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Health Care - 07.11.2012

Oklahoma residents receive much needed health equipment at home

Refurbished medical devices have made their way into the hands of needy Oklahomans since a program was launched in April. A partnership between Oklahoma ABLE Tech and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority has made available slightly used durable medical equipment to SoonerCare members through donated items. Read more
Health Care - 07.11.2012

OU doctor works on lung cancer treatment

Work with nanoparticles at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine may result in the improved treatment of advanced lung cancer. Read more
Health Care - 07.05.2012

OU Physicians to team up with northwest OKC pediatric practice

OU Physicians and the Grand Prairie Pediatric Clinic in northwest Oklahoma City plan to partner. Grand Prairie, 7301 N. Comanche Ave., is led by Kenneth C. Jackson, a physician, and Angela D. Bartlow, a physician’s assistant.  Read more
Health Care - 06.20.2012

Proton therapy technology headed to OU

A new proton therapy system for cancer patients will be available at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences beginning early next year. Read more
Health Care - 06.20.2012

Fight for Air luncheon scheduled for Aug. 30

The third annual Fight for Air luncheon to benefit the American Lung Association will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 30 at the Oklahoma History Center. It is hosted in conjunction with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Read more
Health Care - 05.30.2012

Living arrangements

Facilities give seniors, investors an assist

Back in 1996, Joyce Clark served as the director of the first assisted-living facility in Oklahoma City. She never imagined where that first job would take her. Read more
Health Care - 04.12.2012

Alzheimer's study aims to prolong independence

A former prison chaplain who advocates now for Alzheimer's patients worries that one day he will unable to keep up daily tasks and become a burden on his family. Read more
Health Care - 03.01.2012

Defense Department awards $2.4 million to hearing loss project

An Oklahoma biotechnology company received a $2.4 million grant from the Department of Defense to test an experimental drug that would prevent hearing loss. Read more
Health Care - 01.23.2012

Corporate unwellness

Companies consider surcharging unhealthy employees

The corporate-wellness culture traces its roots back to the 1980s, when the prevailing wisdom championed a correlation between a healthy lifestyle and a healthier, happier employee. Read more
Health Care - 01.23.2012

Getting bigger

Health care expands to meet greater need

In her role as vice president of rural services for Mercy Health System of Oklahoma, it’s Cindy Carmichael’s job to expand the system’s presence across the state. Read more
Health Care - 01.03.2012

OMRF receives $2.1 million grant to study deadly blood poisoning

OMRF receives $2.1 million grant to study deadly blood poisoning

Sepsis is a deadly blood poisoning that can strike quickly and kill mercilessly. It claims more than 100,000 American lives each year, and it’s a problem scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have been studying for decades. Read more
Health Care - 12.21.2011

Health options

A compilation of area hospitals, including services, offerings and updates.

Health Care - 12.21.2011

Up in smoke

OKC businesses thrive on being smoke-free

It was the mid-’90s and the tide was starting to turn. The $246 billion tobacco legal settlement was still a few years away, but popular opinion regarding smoking had reached the tipping point. Read more
Health Care - 12.21.2011

Caring for caregivers

When caring for a parent or loved one, oftentimes the caregiver’s own health and productivity at work slips.

Every day, she wakes at 4 a.m., despite being up most of the night caring for her mother. Read more
Health Care - 11.29.2011

OKCIC wins big at government awards

Physician Champion, Best Goal outcome for diabetes, mammograms among top awards.

The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic tied for the most awards received by a health care provider at the recent Government Performance and Results Act awards meeting. The White Cloud Health Station in White Cloud, Kan. shared the top spot with OKCIC. Read more