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Liz Waggoner, American Heart Association, poses for a photo at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma Legislature passes bill to help eliminate food deserts

Oklahoma Legislature passes bill to help eliminate food deserts

The Healthy Food Financing Act takes effect Nov. 1.

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.”

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.”

Sandra Davis, Shelly Stillwell’s mother, said she’s happy with the results of her daughter’s bariatric surgery. | (Terre Cooke Chaffin / for the Gazette)

Weighed down: Post-op bariatric patients face challenging changes

“A person who goes on a very low calorie diet at 800 calories, there are a lot of hormonal shifts that try to tell your body, ‘Oh, there is something wrong here,’” she said.

Dietician Lori Manning meets with her patient Sara Creech at Mercy Edmond, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Weighed down: Oklahoma Gazette series examines obesity and healthy weight management

“What we try to do in our office is absolutely listen. We have clients who are eating too many carbs and we go in that direction,” Manning said.

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Childhood obesity hits Oklahoma hard

Local programs fight to educated citizens and provide them with access to fresh food and exercise.

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