Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter

Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, medicine and fitness, among other things. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a news-editorial and broadcast production degree.



Outside of work, she enjoys riding her bike, taking pictures of abandoned buildings, having a blast with OKC Improv and trying not to kill her garden.

Top Stories


  • What's it like: To quit smoking

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Nov 23, 2013

    More than 60 years ago, it was not uncommon to see cigarette advertisements proclaiming, “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette!” Now warning labels have been added to cigarettes, and the rules around marketing have changed.

  • Q&A: Dietitian recommends skipping common foods for family traditions

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Nov 23, 2013

    Karen Massey has taught weight loss for more than 30 years. The Integris dietitian has several tips and things to consider about how to eat healthy during the holidays.

  • Oklahomans don't binge drink as often, but when they do, they drink a lot

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Fri, Nov 22, 2013

    The good news is, compared to the rest of the nation, Oklahoma has a low prevalence of people who binge drink.

  • Thanksgiving volunteer opportunities

    | Published: Fri, Nov 22, 2013

    Nonprofits offer various services to those in need for Thanksgiving.

  • Volunteers help grandparents bring kids a bright Christmas

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Nov 22, 2013

    Volunteers from local organizations and law enforcement agencies shopped on Thursday in Oklahoma City for gifts for area children being raised by their grandparents.

  • Oklahoma ranks high in teen birth rate, despite decrease

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Updated: Thu, Nov 21, 2013

    Oklahoma had the fourth highest teen birth rate in the nation in 2010, according to a CDC study released today.

  • Q&A: Expert gives tips on enrolling in Medicare

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Nov 20, 2013

    Some enrollees stick with same plan although other options are available.

  • Oklahomans: How healthy is your county?

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Wed, Nov 20, 2013

    Kingfisher County is the healthiest county in Oklahoma, according to data analyzed by Oklahoma Policy Institute.

  • Midwest City police work to tackle mental illness, substance abuse

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Updated: Sun, Nov 17, 2013

    The city of Midwest City and the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services are partnering on a mental health and substance abuse program that they hope will help keep people from returning to jail or the criminal justice system as a whole.

  • What's it like: To use a nasal irrigation system

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Nov 17, 2013

    Jaclyn Cosgrove: Oklahoma is generally not kind to allergy sufferers. Oklahoma City and Tulsa both rank usually high in spring and fall allergies. Some allergy sufferers don't want to use a lot of medication and would instead prefer to use a more natural approach. That's where nasal irrigation comes in.

  • Alzheimer's can be difficult to recognize in your own parents

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Nov 16, 2013

    Author Jacqueline Marcell recently came to Oklahoma City to share her experiences with caring for her parents, who both suffered from dementia.

  • Sound smart at parties: This week's health news

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Fri, Nov 15, 2013

    1. You can keep your insurance plan, maybe On Thursday, President Obama announced that  insurers can offer customers the option to renew their 2013 health plans in 2014, without change, theoretically allowing people to keep their plans.

  • Next Oklahoma legislative session may include Medicaid reform

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 14, 2013

    The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the state's Medicaid agency, has requested $149 million in additional money on top of its budget request. The growing amount of money needed to administer Medicaid could lead to discussion at the Capitol about how to reform the program.

  • A fraction of eligible Oklahomans have enrolled in 'Obamacare'

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Nov 14, 2013

    Only about 350 Oklahomans out of an estimated 446,000 eligible residents have selected health insurance through the federally run health insurance marketplaces. Federal officials said Wednesday the slow enrollment is somewhat predictable, and they expect more people to enroll as the deadline to have coverage grows closer. Additionally, federal officials said the kinks in HealthCare.gov should be worked out by the end of November.

  • Only 346 Oklahomans have selected an 'Obamacare' health insurance plan

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Updated: Wed, Nov 13, 2013

    Only 346 Oklahomans have selected a health insurance plan over the past month through the federal health insurance marketplace, according to federal government data released Wednesday.

  • A Mexican blood bank will receive retired Oklahoma Blood Institute bus

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, Nov 12, 2013

    Oklahoma Blood Institute is sending one of its retired bloodmobiles to a blood bank in Mexico that will continue to use it to collect donations.

