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2005 News Releases
Note: Following is an index of OSDH News Releases in 2005.  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
Take Charge! Program Opens New Health Screening Site Offers No Cost Clinical Breast Exams and Cervical Screening
Speaker to Discuss How to Keep Your Own Personal Health Record
Health Department Issues Warning About Potential Rabies Exposure from Drinking Unpasteurized Milk
Influenza Confirmed in Oklahoma
Turning Point Forum Calls for Extreme Makeover for Oklahoma’s Health
Media Advisory: 2005 Annual Turning Point Forum to Feature Gov. Henry Thursday
Take Charge! Program Opens New Health Screening Site Offers No Cost Clinical Breast Exams and Cervical Screening
Take Charge! Program Opens New Health Screening Site
Offers No Cost Clinical Breast Exams and Cervical Screening

State Health Officials Report Increase in Respiratory Virus Cases
State Receives Additional Influenza Vaccine

November
Cluster of Syphilis Cases Identified in Tulsa County
World AIDS Day, December 1,“Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise”
Prevent Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season
Know Your Family’s Medical History, Family Health History Week in Oklahoma, November 21 - 27
First State-Certified Health Service Interpreters Announced
Lung Cancer Awareness Highlighted, Smoking Cessation Urged
American Council for Fitness and Nutrition Honors the Oklahoma REACH 2010 Program
Pre-Conference to Address Faith, Health, Technology and Disparities
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Take Charge! Program Opens New Health Screening Site Offers No Cost Clinical Breast Exams and Cervical Screening
Oklahoma’s Adolescent Birth Rate Remains Higher Than
The National Rate Costs Hurt Adolescents and the State’s Economy

Louisiana-born Hurricane Evacuees Birth Certificate Services
Now Available in Louisiana

Take Charge! Program Opens New Health Screening Site Offers No Cost Clinical Breast Exams and Cervical Screening
Control Your Diabetes For Life, November is Diabetes Month

October
Allied Health Careers in Demand, National Allied Health Week 2005 Open House
State Health Officials Prepare to Launch Influenza Vaccine Clinics
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: County Health Department Will Give Free Flu Shots In October
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: County Health Department Issues Flu Shot Reminder
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: County Health Department Schedules Flu Shot Clinics
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, October 15, “Open Your Eyes: HIV Has No Borders”
State Health Officials Seek Proposals for Abstinence Education Projects

September
Oklahoma Arthritis Speaker to Discuss the New Medicare Drug Benefit
One in Three Oklahoma Adults Has High Cholesterol September is National Cholesterol Education Month
State Health Officials Help Louisiana-born Evacuees Obtain Birth Certificates
State Officials Announce New Health Service Interpreter Certification Program
Family Fitness is not a Mission Impossible - Worksites Set Example for Family Health & Fitness
Aging With Activities Promotes Health and Quality of Life September is Healthy Aging® Month
Energize and Mobilize - Eat Fruits, Vegetables, and Be Active September is National 5 A Day Month
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Health Officials Say Children Displaced by Hurricane Katrina Should Not Pose a Health Risk
State Health Commissioner Designates Two Evacuee Sites as “Free Clinics”
State Health Department Teams Aid Katrina Evacuees
Oklahoma WIC Program to Accept WIC Recipients from Hurricane-affected States
State Health Department Announces Oklahoma’s Public Health Response to Hurricane Katrina
Media Advisory: State Health Department to Announce Public Health Response to Hurricane Katrina
State Immunization Requirements Relaxed for Students Displaced by Hurricane Katrina

August
Training Slated for Caring Hearts Nursing Home Volunteers in Okmulgee
New Study Documents ATV Injuries in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Smoking Rates on the Decline Continued Focus on Health Urged
Faith-Based Partnership Recruit for Health, Wellness and Computer Technology Sites Statewide
Vital Records to Host a Health Fair in August

July
Returning to Work a Significant Barrier to Breastfeeding in Oklahoma, August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Proper Vaccination Protects Your Pets From Rabies
World Breastfeeding Week to Focus on Working Mothers
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: It’s Not Too Early for Back-to-School Immunizations Includes Childcare, School and College Age Students
Health Officials Offer Heat Safety Tips
Health Providers Emphasize Arthritis Management Counseling
West Nile Virus Confirmed in Two Oklahoma Horses
Keep Your Toddler Safe This Summer

June
State Department of Health Bioterrorism Exercise Scheduled July 12-14 - Public Encouraged to Participate
Media Advisory: News Conference on Operation Firework Fanfare
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day Take the Test, Take Control of Your Life
Commissioner Urges Restaurants to Go Smokefree
Comments on WIC State Plan Requested
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Health Officials Encourage Fitness Breaks

