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.




Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 12:54 PM Customer to store clerk: "I'm not gonna say nothing real negative to you cause I think it's good that a crackhead has a job." #overheard
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, May. 29 2015 04:52:29 PM CST @mkimball011 @WILLIAMCRUM @pmonies @mattc77 @periscopetv Ahem. There is no "maybe" in that, Mr. Kimball. #PartyInTheUSA
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, May. 29 2015 04:51:56 PM CST @maddiegreg_ Haha. No white shiny powders. That's probably my favorite evacuation story!
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, May. 29 2015 04:27:08 PM CST @pmonies @mattc77 @WILLIAMCRUM and I discussed putting it on @periscopetv, but I don't want to subject anyone to this sound.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, May. 29 2015 04:26:42 PM CST @mattc77 @pmonies Haha. It's over(ish). Alarm sound, similar to if Satan had a pet bird, is still going off, but we're back in the newsroom.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, May. 29 2015 04:17:10 PM CST I refuse to tweet about @TheOklahoman being evacuated for unknown reasons. I'm not going to do it.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Fri, May. 29 2015 12:59:11 PM CST Former state legislator begins prison sentence for bribery conviction LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, May. 28 2015 05:49:02 PM CST RT @caracowanwatts: The State is so eager to sign the compact, they already announced it...and vote not even taken! LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, May. 28 2015 05:46:54 PM CST @BranWilkenDRC You'll make a great cops reporter.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, May. 28 2015 05:45:58 PM CST @jennh_ Is that your application for breaking news reporter?
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, May. 28 2015 05:43:01 PM CST An entire newspaper where the stories are just emojis. (Your head just exploded, didn't it?)
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, May. 28 2015 05:33:00 PM CST A woman left me a voicemail that she started out by singing. Can everyone start doing that? Please and thank you. #HowToMakeReportersHappy
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, May. 28 2015 04:23:53 PM CST RT @NewsOKPolitics: Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been indicted on multiple charges, inc…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, May. 28 2015 12:58:29 PM CST @U23FM @MimsBakeryOKC Yes! I've been dying to try that truck!
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, May. 28 2015 12:58:06 PM CST @susannesophia I almost fell face first off the knee extension machine. It took talent and coordination.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, May. 28 2015 12:13:53 PM CST Chiropractor who practiced in OKC admits to $2M real estate scam LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 27 2015 09:45:43 PM CST Whoever hacked the largest homeless shelter in OKC's Twitter account is a terrible person. https://t.co/IXFALp3LvG
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 27 2015 09:20:13 PM CST @lansdallius I've heard we are good at getting kids into pre-K. In terms of health, we rank poorly in a lot of categories.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 27 2015 04:50:11 PM CST Oklahoma ranks No. 46 in senior health, placing it among worst in nation LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 27 2015 03:08:32 PM CST More context about the number of deputies who have received Crisis Intervention Training (mental health training) https://t.co/wc6t6M3fFT

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