What Can I Do to Help Combat the Opioid Crisis?

October 12, 2019

Story by Hanna Wensman According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) over 60,000 young children each year will be taken to the Emergency room from accidental ingestion of prescription medications.  Safe storage of medication […]

Second Annual WalkTober Challenge

September 9, 2019

Story by Lissette Minges, TSET Healthy Living Program Specialist The WalkTober Steps Challenge is a physical activity program to engage businesses in the Stillwater community with a business-to-business competition. The importance of physical activity is […]

Rethink Your Drink

July 12, 2019

Choosing water over sugary drinks supports a healthier weight, body, and brain! Story by Sarah Gold, TSET Healthy Living Program Specialist Summer is finally here! As we spend more time with our family and friends […]

Get Moving with Stillwater’s Bicycling Community

June 14, 2019

Story by Lissette Minges, TSET Healthy Living Program Specialist In the 2018 County Health Profiles from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, it was reported that 20.4% of adults residing in Payne County are not […]

Fighting food insecurity in one Payne County community

May 10, 2019

Story by Melinda Caldwell, TSET Healthy Living Program Coordinator When many individuals think of Payne County, they may think of OSU’s beautiful campus, the atmosphere on football game days, or maybe even reminisce about spending […]

TSET sets bold agenda to combat Tobacco use

December 8, 2018

Story provided by TSET Healthy Living Program Tobacco use is the leading cause of illness and preventable death in Oklahoma. Every year, Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and […]

Healthy Tailgate

September 7, 2018

Story by Melinda Caldwell, TSET Healthy Living Program Coordinator Football season in Cowboy Country is in full swing, which means individuals from around the state and country will be visiting Stillwater for the unique game […]

New ‘Added Sugar’ Label Requirement for Packaged Foods

August 15, 2018

Story by Sarah Weiss, TSET Healthy Living Program Prevention Specialist On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced new nutrition labeling requirements for packaged foods. One of the most controversial additions regards added sugars, which will […]

Yoga is Exercise

July 13, 2018

Story provided by TSET Healthy Living Program Many people think that exercise is something that involves going to the gym, lifting weights, and breaking a sweat. For many decades people considered aerobic exercise as the […]

Rise in Cigarette Prices Will Save Payne County Lives

May 11, 2018

by Julie Bisbee, Director of Public Information and Outreach, Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Trust The price increase on cigarettes signed by Gov. Mary Fallin on March 29th will save lives, help smokers quit, and keep young […]

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