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Valentine’s Day to kickoff National Condom Week

Celebrate Valentine's Day on Feb. 14, which is National Condom Day by using free condoms and practicing safe sex. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, is also National Condom Day for 2018. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) shares the primary goal of National Condom Week (Feb. 14 – 21) in promoting safe sex and normalizing the use of condoms. National Condom Day […]

Oklahoma City’s Manos Juntas Clinic turns 23

Volunteer Sarah Tran (left) and Dr. Boyd Shook (center) fill prescriptions at the Manos Juntas Free Clinic pharmacy. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Each Saturday morning a swirl of activity takes place at the Pennsylvania Avenue Redemption United Methodist Church in northwest Oklahoma City.  As cars surround the building, at 1320 N Pennsylvania Avenue, people wait inside to be treated at Oklahoma’s long time standard of free medical […]

Where were the Watchdogs in the Health Department Crisis?


Paul Monies, Oklahoma Watch  Dec. 10, Updated Dec. 12 – The cash crisis at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which was years in the making, raises questions about which agencies and state officials could have caught the agency’s reported financial mismanagement. At first glance, state government appears to have the powers and expertise to […]

Great American Smokeout joins OK Humane for Partners for Life Pet Adoption on Nov 18


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Wellness Now Tobacco Use Prevention Workgroup is joining with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society to host the “Great American Smokeout (GASO) Partners for Life Pet Adoption.” The event will take place at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63 Street on Saturday, November […]

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 […]

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