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Children’s Health Expo invites parents and kids for fun and fitness on August 2
(Oklahoma City) Oklahoma parents can learn more about their children’s health while their kids enjoy face-painting, dance performances and other activities at the OU Children’s Physicians “Grow Strong and Healthy” Health Expo, Friday, August 2.
The event, which is offered at no cost to participants, targets children ages 5-12 and will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in The Children’s Hospital Atrium on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City.
“Given the health challenges we face in Oklahoma, it is critical to give parents and their children the information they need to live longer, healthier lives,” said Brian Maddy, CEO of OU Physicians. “We want everyone to have a good time at the health expo, but we also want them to walk away with a better understanding of children’s health and physical fitness needs.”
To help better inform parents about family health needs, OU Children’s Physicians will offer free health screenings and educational materials at the expo. Kids, meanwhile, will have plenty of opportunities for fun, with a variety of activities scheduled in the Children’s Hospital playground and other areas.
OU Children’s Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma’s largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty.
More than 175 of these specialists committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children’s Physicians are board certified in children’s specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.
OU Children’s Physicians see patients in their offices at the OU Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can’t be helped elsewhere come to OU Children’s Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children’s Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children’s emotional needs.
What: OU Children’s Physicians “Grow Strong and Healthy” Health Expo for kids ages 5-12
Where: The Children’s Atrium, The Children’s Hospital, 1200 Children’s Ave., OUHSC campus, OKC
When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2012
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