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.


  • Pony rider at Oklahoma City's Remington Park finds larger sense of purpose in life with horses

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer ∙ jcosgrove@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Dec 27, 2014

    Laura Daily, an accomplished barrel racer and a pony rider at Oklahoma City’s Remington Park, said she lives today with a larger sense of purpose after losing her mother and her memories of her mother in an 1979 accident.

  • 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.




Jaclyn Cosgrove Sun, Mar. 01 2015 01:12:39 PM CST This is what your Gmail looks like when it's empty. I declared email bankruptcy. I feel free. LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sun, Mar. 01 2015 10:58:08 AM CST RT @okmobilefitness: Still making house calls LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sun, Mar. 01 2015 09:06:45 AM CST Register now for the SPJ Region 8 Spring Conference, hosted March 28 in Norman LINK #journalism #Oklahoma
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sat, Feb. 28 2015 10:13:04 PM CST Greetings from sunny Oklahoma City! #okcigers #igers_okc #igersokc #okc_igers #snow #winter https://t.co/vEnPUXtKWW
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sat, Feb. 28 2015 12:08:04 PM CST RT @picassocafe: Our fearless leader on a mission to salt the entire @PaseoOKC plus he bought us sleds! LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sat, Feb. 28 2015 09:14:43 AM CST @OklahomaWatch Was that the same woman who interrupted Texas Muslim Capitol Day?
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sat, Feb. 28 2015 09:05:18 AM CST @Mister_Sommer I'm five episodes deep and want to open my Apple computer and talk powerfully and hushed about my plot for world takeover.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 01:26:06 PM CST @CarlessInOKC You might be into this: LINK Pretty interesting commentary.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 01:23:49 PM CST Injustice at the Intersection: How our unwalkable streets and highways affect urban poor LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 12:40:01 PM CST "25 percent of our population is dying of heart disease — that should be alarming to people" LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 12:15:14 PM CST I want GMO snow. Like snow mixed with Rain‑X De-Icer. It would taste terrible to children, but they need to learn disappointment early.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 12:06:19 PM CST In about three hours, each OKC resident will probably be able to make their very own commemorative 2015 Jim Inhofe Congressional Snowballs™
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 11:23:55 AM CST @oksoonercare @TheOklahoman I will email Jennie and Jo the details on how to do that.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 11:21:52 AM CST @HeideWrite @dustin_hughes If you meet a girl named Zille, she was in Newsroom 101! Great kid!
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 11:21:24 AM CST RT @HeideWrite: @jaclyncosgrove @dustin_hughes lots of nasty protest comments, but Interfaith Alliance outnumbers the protestors.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 11:20:31 AM CST RT @BuzzFeed: RIP Leonard Nimoy LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 11:19:37 AM CST "It’s much more difficult to be healthy in the environment that we’ve created in Oklahoma" LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 09:57:08 AM CST @dustin_hughes @HeideWrite I will. I'll just make a sign that says, "Go home, Texan. You're drunk."
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 09:50:49 AM CST RT @HeideWrite: Protesters at Capitol for Muslim event. Interfaith alliance is hoping escort members of the Muslim community in LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Feb. 27 2015 09:46:23 AM CST "What I’m seeing in our small community is a lot of stigma pointing towards Muslims" LINK

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