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The Best of the Best 2021

For the last 22 years, we’ve asked Oklahomans a simple question: Who’s the best? And as always, you’ve responded with ample enthusiasm, coming out in droves to let us know your favorites. It’s been a tough year and a half, no doubt about it, but local businesses have responded to adversity with sheer Okie grit, continuing to deliver the...

Understanding ARFID

A voidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a relatively new diagnosis of disordered eating, says physician Amy Middleman, chief of adolescent medicine at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health in OKC.  “It was first included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in 2013,” she says. “While commonly reported among children and adolescents, adults can present with...

Understanding Aneurysms

“Aneurysms are an enlargement of a blood vessel in the body,” says Beau Hawkins, a cardiologist with OU Health in Oklahoma City. “They most commonly affect arteries, which are vessels that distribute blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body.” Hawkins says aneurysms can affect any blood vessel, but most often occur in the aorta and the...

Nature’s Sugar

Lori Beth McDonald thinks honeybees are fascinating. She loves the taste of honey, is sold on its dietary benefits and enjoys creating food and skincare products from her 40 hives. It’s a win all around for the owner of Tulsa’s Okie Bee Farms, who started her business after she was laid off from an IT job.  Honey, McDonald says, is...

Active Years

Exercise: the Antidote to Aging Balance and connection make life sweet, and as we begin to age, this truth becomes even more important. Older adults need a unique symmetry of movement, nutrition, community and care to make their golden years some of the best. One way to address several of these needs at once is to stay active. But what kinds...

The Best of the Best 2019

For 20 years, we at Oklahoma Magazine have compiled The Best of the Best in our July issue to help you, our readers, find the finest in everything the state has to offer. The best part? These are your choices, your votes and your voices telling us who you think are the best of the best at what they do. Perhaps...