Thursday 31 Jul


OKG Newsletter

Topic: Health

Nothing to smile about


Gazette staff
Oklahomans don’t like going to the dentist. We hate it so much that, according to the United Health Foundation, the state ranks dead last in the percentage of adults who visit one at least once a year.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sensible sex ed

An innovative sex education course is aimed at curbing teen pregnancy.


Rachel Curtis
An anonymous inquiry at the start of Kathy Harms’ two-week sex education course read: “I thought vulva made cars.” It came as no surprise to the teen pregnancy prevention educator, who regularly encounters sexual myths in Oklahoma City’s seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms. She’s met teens who think inserting a red skittle into the vagina after intercourse will prevent pregnancy and others who say swallowing semen can actually cause pregnancy — because babies grow in the stomach.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Get off of coal

Letters to the Editor

Casey Holcomb
Whitney Pearson’s April 10 commentary (”OG&E must move past coal,” Oklahoma Gazette) did an excellent job illustrating how our state stands to gain by getting off coal and leading the U.S. in making a rapid transition to clean and renewable energy.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Living with Alzheimer's

By year’s end, Edmond is expected to have the metro's first stand-alone memory-care facility.


Nicole Hill
With an aging population and nearly 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, focus on the chronic illness has shifted from diagnosis to care.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Diving in

An Edmond recreation and aquatics center is halfway complete.


Stephie Gregory
Even in the winter, Edmond is making a splash.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Brain gain

Two Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation researchers are making headway in the treatment of brain tumors.


Dawn Watson
A pair of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists may have found a way to attack brain tumors from the inside.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Out of shape


Gazette staff
Oklahoma City: big-league city, or big ’n’ fat city?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Child’s play


Molly Evans
KaBOOM! Playground Build
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus
2600 N.E. 63rd
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Getting past coal

Letters to the Editor

Jody Harlan
In a recent letter to the editor in favor of burning toxic coal to generate electricity, Doug Rixmann (”Bashing coal,” May 1, Oklahoma Gazette) repeatedly demonstrated his lack of understanding of the consequences of burning coal to produce electricity, as well as the costs and risks associated with retrofitting older plants rather than retiring them and replacing them with clean energy.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Kid stuff

While the well-being of Oklahoma children has improved, according to a national study, childhood poverty remains a problem.


Peter Wright
A new report by a national children’s watchdog group found mixed signals for the well-being of kids in Oklahoma. The state has shown improvement in some health and education categories, while failing to buck a national trend of increasing childhood poverty.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013