Trying to salvage a controversial experiment to confront rising drug costs, the Obama administration this week hinted at modifications to an ambitious plan that would revamp Medicare payments.
Low-fat turkey meat, a bagel, cornflakes, margarine and soda are all worse for you than butter, according to a new study.
Young Parents Group meets twice a month in the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department's clinic waiting room, 200 Maine St., to socialize, share ideas, support one ...
Once snubbed, whole-fat milk, yogurt and other dairy products are finding their way back into our refrigerators, thanks to a growing interest in "whole foods" diets and new evidence that full-fat dairy products can be good for us, experts say.
The consequences of getting acupuncture from someone who is untrained could be serious, but soon the risk of encountering that situation in Kansas soon will diminish. Lawrence acupuncturist Gina Halsey has been working since 2009 to remove Kansas from the list of five remaining states that do not license the profession. It’s been a long process with a lot of red tape, but in the recent legislative session, the Acupuncture Practice Act finally was approved.
Did you know that Dodge City is listed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as the windiest city in the United States, with an average daily wind speed of 13.9 miles per hour?
In conjunction with National HIV Testing Day, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department encourages residents to get educated about the disease and to get tested. The ...
Whether you want to see designated bike routes in 19 cities in Kansas, traffic volumes along state routes or which county routes are paved, the new 2016-17 Kansas bicycle map will help bicycle riders plan their trips.
Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision. Two women went temporarily blind from constantly checking their phones in the dark, say doctors who are now alerting others to the unusual phenomenon.
Just Food recently added commercial coolers through a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation. Executive Director Elizabeth Keever said larger, higher ...
Even when parents are taking precautions against heat and proper measures to prevent sunburns, kids are bound to end up with injuries and illnesses over the summer.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 54 million people in the United States have either the disease osteoporosis or low bone mass, also known as osteopenia, which if left untreated could go on to become osteoporosis.
It’s hard to pick the ugliest debate in America these days. There are so many nominees: racial disharmony, income inequality, gun violence, wall building, Muslim banning, rich people tax cutting. I could keep on listing until Gabe and I reached our quota for the week.
Smokers in Kansas can get free medications, such as Nicotine Replacement Therapy products in the form of gum, lozenges or patches, from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Tobacco Quitline from now until July 1, or while supplies last.
Up to 1 in 5 people may be dying unnecessarily from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries, a stark conclusion from government advisers who say where you live shouldn't determine if you survive. The findings take on new urgency amid the increasing threat of mass casualties like the massacre in Orlando.
Article written by Luna Stephens and Photography by Malka Hampton, Sunrise Project's Summer Youth Interns 10 youth did just that during the second week of ...
Heartland Community Health Center will partner with Douglas County Dental Clinic to expand integrated oral health care services, thanks to a $350,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Go on, have another cup. Coffee is now off the list of things that could possibly cause cancer. Experts convened by the World Health Organization's cancer research arm declared Wednesday that there isn't enough proof to show that the brew is linked to cancer. But in the same report, they warned that drinking "very hot" beverages of any kind could potentially raise your risk of the disease.
School’s out, and that means it’s time for the Bert Nash Summer Program. The program, called Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds, runs from June 7 to ...
Your leftovers will last longer in the refrigerator than they will in the oven — and humans are the same way.
We have long known that our bodies are colonized by microorganisms, but only recently are beginning to understand the central role they might play in our health and development of diseases. The microbiome consists of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa, although the main focus of attention has been on bacteria. These organisms live on our skin and inside our bodies. The largest bulk of them are in our gut, especially the large intestine, where they make up a combined weight of about 3 pounds; the same weight as the human brain. They are so numerous that in our bodies, human cells are outnumbered 10 to 1.
I want a tattoo but my dad is so opposed to it that I’m afraid he’ll refuse to pay for college if I get it. I’m 18 and I think it’s “my body my rules.” My mom is OK with it and she suggested I write to you to ask what could I do to convince him that it’s dumb to write off your daughter just because she’s expressing herself in body art?
Kansas health officials say high numbers of mosquitoes known to transmit West Nile virus have been found in traps in Sedgwick County.
Outdoor-loving volunteers at Hidden Valley handle the temps for a rewarding experience Article written by Sunrise Project's Youth Journalist Intern, Luna Stephens Youth brave the ...
As the leader of anxiety therapy groups at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Jason Khomsi knows what he’s talking about. Because he’s lived ...
New research doesn't prove a link, but its authors think music stars popular with teens may be contributing to the obesity epidemic by endorsing fatty fast food, snacks and soda.
Paul Williams likes being behind the scenes. But not nearly as much as he likes helping people. Williams, the Bert Nash Mental Health Center IT ...
Scientists say most antidepressants don't work for children or teenagers with major depression, some may be unsafe, and the quality of evidence about these drugs is so bad the researchers cannot be sure if any are truly effective or safe.
Kansas University researchers have been awarded a five-year, $2.4 million grant to study the effects of parenting on the development of adolescents with a disorder known as the leading genetic cause of autism.
For as long as anyone can remember, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and law enforcement have had a working relationship. Since the early 2000s, ...