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Turkish Raindrop House to host discussion on child immunizations in third world countries

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Staff Report There will be a spring luncheon at the Turkish Raindrop House at 11:30 am, Saturday, March 23 focusing on immunization solutions for children in developing nations. The United Nations Association of Oklahoma is organizer of the event at 4444 N Classen Blvd. Parking is available underground and for the handicapped, on street level. [...]

School of Metaphysics hosts dream expert Dr. Laurel Clark lecture and book signing events in OKC and Norman

School of Metaphysic teachers from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Springfield and Kansas City met via Skype with other SOM branches about the organization’s recent 40th anniversary. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Interested in interpreting your dreams? The Oklahoma City School of Metaphysics has announced the “Intuitive Dreaming” lecture and book signing tour by dream expert Dr. Laurel Clark on Feb. 23 and 24. On Saturday, Feb. 23, Laurel Clark, President Emeritus of the School of Metaphysics, will appear from 10 – [...]

Birth Choice of Oklahoma to celebrate four decades of choosing life

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  by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Saturday, March 9 brings the annual celebration of a city-based group that provides practical and direct assistance to pregnant women facing the challenges of pregnancy. Birth Choice of Oklahoma is celebrating 40 years of helping unborn children and their mothers.   This year’s “Life of the Party” [...]

OMRF discovery could help in fight against pneumonia

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  Staff Report   New research from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation could improve survival rates for patients with pneumonia.   Pneumonia is inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infections in the lungs. The illness affects about 10 million Americans annually, killing about 50,000, and is the third highest cause of hospitalization. Symptoms include fever, [...]

Surgery Center offers transparency, efficiency, affordability

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  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Taking a “cash only” free market approach to most transactions, the Surgery Center of Oklahoma City is causing a stir here locally, and attracting nationwide attention.   What the company calls “price transparency” with guaranteed rates for procedures is even triggering a home grown version of medical [...]

Oklahoma County Democrats and Doctors for America host event about Affordable Care Act

:  Oklahoma State Director for Doctors for America, Katherine Scheirman, MD, was interviewed by NPR during a rally held in Washington D.C.  Photo provided by Doctors for America

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Oklahoma County Democratic Party (OCDP) is hosting a health care forum to discuss the Affordable Care Act. The event, “People Over Politics: What You Should Know About the Affordable Care Act,” is set for Monday, April 2, from 5:30 8 p.m. at the Local 1141 IBEW Union Hall, [...]

Pittman calls for federal investigation of city’s VA Medical Center

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Staff Report In letters to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel and Congressman James Lankford, state Rep. Anastasia A. Pittman has called for a federal investigation of employment practices, alleged civil rights violations and patient care at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which is in her state legislative district. “My office has received [...]

Prescription drug abuse in Oklahoma leads most states


By Warren Vieth Oklahoma Watch It’s the No. 1 ranking the state would just as soon forget. Approximately 240,000 Oklahomans‹8% of the population age 12 and above took prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons over a 12-month period, the federal government reported last year. Oklahoma’s rate of recreational painkiller use was the highest in the nation, [...]

State Director for Doctors for America explains the Affordable Care Act

Katherine Scheirman, MD, Oklahoma State Director for Doctors for America and retired US Air Force Colonel (left), supports the Affordable Care Act along with other physicians at a Doctors for America rally in Washington D.C.  Photo provided by Doctors for America

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in March 2010 takes full effect in 2014. Advocates say it will give Oklahoma residents more control over their health care choices. Recently, a local expert and strong supporter of the ACA presented her views [...]

Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma promotes prevention and responsibility during National Condom Week


Staff Report Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma (PPCO) will be celebrating the effectiveness of latex condoms during National Condom Week, Feb. 10 – 17. People can stop by their closest PPCO health centers during the week of Valentine’s Day to enter a “guess the number of condoms in the jar” contest and to pick up [...]

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