The COVID-19 pandemic has done more than just change the way we live our ever day lives (social distancing, wearing masks and hand washing), it’s also caused many families and individuals to struggle financially. This has put a strain on everyone, but we have discovered there are some wonderful organizations out there that are willing to help. If you live in Northeastern Oklahoma, there are two websites in particular we wanted to share with you. They can help with everything
The following excerpt was published on Tuesday by ABC News Correspondent Katie Kindelan: As the United States crosses the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19-related deaths, experts are warning about a less visible but worrisome outbreak happening simultaneously: increasingly poor mental health. More than half of U.S. adults — about 53% — reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the pandemic, according to a nationwide poll by
Health officials have urged the public to wear masks, wash their hands and socially distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but we’ll soon have a new virus to cope with – the flu. Depending on whether people continue (or begin to) follow these guidelines, Oklahoma could see a drop in flu cases or a dangerous viral storm, experts say. Getting a flu vaccine as soon as possible will help prevent this from happening. As flu vaccinations are starting to become available in our
It seems every week there are new rumors about COVID-19. Recently, we’ve seen a resurgence of the myths surrounding hot and cold climates -vs- the virus. Here are the myths and the facts: Myth: Hot temperatures can kill the virus Fact: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hot temperatures – this includes outdoor heat, taking a hot bath or drying your hands with a hair dryer – will NOT kill the coronavirus — either inside or outside of your body.
There are a lot of advantages to living in a world where information is easily accessible through websites and social media, but there can also be drawbacks when individuals can post misinformation without scientific proof. Such is the case in the recent articles circulating online claiming that wearing a face mask can cause carbon dioxide (CO2) intoxication or oxygen deficiency - but that is not the case. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Dis
Staying at home for the past few months has been a challenge for everyone, especially if you're caring for someone with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD). Instead of trying to "Netflix and chill" why not try something a little different? How about a virtual trip to the zoo? Although there are some zoos accepting on-site visitors, there are restrictions that go along with a visit. For example, at the Tulsa Zoo, you must make an online reservation in advance an
For more than 20 years Premier Community Services has been caring for our community members living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). With the current outbreak of COVID-19, it's important, now more than ever, to recognize the special challenges we all face in the ID/DD community. We want to reassure our clients, caregivers and our community that we are following all guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in all of ou