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LifeShare OK reaches organ donation milestone early this year

LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma recently recovered its 100th organ donor for 2015, which is only the third time the organization has reached the 100 donor mark in its history. Those 100 donors have saved 257 lives.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma recently had its 100th organ donor for 2015.  Those 100 donors have saved 257 lives. This is only the third time the organization has reached the 100 donor mark in its history. This mark was previously reached in 2007 with 109 donors. Last year […]

YMCA Youth Triathlon Series set this month for Oklahoma City’s Earlywine Park

The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City will hold its 3rd in a series of four Youth Triathlons on Saturday, August 15 at the Earlywine Park Y location.  Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City will hold its 3rd in a series of four Youth Triathlons on Saturday, August 15. The multiple-stage competition will take place at the Earlywine Park YMCA, 11801 S. May Avenue, in Oklahoma City. The YMCA website points out that the benefits of participating […]

Red Cross tips to stay safe in summer’s sweltering heat

Dangerously hot weather has arrived in Oklahoma and the American Red Cross reminds everyone that there are steps they should take to stay safe during this hot weather.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Everyone has probably noticed, dangerously hot weather has arrived in Oklahoma prompting the American Red Cross to remind everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe during hot weather. “High temperatures, humidity and hot, indoor environments can quickly cause heat-related emergencies,” said Ken Garcia, American Red Cross […]

OKC Parks & Recreation offers summer events for all ages in July

Kids ages 5-15 can get "Hooked on Fishing" during the OKC Parks and Recreation Summer 2015 program. On July 18 and 25, volunteer instructors and Parks & Recreation staff will teach young anglers how to tie knots, cast a line, catch a fish and ID different Oklahoma fish species.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation will have several fun events for people of all ages this month. The Oklahoma City metro has over a hundred city parks with a variety of features from basketball courts and soccer fields to gyms and picnic shelters. On Saturday, July 18, come celebrate World Snake […]

Regional survey shows patients prefer full access to medications containing pseudoephedrine

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Staff Report (Adapted form The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America) Direct and immediate access to medications containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) — used to relieve common symptoms of cold, cough and allergy — continues to be important to patients. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today announced results from a five-state survey, which highlights […]

Oklahoma’s first overnight grief camp proves to be huge success

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Tristesse Healing Hearts Grief Center held Oklahoma’s first overnight grief camp for kids and teens last month in Tulsa, at Camp Loughridge, 4900 W 71st Street. The Healing Hearts Camp was provided free of charge to 57 children in need. The camp was designed to help children ages […]

Tips to keep your pets safe in the summer heat

With the 4th of July just around the corner, it is important to remember that many pets are disturbed by the loud sounds of fireworks. Keep your pets safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Summer has arrived with a vengeance and Oklahomans are feeling the heat and so are their furry friends. “Pet owners who enjoy spending time outdoors in the warm weather often bring their pets along,” said Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement at the Center […]

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act applaud U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding subsidies

The Supreme Court upholds ACA ruling by a vote of 6-3.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled ruled 6-3 to uphold the federal subsidy system in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), widely known as “ObamaCare.” State Senate Minority Leader Randy Bass, D-Lawton, said in a statement sent to The City Sentinel: “The Affordable Care Act is far from perfect, but it […]

NewView Oklahoma’s Older Blind Vision Rehabilitation services honored as Program of the Year

Lauren Branch, President and CEO, NewView Oklahoma receives award for NewView’s Older Blind Vision Rehabilitation Program, which was recognized as Program of the Year by Lance Robertson, Director, DHS Aging Services. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services Aging Services has recognized NewView Oklahoma’s Older Blind Vision Rehabilitation Program as its Program of the Year. The award was presented at the 2015 annual Achievement in Aging Awards luncheon held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman in May. Founded in 1949, NewView […]

OSU-OKC breaks ground at new Allied Health Building site featuring Variety Care Clinic

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) recently broke ground on 
construction of a new, state-of-the-art Allied Health Building in northwest Oklahoma City. Pictured from left are Ward 6 City Councilperson Meg Salyer, Variety Care CEO Lou Carmichael, OSU-OKC President Natalie Shirley, OSU-OKC Health Sciences Division Head Danyel Germain, Crossland Construction Company CEO Ivan Crossland, Jr., and Dewberry Principal Bruce Henley.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Today, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City’s (OSU-OKC) Health Sciences programs are thriving. To accommodate their growth, the university recently broke ground on construction of a new, state-of-the-art building on campus in northwest Oklahoma City. Last month, with community partners and several of the construction teams present, the groundbreaking ceremony for […]

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