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Junior Volunteer Summer Program Interviews Now Being Scheduled

Junior Volunteer Summer Program Interviews Now Being Scheduled Lawrence Memorial Hospital is accepting applications for its Junior Volunteer Program. The program gives area junior high ...

Alon finished his 2nd Marathon of the year!

Bobcat Marathon Club

Riding the wind to the finish

We had 9 more kids finish today, they battled a strong wind but toughed it out. Congrats to Sadie, Mason, Hope, Michelle, Cooper, Alon, Cole ...

Health Notes

Fund offers financial help for people with disabilities to purchase assistive technology devices

A local charity that helps people with disabilities acquire assistive technology devices is accepting applications for assistance. The Gerald “Jerry” Vogel Assistive Technology Fund helps ...

Larryville Mom

Excuse Me While I Breastfeed My Seven-Year-Old

I still remember the day very vividly. I was waiting tables at the Lawrence Old Chicago (may it rest in peace) and I walked up ...

Double Take

Students, apply now to be the next Double Take columnist

Dr. Wes: Today begins the ninth annual essay contest to find the eleventh teen co-author of Double Take. In October, we’ll celebrate 10 years breaking ...

Lawrence experts: Your skin 'tells the tale' of your overall health

Skin care experts in Lawrence say the way you treat your body will show in your outward appearance, so they advise eating a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water and not consuming a lot of alcohol or caffeine. By Giles Bruce

11 things you're doing to your skin that you shouldn't be

Eleven things you're doing to your skin that you shouldn't be.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Internal Medicine Group recognized for patient-centered care

The Internal Medicine Group of Lawrence recently was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The Internal Medicine Group earned recognition as a Level ...

Health Notes

Pioneer Celebration set for April 21

The public is invited to attend Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center's Pioneer Celebration from 5:30-7 p.m. April 21 at Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire St. ...

Independence, Inc.

Sonar Linux Project for the Blind

The Sonar Linux Project is creating an entire custom operating system for blind and disabled users. Here is an indigogo fundraiser video for the project. ...

Community Education

LMH to host 4th Annual Leadership Conference

The ever-changing world of healthcare often presents those in leadership positions with various challenges. Take advantage of this opportunity April 18th to hear from local ...

Bert Nash CEO David Johnson, center, and COO Patricia Roach Smith visit with John McGrew, founder of Outside for a Better Inside, about the planned park and nature trail

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center

Back to nature: Sunflower staff, board visit Bert Nash, tour new park and walking trail

Members of the Sunflower Foundation staff and Board of Directors visited Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center on Thursday and toured a new park and ...

Youth Health Champion: High school student has raised thousands of dollars for local rape crisis center

Logan Brown, a senior at Lawrence's Free State High School, has volunteered at Lawrence-based rape crisis organization GaDuGi SafeCenter for the past three-plus years, starting an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit that has raised more than $20,000. Her efforts helped earn her the 2014 Douglas County Youth Health Champion Award, given annually by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department as part of National Public Health Week. By Giles Bruce

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Aging Well

Community Breakfast celebrating Older Americans Month is coming up!

Trinity In-Home Care will host the seventh Annual Community Breakfast celebrating Older Americans Month on Friday, May 2, 2014. The event is free of charge ...

Health Champion: Older runner has inspired many in the Lawrence community to be more active

Ellen Young saw the positive impact running had on her life. And she wanted to share those benefits with the world. Her efforts to make running as nonintimidating as possible for others helped earn her the 2014 Douglas County Health Champion Award, given annually by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department as part of National Public Health Week. By Giles Bruce Related story: Youth Health Champion: High school student has raised thousands of dollars for local rape crisis center

Heartland Community Health Center

Free healthy cooking course

Heartland Community Health Center, the United Way of Douglas County, and Harvesters are teaming up to provide a free eight week cooking course. The courses ...

The Acai Bowl at Ramen Bowls, 125 E. 10th St., is packed with antioxidants and other amazing healthful goodies. See the recipe below for how to make it yourself.

Healthy Recipe

Acai Bowl at Ramen Bowls

When we lived in Hawaii, surfers flocked island juice bars to get their hands on an acai bowl. For a long time, we wondered what ...

Ethan proud to finish his 26.2

Bobcat Marathon Club

The Finishers are rolling in by the truck load!!

We had a total of 18 more finishers this week! The kids are doing a great job of running, sometimes into very strong winds. We ...

Woman collects old iPods for Alzheimer's therapy

Sheryl Coleman is hoping to put some likely unused technology to good use.

Larryville Mom

The Easter Bunny: The Stuff of Nightmares

Dying eggs, chocolate bunnies, Grandma’s potato salad — these are all things that come to mind when I think of Easter. They are things that ...

Loss of both legs doesn't stop longtime Douglas County man from becoming a volunteer

The example of service in Bill Mason’s family was set by his grandfather, who was a Bonner Springs police officer.

Aging Well

Welcome to Medicare!

Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. offers a Welcome to Medicare Information Session Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. will offer a Welcome to Medicare information session ...

Aging Well

Running Out of Footprints

Please join us on Friday, April 25 from 2:00-3:30 pm at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont Street, for a “Just Do It!” workshop on ...

Community Wellness Festival returns Saturday to Baldwin City

Although she’s new to her position as Baker University health and counseling service coordinator, Sherri Pahcoddy is aware of the potential life-saving importance of the Community Wellness Festival she is organizing with Baldwin City Recreation Commission director Steve Friend and George McCrary of the Baldwin Fitness Center.

Double Take

Give your kids a salary, or don't complain

Wes: Even when their kids are still in the womb, far too many parents reach up and hand the moon and stars down to their ...

Kansas University at the frontline of autism research

With cases of autism on the rise, researchers at Kansas University are studying the disorder from several different vantage points, including how to identify it at an earlier stage and improving the social and communication skills of children who have it. By Giles Bruce

Members of the Lawrence Trailhawks run along the North River Trail in May 2012. The trail is literally in Lawrence's backyard and provides a variety of terrain for all levels of runner.

Outdoor Adventure

Trail running is poetry in Lawrence

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before ...

Chloe Hays, a Free State High School senior who is a Health Careers Pathways intern,
and Paul Flower, information desk volunteer, volunteer at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Superheroes display powers when volunteering at LMH

Who works 75,102 hours for free? That would be the 927 volunteers of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, whose contributions of time and talent support ...

Weather smiles on 20th annual Brew to Brew run

This weekend’s 20th annual Brew to Brew run attracted thousands of entrants, who enjoyed near-perfect spring weather for the 40-plus mile Kansas City-to-Lawrence relay. By Sara Shepherd

Health Notes

Kansas University to host bone marrow donor drive this week

Kansas University and Delete Blood Cancer, a global nonprofit with more than 4 million registered donors, will host a bone marrow donor drive on campus ...