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2001 News Releases

Note: Following is an index of OSDH News Releases in 2001.  Unlinked titles mean that the release has not made the conversion from the old OSDH site yet.  Please bear with us as we complete this migration process.  If you are needing a particular release from the list below, please e-mail webmaster@health.ok.gov with the news release title and we will e-mail it to you.  Thanks for your continued patience and support!
 

January
Flu Vaccine Now Readily Available
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Flu Vaccine Available
STAR Guides State Health Department Changes
SAFE KIDS Announces Permanent Car Seat Fitting Stations
Safe Food Handling Reduces Risk of Foodborne Diseases
Free Car Seat Check Set in Chickasha
Child Passenger Safety Training Set for January 17
Flu Bug Can Still Bite, So Get Flu Shot
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Flu Bug Can Still Bite, So Get Flu Shot
It's Not Too Late for Persons with Diabetes to Get Flu and Pneumonia Shots
Lose Those Holiday Pounds!
Burn Awareness Week Spotlights Cigarette-Related Residential Fire Injuries and Deaths
State Board of Health to Meet in Executive Session
State Board of Health Narrows List of Commissioner's Candidates to One

February
Prevent Early Childhood Tooth Decay through Proper Care
Flu Activity Still Sporadic in Oklahoma
Free Car Seat Check Set in Norman
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments:The Perils of Parenting
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments:The Perils of Parenting: Picky Eaters
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments:The Perils of Parenting: The Potty
Oklahoma to Participate in National Interactive Broadcast on Status of Tobacco Control
Oklahoma SAFE KIDS Coalition to Unveil Oklahoma's Child Occupant Protection Law Report Card
Oklahoma Child Passenger Safety Law Gets a Failing Grade from National Safety Group
Early Childhood Challenging for Parents
Youth Suicide Prevention Plan Offered to State Policymakers
Three Public Health Boards to Meet for the First Time
WIC and Immunization Programs Partner to Prevent Disease
Hepatitis A in El Reno Food Handler
Media Advisory: State of the State's Health 2001
Media Advisory #2: State of the State's Health 2001
Fifth Annual State Health "Report Card" Released Today

March
Free Fire Safety Workshop Scheduled
Health Department Gives Tips for Healthy Eating On-the Go
National Public Health Week, April 2-8, 2001 Media Kit for County Health Departments
State of the State's Health Report Now Online
"Party of Five" Actor Jeremy London to Film Tobacco Use Prevention Public Service Announcement in Tuttle, Oklahoma
State Board of Health Announces New Commissioner of Health
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
State Board of Health Requests Supplemental Appropriation for Long-Term Care Staffing
Oklahoma Observes World TB Day – March 20
Free Classes Teach How to Stop Bullying in Schools
Sound the Diabetes Alert!
National Public Health Week April 2 – 8, "Healthy People in Healthy Communities"
Tobacco Leading Cause of Early Death Among Oklahoma Women – Rates Increasing
Health Workshops Foster Positive Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood Development PSA
Bioterrorism Response Coordinator Named

April
Overlooked Poison Risks
Public Health Care Professionals Seek Help To Prevent Child Abuse
Free Car Seat Check Set in Stillwater
Oklahoma City/State Health Departments Kick Off 2001 Syphilis Elimination Campaign
National Medical Laboratory Week is April 15-21
Free Car Seat Check Set in McAlester
Outbreak of respiratory illness in travelers returning from Acapulco
28 Percent of Oklahoma Infants at Risk for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Public Input Sought for Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant
Asian Health Fair Scheduled Saturday
Local Forums Scheduled on Harmful Effects of Secondhand Tobacco Smoke
State Surveys Faith Organizations
Regier Named Oklahoma Administrator of the Year
Health Officials Encourage Language Development for Bilingual Children
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: National Nurses Week

May
Events Planned for Arthritis Awareness Month in May
Depression Among Young Children Increasing
Summer Shortage of DTaP Vaccine Prompts Action
May 2, 2001 – One Year After
Hepatitis C: A Growing Concern Among Health Officials
Hepatitis A in Muldrow Food Handler
Health Officials Recognize Emergency Medical Services Week
First-Ever Oklahoma FaithLinks Conference Set
Summer is Trauma Season for Children
Health Officials Offer Summer Safety Tips
Media Alert - Tulsa: FaithLinks Oklahoma Conference, "Building Partnerships to Transform Lives"
Media Alert - OKC: FaithLinks Oklahoma Conference, "Building Partnerships to Transform Lives"
Media Alert: Educational Health Fair on Arthritis entitled Life with Arthritis: Taking Control
New Federal Bunk Bed Standards Designed to Protect Children
High Intakes of Fruit Juice Not Healthy for Young Children
Rabies Vaccination of Animals Provides Barrier to Protect People
Summer Tick-borne Disease Prevention Tips
"Brittany Project" Offers Life Jackets at State Parks
State Health Department Advises Consumers to Scrub Cantaloupe before Eating
Health Officials Urge Public to Fight Back Against Secondhand Tobacco Smoke
Child Abuse Training and Coordination Council Selects New Officers
Super Sitters Classes Set for Summer

