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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Health

A house of hope

Lottie House is a peer-run resource for Oklahomans managing their mental health issues.


Ben Felder
Tammy McKee was lonely.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Them bones, them bones

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month can be year-round.


Alissa Lindsey
May has been National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month, and Dairy MAX, a local non-profit dairy council, is helping to spread the word about simple things moms can do to improve their own health and the health of their children, no matter what the time of year.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Vitamin see

Know the difference between vitamins and supplements that work and others that are just snake oil.


Angela Chambers
New information is coming out every year about which supplements and dietary choices might improve our health.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Return to the diamond

After receiving a cancer diagnosis in March and subsequent treatment in Texas, the RedHawks manager returned to the team in June.


Anthony Lalli
Oklahoma City RedHawks manager Tony DeFrancesco had no reason to believe he would not be with the team for its current season. But while at spring training earlier this year, he took a routine physical and discussed some health issues he was having with the doctor.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Going to pot

Sen. Connie Johnson views the marijuana legalization effort as good public policy, not as a campaign tactic.


Ben Felder
Connie Johnson and Mary Jane make for a good match — politically speaking, that is.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Who’s on our planet’s side?


David Ocamb
This legislative session, more than any other session in Oklahoma’s history, the environment was under constant attack by well-funded and organized corporate lobbyists and radical right special interests.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Popular uprising

Running is a hot health trend across the country, and some believe it is helping Oklahoma get off the ‘fat’ lists.


Conrad Kersten
Whether one drives, walks or runs down the metro area streets, they might notice herds of men and women in an assortment of colorful running gear on the roads. That is because five-kilometer runs, mud runs, color runs and most other types of “uns” and marathons are on the uptick.
Thursday, July 3, 2014

We’re No. 9


Gazette staff
We’re miserable. C’mon. Admit it.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mental health facility get council support


Ben Felder
Despite a large protest from residents and a passionate appeal from Councilman John Pettis, the Oklahoma City council voted to allow an east side mental health facility to continue serving adults.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Healthy debate

Faced with a shortage of mental health access, Oklahoma City Council approves adult patient beds for an eastside facility.


Ben Felder
As the Oklahoma City Council considered whether or not to close beds at an eastside mental health facility, Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty not only argued in favor of the facility but said more beds were needed across the city.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014