AARP survey: Many generic medicine prices have risen sharply

Reversing a long-term trend, prices for more than one in four generic medicines widely used by older Americans increased in 2013, some very sharply, according to a survey by AARP.

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Health Care Access plans weekly health living classes

Lawrence, Kansas – May 28th, 2015 - AmeriCorps member, Patricia Sergent, will teach weekly classes at Health Care Access. The "Healthy Lifestyle Classes" will be ...

Mental health successes illustrate healing power of treatment

As May — which is Mental Health Awareness Month — winds down, Bert Nash shares a few success stories of clients' recovery process. Their progress gives insight into the help that a community mental health program can provide.

The Willow

Healing Through Transformation: Art show at Aimee's Coffeehouse

Stories have the power to move hearts, minds, and communities. The Willow Domestic Violence Center's Phoenix Project is both a collection of narratives and interpretive ...

Market Match program launches at farmers markets for second year

The Market Match program has launched for its second year at the Lawrence Farmers Market and Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market.

Health Department workshop teaches health-related community planning

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering a workshop “Integrating Health into Community Decision-making” in collaboration with the Kansas Health Institute and the Oregon Public Health Institute.

Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.

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Once just an underground movement, parkour gets a class of its own in Lawrence

Across the globe, the gap-jumping, wall-scaling, obstacle-vaulting training discipline known as parkour has only recently begun to outgrow its underground popularity. And it's even entering the mainstream right here in Lawrence.

Double Take: Breaking up really is hard to do, and overcoming it takes maturity

Breakups are tough. But don't give up on meaningful relationships because one ended badly. Kyra recommends dealing with emotions in the present and taking some time to reflect.

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LiveWell Lawrence

Protected bike lanes are now officially federal policy

After two years of research into numerous modern protected bike lanes around the country, the Federal Highway Administration has released a new Separated Bike Lane ...

Healthy Body & Mind

Therapy group offers tips on easing pain from gardening

Spring is once again upon us. As the rhyme goes April shower brings May flowers, or April rain brings more May rain this year. Once ...

Michelle Obama offers glimpse of workout routine

Michelle Obama has finally revealed some of her workout secrets. The first lady skips rope, does abdominal crunches with a weighted ball and jumps on and off a bench in a White House video released as part of the fifth anniversary celebration of her "Let's Move" initiative against childhood obesity.

Relay For Life of Douglas County

Relay For Life of Douglas County - Helping our community

The Relay for Life of Douglas County benefits the American Cancer Society. Did you know: Funds raised go toward Hope Lodge. Getting the best care ...

Double Take: Standardized testing provides little benefit to students

Dr. Wes wants an end to standardized testing; Kyra agrees that kids go through enough, but thinks some form of standardized testing is necessary.

Keep an eye on summertime vision protection

Especially during the summer, it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays by wearing a hat and sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection.

Fitness 'crawl' on Wednesday gives seniors a chance to sample activities

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is a nationwide event held the last Wednesday in May during Older Americans Month. Locally, Lawrence Memorial Hospital is teaming up with the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, the Lawrence Public Library and Douglas County Senior Services to offer “Fitness Crawl,” a full day of health and fitness activities and events on May 27.

Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. Now a doctors' group aims to ease some confusion — and encourage more discussion of testing's pros and cons — with what it calls advice on "high-value screening" for five types of tumors.

USDA rules will require safety labels on tenderized beef

The government will soon require labels on packages of beef tenderized by machines so shoppers know to cook it thoroughly.

17 questions to make sure your kid's summer camp is a safe experience

Now is the time of year when parents are signing up their children for summer camps. There are camps for every interest, from sports to the science. But are they safe?

Red Cross having "Honor Your Hero" blood drive May 21

The American Red Cross is having its "Honor Your Hero" community blood drive on May 21 and encourages the Lawrence community to donate.

Relay For Life of Douglas County

Relay For Life of Douglas County directly helps the community

The upcoming Relay For Life of Douglas County benefits the American Cancer Society. Did you know: Funds raised go toward the Road to Recovery Program ...

Smokers have better luck quitting when own money wagered

When it comes to offering cash to get smokers to quit, more people go for the carrots than the stick — but the stick gets better results.

Heartland Community Health Center

Chronic disease management workshop to begin June 2

Americorps members from Heartland Community Health Center will host a free seven-week workshop focused on equipping individuals who are managing chronic conditions. The group will ...

Feds close insurance loopholes on preventive care

From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care.

Dr. Malati Harris

Healthy Body & Mind

Free Talk on Successful Weight Management

Hear from Dr. Malati Harris, Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics, and Anthony Roberson, PTA about tips for losing those extra pounds and keeping them off ...

Daddy Rules: Kids' ideal world still includes their parents' love

Kids like to imagine themselves the rulers of their worlds, but sometimes mom and dad really are the kings.

Good night’s sleep important for your health

Lack of sleep can leave us cranky and inefficient at work, but did you know it can lead to serious medical problems including stroke and heart attack? If it is hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep, you may have a sleep disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. People who wake up tired or feel very sleepy during the day may also have an issue.

Double Take: Introducing a new perspective

Dr. Wes chooses a new co-author: Bishop Seabury senior Gabe Magee, who answers one of the Challenge Questions posed by Dr. Wes.

Couch to Cycle: A beginner's guide to a pedal-pushing summer

In May, the sun hangs higher in the sky, grass grows greener and the days stretch on. The outdoors beckon. For some, the thought of stepping out their front doors can be daunting, but the summer need slip by. Those first few steps are easier than you think.

Heartland Community Health Center

Heartland invites public to "Walk with a Doc" on Saturday, June 13

Heartland Community Health Center is partnering with a national non-profit to bring the "Walk with a Doc" program to Lawrence. The first walk will be ...