"What's it like" medical procedure stories

  • What's it like: To get breast implants

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Updated: Sun, Feb 2, 2014

    Why get breast implants? A woman might choose to get breast augmentation, or implants, for a variety of reasons. For one, a younger woman might seek out breast augmentation because she had one breast that did not develop fully, and it's difficult for her to wear clothing without a visibly...

  • What's it like: To receive cochlear implants

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Updated: Sun, Jan 26, 2014

    Jaclyn Cosgrove: Cochlear implants differ from hearing aids in that they do not simply amplify sound. Instead, cochlear implants directly stimulate the auditory nerve.

  • What's It Like: To have a heart attack

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Updated: Sun, Jan 19, 2014

    Jaclyn Cosgrove: What leads up to a heart attack is nothing that happens over night. It's a buildup over time, and a lot of times it can be prevented.

  • What's it like: To start a yoga routine

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Dec 15, 2013

    Jaclyn Cosgrove: Yoga can help you improve your flexibility. It can also build your muscle strength and improve posture. And it might also improve your stress levels and give you an overall feeling of wellness.

  • What's it like: To get a sleeve gastrectomy

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Dec 8, 2013

    Jaclyn Cosgrove: Sleeve gastrectomy is a type of weight-loss surgery.

  • What's it like: To get the flu

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Dec 1, 2013

    Jaclyn Cosgrove: Oklahoma's flu season generally runs from mid-November to May, with the number of people catching the flu peaking in January or February.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • What's it like: To have a child diagnosed with autism

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Nov 3, 2013

    Doctors can diagnose autism by 18 months, although the average age of diagnosis in Oklahoma is 4 years or older. There is a gap between science and what's in practice.

  • What's it like: To suffer a diabetic coma

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Oct 20, 2013

    About 305,000 adults in Oklahoma have been diagnosed with diabetes. Oklahoma has one of the highest diabetes death rates in the nation, and it's the sixth leading cause of death in Oklahoma.



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