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2007 News Releases

December
2007 Oklahoma Youth Tobacco Survey Shows Progress, More Action Needed
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Knowing What To Keep is Key to Food Safety
Media Advisory: Toy Testing Scheduled in Oklahoma City
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: National Recall of Hib Vaccine Not a Serious Threat to Children
Public Health Precautions After the Ice Storm
Preventing Injuries After the Ice Storm
Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Awards Announced
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: January is Birth Defects Prevention Month
Health Department Offers Tips to Avoid Lead Poisoning From Toys

November
Handwashing Can Help Prevent Many Diseases
World AIDS Day, December 1 -- "Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise"
National Influenza Vaccination Week is Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Get Your Flu Shot!
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Program Provides Cribs and Car Seats Children First, Oklahoma’s Nurse-Family Partnership
Free Flu Shots Offered at the State Capitol
10th Annual Turning Point Forum & Oklahoma Fit Kids Conference, Dec. 6-7
Prevent Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season
Family Health History – An Important Genetic Test, National Family Health History Week is Nov. 18-24
Influenza Confirmed in Oklahoma
Annual State of the State’s Health Report Released Today: Our Children, Our Youth, Our Future
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Rheumatologist to Discuss Diagnosis and Management of Arthritis

October
Health Department Awarded Funding to Eliminate Health Disparities
Safe Bedding For Your Baby Means Safer Sleep Environment
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, October 15
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments:_____ County Health Department Schedules Flu Shot Clinics

September
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Oklahomans Hit Hard by West Nile Virus
Practice Your Escape Plan, October 7- 13 is Fire Prevention Week
Media Advisory: State Health Dept. to Launch New Employee Ethics Handbook
Arthritis Network to Discuss Taking Charge of Your Health
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: County Health Department Encourages Families to Prepare
Awards Presented for Child Abuse Prevention Efforts
World Rabies Day is September 8, 5K Run for Rabies Awareness in Stillwater

August
Oklahoma's Immunization Ranking for Children Ages 19 - 35 Months Improves from 44th to 25th in the Nation
First Oklahoman Dies from West Nile Virus This Year, Don’t Forget to Wear Insect Repellent with DEET
Source of Okmulgee Diarrhea Illness Outbreak Identified

July
Cause Identified for Diarrhea Illness Outbreak; Source Still Pending
FDA Chili Products Botulism Recall
Arthritis Network Speaker to Discuss Living with Arthritis
Skin-to-Skin: A Natural Way of Caring for Babies; World Breastfeeding Week is August 1 – 7
State Health Agency Names New State Epidemiologist
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: County Health Department Offers Tips for Preventing Heat Illnesses
Oklahoma Works Toward Meeting Safe Sleep Goals for Babies
Founder of Oklahoma’s Children First Nurse-Family Partnership Program to be Featured on Katie Couric’s American Spirit Series
Avoid the “Back To School” Immunization Rush State Health Department Recommends Early Start
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: _____ County Health Department Issues Flood Precautions
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Avoid the “Back to School” Rush for Immunizations

June
July 4th Holiday is Here – Use Caution and Be Safe
Health Officials Offer Tips to Prevent Tickborne Illness
Oklahoma State Board of Health Elects New Officers
Comments on WIC State Plan Requested
Media Advisory: Oklahoma Breastfeeding Symposium Scheduled Friday

May
Protect Yourself Against West Nile Virus Wear Insect Repellent with DEET
More than 300,000 Oklahomans Suffer From Asthma
County Fill-in-Blank News Release: Protect Yourself Against West Nile Virus, Wear Insect Repellent with DEET
Health Officials Urge Caution in Recreational Waters
EMS Day at the State Capitol is May 23
Arthritis Cases Increase as Population Ages May is Arthritis Month
Protect Yourself Against Hepatitis May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
Central Oklahoma Bike to Work Day, May 18, 2007
National Nurses Week, May 6-12 Nursing: a Profession and a Passion

April
Nursing: A Profession and a Passion, Celebrate National Nurses Week May 6-12
Rural Ambulance Services at Risk
Rabies Season is Here Remember to Vaccinate Your Pets
Doctor to Discuss the Evaluation of Arthritis
Governor’s EMS Task Force Sounds Alarm in Final Report Immediate Action Recommended
April is STD Awareness Month
Study Shows ATV Passengers Also At-Risk of Preventable Injuries
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Legislative Day, April 18
TV-Turnoff Week, April 23 - 29
Strong and Healthy Oklahoma Initiative Launched
Media Advisory: Child Abuse Prevention Day at the Capitol
Media Advisory: Strong and Healthy Oklahoma News Conference Scheduled
New Public Health Initiative and Contest Announced, Fruits & Veggies – More Matters™
Study Shows Father's Feelings About Pregnancy Impact Mother and Baby
Community Solutions for Kids April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

March
Licensure Now Required for Locksmiths and Others in Security Industry
Public Health Officials Offer Tips For Good Parenting, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Health Officials Warn of Risk of Salmonella from Easter Pets
Speaker to Discuss Active Aging
World TB Day to Focus on Sustaining Record Low Incidence of Tuberculosis In Oklahoma Oklahoma Cases Have Declined since 2001
Study Shows 14 Top Oklahoma Cities For Traumatic ATV Injuries
More Illness Linked to Recalled Peanut Butter
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Women and Girls Encouraged to Protect Themselves Against HIV/AIDS - March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives - Screen For Life
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

February
"Hope and Health" is the Theme for National Social Work Month
100 Percent Fad Free Nutrition March is National Nutrition Month ®
Coronary Heart Disease is the Single Largest Killer of Oklahomans, Heed Warning Signs
Consumers Warned Not to Eat Some Brands of Peanut Butter Due to Contamination
County Fill-in-Blank News Release: HPV Vaccine Now Available at _____ County Health Department
Youth to Protest Tobacco Industry Sponsorship of PBR Event
Public Input Sought for Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
Motor Vehicle Accidents Number One Killer of Children Ages 4 to 14
Child Passenger Safety Week is February 11-17
Area Nurse Wins Sixth Annual Laura K. Savage Award
Flu Outbreak Spurs Renewed Push for Flu Shots
County Fill-in-Blank News Release: Flu Outbreak Spurs Renewed Push for Flu Shots
Smile -- February is National Children's Dental Health Month

January
Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Spokesperson Training
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Heart Disease is Leading Cause of Death in Women; Feb. 2 is National Wear Red Day
Oklahoma Joins National Response to AIDS Crisis Among African Americans
Health Officials Encourage Persons with Diabetes to a Get Flu Shot
Get Healthy Before You Get Pregnant; January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month
Oklahomans Urged to Take Steps to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
County Fill-in-Blank News Release: County Health Department Urges Caution to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Radio Public Service Announcement: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
New 12-part DVD Parenting Series Available at Public Libraries
County Fill-in-Blank News Release: It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Speaker to Discuss Parent Mentors Raising Children With Special Needs

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