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Diabetes is a significant problem in the United States, made worse by the fact that most who have it are unaware. Of the thirty million people in the US with diabetes, one in four do not even know they are living with this condition. In addition to those millions, another 84 million have prediabetes, but 90% are unaware. These numbers show the growing need to bring awareness to diabetes and clear up any myths the surround this condition.

Read about common diabetes myths below and share the truth with your friends and family.


The days are longer, the sun is out and we are in the heat of summer here in Pryor, Oklahoma. We all know exercising is important year-round, and now that the warmer months are here, we want to emphasize the importance of aerobic exercise and ways to incorporate it in your summer routine.

Why aerobic exercise?

In addition to contributing to health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, weight can also raise a person’s risk for developing osteoarthritis – the most common joint disorder, caused by wear and tear to joints.

According to the Obesity Action Coalition, more than 70% of women and 35% of men who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee are overweight.

November is Bladder Health Month which is dedicated to raising awareness about bladder health.

“Bladder issues can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life, including their social interactions, work, activities, sleep and relationships,” says urologist Dr. Melanie Ketchandji of Utica Park Clinic. “A common condition is overactive bladder, which affects about 33 million Americans. The real number of people with overactive bladder may be higher because many don’t seek treatment.”


Hillcrest HealthCare System enters into

long-term operating agreement with Mayes County Hospital Authority