Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness covers a multitude of subjects. It is also a topic that nags in the back of your mind like the extra five pounds you have to loose or the craving for some extra calories that you can't shake. 

We've teamed up to bring you stories from the various sectors of life that affect your health and well…

Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Dinner

The Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Dinner was held April 26th. The event is the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma’s annual event for raising funds and awareness to fight hunger in our community. We were still able to draw over 1,000 supporters and raised more than our goal of 2 million meals.

“Don’t Bug Me” Campaign Poster Contest Winners

The “Don’t Bug Me” campaign, a partnership of Hillcrest HealthCare System and the Tulsa Health Department for over a decade, educates the community on flu and other communicable disease prevention.

The 5th Annual CANdlelight Ball was held April 23 at the historic Mayo Hotel.

It was a magical evening in the woods. Over $250,000 was raised for the Child Abuse Network, Inc. (CAN). Annually, approximately 1 in 14 children is involved in a child abuse investigation in Tulsa County. CAN stops the hurt and begins the healing for these children! Photography, Ace Cuervo Photography.

Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon

The Juliette Low Leadership Society serves as a visible advocacy group that raises funds to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in eastern Oklahoma and provides a conduit for raising awareness about the cultivation of a new generation of women leaders through Girl Scouts.

Around Town

U.S. Secretary of Education John King, on May 4, 2016, announced the selection of Gracie Rule of Tulsa, who attends Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa, as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Rule is one of 160 outstanding American high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service and contribution to school and community, as…

El Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant

When it comes to great Mexican food, fresh ingredients, great service, and the proper level of heat are important. But, let's be honest, it's really about the cheese—messy, totally satisfying, gloriously gooey, cheddar cheese.

Look! I Can See!

Parents, a comprehensive eye exam should be on your child’s back to school list to ensure they are able to maximize their potential to learn. More than 80% of what we learn is through vision.

Battling Bots

She’s a short, 80-pound, three foot-long robot with six wheels and a transparent case full of wires, blinking lights and seemingly random electronic components. But since her special abilities are hidden inside, you might initially mistake her for a brick on wheels. That’s definitely not the case. Veronica’s front panel can swing out to become a manipulating lever, and a…

Keeping Up with the Kids

Taking my three children to Disney World for the very first time should have been a dream come true. Unfortunately, the lasting effects of an injury sustained to my left ankle while playing soccer in college threatened to ruin that dream. The constant, nagging ankle pain and numbness made it challenging for me to keep up with my seven, nine…

Volunteer Pilots

Flying is in Steve Wells' blood. From a very young age, he loved planes and hoped to fly one someday. His dream came true in 1972 when he graduated from Oklahoma State and bought his first airplane—a Fleet 16B Finch bi-plane.

Floating Stress Away

The concept of floating as a relaxation tool isn’t new, as Oklahoman Jay Shurley built the first float tank nearly 60 years ago. Today, float therapy has become increasingly popular, said Dr. Justin Feinstein, a clinical neuropsychologist with the Laureate Institute for Brain Research.

Tricks for Tackling Food Cravings

If your diet’s been derailed by a sudden desire for chips or hankering for a hamburger, you’re not alone. According to Cheryl Forberg, RD, nutritionist for “The Biggest Loser” and author of “A Small Guide to Losing Big,” cravings are one of the biggest diet downfalls and something that affects everyone. Studies by Tufts University and the Monell Chemical Senses…