AMA Targets Sugar-sweetened Beverages

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Based in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD, has operated his own private medical practice focused on occupational therapy and preventive medicine for nearly 20 years. Active in his field, William D. Jones, MD, spends time away from his Oklahoma City, OK, practice engaging with professional organizations that further his education, such as the American Medical Association.

The American Medical Association recently updated its policy position to address the rising epidemic of type 2 diabetes and its link to sugary beverage consumption. With FDA figures estimating that Americans consume nearly 16 percent of their total daily calories as “empty” sugars, educating the public about sugar-sweetened drinks and their effect on overall health is the route that the AMA is choosing to take to address the issue.

Some of the new recommendations that the AMA will push for on a legislative level include limiting the access and sale of sugary beverages in elementary and high schools, as well as the implementation of mandatory warning labels that clearly outline the health risks that come with excessive consumption of these drinks.

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ACOEM Releases New Online Integrated Health Course

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Based in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD, is a physician who has maintained a private practice specializing in occupational therapy and preventive treatments for more than two decades. Alongside his day-to-day practice in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD, is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

In partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health, ACOEM has launched a new online curriculum that will help companies seamlessly incorporate health and safety education into their everyday operations, with the goal of improving worker productivity while investing in their overall wellness. The program, entitled, “Fundamentals of Integrated Health and Safety,” contains seven different online modules that incorporate innovative research and practical steps to implement health and safety initiatives.

This comprehensive resource provides a procedural blueprint consisting of guidance in key areas such as data collection, how to effectively manage an overall employee population’s health, development of specific teams, and other topics. Individuals who successfully finish all the modules will receive a certificate of recognition from the UIC School of Public Health.

The Invention of Softball

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William D. Jones, MD, has focused on occupational and preventive medicine at his own practice in Oklahoma City, OK, since 1996. A softball enthusiast, William D. Jones, MD, plays on two slow-pitch softball teams and has sponsored softball teams in OK for years.

While softball is, of course, very similar to baseball, the first softball game occurred as the result of a football game. The sport began when Yale and Harvard graduates gathered at the Farragut Boat Club in Chicago, Illinois, on Thanksgiving Day in 1887 to await the result of the annual Harvard vs. Yale football game.

Upon the announcement that Yale had won, an alumnus from Yale good-humoredly tossed a boxing glove at a Harvard grad, and the frustrated fan swung at the glove with a stick. The interaction provoked the crowd’s imagination, and a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade, George Hancock, cried out, “Play ball!”

Hancock then used the glove’s strings to tie it up into a ball-like shape, marked lines on the floor with chalk, and found a broomstick handle with which to hit the “ball.” The first softball game took place that night, resulting in 80 runs. Hancock himself is credited with writing the first rulebook in 1889.

Tips for Summer Lawn Care

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William D. Jones, MD, serves as an independent occupational and preventive care specialist in Oklahoma City, OK. In his free time, William D. Jones, MD, enjoys maintaining the lawn of his Oklahoma (OK) home.

During the summer months, heat and dry conditions can combine with overuse to threaten the health of a lawn. Regular watering is one of the most effective actions a homeowner can take to keep his or her lawn healthy, though this must happen consistently. A rain guage can help the owner to ensure that the lawn receives an inch or more of water per week, though it is important that delivery of this moisture occur at regular intervals and early enough in the day that it does not evaporate in the heat.

A lawn does need mowing as it continues to grow, though the homeowner should take care not to cut it too short. Tall grasses more effectively absorb sunlight and maintain healthy moisture levels in the hot summer days. When mowing does become necessary, the blades should be at the mower’s highest setting, and clippings should be distributed across the grass as a natural fertilizer.

Homeowners should remove leaves and other debris from the lawn, however, as they can damage the soil. Areas of the lawn that seem damaged may respond to seeding, though doing so too often can do more harm than good. Watering a browned area of the lawn is also inadvisable, as it is unlikely to be effective, though these areas often heal themselves as the weather becomes cooler.

French – A Language That Spans the Maghreb in North Africa

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Based in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD, practices preventive medicine in a private clinic setting. He also has experience as an occupational medicine physician in corporate settings in OK. William D. Jones, MD, has had the chance to live in France on two occasions in his life, and he speaks French fluently.

He had the opportunity to use the language during travels to locales such as Quebec and North Africa. Surprising to many travelers, French is more commonly spoken than Arabic in the Maghreb region that stretches from Morocco to Libya. One reason for this is that the local dialects of Arabic tend not to have as extensive a vocabulary selection.

Another reason is that French has simply become culturally rooted in families of the region since the Colonial era, and it defines the language relationships that they share with other people in the region. In many ways, it is a unique identifier of their backgrounds as North Africans.

