Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.
Douglas County Visiting Nurses has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, announced July 20 by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.
Teenagers in Kansas are among the least likely to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, according to the Immunize Kansas Coalition.
The Breastfeeding Coalition of Douglas County invites the community to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Lawrence ...
How do you eat local? LiveWell Lawrence, in partnership with the Douglas County Food Policy Council, is issuing a challenge to the residents of Douglas County to shop, cook, or taste local foods during the month of August.
A special state task force says treatment options for the mentally ill in Kansas are lacking because the state's two acute care psychiatric hospitals don't have enough space and smaller mental health facilities are underfunded.
Whether seniors are exercising their bodies or their brains, there are outlets throughout Lawrence get people thinking, moving and maintaining better health as they age.
It’s that time of year when people participate in more outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, fishing and gardening. But beware! Too much time spent in the hot sun can occasionally lead to heat disorders. Caleb Trent, a board-certified emergency physician at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, says the best advice for avoiding heat-related conditions is to use common sense and know your limitations.
For the two-thirds of Americans over 65 who are expected to need some long-term care, the costs are increasingly beyond reach. The median bill for a private room in a U.S. nursing home now runs $91,000 a year, according to a report from the insurer Genworth Financial. One year of visits from home-health aides runs $45,760.
The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain. Whatever happens on the drug front, there are generally healthy everyday steps people can take — from better sleep to handling stress to hitting the books — that research suggests just might lower the risk of Alzheimer's.
Looking at the big picture, the financial health of Social Security and Medicare doesn't appear to have worsened. But despite some reassuring projections, program trustees said there's cause for concern.
Don’t let a minor dispute derail a yearlong, trusting relationship. Be the bigger person and bring the people you love up with you.
Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out.
Lawrence, Kansas – July 24th, 2015 - Health Care Access has published its Annual Report for 2014. The report can be viewed at their website. ...
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is looking for community members to lead “Tools for Better Health” workshops. The workshops help Douglas County residents who have ...
LAWRENCE DEATH CAFE - Saturday, July 25th at the Lawrence Public Library in room C 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - open to all - ...
Twenty-five million American adults experience some form of urinary incontinence. If you count yourself in that number, you may not be comfortable admitting it or discussing it, even with your health care provider. But Dr. Jon Heeb of Lawrence Urology offers hope and good news.
Young people still resonate with Pink Floyd in standing up to the autocracy of schools. That’s part of growing up. But today, the real threat to teens comes from state government changing the fundamental structures that fund education and thus altering for a generation to come what is delivered in the classroom and by whom.
Eleven-year-old Jafiya Birdling earned a bicycle about one month ago and it has been life changing for him. He is exercising every day and spending ...
Kyle Roggenkamp has a unique relationship with the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. In his role as human resources director for Ballard Community Services, ...
This week Heartland welcomed Dr. A.J. Strickland to its team of providers. Dr. Strickland comes to Heartland from Red Cloud, NE. He is a graduate ...
July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Celebrations of the signing of the ADA by President George H.W. ...
Representatives of several American Indian tribes say they support legislation introduced by congressional Republicans this week that would exempt tribes nationwide from being classified as large employers under the federal Affordable Care Act — a designation that requires tribes to pay higher insurance costs or face federal penalties.
The nation's obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist, according to report issued Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders.
Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests.
Why do so many of us like or even crave sweet drinks and treats? There may be lots of reasons including evidence that we are wired from early infancy onward to prefer the taste of sweet over other flavors.
Kids often play rough, but parents and coaches need to be aware if a hard knock to a young athlete's head results in a concussion.
Letting kids move into the "real world": The fundamental dilemma of parenting is how much to hold on to children and how much to push them. It’s sort of like the air/fuel mixture in an engine; it has to be optimally balanced for that particular machine.
Join us for a presentation about Children's Health at noon on July 22 at TherapyWorks to hear about sports injuries, concussions and other health concerns ...
Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus.