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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Health

State of health

Why is Oklahoma among the unhealthiest states in the nation?


Mark Beutler
Oklahoma consistently ranks at the top of the “worst states” list when it comes to health-related issues.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Have patients

About 2,000 people are expected to converge later this month for a two-day event offering free medical and dental care.


Clifton Adcock
The walls of Lisa Morrow’s apartment are lined with photographs of her four grandchildren and other family members. In the pictures that include Morrow, one can make out only the faintest hint of a smile.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Greetin’ Keaton

Four-time Academy Award nominee Diane Keaton is headed to the Civic Center.

Well, la-di-dah, la-di-dah: Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton — star of such classics as Annie Hall, The Godfather trilogy and Reds — is coming to Oklahoma City. Next month, she’ll serve as the keynote speaker at Integris Health’s 26th annual Women’s Health Forum.

According to a press release, Keaton “will reveal how to be fearless.” (My educated-guess answer: Have millions of dollars to fall back on.)

The event is free, but reservations are required, at 951-2277, and you know this will fill up fast. Her speech is slated for 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Annie Hall Blu-ray review    

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Oklahoma needs the Affordable Care Act


Craig W. Jones
Many people know that Medicaid was passed alongside Medicare as part of the 1965 Social Security Act. But I would wager that very few Oklahomans know that Oklahoma was one of only six states to be the first to participate in Medicaid when it launched in 1966. Oklahoma was the only Southern state among those six. Another 27 states signed on later that year, 11 more in 1967, and another eight states (all Southern) in 1970. Seems the new social program at the time was a bit controversial.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What liberals really want

Letters to the Editor

James Henry
Mike Brake (Commentary, “Disaster is ahead for Obamacare,” Gazette, Aug. 8) really should do a little research on what liberals want, if he really thinks the Affordable Care Act is “their big wish.”
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wizard of health

TV’s Dr. Oz lends a hand to bolstering health and nutrition at an OKC high school.


Jason Doyle Oden
A health and nutrition initiative created by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the cardiac surgeon who became famous through Oprah Winfrey and now hosts his own TV show, is being implemented this year at Oklahoma City’s ASTEC (Advanced Science and Technology Education Charter) Charter High School.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The fantastic Miss Fox

September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month — and Victoria Fox’s celebration of a year in remission.


Stephie Gregory
Five-year-old Victoria Fox is a vivacious Oklahoma City girl who enjoys ballet and children’s choir.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hair’s the deal


Stephie Gregory
Oklahoma Naturals: A Natural Hair and Health Experience
University of Central Oklahoma Student Center
100 N. University, Edmond

Wednesday, October 24, 2012