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Oklahoma is home to some of the most beautiful and largest lakes in the country. Many of us enjoy boating and swimming in these lakes. Before heading out we prepare food, pack our clothes and sunscreen and hit the road for a fun-filled vacation. However, an important step that is often missed is checking lake conditions. In the excitement of gathering and organizing things for our trip, checking the status of the lake water can often get over looked. Being unaware of the lake conditions could affect your entire trip.

Freddie Burson, 86, remembers the day in 2012 when she was getting ready to exercise with her friend. “When I got on the machine, I began to feel kind of strange,” she recalls. Freddie had maintained a regular exercise regime, even in her 80s. When she noticed something out of the norm, she paid close attention. “I laid down for thirty to forty-five minutes.” Thinking she would recover and resume her exercise, Freddie kept waiting until, “I began hurting in one of my arms.” Her friend became concerned and called Freddie’s daughter, Beth, a teacher in nearby Inola.

This is the time of year we think of bundling up and adding an extra blanket at night to stay warm. However, colder winter months signal an increased risk for babies of going to sleep at night and never waking up.

Heart disease and stroke are the first and fifth leading cause of death in the United States, respectively. To reduce your risk, it is important to identify risk factors, such as family history, hypertension and high cholesterol and learn what you can do to manage those risk factors. A sedentary lifestyle is also a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In fact, some researchers argue sitting is worse than smoking.

The holidays can be a fun and festive time of year. They can also bring about unwanted stress and anxiety. Psychologists have determined the holiday blues come about because of situations and our reactions to them. With the forever-long list of things to do, things to buy, parties to attend and ways we need to keep up with the rest of the world, the holidays can wear us down — and rather quickly, too. 
This year, we are celebrating Hillcrest Hospital Claremore’s 60th birthday! While our hospital has changed names and grown over the years, one thing that hasn’t changed since opening our doors in 1955 is our commitment to serving the Claremore community by providing quality care to our patients and their families. 
 
Jamil (Hendrix) Haynes, a lifelong resident of Claremore, could be considered one of our most veteran patients. She was born in the hospital when it was only five years old.
 
Probably the best perk of working for Hillcrest is the opportunity we have to positively impact the lives of our patients and their family members. Every day patients come to us for what may be seen as routine medical care. Sometimes even routine procedures can become critical and complex in a matter of seconds. Fortunately, our highly experienced and trained staff is prepared for unforeseen complications that may arise. 
 
For most students, school is officially back in session. Our children arrive at school in new classrooms ready to learn new material. It may seem like a long time ago for most of us, but learning science, math, English, history and a host of other subjects is a lot for kids to take in. One very important thing that is commonly overlooked that can make a world of difference in your child’s performance at school is getting a good night’s sleep.