Articles tagged with: health
by Danny Marroquin
It was 10 p.m. on a Thursday night. Ice from the latest winter storm was just beginning to thaw, and the damp Tulsa parking garage was lit dimly by florescent bulbs and portable heaters. With doors set to open at 5 a.m.… Continue reading
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From The Journal Record:
Oklahoma will have so many Alzheimer’s patients by 2025 that there’s a boom in construction of housing for them.
By 2010, about 74,000 Oklahomans will have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to increase by 30 percent in the next 15 years.
From The Journal Record:
As medical director of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, Keith Smith spends much of his time talking with potential patients concerned about the cost of a needed medical procedure. Many of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma’s patients do not have health insurance and are seeking the best price for their surgery.
Swine flu is the state’s most immediate health concern, but the virus should not cause Oklahomans to panic, the director of one of Oklahoma’s largest local health departments said Tuesday.
Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Gary Cox said most cases of the virus, also known as H1N1, have been mild in Oklahoma.
A legislative task force created to review health insurance mandates plans to review only the 38 existing health coverage requirements in Oklahoma. No new or proposed coverage requirements will be discussed, the group’s chairman said.
Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, chairman of the task force, which met for the first time Tuesday, said the group will focus on determining whether existing health insurance mandates were accomplishing their goals.
From The Tulsa World:
U.S. Rep. John Sullivan said Wednesday that he paid for his stay at the Betty Ford Center himself because his health insurer hasn’t paid the bill.
“I’m trying to get them to, but they haven’t I paid that myself they didn’t pay it,” the 1st District Republican said, “so, I’m having those (health-care) challenges just like everyone else.”
Sullivan made his remarks during a question-and-answer session that followed his speech at a Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
A national report that swine flu could strike up to half of Americans is a wake-up call for Oklahomans to take preventive measures and plan for disruptions, state health officials said.
“We want them to sit up and take notice,” said state epidemiologist Dr.