This, sadly, will be my last Daddy Rules column. Ironically, my writing a farewell column at this time has a lot to do with the ...
Multiple sclerosis is a neurological, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that affects approximately 2.3 million people worldwide. A Lawrence author tells the story of how she has been able to have a full life despite the challenges of having MS for the past two decades. By Vicki Julian
Women who work in healthcare (or who are married to someone who works in healthcare) are invited to join a choir that’s forming to perform at a fundraiser for Women’s Heart Health at LMH and for Family Promise of Douglas County.
If you don’t vote, you’re letting somebody else drive your car. And given the astounding differences between how the over-30 and under-30 crowd polls right now, you might not like the course someone else sets for you.
Along with all of the great new amenities and services at the newly reopened Lawrence Public Library, there is a special area devoted to health and wellness. It is called the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Health Spot. This area is a collaborative partnership between Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the Lawrence Public Library.
We continue to grow as a club and so far this year we have 359 kids who are hitting the trail. We have already run ...
The Douglas County Child Abuse Prevention Task Force is offering a class “Behavior and Guidance” for parents of young children and child care providers from ...
Oct. 9, 2014 — Health Care Access will offer flu shots at two clinics set for the month of October at their Lawrence, Kansas location. ...
There are an estimated 600,000 to 1 million hoarders in the United States. The latest addition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for the first time recognized hoarding as a separate diagnosis; in the past, it had been classified as a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder or depression. Even so, hoarding is often accompanied by underlying mental-health or substance-abuse issues. By Giles Bruce
The first installment in the Health Mythbuster Series takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.
Many people believe that arthritis is one of those things you just have to suffer through as you age. The Arthritis Foundation defines arthritis as a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that can affect people of all ages, races and genders. There are many forms of arthritis but there are two common types that affect adults.
How do you handle a boyfriend who says "I love you" but may not be showing it through his actions?
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is closely monitoring the Ebola virus and is working with partners at the national, state and local level. Although the ...
Come to the first-ever Pink Woman Power Lunch from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Health Care Access, 330 Maine St., which is being held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will offer flu shots at community clinics this fall in Stull, Eudora and Baldwin City. The Health Department recommends that ...
Accounting for about 20 percent to 25 percent of hereditary breast cancers and 5 percent to 10 percent of all breast cancers, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations can have a devastating emotional impact on those who learn they have them. However, fear should not deter genetic testing.
You probably have friends and relatives who have had breast cancer. Doctors can offer no certain strategies for preventing breast cancer. But there are ways to reduce your risk factors and strengthen factors that may help protect you.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department encourages families to participate in Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 8, to promote safe walking and bicycling. Walk ...
After surviving rare, aggressive form of breast cancer, Lawrence woman warns others to be on the lookout for it
Leticia Cole is normally a private person. But she figures that if any good can come of her recent battle with cancer it will be from sharing her story with others. By Giles Bruce
After Jo Ellis survived a cancer scare two years ago, she wished she had had more opportunities to be physically active during her treatment and recovery. Now she wants to make it easier for other people fighting the disease to exercise.
The Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer dance will take place Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 p.m. to midnight, at Crown Toyota Pavilion, 3400 S. Iowa St. in Lawrence. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
The 10th annual Bras Across the Kaw will be held Sunday, Oct. 19. Decorated and dedicated bras will be strung across U.S. Highway 40 over the Kansas River to spread the word about early detection and prevention of breast cancer. The bras will hang until Oct. 31.
KU student whose athletic career was ended by concussions tries to prevent the same from happening to others
Three years after concussions ended her athletic career, Kansas University freshman Kylee Bliss still suffers from daily headaches, frequent migraines and sensitivity to light and sound. But she's taking what she learned to try to prevent it from happening to others. Last year, Bliss started the HeadsUp Foundation, which raises awareness about the dangers of post-concussion syndrome in the hopes of stopping other athletes from returning to the court or field too soon. She is getting ready to host her second annual trail run benefit in October.
Fall is here. Shorter days, cooler weather, football season, and the annual process of selecting a health insurance plan. Whether you are choosing from employer-sponsored plans or participating in the insurance exchange, this is a key decision that affects many of us. Let's discuss several aspects of the fall enrollment season to clarify some questions.
Fatherhood has never been easy. But with all the societal pressures of today, is it more difficult now than it's ever been? Carrie Wendel-Hummell, a ...
The beauty of fall is upon us but there is another kind of fall that isn’t so pleasant. And with that, it’s important that we take time to help our loved ones and people of all ages learn ways to reduce the risk of falling.
New research and Dr. Wes's clinical experience suggest that violent content doesn’t make kids more violent or lacking in empathy. But the actual emotional experience of game play often makes them angrier and, at times, aggressive.
Keepsake, the local grief support group for children, will begin its fall session next week. The group will meet Mondays from 4:45-6 p.m. from Oct. 6 through Nov. 10 at Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, 200 Maine St., third floor.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is working in conjunction with Lawrence Public Schools, the City of Lawrence and the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization to ...