card benefitting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, download, print, email, or have a card mailed to you here. Every time you save on your prescriptions, we make a donation to help provide meals for people like Noel and her family. 

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Special Profile: Watertree Health® Couple Helps Grant a Wish

Since our national Prescription Assistance Program benefitting Make-A-Wish® rolled out in November 2014, it has been embraced by our “Service Reps”. We call our team “Service Reps” because they are truly servicing their communities—helping their neighbors afford their medications while also helping grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses in their local area.Two very special…

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