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Oklahoma’s newest think tank makes its case: ‘Why families still matter’

From left: State Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, founder/director Melisa Zimmerman of Bridge Builders Ministries, executive director Timothy Tardibono of the Family Policy Institute of Oklahoma, Executive Director Clarence Hill of Eye to Eye, a marriage support group, and state Reps. Tom Newell, R-Seminole, Elise Hall, R-Oklahoma City, and Mark McCullough, R-Sapulpa.
Photo by Brett Magbee, for The City Sentinel

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s newest public policy research group will center its research and analysis on family issues. Bolstering his case for a public policy “think tank” focused on family, founder and executive director Timothy Tardibono for the Family Policy Institute of Oklahoma reflected, “Oklahoma is known as […]

Scare tactics and indoor mold: check for yourself

Bathroom mold, picture taken from web

By Mike Charles Allergy Control Sometimes we find companies that try to use scare tactics within the microbial investigation and mold remediation industry. As with any industry, there are always going to be people who try to scare people into using their services. They may do so by giving misinformation or falsehoods or exaggeration. Here […]

The Referral Center holds inaugural dinner to celebrate changing lives

The Referral Center, located in Oklahoma City, is hosting its 
1st Annual Charity Dinner to Change Lives on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Oklahoma History Center, to raise awareness of Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The public is invited to The Referral Center’s (TRC) 1st Annual Charity Dinner to Change Lives on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zahudi Dr., in Oklahoma City. The event’s goal is to raise awareness of Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders in Oklahoma City and […]

Health Outcomes might improve with community gardens and co-ops

On a recent night, a homeless man in Oklahoma City declared himself “too ugly to prostitute” -- but he accepted contributions tossed into his guitar case on N. 23rd Street. State and local officials have been investigating ways to promote community gardens and other methods to improve nutrition for the needy.  The City Sentinel staff photo.

Staff Report The headlines and news reports continue to detail the challenges facing needy Oklahomans, including the homeless. Last week, members of the House Agriculture Committee met for an interim study to look at the proliferation of community vegetable gardens and other tactics aiming to improve access to nutritious food for more of our people. […]

VA hires 1,600 Mental Health professionals expanding access to care and outreach efforts OKC VA Medical Center adds 19 new Mental Health professionals

One of the 19 new mental health professionals hired under President Obama’s August 31, 2012, Executive Order, Dr. Ana Maria Bautista-Gutierrez, a Psychiatrist with the OKC Department of Veterans Affairs speaks with a visiting Oklahoma veterans. Photo by Mark Hooten.
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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has recently announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s August 31, 2012, Executive Order. The program will improve access to Mental Health Services for veterans, service members, and military families. Toward this […]

Internationally renowned surgeon partners with OU physician to establish craniofacial center

Dr. Kenneth Salyer (third from right) and Dr. Joseph Michienzi (far right) with an international team on behalf of the World Craniofacial Foundation and other charity groups in Guadalajara, Mexico, where they took care of 60 cleft lip and palate children/patients. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D. is internationally recognized as a pioneer and leader in craniofacial surgery. In 1989, he established the World Craniofacial Foundation to treat children who previously had no access to specialized medical care. Salyer made international news in 2003 when he successfully separated Egyptian conjoined twin boys who […]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield launches health insurance education campaign Effort aims to help businesses and uninsured people

Blue Cross Campaign Logo

Special to The City Sentinel Tulsa, Okla. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma announced a statewide education and outreach initiative targeting Oklahoma’s uninsured residents. “The Be Covered” Oklahoma campaign will engage various community and civic groups to help the state’s uninsured population understand how the new health care law impacts them and what […]

State officials grapple with future of insurance premium support program for Oklahoma’s working poor

Governor Mary Fallin

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Editor Oklahoma leaders remain cautiously optimistic about preserving a popular insurance premium support program, designed and implemented in 2004 with bipartisan support, which benefits the working poor. On May 9, Leavitt Partners, a consultant to Oklahoma’s Health Care Authority (HCA), encouraged state officials to extend Insure Oklahoma, despite the Obama […]

OMRF opens doors for Putnam City Junior Scientists

Outstanding elementary school science students from Putnam City Schools spent time in the lab with OMRF researchers as part of Putnam City Junior Scientist Days.

Staff Report Smashing frozen flowers, delving into cancer cells and smashing strawberries for DNA—it’s all in a day’s work during the 35th Putnam City Junior Scientist Days at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. In 1976, after seeing a number of her colleagues diagnosed with cancer, Putnam City Schools teacher Lois Thomas gathered a group and […]

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. […]

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