State Sen. AJ Griffin’s legislation to enhance partnerships between the Department of Human Services and Oklahoma’s non-profit and private sectors has won the praise of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA). Griffin’s measure, Senate Bill 748, would help Oklahoma address problems associated with poverty, incarceration and mental health outcomes.
The Logan County Health Department announced today the first reported flu death this flu season in Logan County.
Last week the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced three people have died due to influenza this flu season, including one from Logan County.
Improve your health every day with small, simple changes from Shape Your Future and the TSET Healthy Living Program serving Logan County.
The New Year often includes goals to eat healthier and get more exercise. To make sure that Oklahomans don’t drop the ball on their healthier lifestyle goals, Shape Your Future and the TSET Healthy Living Program (HLP) serving Logan County share ways to make healthy swaps. By encouraging Oklahoma families to try swapping out a […]
Family members and friends are seeking help for a mother who has been hospitalized for three weeks and continues to fight for her life in a Oklahoma City hospital.
Chamber CEO Tracy Zserdin visits with the two new doctors at Mercy Hospital Logan County.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Medicare beneficiaries have 30 days to review and change their Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans for 2017.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Medicare beneficiaries in Oklahoma can get free, unbiased help reviewing their Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans for 2017. The Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) and its partner agencies are offering the assistance during the open enrollment period. Last year, MAP counselors helped Oklahoma beneficiaries save an average of $1,900 […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the Senate Health and Human Services met Tuesday to hear from local healthcare organizations about the importance of the health center uncompensated care fund (UCF) to the health and well-being of Oklahomans. The Oklahoma Department of Health stopped distributing payments to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) for health care to the […]
The Logan County Health Department announced that flu vaccine will be available at their location beginning Monday, October 3.
Pictured below is Dr. Arvin Pourtorkan (left) and Dr. Casey Cochran (right) have joined Mercy Clinic – Guthrie Academy.
GUTHRIE, Okla. – Two Oklahoma natives have joined Mercy Clinic – Guthrie Academy as family physicians, each sharing a unique story of how they chose medicine as a career. For Dr. Arvin Pourtorkan, it was as easy as drawing from a hat.
Pictured below: Sgt. Anthony Gibbs helps with the police department's obstacle course on 2nd Street.
The streets were packed with over 1,300 people on Sunday evening for the first Guthrie Summer Streets event. An event that is directed toward the youth and fitness. Although, many adults were seen getting into the action.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Office of Management and Enterprise Services today approved premium rates for health, dental, life, disability and vision insurance plans to be offered to state, education and many local government employees, retirees and dependents for 2017.
World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7
The Logan County Health Department joins the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) in promoting the annual World Breastfeeding Week August 1–7, with the theme Breastfeeding: Building a Brighter Future.
Mercy Clinic Primary Care-Edmond Waterloo has added another doctor to the team with the addition of Dr. Kristen Lewis. A board-certified physician, Dr. Lewis says that although practicing medicine is now her passion, it isn’t always something she dreamed of doing.
Crescent Public Schools, in conjunction with Sooner SUCCESS and the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services will be hosting a Youth Mental Health First Aid training on August 4.
The momentum for downtown block parties continues to increase in popularity with music, activities, food and social gathering. The Guthrie Summer Streets momentum will continue into August with “Open Streets” and another edition of Red Brick Nights.
Summertime brings those pesky mosquitoes along with illnesses associated with them. In an effort to prevent illnesses such as West Nile virus (WNV), the Logan County Health Department is offering larvicidal briquettes, commonly called “mosquito dunks”, to the public.
New program helps tobacco users quit
GUTHRIE – It’s no secret that Oklahoma consistently ranks among the worst states for tobacco usage. That’s why Mercy Hospital Logan County recently launched a program called “Tobacco Free Mercy” to help the nearly seven out of 10 U.S. tobacco users who want to quit in 2016. It’s a different approach to a nationwide problem, […]