Mental Health News

  • Workers comp upheld for Maine man who died on treadmill

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's highest court on Thursday upheld workers' compensation benefits for the widow of a Salvation Army portfolio manager who died from a heart attack on a treadmill while monitoring the financial markets on TV and internal email on his BlackBerry. The Supreme Judicial...

  • Police: Man robbing grocery store suffers fatal heart attack

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — Police say a man suffered a fatal heart attack as he was robbing a grocery store in Maryland. Cristie A. Kahler is a spokeswoman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. She said police who responded to a call of an armed robbery at an Aldi supermarket Monday night in...

  • Police: Man robbing grocery suffers fatal heart attack

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — The Harford County Sheriff's Office says a man suffered a fatal heart attack as he was robbing a grocery in Edgewood. Deputies were called to Aldi about 8:50 p.m. Monday for a reported armed robbery. Police found a man lying face down on the floor inside the supermarket;...

  • Oklahoma Academy addresses poor overall health of state

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Leaders of the Oklahoma Academy gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City to present town hall recommendations to address Oklahoma’s poor overall health.

  • Oklahoma Medical Board refuses to reinstate a physician assistant's license in prescription drug deaths case

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    The Oklahoma Medical Board voted unanimously not to reinstate the medical license of Michael E. Hume, a physician assistant who practiced under Dr. William Valuck, a doctor in prison for eight counts of murder, in deaths of patients to whom prosecutors said he over-prescribed potent painkillers...

  • Police: Woman dies of suspected heart attack after break-in

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say a 62-year-old woman suffered a suspected heart attack and died after two men broke into her home. Police say Annett Lofton was pronounced dead about 6 p.m. Wednesday in her home on the city's southeast side. Sgt. Kendale Adams tells The Indianapolis...

  • 95,165 Oklahomans have signed up for coverage through Obamacare

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    As of early January, 95,165 Oklahomans have selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled in a private health insurance plan through the federally run marketplace. The health insurance marketplace, created through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is a federally run service that allows...

  • Scientists tease out genes that signal risk of heart failure

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are unraveling a mystery behind a fairly common disease that leads to heart failure: Why do some people with a key mutated gene fall ill while others stay healthy? Researchers tested more than 5,200 people to tease apart when mutations really are harmful or are just...

  • Oklahoma man who struck down Ten Commandments monument heads home from hospital, the same day the monument is replaced at Capitol

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove and Rick M. Green, Staff Writers | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Michael Tate Reed II, the man who mowed down with his car the controversial Ten Commandments monument at Oklahoma’s Capitol, headed home Thursday and has been told to seek outpatient mental health treatment. A new Ten Commandments monument was erected Thursday, reigniting debate over whether the...

  • Freeze your Face Off 5k run to raise awareness about mental illness

    Jean Williams | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    The Freeze You Face-Off Run is an event with a twist. Scheduled for Jan. 17, the annual run offers a unique optional simulation experience designed to help participants understand what it can be like to cope with a mental illness.

  • ICYMI: 5 facts about Oklahoma gun sales and mental health records

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Oklahoma lags in providing mental health records to an FBI database used to prevent certain people from buying firearms.

  • Prepared text of Gov. Beshear's address

    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Text of Gov. Steve Beshear's State of the Commonwealth address, as prepared for delivery to a joint session of the House and Senate on Wednesday night. Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, distinguished members of the Kentucky General Assembly, our new Lt. Governor, Crit Luallen, and Mr. Luallen, other...

  • Bullock announces $3.2M gift for cardiac care initiative

    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A $3.2 million charitable donation announced by Gov. Steve Bullock on Wednesday will go toward helping more people in Montana survive cardiac arrest. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services received the $3.2 million gift from the Leona M. and Harry B....

  • Oklahoma ranks No. 11 in alcohol poisoning deaths

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Oklahoma saw an average of 37 residents die from alcohol poisoning per year from 2010-12, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study shows.

  • State Democratic Party chairman recovering from heart attack

    Updated: Mon, Dec 29, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Democratic Party chairman is recovering from a heart attack. Roy Herron's wife, Nancy, said in an email on Sunday that her husband is recuperating from a heart attack he had earlier this month. She said he had gone to the hospital after experiencing chest...


nDepth Fighting Back: 'Where is my Amma?'

Dr. R. Murali Krishna is president, COO and medical director of Integris Mental Health. He is also the president and co-founder of the James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit. He has spent hours and hours...