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  • Crock Pot Vegetable Ziti

    From Los Angeles, CA, USA via crockpot.com recipes

    A slow cooker take on the classic baked ziti. This dish is…

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  • Durene Sampson’s Caramel…

    If you attended to Poteau Chamber of Commerce Banquet you had the opportunity to try some great cuisine catered by…

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  • Parents Support Meeting set…

    The Pervasive Parenting Center will hold a Parent Support Meeting on Monday, March 6, at 6 p.m.at the Pervasive…

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  • Tuesday Lunch at the Museum…

    The LeFlore County Historical Society is hosting their Tuesday Lunch at the Museum on February 21, 2017, from 11 am…

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  • Used To Be

    Pervasive Parenting

    I was at a parent support group meeting Monday night when one of the parents said, “We used to be…

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  • Angry Mullet presents…

    The Angry Mullet is going to have a fellowship for folks of a certain age this Saturday, Feb 18, beginning at 6pm…

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  • Dyslexia to be Highlighted at…

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An event to focus attention on dyslexia is scheduled at the State Capitol later this month, Rep. Ed…

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  • Create Professional Looking…

    Dessert makes the perfect finishing touch to a special event. Hosts and hostesses frequently fret over which…

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  • Decorating Wisely: Feb 11

    Well, the garage sale was a success especially since it was colder than blue blazes outside!

    That was one of the last…

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  •  Time spent with smartphones, tablets, and computers can impact your ability to get healthy sleep. Turn off handheld devices and televisions at least two hours before bedtime. Try to avoid lying in bed and scrolling through social media and email before bedtime too. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal Sutter)

    Screen time impacts dream time

    From http://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2017/02/08/Screen-time-impacts-dream-time

    Time spent with smartphones,…

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  • Ding Dong Cake

    Here is what you will need to make the best Ding Dong Cake

    1 box devils food cake mix--Prepared and baked in 2…

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  • The Lumberjack Café: Thursday…

    The Thursday Lunch Special at the Lumberjack Café is Fried Catfish.

    Served with Fried Potatoes, Pinto Beans, Hush…

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  • The Health and Wellness…

    Health and Wellness Center is celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month by giving away a set of Phillips…

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  • Goldeneye

    Pervasive Parenting

    Kruz came running into the room the other night and like any typical little brother was telling…

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  • Pork Chop Casserole Recipe

    From the Boys Ranch Town Cookbook

    Here is what you will need

    1 can of green beans1 whole onion sliced1 can of…

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LeFlore County Health Department Heart Health Awareness Month Featured

Written by  Leslie J. Covey Public Information Officer Adair, Haskell, McIntosh, LeFlore and Sequoyah County Health Departments Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:32
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Poteau, OK - The 2014 “State of the State’s Health” reports Oklahoma has the third highest rate of death due to heart disease in the nation.

 

Here in LeFlore County the leading cause of death is also due to heart disease. The good news is that many deaths from heart disease can be prevented.


The Oklahoma Heartland Project is working to reduce heart attacks and LeFlore County is one of nine counties that have been selected for this initiative. Persons can participate in the project free of charge at LeFlore County Health Department in Poteau.

 

A coordinated care team will work closely with the patients and their primary care providers to assist in controlling blood pressure, managing cholesterol, smoking cessation, and learning heart-healthy habits. Counseling is also available for making healthy diet choices and tips to increase physical activity.


Patients must be between the ages of 18 and 85 years, newly diagnosed with hypertension and placed on medications or previously diagnosed with hypertension and placed on medications but blood pressure is not controlled or have other issues that would lead to noncompliance with recommended care.


Also available is Tai Chi Classes. Tai Chi classes offered are for all ages and are encouraged for ages 65 and up. Tai Chi can be performed standing up or sitting down. The benefits include better balance, reducing high blood pressure and increases energy levels.


If you would like more information regarding Heartland Ok contact the LeFlore County Health Department at 918-647-8601 or stop by for a free blood pressure check on Fridays from 8am - 12pm.

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