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.


  • Oklahoma board hears plan to expand health care coverage

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    A state Board of Health member asked his fellow board members Tuesday to endorse a plan that would use federal Medicaid expansion dollars for an alternative plan to increase health insurance coverage options for low-income Oklahomans.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma cannot continue to be worst in the nation in health

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

      In her inauguration address, Gov. Mary Fallin said there are three areas that Oklahoma must resolve to make a priority: educational attainment, over-incarceration and health. Oklahoma’s health has long been failing. For the past several years, Oklahoma has ranked among the worst in the nation for high rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and a long list […]

  • Oklahoma City doctors begin to offer house calls — again

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    Although home health nurses and some nurse practitioners regularly provide health care in patients’ homes, most physicians don’t offer that service to patients. However, that seems to be changing, at least for patients in the most need of the service.

  • Oklahoma man who struck down Ten Commandments monument heads home from hospital, the same day the monument is replaced at Capitol

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove and Rick M. Green, Staff Writers | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Michael Tate Reed II, the man who mowed down with his car the controversial Ten Commandments monument at Oklahoma’s Capitol, headed home Thursday and has been told to seek outpatient mental health treatment. A new Ten Commandments monument was erected Thursday, reigniting debate over whether the monument should be placed at the Capitol.

  • At least 22 Oklahomans have died from the flu, up from nine deaths last week

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    The number of Oklahomans confirmed dead because of the flu has climbed to 22 residents, up from nine deaths last week, the state Health Department reported Thursday.

  • Oklahoma ranks No. 11 in alcohol poisoning deaths

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Oklahoma saw an average of 37 residents die from alcohol poisoning per year from 2010-12, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study shows.

  • Families remember the lives of loved ones who struggled with mental illness

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    Oklahoma has one of the highest rates of mental illness in the U.S., and with that comes many residents who struggle to find relief from their symptoms.

  • Three more Oklahomans die from the flu

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    Hospitalizations reach 517 — double the number reported previous week

  • Oklahoma City woman grateful for winter heating bill payment program

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    This year, Oklahoma received about $8 million for the low-income winter heating bill program. The state Department of Human Services, which administers the program, started accepting applications Dec. 9.

  • Ebola, Obamacare and prescription drug abuse: Top health headlines of 2014

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    This year was one of the busiest 12 months of contagions in at least a decade. In the United States, infectious disease menaces seemingly whizzed at Oklahomans from every direction, from Ebola and enterovirus to measles and MERS. From Oct. 1 to late November, the state Health Department fielded about 450 general public calls related to Ebola.

  • What was the biggest Oklahoma health story of 2014?

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    Oklahoma health leaders answer what they feel was the biggest health-related story this past year.

  • 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.




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Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Mar. 27 2015 02:13:41 PM CST RT @NewsOK: #AddictedOklahoma: Oklahoma City mother mourns daughter lost to overdose LINK LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Mar. 27 2015 12:16:32 PM CST RT @okcbuck: Don't ignore the issue: Let’s find a solution for our state's prescription drug abuse problem #AddictedOklahoma LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Mar. 27 2015 12:16:28 PM CST RT @AdvanceRecovery: Let’s find solutions for #Oklahoma's #prescription #DrugAbuse problem #AddictedOklahoma LINK #painki…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Mar. 27 2015 12:15:16 PM CST RT @NewsOK: #AddictedOklahoma: A look at our state's prescription drug abuse problem: LINK LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Mar. 27 2015 12:15:13 PM CST RT @NewsOK: #AddictedOklahoma: Problem prescribers help fuel deadly epidemic LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Mar. 27 2015 12:00:22 PM CST Let’s find a solution for our state's prescription drug abuse problem #AddictedOklahoma LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Mar. 27 2015 11:53:37 AM CST RT @NewsOK: WATCH LIVE: #OU president Boren announces results of SAE fraternity investigation LINK #Sooners LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, Mar. 27 2015 11:53:32 AM CST RT @NewsOK: Oklahoma Health Department: Measles case in Stillwater LINK #okhealth
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Mar. 26 2015 12:24:21 PM CST After severe weather, it's important for Oklahomans to seek help for trauma LINK #okwx
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Mar. 26 2015 10:29:56 AM CST RT @YourHistoryPics: Taking an X-Ray Exam, 1940 LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Mar. 26 2015 10:28:02 AM CST RT @MikeLHoang: We got to grab coffee with the editor of @TheOklahoman in their new building! LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Mar. 26 2015 09:32:31 AM CST @LucasRoss Wait, that's real?
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Mar. 26 2015 09:28:52 AM CST RT @Rusty_Coyote: Yes I'm #Deafblind, that's always a part of me, but it shouldn't be how you see me or define me. #disability #awareness
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Mar. 26 2015 09:28:26 AM CST RT @DMSlipke: Gov. Fallin has arrived and is greeting people. Debris is strewn across the lawn around Southgate Elementary.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Mar. 26 2015 09:28:13 AM CST RT @DMSlipke: Helicopter flying overhead in Moore. Downed tree limbs and debris in yards. People are working to pick up the pieces from las…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Mar. 26 2015 09:03:30 AM CST Follow @NewsOK's @DMSlipke for updates. "MT: @Waiting for Gov. Mary Fallin's press conference in Moore.” #okwx
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Mar. 25 2015 09:52:11 PM CST RT @philsnews: If anyone has experience removing trees from homes or would like to donate repair work for Gayle we can put you in touch wit…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Mar. 25 2015 08:57:36 PM CST .@NewsOKPhoto That photo of the BOK Center and the tornado -- fake? I assumed it was fake.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Mar. 25 2015 08:56:02 PM CST RT @Mister_Sommer: PTSD is real after these storms, folks. If you need to talk to somebody, please do. We've been through a lot in past yea…

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