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2003 News Releases
Note: Following is an index of OSDH News Releases in 2003.  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!

December
20 Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Kids
Using Medications Safely is the Topic at January Oklahoma Arthritis Network Meeting
January 2004 Training Slated for Caring Hearts Nursing Home Volunteers
Fill-In-The-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Tips for Preventing the Spread of Germs During Cold and Flu Season
Media Advisory: Task Force on Hospital Emergency Services and Trauma Care
Oklahoma at Epidemic Levels for Influenza
Media Advisory: News Conference Tomorrow on Status of Flu in Oklahoma
Media Advisory: News Conference Tomorrow Featuring Bob Greene
Arthritis Places Economic and Societal Burdens on Oklahomans
Hand Washing Awareness Week Promotes Disease Prevention
Fill-In-The-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Get Your Flu Shot

November
Fill-In-The-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Have a Safe and Fun Holiday Season
World AIDS Day Observed December 1
Influenza Death Reported in a Tulsa County Child
"Families on the Move" Celebrate Family Week November 23-29
Flu Activity Increasing in Oklahoma - But It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
State Health Officials Issue Advisory on Eating Raw Green Onions
State Board of Health Announces New Health Commissioner
Sniffle or Sneeze: No Antibiotics Please
Health Department Offers Advice For Preparing A Safe Thanksgiving Meal
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Media Advisory: OKC Doesn’t Sit Still for Arthritis Event
Potential Loss of Level 1 Trauma Unit Worries State Health Officials
People With Diabetes Are At Increase Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke
Media Advisory: Task Force on Hospital Emergency Services and Trauma Care
Don’t Treat Swallowed Poison with Syrup of IPECAC Health Officials Announce Policy Change
Health Officials Offer Tips for Managing Diabetes and Hypertension
Learn the Signs, Symptoms, Controls for Diabetes to Improve Your Health
PACE: People with Arthritis Can Exercise is the Topic at November’s Oklahoma Arthritis Network Meeting

October
Influenza Shots Recommended for Persons with Diabetes November is American Diabetes Month
SIDS Awareness Says “Back To Sleep” Is Best for Babies October is SIDS Awareness Month
Flu Confirmed in Oklahoma
OKC Doesn't Sit Still for Arthritis Event Scheduled November 15
Cancer Information Line Available for Oklahoma Women
“Action for Healthy Oklahoma Kids” Marks First Anniversary
Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives
November Conference Will Search for Diabetes Solutions
Don’t Forget Your Flu Shot Adult Immunization Week is October 12-18
VERB -- Extra Hour for Extra Action Promotes Exercise for Tweens
Grants to Enhance Capacity of Hospital Isolation Rooms in Oklahoma
Fill-In-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Flu Shot Clinics Target High Risk Persons
Indian Health Service and State Health Department Commit Efforts to Injury Prevention
Walking Activities Encouraged in Upcoming Child Health Events
Businesses Join Efforts to Improve Health of Oklahomans McDonald’s and Weight Watchers Help Walk This Weigh Oklahoma
Media Advisory: Walk This Weigh Oklahoma, To Promote Better Health Walk Scheduled to State Capitol Tomorrow!
Media Advisory: Walk This Weigh Oklahoma, To Promote Better Health Walk Scheduled to State Capitol Tomorrow!

September
Media Advisory: Walk This Weigh Oklahoma, To Promote Better Health
Car Seat Safety Checks Prevent Injuries and Save Lives
State Health Officials Urge Oklahomans to Continue to Fight the Bite
Lupus is the Topic at October’s Oklahoma Arthritis Network Meeting
Conference Shows Link Between Health and Academics
Walk This Weigh Oklahoma Sponsors Walk For Health on Oct. 2
Walk This Way Media Kit 2003 (requires the FREE Adobe (TM) Reader in order to view.)
State Board of Health Announces Search for New State Health Commissioner
Get Smart Antibiotics Awareness Campaign Launched
Oklahoma to Develop Violent Death Reporting System
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Get Free Prostate Cancer Information and Screening at Sept. 27 Health Fair
Health Officials Encourage Grandparents to Check Cholesterol Levels September is National Cholesterol Education Month
Post 9/11: Are We Any Better Prepared?
Interim State of the State’s Health Report Focuses on Mental Health Issues
The Heart Truth - Heart Disease is the Number One Killer of Oklahomans
Fill-In-The-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Secondhand Smoke Laws Now In Effect

