Medwatch

Insulin: The rising cost of a life-saving drug

The price of insulin is making it difficult for some people to afford it. It's a cost that could mean the difference between life and death for some.

  MEDWATCH: Symptoms of a heart attack

  Oklahoma Mission of Mercy holding a free two-day dental clinic

  Medwatch: Local health official talks coronavirus

Possible Okla. Coronavirus patients test negative

  Local health officials discuss coronavirus risk

  Temple Public Schools closed due to flu

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  Medwatch: Oklahoma could have more asthma triggers than some other states

  Medwatch: CCMH offers Meds to Beds program

  Oklahoma Blood Institute holds blood drive in support of Elgin teen battling cancer

  Medwatch: CCMH holds group for those grieving

  Duncan Public Library hosts Medicare 101 event

  Medwatch: CCMH gets drop box for unused and expired medicine

  Life Line Screening and Norman Regional Health held Stephens Co. health screenings

Life Line Screening and Norman Regional Health teamed up Tuesday to do health screenings for people in Stephens County.

  Health officials warn of flu as school starts back

It's back to school for many districts in the area, and health officials are reminding people to get their flu vaccinations if you haven't already.

  Medwatch: Tips for sticking to New Year’s resolutions

People across the country have made goals for this new year, but sticking to them, especially when you have big aspirations, is hard.

  Medwatch: Doctor tells parents what to watch for during RSV season

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, commonly known as RSV, is nothing more than a common cold for most kids and adults. But, it can be scary for new parents if their baby gets it because, for babies, it can put them in the hospital, and in some cases, make them fight for their life.

  Meningitis quarantine lifted at Comanche County Detention Center

  MedWatch: CCMH holds No Shave November Compeition

  Oklahoma’s strongest couple says power lifting together has changed their lives

  MedWatch: Complication of diabetes can lead to blindness

  MedWatch: Health official gives acid reflux prevention tips

  MedWatch: More people are refusing to get vaccinated

  Eisenhower High’s JROTC hosts Relay For Life

Eisenhower High's JROTC program held a special event to raise funds for cancer research.

  Local first responders learn about Yellow Dot Program

Thursday first responders in the area learned more about a program that could help them when responding to car crashes.

  Duncan Regional Hospital takes place in Great American Smoke-Out

Duncan Regional Hospital took part in a nationwide campaign against smoking Thursday.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

  MedWatch: “Yellow Dot” program works to save lives

There's a new program being implemented in SWOK that helps first responders get crucial emergency information for a victim who may be unable to communicate for themselves. It's called the "Yellow Dot" program.

  Comanche Co. Health Department gives out free flu shots

Families needing a flu shot had the opportunity to get them for free Wednesday.

Comanche Co. Health Dept. handing out free flu shots on Wednesday

They’re holding the event to make sure people get their flu shot ahead of the holiday season, when it is more likely to spread.

  Upcoming Lawton events to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

There are a couple of events coming up to raise funds and awareness with the ultimate goal of ending Alzheimer's!

Vaping, e-cigarettes aren’t a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking, study says

The study found teens who experiment with vaping are more likely to try cigarettes but vaping first does not increase their odds of becoming smokers.

  MedWatch: CCMH celebrates NICU’s 6th annual reunion

Comanche County Memorial Hospital is celebrating the hospital's 6th year with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.To help celebrate, they invited all the kids and their families who were in the unit to a reunion full of fun.

Humid, windy days are worse for pain, study says

The new study says humid and windy days are worse for pain.

  MedWatch: CCMH takes team approach to treat peripheral arterial disease

Comanche County Memorial Hospital has a team of physicians who work together to treat Peripheral arterial disease, saving limbs and lives.

  Great Plains Tech. Center’s Surgical Tech. program holds open house

The Great Plains Technology Center's Surgical Tech program introduced the community to their Da Vinci robot.

  MedWatch: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month

1 in 4 women will lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery or infancy. While it is so common, it is not often talked about.

  MedWatch: CCMH nurse founds SWOK Nurse Honor Guard

Lawton has the only active Nurse Honor Guard in the state. A CCMH nurse founded the group of local nurses who come together to perform a ceremony to honor a former nurse who has passed away.

Spirit of Survival: Why You Participated

We asked people to tell us what their inspiration was for being involved.

  MedWatch: Flu season is here

Flu season is upon us, and it's time to go get your flu shot. The best prevention for getting the flu, is getting the flu vaccine.

  14th Annual Spirit of Survival less than a week away

The 14th Annual Spirit of Survival will take place on October 5th and 6th, with Bike Events on Saturday and the Run or Walk Events on Sunday.

  MedWatch: Woman chose Jim Thorpe Inpatient Rehab after ATV accident

An accident on a four wheeler sent one woman to a hospital and then to rehab. She chose the Jim Thorpe Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Comanche County memorial Hospital to get her moving again.

  MedWatch: Mammograms offer best early detection for breast cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month, which is a great reminder for women to get their annual mammogram.

  MEDWATCH: Kids can participate in their own marathon during Spirit of Survival

For more information visit SpiritofSurvival.com

  MedWatch: Kids marathon will be bubble run at Spirit of Survival

The Spirit of Survival is getting close, and this year the kids marathon has some exciting changes.

OSDH: First Okla. case of vaping related illness reported

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed the first case in the state associated with a national occurrence of serious lung injuries related to e-cigarette and vaping product use

  MedWatch: Courage Award recipient named at Jim Thorpe reunion

The Annual Jim Thorpe Inpatient Rehab Reunion is held every year to celebrate the success of their rehab patients.