June
Oklahoma Men and Heart Disease: New Statistics Released Today
Oklahoma WIC Program Food Package Changes
June 27th is National HIV Testing Day
Public Response High for Toll-Free Information on Secondhand Smoke
Oklahoma State Board of Health Elects New Officers

July
Preventing Waterborne Illness at the Pool or Lake
Oklahomans Advised to Take Heat Precautions
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: County Health Department Kicks-Off Car Seat Distribution Program
Outdoor Food Safety Guidelines
Comments on WIC State Plan Requested
Health Department Ensures Health and Safety of Cottonwood Manor Residents
Going Camping? Don't Forget Your Common Sense
Two Public Health Nurses Placed on Suspension with Pay
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Back to School Immunizations
Breastfeeding Is Healthiest Choice for Babies
Avoid the "Back to School" Rush – Get Shots Now
Shortage of DTaP Vaccine Eases - TD Shortage Continues
Protecting Your Kids When They're Home Alone
Leave Your Child in Safe Hands When Hiring a Sitter
Children First Program Audit Results Released

August
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: The Perils of Parenting: Separation Anxiety -- How to Make Goodbyes Easier for You and Your Child
Oklahomans Win National Awards for Tobacco Use Prevention
Oklahoma Childhood Immunization Levels Frustrate State Health Officials
Public Encouraged to Report Dead Birds on West Nile Virus Hotline
Pre-Registration Begins for HIV/AIDS Conference
Ponca City Firefighters Give Away Smoke Alarms to Save Lives
Cholesterol Control Can Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
Get Back To School Safely
Department of Health to Distribute Trauma Fund

September
Women Warned to Recognize Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
Research and Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Can Save Lives
Give Your Baby a Healthy and Safe Start
Shorter Delays in Flu Vaccine Delivery Expected This Year
Health Officials Offer Tips for Coping with Crisis
County Health Departments Offer Help to Families Coping with Tragedy
West Nile Virus Hotline Update
Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives
Abstinence Conferences Offer Free Training and Curriculum Vouchers
News Memo: Joint News Conference - Oklahoma City
News Memo: Joint News Conference - Tulsa
HIV/AIDS Conference Topics to Impact Everyone

October
SWAT Getting Wild at a School Near You
Cover the Bases and Strike Out Fire
Health Department to Regulate New Law on Medical Micropigmentation
HIV/AIDS Conference Interview Opportunities with Dr. Joycelyn Elders
OSDH Selects Vendor to Improve Reproductive Health Services in OK
Keeping The Treat In Your Child's Halloween
Schools Show their School Spirit with SWAT
Health Officials Update Availability of Flu Shots
State Health Officials Urge Calm and Common Sense Regarding Anthrax
Abstinence Conferences Continue Across the State
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Take the Danger Out of “Trick or Treat”
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Issues
Highlights of News Briefing, 10-19-01
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 10-22-01
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 10-23-01
National Health Report Card Notes Slight Improvement in OK's Health
Free Conference Teaches How to Stop Bullying in Schools
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 10-24-01
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 10-25-01
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: State Officials Acknowledge Nurse Practitioner Week
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 10-26-01
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 10-29-01
Oklahoma Awarded Grant for Arthritis Funding
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 10-30-01
Oklahoma Awarded Grant for Arthritis Funding
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 10-31-01
WIC Services Available in South Oklahoma City

November
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 11-1-01
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 11-2-01
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 11-5-01
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 11-6-01
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 11-7-01
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 11-8-01
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 11-9-01
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Secondhand Smoke Kills about 750 Oklahomans Every Year
Health Department Receives Partial Shipments of Flu Vaccine
State Health Department Concerned About Louis Rich Foods Recall
Outdoor Precautions Prevent Exposure to Serious Diseases
OSDH Offers Advice For Preparing A Safe Thanksgiving Meal
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Update 11/16/01
Health Officials Warn of Toy Hazards Listed in Consumer Report
Turning Point Sets 4th Annual Forum and Council Meeting
Home Inspectors Licensing to Require an Exam after January 1
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Update 11/21/01
Hantavirus Death Confirmed in Texas County
World AIDS Day 2001 Focuses on Youth and HIV/AIDS
West Nile Virus Surveillance Update
Safety Tips for the Holidays
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Daily Update 11-30-01

December
State Health Department Announces Great Start Campaign to Help Pregnant Women Stop Smoking
Sixth Annual State Health “Report Card” Released
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Weekly Update 12-7-01
Reality Goes to The Extreme to Fight Corporate Deceit
Flu Vaccine Now Readily Available
Reality Hits the Pavement to Expose Corporate Deceit
ATV Injuries on the Rise Locally
Super Sitters' Class Set for Holiday Break
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Weekly Update 12-14-01
Diabetes is Seventh Leading Cause of Death for Oklahoma Women
Media Advisory: Bioterrorism and Anthrax Weekly Update 12-21-01
Two Cases of Flu Confirmed in Oklahoma City
WIC Infant Formula Amounts Change
Health Officials Encourage Early Screening for Cervical Cancer during January’s National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Health Commissioner Calls for New Year’s Resolution to Help Smokers Quit

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