August
State Health Officials Confirm Additional West Nile Virus Cases
Keeping “Bag” Lunches Safe
Walk this Weigh on Route 66 Preparations Begin in Pilot Communities
Britton Elementary Scores High in Compliance with Immunization Law
Orthopaedic Surgeon Featured at September Arthritis Network Meeting
Oklahoma Reports Eight New Human Cases of West Nile Virus Health Officials Stress Prevention Tips
Faith Partners, Tabernacle and Ebenezer Baptist Churches To Host a Community Health Fair
Parents’ Back-To-School Guidelines for College-Bound Kids
Oklahoma Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus for 2003
Get Back To School Safely

July
Arthritis Scientist and Researcher to Speak August 7 in Oklahoma City
Youth Suicide Prevention Training To Be Available for Communities
First Avian Cases of West Nile Virus in 2003 Confirmed in Oklahoma
Free Medicare Stop Smoking Pilot Program Offered to Oklahoma Seniors
Special Board of Health Meeting Scheduled
Local Activities Planned to Encourage Mothers to Breastfeed - Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7
Oklahoma Health Department and McDonald’s Kick Off Efforts to Immunize Children
Take Time Now to Heed West Nile Virus Prevention Tips
Lifesaving Defibrillator Program Announced Today
New Oklahoma Smoke-free Laws Effective September 1 - Toll-Free Information Line and Free Decals Available
Comments on WIC State Plan Requested
Media Advisory: News Conference Scheduled for Thursday, July 8, 2003
Fill-In-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Heat Precautions Advised Adults Sharing Beds With Infants Can Be Deadly for Infants
Oklahoma’s Trauma System Helps Save Lives

June
Fill-In-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: West Nile Virus Prevention and Surveillance
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: World Breastfeeding Week
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Back-to-School Immunizations
Report Shows Tobacco Marketing Increased to Record Level in Oklahoma
Fill In The Blank PSA For Counties: West Nile Virus
Oklahoma State Board of Health Elects New Officers
Action for Healthy Oklahoma Kids Begins Children’s Nutrition and Fitness Push
Birth Certificate Fees to Increase
National HIV Testing Day - June 27 Encourages Early Diagnosis and Treatment
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
VERB Promotes the Longest Day of Play for Youth
Monkeypox Not a Risk in Native Prairie Dog Populations
Teamwork Brings Coal County National Recognition
Tulsa Vital Records Office to Close

May
State Health Officials Praise Legislature’s Passage of Restrictions on Smoking in Public Places and Workplaces
Critical Time for a Critical Issue
It's About Health and It's About Time...
Media Advisory: News Conference - It's About Health, It's About Time
State Health Officials Comment on Governor’s Disapproval of Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Rules
Media Advisory: Schedule of Events for National Emergency Medical Services Week
Super Sitter Classes Set for Summer
Midwest City Mayor Proclaims National Women’s Health Week, May 11-17
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Summer Safety Tips
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month Health Officials Stress Prevention
After the Storm: Helping Families Cope with Disaster
Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Scheduled
Screening for Colorectal Cancer is Urged by Health Officials National Media Campaign to Raise Public Awareness
The “Heart Truth” Campaign Educates Women about Heart Disease Starts Mother’s Day, May 11
Childhood Unintentional Injury Death Rate Down Nearly 40 Percent
EMS Professionals Honored During National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 18-24
AmCare Wind Down Claims Payment Scheduled
Suspected SARS No Reason to Panic, Say State Health Officials
CDC Speaker Featured During May, Arthritis Month
Media Advisory: Schedule of Events for National Emergency Medical Services Week

