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Oklahoma City educators teach about bodies, communication

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The questions scrawled silently and anonymously on index cards cataloged their writers' fears and confusion about their changing bodies. How do you know if you have AIDS? Why do girls' periods sometimes stop when they aren't...

 
 By MEG WINGERTER    Local    July 1, 2018

Proposed Oklahoma medical marijuana rules ban indoor smoking, THC-laced gummy bears, outdoor growing

Oklahoma City — (AP) A few things would be banned under proposed rules to regulate medical marijuana in Oklahoma, including dispensaries near schools, indoor smoking in public places and psychoactive gummy bears. Oklahomans voted to legalize...

 

Oklahoma advances efforts to combat tobacco use

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma is spending more to combat tobacco use than most states - but it still isn't close to what experts think is needed. Oklahoma ranks seventh on spending to curb tobacco use, with $19 million going to anti-smoking programs...

 

Oklahoma children's hospital holds cancer survivor clinics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Olivia Whaley has very little memory of being treated for leukemia, but continued trouble with her right leg is evidence of what she survived. Whaley, 15, was diagnosed when she was three. Even though her cancer has been in...

 

Oklahoma Transplant Institute sees progress since 1985

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Fifty years ago, the first heart transplant revolutionized what was humanly possible, but the procedure was still in its infancy when it came to Oklahoma City almost two decades later. Dr. Christiaan Barnard, who died in 2001,...

 

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