Tag Archives: Oklahoma State Department of Health

Chicken-Fried News: Taxing situation

Chicken-Fried News: Taxing situation

No New Oklahoma Taxes, a group that wants the state to examine its spending more closely, formed five days after the Step Up Oklahoma plan was revealed.

Oklahoma City-County Health Department received 650 doses of flu vaccine on Feb. 2. Local and state officials recommend people get a vaccine to help prevent getting and spreading the flu. | Photo Laura Eastes

Local health officials advise flu season precautions

With high numbers of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States at the midpoint of the season, local health officials advise flu season precautions.

Narcan, a nasal spray that can reverse an overdose, is available for sale at many pharmacies without a prescription and can be obtained at no cost at seven treatment centers in Oklahoma City. | Photo Garett Fisbeck

Saving someone from a prescription pill overdose is as easy as knowing about naloxone

Saving someone from a prescription pill overdose is as easy as knowing about

August Rivera, Executive Director at Eagle Ridge Institute, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Addiction poses threat to Oklahoma teens

The health department and local officials and organizations help teens struggling with addiction through programs and prevention tactics.

(Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: SOLE PASSION: Gayle Curry steps into Science Museum Oklahoma’s latest exhibit

“I let the painting lead me,” Curry said. “I used to always try to direct my paintings, but with the wax, I find it kind of has a life of its own.”

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A statewide program helps improve the lives of first-time mothers and their children

Oklahoma’s Children First partners with first-time, low-income moms and families to build safe, stable, healthy homes for children.


Chicken-Fried News: Most diseased?

Oklahoma ranked No. 8 most diseased state in the county for sexually transmitted diseases.

Molly Ross and Sean Olmstead

Red Tie Night returns to OKC on March 4

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund event raises funds for grants to help Oklahomans infected with HIV and AIDS.


Surgeon general’s report sheds light on dangers of e-cigarettes

Consumption among teens and young adults is prevalent and dangerous.

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