May
Fil l-In-The-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Outdoor Eating Food Safety Tips
Fil l-In-The-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: _____ County Health Department Says Take Precautions Now to Prevent West Nile Virus
“Immunize for Healthy Lives” Back-to-School Drive
Time to Take Precautions As West Nile Virus Season Starts, Bird Tracking Halts – Resources To Target Prevention
Anatomy of MyPyramid…One Size Doesn’t Fit All, Nutrition Guide is Personalized
Plans Move Forward to Improve Oklahoma’s Trauma System May is National Trauma Awareness Month
Eliminate or Reduce Risk of Asthma Triggers, May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
EMS - Ready, Responsive, Reliable National Emergency Medical Services Week is May 15-21
Tick Season Approaching, Health Officials Offer Prevention Tips
Children First Program Moms Have Healthier Babies
Workshop Provides Information to Help Relieve Arthritis Pain May is National Arthritis Month
Public Health Officials Challenge Women to Improve Their Health Celebrate National Women’s Health Week, May 8-14
Oklahoma Arthritis Network Announces Arthritis Month Activities
State Health Department Announces Relocation of Residents at Noble Residential Care Home
Fill-In-The-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers Help Needed for Local Response to Health Emergencies

April
Nurses - Many Roles, Many Professions, National Nurses Week to Be Celebrated May 6-12
Arthritis in Oklahoma’s Adult Minority Populations, May is National Arthritis Awareness Month
Health Officials Reveal the Myths about Rape, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
National Medical Laboratory Week is April 24-30, Laboratory Professionals - The Heart of the Medical Investigation Team
Fill-In-The-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: County Health Departments Recognize Importance of Nurses
Too Many Oklahoma Children Remain At Risk, National Infant Immunization Week, April 24 - 30
Fill-In-The-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Communicable Disease Nurses Provide Valuable Service
Whatever Happened to Polio?
Develop a Child-Friendly Environment, Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect; April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Media Advisory: Dr. Mom® to be in Oklahoma City
Media Advisory: Media Invited to Roundtable Discussion on Bioterrorism
April is Cancer Control Month
Governor Launches New Health Initiative for State Employees at State Capitol Rally Today
Ninth Annual State of the State’s Health Report Released Today: Investing in Prevention
State Employees to Rally TODAY to Support Governor’s New Health Initiative for State Employees
Media Advisory: Ninth Annual State of the State’s Health Report Released Tomorrow

March
Arthritis Network Speaker to Discuss Community Involvement on April 7
Life Saving Automated External Defibrillators Ready for Distribution
County Health Department Launches West Nile Virus Surveillance
American Indians with Diabetes at High Risk of Getting Tuberculosis - World TB Day is March 24
Media Advisory: News Conference on World TB Day TODAY
Media Advisory: News Conference on World TB Day Thursday, March 24th
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Public Input Sought for Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
New Dietary Guidelines Help Americans Stay Healthy
Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives - Screen For Life
Health Officials Celebrate National Social Work Month During March 2005
Area Nutritionist Wins Award
Oklahoma Restaurants Have One Year to Decide Smoking Policies
Get a Taste for Nutrition; March is National Nutrition Month®

February
Epidemiologists to Convene in Oklahoma City March 3
Cover Your Cough, Stop the Spread of Germs That Make You and Others Sick
Recognize and React to the Symptoms of a Heart Attack
Portion Sizes Help Maintain a Healthy Weight
Tattoo Regulation Proposed for Oklahoma
Media Advisory: News Conference Scheduled Friday on Tattoo Regulation
Valentine’s Day to Mark Expansion of Newborn Screening in Oklahoma
New Women’s Cancer Treatment Program Should Save Lives
State Board of Health Meets Thursday

January
Smile...February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
“Go Red” for Women to Benefit Women’s Hearts, February is Heart Health Month
Education and Awareness Help Reduce Birth Defects, January is Birth Defects Prevention Month
Restrictions Lifted on Use of Influenza Vaccine in Oklahoma
Women Encouraged to Get Tested for Cervical Cancer
Smoking is a Risk Factor for Lung and Pancreatic Cancers
National Expert to Promote Nurse-Family Partnerships During Oklahoma Visit
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work and When They Don’t Work
Antibiotics Don’t Kill Viruses Like Influenza
New Funding Announced for Safe and Drug-Free Schools Projects
More Automated External Defibrillators Available for Rural Oklahoma

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