Jaclyn Cosgrove
Local News Medical and Health Reporter

Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics.

She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma.

She is the president of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists professional chapter and a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.


  • County and state health officials promote flu shots in Oklahoma

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Dec 27, 2014

    Since late September, six Oklahomans have died from the flu. So far this year, seasonal influenza A H3N2 viruses have been most common, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There often are more severe flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths during seasons when these viruses are most common, according to the CDC.

  • Citing 'tremendous need,' Kentucky-based company plans to build 72-bed mental health hospital in Oklahoma City

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Council on Monday approved the planned unit development for Springstone Behavioral Hospital.

  • Almost 80 percent of Oklahomans say they prefer smoke-free bars and nightclubs

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Free the Night, an Oklahoma campaign encouraging bars and clubs to voluntarily adopt smoke-free policies, announced Monday at a press conference at Grandad’s its survey results, documenting almost 2,000 Oklahomans who answered questions about their bar, club and smoking habits.

  • What's it like: To break your hip

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Hip fractures account for about 300,000 hospitalizations every year.

  • Q&A: Tips on signing up for health insurance through the federal marketplace

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    The deadline to sign up for health insurance through the federally run marketplace is Monday if you want your coverage to start Jan. 1.

  • Hospital official seeks expansion of Insure Oklahoma eligibility

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Insure Oklahoma is a program Oklahoma created about nine years ago to bridge the gap in health care coverage for low-income working adults, according to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

  • Flu kills two in Oklahoma

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    There have been two deaths from the flu since Sept. 28 in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Health reports the deaths were in Carter and Oklahoma counties.

  • Tulsa physician keeps his medical license after four-hour hearing

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Dr. David Moon, a pain management doctor based in Tulsa and Las Vegas, was given three years probation and will be required, among other things, to complete a substance abuse assessment; check the state’s prescription drug monitoring system on every patient who receives prescription for a scheduled drug; and complete educational courses on record keeping and also on prescribing narcotic painkillers and other scheduled drugs.

  • Want a chance to meet Kevin Durant? Take one of these health challenges

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Want to meet Kevin Durant? I would venture to guess most Oklahomans would answer, “Yes! Now! What do I do?” The answer: Take a video of yourself completing one of the health challenges posted on Shape Your Future’s KD MVP Challenge website, and post that video on Shape Your Future’s Facebook page. The contest is […]

  • Without state funding, Oklahoma public health lab will continue to crumble

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    The Oklahoma state Health Department will request $5.8 million from the Legislature in the coming session to help build a new public health lab, a crucial service that the agency provides for doctors and other medical professionals statewide.

  • Health leaders will push prescription drug legislation in next session

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Members of the Oklahoma state Board of Health discussed Tuesday a bill that the state Health Department plans to push that would require doctors to check the state’s prescription drug monitoring program when new patients are prescribed narcotics and other controlled dangerous drugs.

  • Despite some progress, Oklahoma drops to No. 46 in national health ranking

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    The United Health Foundation released its annual report America’s Health Rankings, and with it, came 25 years of data that the organization has collected over the years, showing Oklahoma’s rank dropped.

  • Addicted Oklahoma: Living with chronic pain, Oklahomans struggle to find a new normal

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    More than 76 million people in the United States are living with chronic pain, according to the National Institutes of Health, and almost half of them receive no treatment.

  • Addicted Oklahoma: Roland pain clinic attracts patients from far and wide

    BY WARREN VIETH, Oklahoma Watch | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    If there were an official business model for a high-volume pain clinic, Oklahoma drug enforcers say, it would probably resemble the Wellness Clinic in Roland.

  • The #Healthy65 Holiday Challenge, Day 24: Jaclyn's Tough Mudder Madness

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    For the past two years, I’ve subjected myself to a day full of jumping into ice-cold water, being covered head to toe in mud and being shocked by dangling electrical wires. And that describes only a handful of the several obstacles involved in the Tough Mudder run. My friends and I have done the Dallas […]

  • Heroin addiction almost proves fatal for Edmond man

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    After years of prescription painkiller abuse that led to heroin, Blake Bond and his family, of Edmond, say his addiction almost cost him his life.

  • What's it like: To have food allergies

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    A food allergy can occur when a person’s body reacts to a harmless protein found in a food. It’s an abnormal response to food, triggered by the body’s immune system.