A Brief Introduction to the Airedale Terrier

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William D. Jones, MD, has practiced occupational and preventive medicine in the Oklahoma City, OK, area for more than two decades. In addition to his medical activities, William D. Jones, MD, spends time training his Airedale terrier and serving as dog show secretary with the Irish Setter Club of OK.

The Airedale terrier is a strong, versatile breed. However, the Airedale is not the dog for every household. Before reaching out to a trusted breeder or rescue organization about an Airedale, individuals and families should consider the dog’s behavior, energy levels, and temperament.

To start, the Airedale is a sporty terrier that demands a good deal of daily exercise. A dog that does not receive proper physical stimulation can growth lethargic or aggressive. Similarly, Airedales are keen learners. This trait is advantageous for attentive, supportive owners, but can result in destruction and mischief for families that lack the dedication necessary to successfully train a dog.

The Airedale responds well to positive reinforcement. This is the case for many breeds, but some owners prefer dogs that can be instructed under more physical styles of training. Such individuals should avoid Airedales. Finally, Airedale terriers should be raised in high-activity homes. While the overwhelming majority of Airedale owners told the American Kennel Club (AKC) that their Airedales got along well with children, other pets, and in training scenarios, 48 percent reported their terriers to dislike extended periods of time alone.

The Challenge of Using Word Gender in Learning the French Language

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A medical doctor based in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD received his medical training from Brown University. He completed his residency training in OK and currently concentrates on occupational and preventive medicine. William D. Jones, MD has lived in France twice and is fluent in French, having studied the language from the 8th grade through his senior year in college.

French is one of the top ten most spoken languages in the world, hence it is one of the top priorities when it comes to learning another language. For native English speakers, French is one of the easier languages to learn due to its Latin base and its many vocabulary intersections with the English language.

However, learning French comes with its fair share of challenges. One of the greatest hurdles French language learners encounter is the use of gender. French words have masculine and feminine forms, which is different than English use. Moreover, there is no easy rule that covers word gender, so the learner must make an effort to remember if a particular word is masculine or feminine and be cognitively aware of it before saying it. The more that it is practiced, the easier it will be to master it.

Dog Breeds – Airedale Terriers

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Airedale Terrier
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William D. Jones, MD, provides occupational and preventive medicine services to patients through his Oklahoma City, OK, private practice. Besides his medical commitments in OK, William D. Jones, MD, serves as the Irish Setter Club of Oklahoma’s dog-show secretary and enjoys spending time with his Airedale terrier puppy.

The American Kennel Club first recognized Airedale terriers in the late 1880s. When compared to all other breeds, Airedales are medium sized, but they are the largest of all terriers. Defined by their unusual and charming appearance, Airedales typically have a long head featuring a beard and mustache. Like other terriers, they are highly intelligent.

The origins of the breed go back to 1840s Yorkshire in England, where the ancestors of modern Airedales hunted badger and other game alongside workers in the mining and wool industries. The dog’s vaunted intelligence make it adaptable to work beyond hunting. In fact, Airedales served in a military capacity during many wars.

The breed’s intelligence, appearance, and temperament have made it a popular pet for decades. Notable Airedale owners include American presidents like Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding.

Benefits of a Pre-Workout Warm-Up

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William D. Jones, MD, serves as a preventive and occupational medicine physician in Oklahoma City, OK. In his free time, William D. Jones, MD, of Oklahoma enjoys exercising at a local gym.

For any athlete, a proper warm-up is essential as an injury avoidance technique. An effective warm-up requires a minimum of six to 10 minutes and involves both activation of the muscles and increased engagement of the cardiovascular system.

If a person has been sedentary, there is typically no more than 20 percent blood flow to the skeletal muscles, and the capillaries in these muscles are closed. Warming up helps the athlete to increase this blood flow and open the capillaries, which in turn raises muscle temperature and enables the muscles themselves to contract, relax, and transmit nerve signals more easily.

As the muscles become more responsive, they also become more difficult to injure. A cold muscle is easy to tear, just as a stiff rubber band is easier to tear. By moving the muscles gently yet continuously, each muscle worked becomes more elastic and ready for the demands of a challenging workout.

Oklahoma State Medical Association Foundation Projects

 

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William D. Jones, MD, is an Oklahoma City, OK-based physician specializing in occupational and preventive medicine. As a member of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, William D. Jones, MD, is part of an organization with a charitable foundation arm aimed at improving public health across the state.

Established in 1991, the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) Foundation promotes scientific and medical research focused on the betterment of public health. Support from the foundation may be provided through the application of assets to individuals, corporations, trusts, funds, or foundations whose research or purposes are scientific, educational, or charitable in nature.

Past initiatives supported by the OSMA foundation have been centered on topics such as obesity awareness and smoke-free families. OSMA has also provided assistance to medical students and residents in transition from clinical training to professional practices. Future programming may focus on charitable healthcare delivery and research, communication within the medical community, or continuing medical education programs for physicians.