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 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.

  • 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.




Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 4:19 PM Oklahomans are kind, hardy people ... who cannot drive in the rain.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 3:53 PM @susannesophia I'm two for two so far!
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 3:33 PM It's always beautiful watching members of Oklahoma's Addiction & Mental Health Community help each other find care: https://t.co/wmyc1X8P5d
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 3:20 PM @susannesophia I'm loving it. It wasn't pretty, but it got done.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 12:50 PM @susannesophia I'm really thankful today is an arm day.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, May. 04 2015 06:27:50 PM CST @dustin_hughes I already had someone say that the Chinese were behind West Nile.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, May. 04 2015 03:55:26 PM CST That moment when a health reporter realizes West Nile season is near. LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, May. 04 2015 03:49:20 PM CST @OKPolicy Also, @oksoonercare does not generally cover inpatient residential treatment for adults older than 20.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, May. 04 2015 03:47:40 PM CST @OKPolicy The last count I heard from @ODMHSASINFO was at least 600 people in the waiting line for some type of state-funded treatment.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, May. 04 2015 02:53:31 PM CST When I was little, and we drove under a bridge, I would afterward proclaim "We're alive! We're alive!" - Here's this: LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, May. 04 2015 07:39:35 AM CST .@DonovanSlack Thanks for your help on this story. I really appreciate it!
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, May. 04 2015 07:38:28 AM CST Oklahoma City VA surgeon questioned colleagues' skills years before heart program closure LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sun, May. 03 2015 10:20:23 AM CST RT @readfrontier: Is REI coming to #Tulsa? All signs point to yes. https://t.co/5D8Wac3CqX LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sun, May. 03 2015 10:20:14 AM CST @OCPDB5 Congrats!
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, May. 01 2015 07:04:02 PM CST RT @jpalmerOKC: think only major drug kingpins get life without parole in Oklahoma? Not so. Check out my Sunday story in @theoklahoman #pri…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, May. 01 2015 12:51:07 PM CST Meanwhile, I'm writing a story about Michael, 14, allergic to nuts and shellfish. In middle school, someone put nutshells in his locker.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, May. 01 2015 12:47:57 PM CST Grant, 14, isn't sure why he has never been bullied because of his tics from Tourette's, but his family is thankful LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, May. 01 2015 11:21:01 AM CST @mkimball011 @Tiffanyg89 Let us know. Sounds great!
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, May. 01 2015 11:20:27 AM CST @Tiffanyg89 @mkimball011 Let's go! I'm starting my morning tomorrow with Lady Kimball's bootcamp. :)
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Apr. 30 2015 11:14:32 PM CST RT @stevenldunn: Watching #RESILIENCE on @OETAOK. If you don't live in Oklahoma you can watch it live online at LINK

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