Our family is still trucking along with our whole “less is more” Christmas makeover. The girls are loving the holiday activities we’ve planned and don’t ...
Don't let the holidays stand in the way of getting fit and staying active. It's the perfect time to buy the fitness buffs in your life gifts they'll love and use now and all year long.
Drugmaker Merck & Co. said that it will advance a new cancer drug into bigger patient tests, after promising findings in an early study against a very aggressive, common type of breast cancer.
The food industry is likely to find a receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. Republicans and Democrats on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee questioned Wednesday whether requiring a label on any packaged food including genetically modified organisms — or foods grown from seeds engineered in labs — would be misleading to consumers since there is little scientific evidence that such foods are unsafe. The food industry has made a similar argument.
Given the number of high school students I see, I didn’t need a reminder that December is the beginning of college decision season.
Making a decision on expansion of KanCare is first and foremost about coverage for those individuals. But it’s also about costs and the economy.
The Sheridan family is hosting a yoga session from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., in honor ...
Two new programs in Topeka will provide court and dental services to some people in Topeka who are suffering from mental illness, beginning in January.
With flu activity increasing and family and friends gathering for the holidays, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department urges residents to receive an annual flu vaccination to protect themselves and their families. National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 7-13, serves as a reminder that the community has a responsibility to prevent the spread of influenza, or the flu, and that it’s not too late to get a vaccination.
Last week we battled the cold temperatures this week we fought with the rain. Congratulations to Andrew and Owen for finishing up their marathons in ...
We had 10 people brave the cold last week to finish their marathons, great job kids!!!!
Heartland Community Health Center's fourth annual Fill Up. Pour Out. fundraiser is this Thursday, December 11 at 7pm at Arterra Event Gallery. The program will ...
Lawrence Memorial Hospital made the investment in the da Vinci robotic surgery system, and it is benefiting many patients with speedier recoveries and less post-surgery pain.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in America, claiming the lives of one in three women every year. Every woman should try to learn more about this disease and also discuss her personal risk factors and screenings tests with her healthcare provider.
A survey this year by The Physicians Foundation found that 81 percent of doctors describe themselves as either over-extended or at full capacity, and 44 percent said they planned to cut back on the number of patients they see, retire, work part-time or close their practice to new patients.
When your child goes off to college or moves out, all communication needn’t be limited to a monthly phone call or email. However, you must strike a fine balance for these interactions and the form they take.
With flu activity increasing and family and friends gathering for the holidays, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department ...
Please don’t be angry with me, but I have a confession: You know those crazies who go out shopping the day after Thanksgiving? The ones ...
You don’t have to be a musician to play music. At least it’s not a requirement of music therapy. “If you have no music skill, ...
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence has received a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation for its Triple Play health and wellness program.
Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital. Doctors and patients did double-takes when the equine visitors ambled down long corridors in the pediatric unit at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center. Wide-eyed youngsters hooked up to IV poles stepped into hallways to get a glimpse, and kids too sick to leave their rooms beamed with delight when the little long-lashed horses showed up for some bedside nuzzling.
Douglas County residents interested in learning more about operating a child care home are encouraged to attend the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s child care licensing ...
It’s that time of year again. Rest assured, I’m not talking about the holidays right now. You don’t need me to tell you that they’re ...
There are about two and a half months between now and the Feb. 15 deadline for anyone to find health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Working toward forgiveness is important in moving past any injustice. It may take many years if the injustice is grave, but ultimately forgiveness means letting go of the pain and sadness associated with the relationship and starting anew.
Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice. That's according to researchers who say 17 years of national data show parents need to be better informed.
If you are a man age 65 to 75 and have ever smoked, talk with your doctor about abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). If aneurysms grow large enough to burst (break open), they can cause dangerous bleeding inside the body and potentially even death. If AAA is found early, it can often be treated to stop it from bursting.
We had 6 more first time finishers on Wednesday and 2 who just finished their second Marathons of the year, great job kids!!!
In conjunction with World AIDS Day, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department encourages residents to get educated about the disease and to get tested.
The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesday, requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food and beverages "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus, menu boards and displays. Companies have until a year from now to comply.