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Oklahoma News Report

AIDS Awareness

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It's been 30 years since the first aids case was reported in the United States. Since that time, more than 8,000 Oklahomans have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. December is AIDS awareness month. State and national officials are encouraging those most at risk to take action to stop the spread of this deadly disease.

Related Topics: Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on December 16, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

Gambling Addiction

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Gambling is one of the earliest forms of entertainment in human history. It's been tracked back as far as 2300 B.C., and ever since then, there have been problem and addictive gamblers. Here in Oklahoma experts say the proliferation of Indian casinos has increased the odds for thousands of people to fall into the trap of addiction.

Related Topics: Community, Sports & Recreation, Health Care & Illnesses, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on December 2, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

Diabetes Awareness

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Every year, thousands of Oklahomans learn they have a disease which poses a risk of blindness, loss of limbs, and even death. If current trends continue, it's estimated that one in three adults will suffer some form of diabetes by the year 2050. While there is still no cure, an effort is underway to raise awareness about the disease, and encourage Oklahomans to adopt healthier lifestyles to head off this epidemic.

Related Topics: Health Care & Illnesses, Fitness & Nutrition, Lifestyle, Health

Originally broadcast on November 18, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

Mental Health and Homeless

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According to mental health professionals one out of every five people will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime. Anyone who has dealt with mental illness knows it can result in the loss of a job and the inability to manage daily living. And sometimes it leads to homelessness. Getting the proper care is also difficult because of reduced state funding and a public health system that is hard to navigate. We talked to Dan Straughan, executive director of the homeless alliance of oklahoma city about the mentally ill and homeless.

Related Topics: Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Government, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on November 4, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

Autism Research (7:45)

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It's an epidemic reaching crisis proportions. According to the national centers for disease control and prevention, an estimated one out of every 150 children, is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or A.S.D. Researchers at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences are taking a team approach to identifying the causes of autism, and they hope to someday find a way to prevent this devastating disease.

Related Topics: Health Care & Illnesses, Child Development, Biology & Chemistry, Health, Health

Originally broadcast on October 28, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

Mental Health Jails (8:17)

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There are hundreds of Oklahomans now in county jails and state prisons who are mentally ill. They end up there for breaking a law, but in many cases that crime was the result of a mental illness that has gone untreated. With the Oklahoma County jail now recognized as the state's largest mental health facility, a prosecutor and a public defender find themselves in the role of trying to find justice in a new way.

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Originally broadcast on October 14, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

Meth in the Workplace (9:55)

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Analysis of millions of drug test samples has produced more evidence of the plague that has become methamphetamine abuse in Oklahoma. Of the top 9 states where the work-force is high on meth, Oklahoma came in number three, at 240-percent above the national average. But there may be even bigger addiction problems in Oklahoma’s work force.

Related Topics: Health Care & Illnesses, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on September 9, 2011


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September 9, 2011 (57:44)

A new study reveals that many in Oklahoma’s workforce are high on meth. Hunger is a pervasive problem affecting one in five people in our state. We learn what it’s like to be food insecure. Oklahoma stands on the cutting edge of research increasing the world’s food supply. Ten years later, Oklahomans remember 9/11. And, Charley Newcomb with Oklahoma Stories.

Related Topics: Health Care & Illnesses, Lifestyle, Healthy Kids, United States, Environment, Government, Politics, National Security, Global Affairs, Science & Technology, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Health, Religion & Beliefs, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on September 9, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

Football Health & Sports Med. (14:21)

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Young men of all sizes, shapes and physical condition are preparing for the one sure thing that says it is fall in Oklahoma. It's football season. However, the summer heat is still bearing down on those practice fields and the players, raising concerns about their health. Heat has claimed the lives of young Oklahoma football players before, one last year, and this year coaches and their assistants are very aware of the danger the lingering summer heat poses to their teams. Dan Newman is the head athletic trainer at Union High School in Tulsa, and President of the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association. Dick Pryor spoke with him about the risks of heat illness and concussion faced by high school athletes.

Related Topics: Health Care & Illnesses, Healthy Kids, Sports

Originally broadcast on August 19, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

DHS Advantage Program (3:56)

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Thousands of low income elderly and disabled Oklahomans have conditions that qualify them for nursing home care at state expense. Yet, a survey by AARP found 90% of older Oklahomans would rather get care at home. That's what the Department of Human Services "Advantage Program" is designed to do. It lets medicaid-eligible patients choose at-home care, which is saving the state hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Related Topics: Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Caregiving, Government

Originally broadcast on August 5, 2011