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Oklahoma Superstars honored during Children’s Cancer Awareness month

Remington Park jockey Bryan McNeil and Dr. William Meyer present a “Superstar” trophy to Stan Evans, a patient of the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood disorders in children, as mom Lindsey Evans looks on. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An Oscars-themed event celebrating Children’s Cancer Awareness month was recently held at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Oklahoma children battling cancer, their families and the health professionals who care for them were honored.

“Superstar” trophies were given out on September 20 to the children […]

OK DRS celebrates Deaf Awareness Week with multiple activities

The late Sue Galloway, retired Oklahoma School for the Deaf librarian, is seen beneath photos of her famous ancestors Laurent Clerc, left, and his wife Eliza Crocker Boardman. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) programs for deaf or hard of hearing Oklahomans are honoring Deaf Awareness Week from September 24 through 30. The celebration aims to increase public awareness of deaf issues, people and culture. Activities held this week include educational events […]

OKC disability services coordinator named to DRS’ governing board

Emily Cheng from Oklahoma City is the newest board member for the Commission for Rehabilitation Services which governs the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Governor Mary Fallin has recently appointed Emily Cheng of Oklahoma City to the Commission for Rehabilitation Services. The commission is the governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS). As a person with cerebral palsy, Commissioner Cheng was previously a DRS client and […]

Project Save A Mouth goes to school to promote better Oklahoma health

Project Save a Mouth visits local school: Dr. Robert Bryan shares a high five with an enthusiastic student at Oklahoma City’s Linwood Elementary School. Bryan and a colleague were presenting information about “best oral hygiene practices” to a big crowd of students at the city school. Photo Provided

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma statistics for children’s oral health are staggering – with estimates that 80.5 percent of youth have oral health problems and 22.2 percent of third graders have already lost at least one tooth from decay. A group of medical professionals and community members in Oklahoma City decided to do […]

Oklahomans to ‘brave the shave’ at St. Baldrick’s OKC event to fight childhood cancer


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Report OKLAHOMA CITY – St. Baldrick’s OKC will hold its 2017 annual fundraiser in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Sunday, April 23. The event will be in the Western Avenue Corridor at NW 42nd and Western, adjacent to VZD’s Restaurant and Bar and Becks Garage. Registration will begin at noon, with […]

Project ECHO launched to improve health access in rural Oklahoma


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will host the OSU-CHS Rural Health Leadership Summit at the OSU Oklahoma City campus, 900 N. Portland, on April 12. Government officials, tribal leaders, health care administrators, physicians, and educators will gather to explore ways to improve healthcare delivery and […]

Inaugural Voices of Recovery Luncheon set for April 6


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Recovery Center (TRC) will host its first ever Voices of Recovery Luncheon on Thursday, April 6. The event will take place at the Will Rogers Theatre Special Event Venue, 4322 North Western Avenue in Oklahoma City from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. TRC specializes in […]

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at the state Capitol set for April 10

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) and the Oklahoma HIV and AIDS Advocacy Coalition will “HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” at the Oklahoma State Capitol on April 10.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) and the Oklahoma HIV and AIDS Advocacy Coalition will host “HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 10, at the Oklahoma State Capitol fourth floor rotunda. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about legislation […]

‘Furry person’ Wrinkles the pug needs your help (really money!)

Wrinkles, a blind and diabetic pug rescued by Homeward Bound Pug Rescue and Adoption of Oklahoma, is seen after emergency gallbladder surgery was performed at Neel Veterinary Hospital. Photo by Darla Shelden

Contribute to Homeward Bound Pug Rescue of Oklahoma’s “gofundme” page! Patrick B. McGuigan March 5, 2017, UPDATED: March 23, 2017 Wrinkles surgery and Go Fund Me Page Oklahoma City – I have written previously about the life and death of Ivy Jane Shelden, the lovely black pug who was companion, for more than a […]

COMMENTARY – Health, life expectancy and Oklahoma

Sen. Ervin Yen

By Sen. Ervin Yen OKLAHOMA CITY – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a new study about U.S. life expectancy, and it was not good news. People born in 2015 are expected to live an average lifespan of 78 years and nine and a half months —that’s a month less than those […]

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