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  • Lumberjack Café Wednesday…

    The Wednesday special at the Lumberjack Café is:

    Indian Taco, Chicken Enchiladas or Brenda's Tacos

    Served with Rice…

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  • Take The Highway

    Pervasive Parenting

    I usually try to keep up with what’s going on in the world of autism, and one of the best…

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  • This week Specials Myers…

    This week specials at Myers Drive In are:

    TuesdayHalf price regular hamburgers #1, #2,#3

    WednesdayHalf price small and…

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  • The Pervasive Parenting…

    The Pervasive Parenting Center (C.P.R.C.) will host the On the Road Family Perspective Conference, provided by the…

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  • POTEAU CHAMBER OF COMMERCE…

    Something Good Is Coming April 28th at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

    Get Your Business Team Together With FIVE Of…

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  • Decorating Wisely: The…

    The moment is finally here...the poolhouse is finished. Ashton is all settled in and has the place looking amazing.

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  • OSDH Provides Tips to Avoid…

    As storm season approaches the state, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds residents that flooding…

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  • Making sure babies sleep…

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Everyone likes curling into a favorite position for a nap or good night’s sleep and babies are…

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  • Myers Drive In: Great Food…

    Myers Drive-In has been a family owned and operated restaurant in Poteau since 1972. Started by Curtis Myers as a…

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  • New federal regulations make…

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Lots of parents and caregivers prefer to transport babies snuggled against their bodies using…

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  • Volunteers needed for 2017…

    March 25th 10 AM - 3 PM Sallisaw High School, Sallisaw OK

    This event is a community wide event involving multiple…

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  • Lunch & Learn coming April 7th

    The Poteau Chamber of Commerce presents “Lunch & Learn” from 12 pm to 1pm on April 7, 2017 at the Donald W Reynolds…

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  • Eastern Oklahoma Medical…

    Poteau, OK – Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau has a wonderful service to patients who need infusion…

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  • Food Safety Recall

    EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling Lot Number 84 consisting of it's individually shrink-wrapped,…

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  • Two Legislative Fixes That…

    The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy and Sunbeam Family Services were proud to announce this Monday that Audrey…

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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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