Millions of Americans became familiar with ALS this past summer when hundreds of thousands of people participated in the “ice bucket challenge,” which went viral and helped raise millions of dollars for ALS organizations.
By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Symptoms of a mental health crisis can include neglect of personal hygiene; dramatic change in sleep habits; weight gain or loss; decline in performance at work or school; noticeable mood changes, such as irritability, anger, anxiety or sadness; and withdrawal from routine activities and...
By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Blood clotting is a normal process that the body uses to seal small cuts on blood vessel walls to stop bleeding. But sometimes a blood clot can build up in an artery or vein and result in a life-threatening situation.
By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jun 22, 2014
Heatstroke can follow heat cramps or heat exhaustion. Some of the first signs might include fainting, a throbbing headache, dizziness or a lack of sweating. When you stop sweating, that can mean that your body’s regulation system has shut down, and you can no longer cool yourself.
By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 4, 2014
Jaclyn Cosgrove: From 2004 to 2010, there were 60 confirmed unintentional firearm deaths in Oklahoma, an average of 9 deaths per year. Half of those deaths were among men and boys 25 years old and younger.