  • Oklahoma baby boomers: Del City woman works to raise awareness about mental illness after suffering personal tragedy

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Jean Wood has facilitated Survivors of Suicide support group meetings, organized for friends and family members who have lost someone to suicide.

  • What's it like: To suffer from compulsive overeating

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the U.S., affecting an estimated 3.5 percent of women and 2 percent of men. The cause of binge eating remains unclear. It could be a mixture of factors, including genetics, psychological factors, a person’s social interactions and culture.

  • Share this with a creative high school student

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Like many high schools across Oklahoma, my school didn’t have a journalism class. So, when I was 17, I walked into my local newspaper’s office and asked for an internship. They didn’t have an internship program set up for high school students, but I basically just kept showing up, and they were kind enough to give […]




Jaclyn Cosgrove Sat, Jan. 24 2015 03:52:42 PM CST RT @WillMcAvoyACN: Are they going to change the name of Sports Illustrated to just, you know, "Sports"?
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sat, Jan. 24 2015 02:17:26 PM CST Spending the afternoon at the women's #okstate game with family. A good day for basketball! LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sat, Jan. 24 2015 01:09:34 PM CST RT @HeideWrite: It was a treat to join @jaclyncosgrove @nathangunter @warrenvieth, @LaGumboYaYa and others at News 101 For HS budding write…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sat, Jan. 24 2015 10:11:33 AM CST Warren Vieth, @OklahomaWatch journalist and editor, talking with news_ok's Newsroom 101 class about… LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sat, Jan. 24 2015 09:42:22 AM CST .@TheOklahoman photojournalist Nate Billings is talking with Newsroom 101 students today about visual storytelling. LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Jan. 23 2015 08:43:00 PM CST RT @OKStateKD: @jaclyncosgrove @jennykarn @TheMikeHarris @KellyHinesTW RT @darrenrovell: Tremendous ad LINK (H/T @Meredit…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Jan. 23 2015 12:10:47 PM CST @stephaniebice Yup. I'm happy to go over how I got the data :)
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Jan. 23 2015 11:27:46 AM CST @stephaniebice And ... "Oklahoma women are living shorter lives than men in most counties" LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Jan. 23 2015 11:27:13 AM CST RT @TheOklahoman: Women in Oklahoma are among lowest wage earners in U.S. LINK LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Jan. 23 2015 11:26:49 AM CST RT @davebjerke: Oklahoma Republican State Senator @davidfholt proposes #VoteByMail bill LINK #VaGA2015
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Jan. 23 2015 10:46:59 AM CST RT @AHCJ_Pia: @OPHA_Health @jaclyncosgrove Also helpful for health reporters about water fluoridation: LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Jan. 23 2015 10:46:56 AM CST RT @OPHA_Health: Health reporters –helpful resource 4 writing about H20 fluoridation LINK #factsfavorfluoridation @AHCJ_P…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Jan. 23 2015 10:44:17 AM CST @FoodieAshley @daccook Ashley, I would love to chat with you more. DM me your contact info if that sounds good. Thanks!
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jan. 22 2015 11:48:54 PM CST RT @MichaelBroseMSW: Zero16. The clock starts 2day with 2 yrs remaining 4 our community to work together to end chronic homelessness in Tul…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jan. 22 2015 11:48:00 PM CST RT @SisuYouth: Help #EndYouthHomelessness in #OKC Donate to Sisu Youth's Fund for Shelter today at LINK via @gofundme
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jan. 22 2015 10:11:10 PM CST RT @SisuYouth: We are elated to announce our first donation of $100 to purchase a shelter house for homeless youth in Oklahoma!!... http://…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jan. 22 2015 10:10:09 PM CST @TonyinOKC Like the "Go And Yell Lots Of Very Energetic Witty Insults Now, Sinners" Act
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jan. 22 2015 10:08:39 PM CST @TonyinOKC It's a shame it doesn't spell anything.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jan. 22 2015 10:07:59 PM CST RT @SpencerLenox: Some dude at @drunkhistory is saying Tulsa is better than OKC b/c of the museums... bitch, OKC stole a Capitol and a bask…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jan. 22 2015 10:07:34 PM CST @daccook Definitely going to write a story about this.

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