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It’s safe to assume you shouldn’t eat the mushrooms in your yard. However, if by some misfortune you ingest a mushroom of unknown variety, rest assured there are professionals in the state of Oklahoma who have consulted with and advised medical professionals on mycological-related poisonings. Professionals like Estelle Levetin, PhD, for example – president of the Oklahoma Mycological Society...
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Oklahoma Magazine found multilingual Oklahomans to say ‘I love you’ in their native languages. These include Russian, Arabic, Greek, English, American Sign Language, Hindi, French, Mvskoke, German, Mandarin, Spanish, Dutch, Farsi, Cherokee, Japanese and Turkish. A special thanks to the groups who helped make the video happen: the Tulsa Global Alliance, the Tulsa Speech and...
The resurrection of an Oklahoma City strip center has begun to transform an area just east of the state Capitol with the first new project in about 40 years. Jonathan Dodson, managing partner of the urban revitalization firm Pivot Project, says the EastPoint development “has created more joy than anything we’ve been a part of.” Working jointly with Gardner Architects, Oklahoma...
Common Health Issues for Women Things like osteoporosis, breast cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and urinary tract infections are well known diseases, infections and illnesses that most know about when speaking on common health issues for women. But others, including uterine fibroids and primary ovarian sufficiency, are more prevalent than people may expect. We dive into symptoms, side effects and...
Often called an ‘invisible disease,’ fibromyalgia patients may not always look ill but they can be experiencing intense pain and mental distress.  “Fibromyalgia is a frequently seen clinical condition where the patient has widespread pain in multiple areas, sleep disturbance, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, anxiety and depression,” says Joysree Subramanian, M.D., an associate professor and medical director with the department of...
If you’re a big fan of Oklahoma’s myriad nature offerings, being a park ranger might be the perfect job for you. Constantly outdoors and basking in the Okie wilderness, the role is a truly wonderful one that has wide-reaching effects.  But what kind of expertise would you need for the job?  “Communication skills are key,” says Capt. Ranger Steven Fisher, based...
As kids yearn for the freedoms of summer vacation, the state welcomes a bevy of child-centric activities to enjoy. First, kids can learn about the importance of being eco-conscious with the Tulsa Earth Day Celebration from April 1-22. All online, the celebration offers a month-long abundance of Earth Day themed wonders and activities. Learn more at travelok.com. The Claremore Kennel Club...
It might be nostalgia … or the next generation discovering the thrill of setting a stylus on a vinyl disc. Either way, the analog musical medium of long-play records has made a comeback in the state. While some may see the revival as a fad, many have always jammed out with vinyl. “I remember the dark days of the mid-’90s, when...
Prior to the start of the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project, the Oklahoma Arts Council (OAC) removed, housed, cleaned and restored hundreds of art pieces. With the construction phase coming to a close, it’s time for the art to be reinstalled. Two collections managed by the OAC are the Oklahoma State Capitol Art Collection and the Oklahoma State Art Collection.  “There...
Thanks to voters’ passing the Improve Our Tulsa package in November, the city will get some nuts-and-bolts makeovers this year. “Improve Our Tulsa is the main funding source for core city services, including street maintenance, improvements at city facilities, even police and fire services,” says Chris Wylie, vice president of communications with the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The funding package...