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An annual Norman bike ride raises money for children with developmental disabilities

An annual Norman bike ride raises money for children with developmental disabilities

Norman Conquest, which began as an event with just 20 riders, raised $10,000 for J.D. McCarty Center and Camp ClapHans last year.

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Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic brings cycling race excitement back to the city’s downtown districts

The three-day event features courses in Midtown, Film Row and Automobile Alley.

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Summer Guide: Near or far, adventure awaits across Oklahoma

There is no more favorite time of the year for young and old than summertime, when just about everyone can get out and explore the wild, beautiful parks and attractions locally and across the state.

Aundria Goree, administrator of community health, talks about a grand the OCCHD has recently received, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OCCHD, others receive a federal grant to bridge gap between social, medical care

“Unmet health needs like food insecurity, transportation issues and unstable housing can lead to developing risks for chronic diseases,” she said. “We want to combat individuals increasing their risks of developing chronic diseases through traditional health care with preventable care.”

Metro Tech’s MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach programs offer tai chi, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing, yoga and Zumba. (Oklahoma City Community Foundation / provided)

Enrollment ends Monday for MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes

In two years, Metro Technology Center’s 12 to 15 weekly MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes, made possible in part by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Wellness Initiative, have maxed out. “We offer multiple sessions of tai chi, Zumba, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing and yoga,” said Metro Tech wellness coordinator Valerie McMurray-Hopkins. Different classes can

Kristina Duty, Shelley Smith, and Donna Wade pose for a photo at their offices in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Weighed down: Disordered eating adds new problems to many people’s weight-loss journeys

“My advice to those suffering is to realize they have a biological illness that is not their or their family’s fault,” Laura said. “The only cure to the illness is food. Period. Even if the sufferer is not ‘underweight,’ it’s critical to stabilize eating patterns.”

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