  MedWatch: Wayne’s Drive Inn supports Cancer Centers

We are less than a month away from the 14th Annual Spirit of Survival, and Wayne’s Drive Inn in Lawton is gearing up for the big race.

  MedWatch: Largest medical equipment company in SWOK

Lawton Medi-Equip is one of the largest medical equipment companies in SWOK. They work with Comanche County Memorial Hospital to help make the transition from hospital to home as seamless as possible for patients.

  Health Back Home Health hosts monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Alzheimer's Support Group is the first Thursday of every month at 6PM at the Health Back Home Health on Northwest 31st Street in Lawton.

  Lawton Walk to End Alzheimer’s coming up later this month

Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our local event will be happening on August 24th in Elmer Thomas Park.

  National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southwest Oklahoma hosting free classes

NAMI of Southwest Oklahoma has some free classes coming up for family, friends and caretakers of people living with mental illness.

  Opioid conference continues in Duncan

That conference started last Friday at the Simmons Center in Duncan and will continue through this Thursday.

  MedWatch: World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7. It's a week that focuses on empowering parents to reach breastfeeding goals.

  Lawton nursing home puts on fashion show to raise funds for upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Tomlinson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center put on a fashion show Friday evening. Residents of the center showed off the latest styles in outfits donated by Dillard’s.

  Viral livestock disease confirmed in Tillman Co.

A viral disease that can infect horses, cattle and other livestock has been confirmed in Tillman County.

  MedWatch: Gastrointestinal clinic offers digestive disorder care

Comanche County Memorial Hospital has a clinic that specializes in digestive diseases, and it's open 5 days a week.

  MedWatch: Walk to End Alzheimer’s of SWOK serves two purposes

The Walk to End Alzheimer's of SWOK is coming up. It's an event to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

  MedWatch: Cancer Centers of SWOK receive award

The Cancer Centers of SWOK has received an award for their contribution and support of their nursing staff. It's an award that showcases the Centers dedication to providing the best possible care.

  MedWatch: Spirit of Survival kickoff starting soon

It's hard to believe that it's already time for the spirit of survival kickoff! It's the 14th year for the race that benefits the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma.

  MedWatch: McMahon Tomlinson Nursing & Rehab Center long term care

The McMahon Tomlinson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers long term care. The residents and staff say they are all like family there.

  Report says Oklahoma has more medical marijuana patients than any other state

A new report says Oklahoma has more medical marijuana patients per capita than any other state.

  MedWatch: Teens volunteer at hospital during summer vacation

Summertime usually means kids out enjoying their break from school and work, but not for some local teenagers who are volunteering to help others during their summer vacation. It's through a program called volunteens, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital.

  MedWatch: Lawton’s 8th Annual Tomato Festival

Calling all tomato lovers... if you enjoy fresh home grown tomatoes, then Lawton's annual tomato festival is the place for you. A time of celebration, fun competition, and plenty of tasting. And this year, they've added some new things.

  MedWatch: Therapists work with patients in Skilled Unit

The McMahon Tomlinson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center skilled unit is for patients who need short term care and rehab.

  MedWatch: CMV infection can affect any pregnant woman

According to the national CMV website, congenital cytomegalovirus is the most common viral infection, and the leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss, that infants are born with in the United States. Every pregnant woman is at risk of getting it. But only 9% of women know about it.

  Alzheimer’s Association continues 6-part education series

People in Lawton and Duncan learned more about Alzheimers and Dementia at part two of a six-part series Tuesday.

  MedWatch: National EMS Week

National EMS Week was May 19-25th. It was a week to celebrate EMS workers and the important job they have in our communities.

  Comanche County Memorial Hospital hosts stroke awareness luncheon

The stroke program's director says if someone you know suffers a stroke, get them to a hospital immediately

Oklahoma confirms first measles case, in Okmulgee County

Health officials in Oklahoma says the state has its first confirmed case of measles in the past 12 months.

  MedWatch: Skin cancer prevention tips and warning signs

1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and with summer right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about skin care.

  MedWatch: CCMH hosting blood drive

The Oklahoma Blood Institute provides 95 percent of the blood supply to hospitals in Oklahoma, which is why there is always a need for donations.

  MedWatch: Soldier becomes organ donor after passing

April is National donate life month. One organ donor can save up to 8 lives. It's a selfless act that can change someone else's life forever.

  MedWatch: Woman spreads awareness of organ donation

April is donate life month, and Comanche County memorial Hospital celebrated it by releasing balloons to honor those who have become organ and tissue donors.

  Lawton clinic offers healthcare to patients without health insurance

The Hearts that Care Clinic at 3rd and A avenue in Lawton is a non-profit that provides medical care for those without health insurance.

  MedWatch: Jersey Mike’s donates to CCMH foundation

March is the month of giving, and the Comanche County Memorial Hospital foundation has partnered with Jersey Mikes in Lawton to raise money for the Starlight Unit.

  MedWatch: CCMH Chaplains design bereavement education program

The death of a loved one is never easy, and for some, the grieving process takes a lot longer. Now, Comanche County Memorial Hospital has a new program to help you in your healing journey.

  MedWatch: Heart valve disease

Heart valve disease is when one or more of the valves in your heart doesn't work properly. Sometimes it can requires surgery to repair or replace it.

  MedWatch: Childhood obesity raising risk of diabetes

March is Nutrition awareness month, and for diabetic people, nutrition can play a big part in quality of life.

  MedWatch: Not too late for flu shot

Go get your flu vaccine. Doctor's can't say it enough. Flu season is from September to May, and doctors say it's not too late for the flu shot.

  MedWatch: Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease is the blockage of the arteries to the heart, that decreases the blood flow. It's a disease that can be deadly, but Doctors say it's preventable.