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Recently, a new survey found that one in five American children has unhealthy cholesterol levels, and more than eight percent have worrisome high cholesterol levels.  Moreover, the National Center for Health Statistics found that 27 percent of 16 to 19 year olds had at least one measure of unhealthy cholesterol. Cholesterol levels in children are mostly linked to three different risk factors, which are family history, diet and obesity. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends cholesterol screening for all children ages 9 to 11. Having high cholesterol (at any age) is a leading risk... Read More »

Bob and Norma Clearly arrive at Bailey Medical Center each Tuesday morning and start their jobs as volunteers for the hospital. Norma helps the staff in Administration with dating and organizing the mail and assists Human Resources with various projects. “It is mostly work that anybody can do, but it is time-consuming and it helps them do more work that is technical to their area,” says the retired pharmacist. “I feel that I’m really helping them.”

Norma is the longest-serving volunteer at Bailey. When she first inquired about volunteering at the newly constructed hospital in her... Read More »

The doctors, nurses and staff who arrive at Bailey Medical Center each day (or night) are among some of the most satisfied health care employees in the country, according to a growing list of awards and recognition. Listed as a “Top 100 Best Places to Work in Health Care” by Modern Healthcare in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, a Becker’s Hospital Review “Best Places to Work” in 2012, 2013 and 2015 and recipient of the HealthStream 2015 Excellence through Insight award for Overall Employee Satisfaction in the Small Hospital category, Bailey Medical Center continues to catch the eye not only... Read More »

Tenika Clemmer is living out what she promised two years ago. Not wanting her daughter, Jaycee, to go down the same path she had been going down, Tenika told us in an interview prior to the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Run that they were starting a new family tradition of healthy living. “If we do these things together, we’ll be more motivated,” she said. Tenika’s promise to start exercising together with her daughter was more than just a hope. Today it is their reality and next month, Jaycee, now 11 years old, will compete in the Bailey Medical Center Strong Kids Triathlon. Among more than 100... Read More »

Being physically active is an important part of a healthy life.  It is why we are proud of the partnership with Owasso Public Schools with the PLAY program to educate our community about healthy choices. But when it comes to physical activity, how much should your child get? What kinds of activity are important? Do children need structured exercise programs or just time to head out to the backyard unrestricted? Here are some tips for families to help incorporate exercise into their child’s daily routine.

Why does exercise matter for kids?

We all know being active can help... Read More »

You may be familiar with the term “BPH” from commercials on the television or radio, but what does it mean and how does it affect your risk of developing prostate cancer? First, let’s understand what BPH stands for – benign prostatic hyperplasia. Benign means “not cancerous”. Hyperplasia means there is abnormal cell growth. BPH is a prostate that has become enlarged. The good news – it is not prostate cancer and will not lead to prostate cancer. However, men with BPH experience similar symptoms to prostate cancer. If you have BPH, here are typical symptoms:

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In March, Bailey Medical Center, along with Hillcrest HealthCare System announced a new partnership with Tulsa Roughnecks as the official medical provider for the soccer team, providing day-to-day medical care and training for the players. Utica Park Clinic Owasso orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jon Orjala, attends all home games to provide care to players as needed.

Not only are the Roughnecks fun to cheer on, they are also motivation to be active as well. “We hope the new Roughnecks will encourage our community to spend more time being physically active,” shares Hillcrest HealthCare... Read More »

The Adventures of the Bailey Bears is a photo journal of 14 Bailey Bears representing departments of Bailey Medical Center. The departments have creatively dressed and named their bears and will be sharing photos of the bears’ adventures beginning April 1 throughout the summer on our Bailey Medical Center Facebook page. Follow along and like, comment and share photos with your family and friends.

Baxter, Facilities/Security/Material Management/Pharmacy

Magellean the Bear Explorer, Volunteers

Gypsy, Med-Surg/ICU

Boo Boo the Bailey Bear, Emergency Department ... Read More »