  • What's it like: To have a brain tumor removed

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Updated: Sun, Nov 10, 2013

    Jaclyn Cosgrove: It's not always recommended that a brain tumor be removed. Your doctor might recommend you have a brain tumor removed if it's affecting your central nervous system.

  • Overdose drug available for families of addicts

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Nov 10, 2013

    Oklahoma House Bill 1782 allows a medical provider to prescribe naloxone to a family member of someone who has a chance of overdosing. The drug helps restart breathing of someone who has overdosed.

  • How has your family or community been affected by prescription drug abuse?

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Fri, Nov 8, 2013

    Oklahoma has the fifth highest drug overdose death rate in the United States, with 19.4 per 100,000 people suffering drug overdose fatalities, according to a new report, Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic.

  • Oklahoma Medical Board denies Lawton doctor's request for reinstatement

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Nov 8, 2013

    Dr. Gregory K. Morton III's request that the state medical board renew his license was denied Thursday. Morton told the board that he had learned through sex addiction therapy more about his behavior.




Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 8:41 AM @janetkj103 @1027kj103 This doctor in New York seems to be an expert in CVID. Not sure if she's still around. LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 7:49 AM Rural vs. urban: Understanding the obstacles of providing emergency care LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 12:00 AM RT @wuvva: LINK Interesting examination of the gap year for feature reporting. #PulitzerPrize #gapyear #journalism
Jaclyn Cosgrove Tue, Apr. 15 2014 11:38:25 PM CST RT @BuzzFeed: 15 Things From The '90s That You'll Never Experience Again LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Tue, Apr. 15 2014 11:24:35 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: Newspaper reporter moved up to second worst job this year. Suck it, lumberjacks. The best (and worst) jobs for 2014 ht…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Tue, Apr. 15 2014 11:20:24 PM CST RT @maddie_eliza: Twitter: Where I read conversations between people I don't know and pretend it isn't awkward.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Tue, Apr. 15 2014 05:06:48 PM CST @OKRoserock @jennyheinrichs @ashleydsellers @ThisLandYoga That's how I do yoga.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Tue, Apr. 15 2014 05:05:45 PM CST RT @B_Schmidt: Poll: How much time did your schools spend enforcing girls’ dress code vs. teaching consent as it relates to sex?
Jaclyn Cosgrove Tue, Apr. 15 2014 01:41:56 PM CST I sit by the TV at work, and I cannot keep up with the number of court shows that are on daytime television. So people watch these?
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, Apr. 14 2014 07:14:28 PM CST @KristiEaton @jennh_ @ChristineFox25 And bully free zones.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, Apr. 14 2014 07:12:10 PM CST @KristiEaton @jennh_ @ChristineFox25 I mean, it clearly works in schools with "drug-free zones," right? Wait...
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, Apr. 14 2014 07:05:59 PM CST Wait. What? "MT: @ChristineFox25: New sign is warning prostitutes to stay away from S Robinson. Will it work? LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, Apr. 14 2014 03:05:31 PM CST RT @WILLIAMCRUM: Check out this interactive map to see how #OKC rates the condition of your street. LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, Apr. 14 2014 03:05:10 PM CST @ChelseaRice Congrats!
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, Apr. 14 2014 03:03:49 PM CST @denwalt Tell @JessiJive @RyanCroft and @kendonlacy! They're my heroes.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, Apr. 14 2014 03:02:07 PM CST I wish you would tell us how you really feel, @oid411 ;-) RT @oid411: The next ObamaCare disasters : Betsy McCaughey LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Mon, Apr. 14 2014 02:21:17 PM CST This will make your heart smile. MT @newsok: What do journalists do? Newsroom 101 students answer in 15-second videos LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sun, Apr. 13 2014 06:15:38 PM CST Watching some @okcrollerderby! This looks like it will hurt later, @anomellie. @ Skate Galaxy OKC LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sun, Apr. 13 2014 03:48:01 PM CST "Everyone loves a good hail storm" -- said no one ever. #okwx
Jaclyn Cosgrove Sat, Apr. 12 2014 01:14:35 PM CST RT @TheTweetOfGod: Instagram is working again. Please resume your staggering visual egotism.