Jaclyn Cosgrove
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.

Top Stories


  • Blanchard residents rally against proposed rehabilitation center

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Second Story Ranch is a proposed 90-day residential home designed to help men who have completed 30 days of inpatient substance abuse treatment. The recovery home would be near the outskirts of Blanchard. Some residents have taken issue with the home’s proximity to neighborhoods.

  • Addicted Oklahoma: How can Oklahoma combat doctor-shopping?

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE and WARREN VIETH | Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Jaclyn Cosgrove and Oklahoma Watch investigative reporter Warren Vieth chatted with readers Monday about Oklahoma's prescription drug abuse and overdose problem. The two media entities partnered together for a special report to raise awareness about this issue and  persuade our leaders to find a better solution.

  • Addicted Oklahoma: Problem prescribers help fuel deadly epidemic

    BY WARREN VIETH, JACLYN COSGROVE, ANDREW KNITTLE and PHILLIP O'CONNOR | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    While much of Oklahoma's enforcement efforts are aimed at drug-seekers, far less effort is dedicated to identifying, investigating and pursuing the problem providers — the doctors who supply the sometimes deadly dosages.

  • Addicted Oklahoma: Tulsa physician has most patient overdose deaths

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Dr. Joseph Knight had nine patients die from drugs he prescribed, medical board says.

  • Addicted Oklahoma: Edmond overdose victim recalls the day she died

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Paramedics revived Sara Mach, but the damage was lasting

  • As Obamacare deadline passes, thousands scramble for coverage

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Monday was the deadline to enroll in a private health insurance plan through the marketplace. About 33,000 people in Oklahoma selected a health insurance plan from Oct. 1 to March 1, although the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hasn’t yet released information on who has paid for coverage.

  • American Indians can enroll in health insurance plans after March 31

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    The deadline to enroll in coverage is March 31 — unless you’re a member of an American Indian tribe that accesses services through Indian health clinics.

  • Study: Babies exposed to meth more likely to have problems thinking, understanding

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Children exposed to meth before birth are more likely to have problems thinking, understanding and learning, according to a recently published study.

  • The Science of Shamrocks: What’s so lucky about a four-leaf clover?

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is here to explain the science behind the elusive four-leaf clover: OKLAHOMA CITY — What’s so lucky about a four-leaf clover?

  • Oklahoma attorney general didn't join anti-tobacco movement

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    The signature of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was not included on a letter that 28 attorneys general from 24 states, three U.S.

  • Obamcare update: Almost 33,000 Oklahomans have selected health coverage

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    Almost 33,000 Oklahomans have selected health coverage through the federal insurance marketplace, according to federal data released Thursday.

  • Edmond doctor agrees to never practice medicine in Oklahoma

    Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Investigators said Edmond doctor Medhat S.F. Michael agreed he would relinquish his medical license and never reapply for a medical license in Oklahoma. He was not present for the hearing. Michael faces four counts of sexual battery in Oklahoma County, with a jury trial scheduled in late March.

  • Mercy, Midwest City hospital unable to reach lease agreement

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    Midwest Regional Medical Center is now part of the largest private hospital system in the United States after the Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority could not reach a financial agreement with Mercy, a health system with medical facilities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

  • Have you lost a family member or friend to prescription drug overdose?

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Updated: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    Prescription drug abuse has been called Oklahoma’s fastest growing drug problem.

  • Oklahoma City resident helps people with eating disorders find help

    Updated: Sun, Mar 2, 2014

    Katlyn Beecken, of Oklahoma City, has been in recovery for about seven years from anorexia, and she volunteers with the National Eating Disorders Association to help people in Oklahoma connect with treatment and other resources.

  • What's it like: To run a 100-mile race

    Updated: Sun, Mar 2, 2014

    Jaclyn Cosgrove: Completing a 100-mile race, such as the Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd in October in Tahlequah, or one of the several 100-mile races throughout the U.S. and world, can be a rewarding experience that requires you to push yourself far beyond your limits.

  • After sexual assault, Oklahoma City woman finds treatment, recovery from trauma

    Updated: Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    NorthCare is an outpatient behavioral health center that provides services across the western half of Oklahoma to children, families and adults in communities throughout Oklahoma since 1981.