April
Child Care Choices Affect Language Development May is Better Speech and Hearing Month
AmCare Wind Down Claims Payment Scheduled
National Nurses Week to be Celebrated May 6-12
A Day at the Park Can Be Hazardous to Kids’ Health
Fill In The Blank News Release For Counties: County Health Departments Recognize Nurses
Cigarette Tax Catches Fire, But Time is Running Out
Media Advisory: News Conference Slated for Monday - Cigarette Tax Catches Fire, But Time is Running Out
“Families Matter” Conference Scheduled April 25
State Announces Changes in West Nile Virus Surveillance for 2003
Media Advisory: Don’t Forget Today’s Activities Featuring Assistant U.S. Surgeon General
Assistant Surgeon General Walt Orenstein, M.D. Kicks Off National Infant Immunization Week in OKC
Media Advisory: Kick-Off for National Infant Immunization Week at Day Care Center
State Health Officials Report Animal Rabies at 5-Year High
“I’m Prized I’m Immunized” Theme for 2003 National Infant Immunization Week
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: “I’m Prized I’m Immunized” Theme for 2003 National Infant Immunization Week
Media Advisory for National Infant Immunization Week
Fill In The Blank News Release For Counties: National Public Health Week Focuses on Health Threats Caused by Obesity - PSA
Advances in Genetics Celebrated in April - Genetics Month in Oklahoma
Everyone Can Help Prevent Child Abuse April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

March
State Board of Health Meets Monday
Spring Prom Season Prompts “Don’t Drink and Drive” Prevention Messages for Teens
World TB Day to Focus on “People with Tuberculosis”
Media Advisory: News Conference - World TB Day
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Check for Poisons During National Poison Prevention Week, March 15-21
Interfaith Health and Wellness Conference Starts March 19
Fill In The Blank News Release For Counties: Ingestion of Cigarettes Among Children Has Toxic Effects
Life is a Gift – and so is Organ and Tissue Donation
Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium Scheduled March 13-14 in Oklahoma City
“Super Sitters” Class Set for Spring Break
Vinita Fire Department Ready to Launch - FIRES OUT, OKLAHOMA
Sawyer Emergency Management Ready to Launch - FIRES OUT, OKLAHOMA
Public Opinion Poll Released Regarding Potential Legislation to Restrict Smoking in Restaurants and Other Workplaces

February
Fill in the blank News Release for Counties: Health Precautions Related to Cold Weather and Power Loss
Area Nutritionist Wins Award
Area Dietetic Student Wins Award
WIC Encourages Healthy Weight for Children
Public Input Sought for Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant
Metro Area Organizations Receive Awards for Community Service
2003 State of the State’s Health Report Released Today Prescription for Public Health Improvement
Media Advisory: State of the State's Health Report to be Released Friday Prescription for Public Health Improvement
Father Colenzo Hubbard to Speak at Metro Area Youth and Community Activities
Media Advisory: News Conference on Smallpox Vaccination Program
Reality X Jam An Xtreme Event that Exposes Big Tobacco’s Lies and Deceit
Reality X Jam Goes to the Extreme to Expose Tobacco Industry Marketing Tactics
Safe Kids Survey Reveal Kids in Child Care May Not Be Transported Safely
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Oklahoma Receives First Shipment of Smallpox Vaccine
Smile...February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
Media Advisory Construction Industries Board Video Conference

January
Free Testing Available on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Health Officials Announce Web Site on Secondhand Smoke
Media Advisory: News Conference - FIRES OUT, OKLAHOMA
Interfaith Health and Wellness Partnership Conference Plans Community Outreach
Adopt a Losing Resolution This Year, For Better Health
Oklahoma Observes Birth Defects Prevention Month in January
Nationally Known Speaker to Present at Interfaith Health and Wellness Conference
Two Types of Flu Now Circulating in Oklahoma
AmCare Wind Down Delayed
Free Abstinence Conferences Offered
Media Advisory Construction Industries Board Video Conference
Diabetics Urged to Talk to Their Doctor About Getting a Flu Shot
Media Advisory: State Health Department Schedules Smallpox Vaccination Training for Nurses
Health Officials Encourage Women to Get Pap Tests

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