On Monday, the United States will witness the largest total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years, and the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and its Foundation are urging Americans to take sight safety seriously when viewing the event by offering a free safety tip sheet at asrs.org/eclipse.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry have joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its other partners to promote Contact Lens Health Week, Aug. 21-25.
Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and get sports physicals. It’s also time to make sure your children’s vaccines are up to date.
Lawrence, KS - As families get ready to head back to school for the fall, the crunch is on to get all the right supplies ...
Many Americans are aware they may need immunizations to protect against diseases such as typhoid or cholera before traveling to some countries outside the United States. But adults who stay put in the United States may not realize that the need for immunizations does not end when we outgrow childhood.
World Breastfeeding Week starts next Tuesday, and partners in the Breastfeeding Coalition of Douglas County have planned a celebration on Aug. 5 at the Lawrence Public Library. The event is free and filled with family-friendly activities.
A swimming pool is one of those perfect places to be this time of year. It can be a cool and relaxing respite from the summer’s heat. But a Lawrence Memorial Hospital emergency medicine physician urges parents who accompany their children to the pool never to relax
Health officials confirm there’s been a case of measles in southern Kansas.
Swimming pools and water parks are great places to be active, have fun and cool off. They’re also places where germs can spread. Contrary to popular belief, chlorine and other disinfectants don’t kill germs instantly. It can take minutes — and up to days — for chlorine to kill them. Swallowing just a little water that contains germs can cause illnesses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) notes that annually about 20 percent of adults make at least one visit to a hospital emergency department. Of the roughly 130 million visits each year to emergency rooms, fewer than 10 percent result in an inpatient stay.
Splashing at the pool or lake makes for great summer fun and memories. Although those warm rays can make us feel good in the short term, long-term exposure to the sun can accelerate skin aging — wrinkles and brown spots. And it can increase your risk of developing skin cancer.
The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague.
Lawrence, Ks - Heartland Community Health Center and Health Care Access would like to announce that the two organizations have signed a non-binding Letter of ...
A six-week series of workshops designed for people who are managing one or more chronic health conditions starts Thursday.
Only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance, according to a study that suggests doctors are not keeping up with the needs of youth caught up in the worst addiction crisis in U.S. history.
It’s abundantly clear to most Americans that we are a sleep-deprived nation. But few of us fully understand the negative impact that lack of sleep is having on our overall health and well-being.
The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study.
Some mild forgetfulness is normal as we age. But if you think you or a loved one is experiencing more serious cognitive function issues, including memory problems, it is important to see your doctor.
Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease.
When he came to Bert Nash Center, the client reported feeling alone, hopeless, worthless and depressed. And he had written a suicide note. A little ...
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If he could, David Johnson, retiring CEO of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, would see to it that everyone in Douglas County received ...
When asked about the best job he ever had, David Johnson didn’t hesitate. “This job,” Johnson said. “Absolutely, this job.” This job may well be ...
As we get older, it sometimes becomes more challenging to do things like bending over to pick up the newspaper from the driveway or reaching up to retrieve something from a kitchen cabinet. Being flexible enough to continue to engage in daily tasks such as these is important to maintain your independence and quality of life.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital and community partners Lawrence Parks and Recreation and the Lawrence Public Library, are teaming up again this year to offer a day of free fitness and wellness events for older adults on Wednesday, which is National Senior Health and Fitness Day.
A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot’s possible health benefits.
Note: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May with stories of hope and recovery. It used to be, ...
Many new moms suffer severe depression and anxiety, but there’s help
Anjali Kansal-Rill sits on the living room floor of her Lawrence home and plays with her 8-month-old daughter, Amara. “I feel good. We have fun together,” Kansal-Rill said, with a smile. Seven months earlier, that wasn’t the case. Kansal-Rill was depressed and thinking about suicide.
Note: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May with stories of hope and recovery. LaRisa Chambers understands the ...
Kevin Hines spends 300 days a year on the road, sharing his story around the world. His motivation is simple. “It’s seeing the positive reactions ...