Stephen Ilardi talks about his clinical research on depression during a program Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at the Lawrence Senior Center.

LiveWell Lawrence

'Depression Cure' author to speak at WorkWell Lawrence symposium on Sept. 10

Stephen Ilardi, a nationally-recognized expert on depression and a University of Kansas researcher, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual WorkWell Lawrence Symposium. ...

LMH WellCare Wellness Tip

Lawrence Memorial Hospital's Blog

Get an Award for Being a PAL

Wednesday Wellness Tip Brought to you by LMH WellCare Now that autumn is almost here, vacations are over, and cooler temperatures will arrive soon, many ...

B and one of her many (very necessary) safety devices

Larryville Mom

Parenting: You're doing it wrong

If you’re a parent of small children, just how many foam, plastic or rubber contraptions do you have around your home? You know, the ones ...

Kennedy School student Isis Cross slides down a pole after making her way to the top during an afternoon recess during the last week of school.  LiveWell Lawrence’s Healthy Kids work group is working to improve access to healthy foods and physical activity for children.

LiveWell Lawrence

Deadline for Community Wellness Grants is October 8

The Douglas County Community Foundation is accepting applications for Community Wellness Grants of up to $15,000. The deadline for applications is Oct. 8. Projects must ...

LiveWell Lawrence

Want to know more about LiveWell Lawrence? Join one of our LiveWell 101 learning sessions

Five years ago, LiveWell Lawrence was founded with a mission to make it easier for Douglas County residents to eat healthy foods, be physically active ...

Daddy Rules: Finding a baby book that actually works

Dad wades through parenting books to find the one that speaks to him.

Local program to raise awareness about blood cancers

September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness about blood cancers, which include leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the Mario’s Closet Committee are co-sponsoring a free educational program.

Classes to be held in Lawrence for family members of people with mental illnesses

Family members of people with mental illnesses are invited to attend a 12-week educational program starting next month in Lawrence.

Overcoming anxiety: Professional and family support help man deal with disorders

Bert Nash patient Jeremy felt like he would never live his life because of his anxiety and obsessive compulsion. But with the help of professional services, including Bert Nash Mental Health Center's anxiety disorders services, he has made strides toward wellness.

Double Take: Don't take relationship with ex in stride

Double Take: Non-dating friendships rarely work out well. A significant other needs to decide which relationship matters more. Ultimatums usually aren’t cool, but in instances like these, they may well be necessary.

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Un(der)Insured

Summer Cruise-In 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lawrence, Kansas - August 19, 2014 - BBQ Battle & Car Show Benefits Health Care Access In a benefit for Health Care ...

A rare moment when Lily kept her sunglasses on.

Daddy Rules

9 ways to protect your child's vision health

My 10-month-old daughter just will not keep her sunglasses on. That's not surprising — given that she's 10 months old — but all the same ...

Double Take: Depression diagnosis takes time, professional experience

According to the National Institute of Mental Health 11 percent of teens have been diagnosed with a depressive disorder by age 18. Yet many families still imagine their kids can’t be affected by depression, leaving many undiagnosed and untreated. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, clinical depression is among the most difficult disorders to accurately assess in children and teens.

Thanks to organ donors, Lawrence woman can see clearly

There are about 40,000 cornea transplants in the U.S. every year. While a lot of attention goes toward kidney, heart and liver transplants, donors are more likely to pass along their corneas than they are any of those other organs combined. Lawrence accountant Janet Mears is one beneficiary.

Prostate gland a key player in men's health

As men age, the prostate can enlarge, and the condition does not have to be related to cancer. Find out more about prostate health issues.

B prefers to wear her non-organic yogurt.

Larryville Mom

Organic, Schmorganic

Corn syrup. Red dye 40. Pesticides. These are just a few of the things that I’m not supposed to be feeding my kids. Add to ...

Megan Stuke's Blog

Why Workwell Works for me

Workwell Lawrence is, if you didn't already know, a part of the Livewell Lawrence coalition, and promotes wellness policies and practices in workplaces with a ...

Children working in the Hillcrest Elementary School Garden

Marilyn Hull's Blog

Fund offers grants for local environmental projects

The Douglas County Community Foundation is now accepting proposals for funding from the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund. The application deadline is October 1. The fund ...

Daddy Rules

Are smartphones a gift or a curse for parents?

Parents, how many times has this happened to you? Your child is doing something adorable — laughing hysterically, fully in the moment — when, instead ...

Are you drinking enough water? Know more and stay hydrated

You may wonder if you’ve been drinking enough water, especially in the summer heat. There’s a lot of confusing advice out there about how much you really need. The truth is that most healthy bodies are very good at regulating water. Elderly people, young children and some special cases—like people taking certain medications—need to be a little more careful.

Injury or illness? Yoga can help

Many people start practicing yoga because it is an effective means of treating or managing a variety of illnesses and injuries. Yoga has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It can also reduce risk factors for certain conditions like heart disease and high blood pressure. Doing yoga regularly can make you less susceptible to injury, increase overall strength and muscle tone, and improve flexibility, balance, and range of motion.

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Double Take: New coauthor wants to foster community rather than 'likes'

Kyra Haas brings to Double Take a wry, insightful wit, a spirit of excitement about the topics we discuss, and a way of being that I can only describe admiringly as idiosyncratic. And she’s one of the most likable teenagers I know. She can talk (or text) your leg off and never run out of interesting things to say while, at the same time, being a great listener and voracious learner. Previous coauthor Katie Guyot told me early on, “Kyra is special. There’s no one else like her,” and as always, Katie is a great judge of such things, because, above all else you will like about Kyra, she is a person of great character.

Heartland Community Health Center

Heartland Block Party: Recap and Pictures

The third annual Heartland Block Party on Saturday, August 9 was a huge success! Hundreds of people filtered through the Heartland parking lot throughout the ...

Poor B.

Larryville Mom

Hand, Foot and Shut your Mouth

My kids got it. That weird disease I was sure a lady made up when she told me about it just six short years ago ...

Brenda Hawkins, Child Care Licensing surveyor, provides orientation training to prospective home child care providers at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine St. There are about 160 child care homes in Douglas County.

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

Health Department offering orientation class Aug. 12 for prospective child care providers

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 ...

Heartland Community Health Center

Local health center to help children get ready to head back to school

Heartland Community Health Center is celebrating National Health Center Week by hosting a week of back to school events. Back to School with Heartland will ...

GaDuGi SafeCenter

Silent Auction to benefit GaDuGi SafeCenter this Saturday

GaDuGi SafeCenter is please to host the 4th Annual Shoppin' for Survivors Silent Auction sponsored by Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The event will be held this ...

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Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

Public invited to Lawrence movie premiere of 'Breastmilk' on Saturday

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and La Leche League of Lawrence have organized a Lawrence movie premiere of “Breastmilk” Aug. 9 in ...

Heartland Community Health Center

It's party time at Heartland! Block Party this Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7pm

Heartland Community Health Center will host its third annual Block Party this Saturday, August 9 from 7pm to 9pm in the Heartland parking lot (7th ...