  • A record 51 Oklahomans have died from the flu since September

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE | Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Three more Oklahomans have been confirmed dead because of the flu, the state Health Department reported Thursday.

  • Event to honor Oklahoma City restaurant owner for volunteerism in HIV/AIDS community

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE | Updated: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Robert Painter, managing partner of the Iguana restaurants in Oklahoma City, will be awarded the Richard May Award on Saturday at the 22nd Red Tie Night event, an event that raises more than $1 million to support Oklahoma agencies that provide preventative measures and clinical services and support to those living with and who are at risk for HIV/AIDS.

  • Ada woman sues contractor after housing disagreement

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE | Updated: Sun, Feb 23, 2014

    Amy Melton, of Ada, Oklahoma, applied for a rural housing loan through a program that the U.S. Department of Agriculture administers for low-income residents. She has filed a lawsuit against four men who worked on the home’s construction, alleging that Steve Sutton, Mario Hernandez, Ron Ridley and Alfonzo Guzman were negligent and made “numerous false and misleading statements of fact,” according to the court petition.




Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 8:57 AM RT @marcandangel: I have stopped worrying about everything so often. Worry robs the present moment of its awesomeness. Worry gives small th…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 8:44 AM For those of us, myself included, who get "stressed" because we're so "busy" https://t.co/GogNcZ4wgW #TwitterConfession
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 8:18 AM A Salvadoran girl told UN: "In El Salvador, they take young girls, rape them and throw them in plastic bags." LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jul. 24 2014 11:04:01 PM CST @tzeeck @alamokie WHAT IS HAPPENING IN AMERICA?
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jul. 24 2014 11:00:52 PM CST These kids at @specialcareokc rocked out to @macklemore today. So much fun: LINK #Oklahoma #specialneeds #autism
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jul. 24 2014 04:29:50 PM CST RT @kylefredrickson: Edmond PD has released video of Justin Blackmon's arrest Wednesday for marijuana possession: https://t.co/tO1SgR3MIU …
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jul. 24 2014 11:07:00 AM CST @donald_stotts I do what I can ;-)
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jul. 24 2014 11:01:23 AM CST RT @reason: Immigrant Kids and the Fear of Disease LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jul. 24 2014 11:00:20 AM CST .@HealthyOklahoma reports for a second week no new cases of #WestNile in Oklahoma. Keep on using that repellent, friends.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, Jul. 24 2014 09:34:35 AM CST Waking up to an anonymous tip in your inbox is a little like Christmas morning. #JournalistsLike
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Jul. 23 2014 09:26:03 PM CST RT @jerrywofford: "He gasped more than 600 times over the next hour and 40 mins" via @ap AZ inmate dies 2 hours after execution began http:…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Jul. 23 2014 09:25:45 PM CST "Print is dead" -- Egon Spengler, 30 years ago. #Ghostbusters #sonicsummermovies
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Jul. 23 2014 06:45:12 PM CST RT @mattdpearce: I think we've got possibly another botched execution happening in Arizona. More at LINK soon. LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Jul. 23 2014 04:54:50 PM CST RT @TheAtlantic: The leader of the unfree world: How the U.S. prison population ranks globally LINK LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Jul. 23 2014 04:54:34 PM CST @SilasAllen1 @CathJSweeney And a good reporter!
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Jul. 23 2014 04:54:23 PM CST RT @SilasAllen1: Everybody go follow @CathJSweeney. She's one shy of 300 followers. She is nice and a good person.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Jul. 23 2014 04:13:23 PM CST RT @oksde: You're invited to take part in developing new academic standards. Download the Standards Committee application here- LINK
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Jul. 23 2014 04:09:20 PM CST .@EMSAOK reports since May, more than 60 children have been reported to be left in locked cars. "It’s an unprecedented number."
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Jul. 23 2014 11:26:04 AM CST @edkelley16 Interesting. Not sure how I feel about it. Side note: I like the irony of the headline. "The absolute worst" is also overused.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, Jul. 23 2014 10:33:30 AM CST @BrettDOkc (cont) ... a fight in public via the Internet. Although I don't appreciate credibility attacks, reporters get used to that.