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Simple Lifestyle Changes for Better Gut Health

If you're looking to improve your gut health, there are simple lifestyle changes you can incorporate into your daily routine. In this blog, we explore five practical tips that can support a healthy gut and enhance your overall health.

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Is Prebiotic Soda Good for You?

In recent years, the wellness industry has seen a surge in interest surrounding gut health that has driven the development of products aiming to support a flourishing microbiome. We explain what prebiotic soda is and if it has health benefits.

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What is Stomach Cancer?

On Feb. 5, Oklahoma lost a favorite son and icon, Toby Keith, to stomach cancer and Oklahomans are in mourning. We spoke to oncologist, Laila Babar, M.D., about stomach cancer facts, symptoms and treatment.

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Walk for Your Mental Health: Creating a Routine is Easier Than You Think

​Walking is really good for your mental health. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, lower the risk of clinical depression and quiet the mind.

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Understanding the Impact of Negative Self-Talk

We will delve into the concept of negative self-talk, explore its various forms and discuss the detrimental effects it can have on your mental health and daily life. We will also provide strategies to recognize, manage, reframe and ultimately transform negative self-talk into a more positive and constructive inner dialogue.

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Why Do You Need a Primary Care Provider?

You’ll visit your primary care doctor for most medical needs, including wellness visits and routine preventive screenings, non-emergency illnesses like colds and sore throats. This is the person to whom you can comfortably ask questions about your health or voice concerns. We speak with Nathaniel Yokell, M.D., a physician at INTEGRIS Health Medical Group Yukon, about the importance of maintaining a relationship with a primary care provider.

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Natural Ways to Boost Immunity

Even if illness may often seem inevitable, are there ways to better prepare your body for a potential onslaught of invaders? Yes and no. You won’t find a magic immunity pill anywhere, but we’ll provide tips on how you can boost your immune system naturally.

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Lice vs. Dandruff: What Is the Difference?

Understanding the differences between lice and dandruff is important for effective identification and treatment. This blog will identify how to distinguish dandruff from head lice and what sets them apart from each other.

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Monk Fruit vs. Stevia: Which Sweetener is Better?

Stevia leaf extract and monk fruit extract have risen in popularity among non-nutritive sweeteners. Both of these options offer a sweet taste without adding extra calories or affecting blood sugar levels, but they do have some distinctions.

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Best Winter Activities in Oklahoma

Winter in Oklahoma may not bring the heavy snowfalls seen in some northern states, but that doesn't mean the Sooner State lacks winter fun. Whether you're a local looking for new experiences or a visitor seeking unique winter activities, Oklahoma has something for everyone.

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