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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Health

A heavy duty

Government and nonprofit initiatives try to counter childhood obesity.


Rachel Curtis
Waistlines in the U.S. have ballooned over the past 30 years, with one in three Americans today considered obese. As the nation struggles to tame the health crisis, some states are faring better than others.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Weighty achievement

From fattest to fittest, OKC is a million pounds lighter, thanks in part to one man’s shedding of 200 of them.


Jenn Scott

When Oklahoma City landed on just about every “fattest” list imaginable, Mayor Mick Cornett did not sit idly by. He launched a million-pound challenge in 2007. Since then, the mayor has lost 38 pounds himself.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Just breathe

You don’t have to be a Zen master in order to find inner peace.


Jenn Scott
The Mindfulness Way Through Depression
1-3 p.m. Saturday
Windsong Innerspace
2201 N.W. Interstate 44 Service Rd.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Quitting with pride

Anti-tobacco advocates are working with the LGBT community to address its above-average smoking rates.


Sarah Lobban
Anyone who has tried to quit smoking knows it’s tough. It’s common knowledge that nicotine is the cause of one of the most prevalent addictions in the country.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Make the grade

Metro hospitals have room for improvement in patient safety, according to a nonprofit group advocating health care transparency.


Sarah Clough Chambers
The Hippocratic Oath dictates that medical professionals first do no harm, but to err is human. Mitigating errors, subsequently, might be the closest to divine that hospitals are going to get.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Same old story


Gazette staff
Bad news, Oklahoma City: You’re fat and reek of cigarette smoke.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012