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Letters to the Editor: July 5, 2017

On page 39: gigantic Medicaid cuts — seniors in nursing homes would be thrown out and millions of children will lose health care. On page 136: Waivers by states to not cover essential health care like maternity, mental health, etc.

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The Non-Prophet Book of Common Prayer offers secular blessings for the hurting

The book from Literati Press opens with a release show and art exhibition Friday at Paseo Plunge.

State Representative Forrest Bennett in his office at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Thursday, May 11, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

2017 Wellness Report shows success of Wellness Now Coalition

Leaders at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department hope to continue seeing improvement in the years to come.

Joseph J. Johnston, CEO, and Edie Nayfa, Executive VP Clinical Services at Catalyst Behavioral Services, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Nonprofit at forefront of opioid epidemic uses treatments that help reduce job loss, incarceration and family strife

“If you are worried about getting into treatment, this is the easy way in,” Nayfa said. “It’s keeping families together. It’s keeping people employed. It’s keeping people out of the criminal justice system. It is pretty amazing what treatment can do.”

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.”

Andrew Tevington at Oklahoma Gazette offices, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma City-County Health Department and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma team up

Lawyers assist patients with various issues, leading to better and often cheaper health care outcomes.

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Commentary: State questions require voter diligence

Oklahoma’s state questions affect our everyday lives and must be carefully considered before Election Day.

Gwen Evans right lost her son Nathan to suicide in 2015. | Photo provided

Suicide rates in Oklahoma are on the rise

Oklahoma veterans, Native Americans and residents age 10-34 are among those with the highest risk.

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