Great job Ben!!

Bobcat Marathon Club

4 more finishers come rolling in!!!

We had 4 more finishers on a beautiful fall day, these kids are working so hard and it is starting to really pay off for ...

HJ, the witch

Larryville Mom

Fine, Be a Witch

My 3-year-old is killing me. There’s a daily battle of wills going on at our house, and I feel like I’m losing. HJ now has ...

Double Take: School shootings continue to shine light on mental health issues

Dr. Wes and Kyra look at the cycle of school shootings and start by looking at the long list of shootings through history. "Respectfully consider that Wikipedia list to offer context for this sad story. You won’t find any profiles there, but you will find more than one Jaylen Fryberg story. And any way you slice it, these are stories of mental breakdown."

Prevent pain of poor posture in the workplace

The difference between feeling great and having chronic neck or back pain is literally a matter of inches, when it comes to posture and ergonomics in the workplace. Even with innovations such as the exercise ball chair and the standing desk bringing awareness and providing relief at desk jobs, many people still suffer from ailments such as headaches, shoulder pain and backaches because of having improper posture. “Eventually you will hurt if you don’t work on your posture. You might have to spend time at the doctor or in physical therapy, when it’s something you can prevent,” said Adam Rolf, physical therapist and athletic trainer at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

True Food Kitchen focuses on health

Several years ago, Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, approached restaurateur Sam Fox and pitched an idea for a new dining concept. "The idea was to try to bring together the worlds of good dining and good nutrition, which I don't think anyone has ever done," says Weil, the author of several books and a frequent guest on "The Dr. Oz Show," ''Oprah" and "Today."

Daddy Rules: What dads take on depends on the species

I'll never forget the sound of my dad laughing to the point of tears as my family sat watching a nature show on television. Filmmakers had captured the drama of a female chimpanzee giving birth in a zoo, and after a shot of the new mother cradling her baby in a state of delirious wonder, they cut to the chimp father, seated in a far corner of their enclosure, back turned on his family, playing with his feet. Pretty soon all the humans were laughing, but my mom, sister and I were most amused by my dad’s reaction. We figured he saw himself in the chimp, who shared 98 percent of his DNA, but whose nature shamelessly revealed the reluctance of a new father. I didn’t really get the joke, though, until the night my son was born.

Great job Matt!!

Bobcat Marathon Club

The flood gates are open

Another week another group of finishers, they are rolling in at a steady pace now

Lily celebrates her first birthday Thursday in Lawrence.

Daddy Rules

Lawrence: a great place to have a baby

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 ...

Lawrence author has full life despite having multiple sclerosis

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

Join choir to raise money for Women's Heart Health, Family Promise

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.

Double Take: Set your own course by voting

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.

Hospital + Library = a healthier community

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.

Great Job Michelle

Bobcat Marathon Club

This year is off to a fast start

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 ...

Task force offering a free class Nov. 8 for parents and child care providers. The class will offer new tools and tips to respond to children's challenging behaviors. Uploaded

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

Learn how to respond to children's challenging behaviors during Nov. 8 class

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 ...

One of our Nurse Practitioners, Elizabeth Graham, posing with Health Care Access Flu Shot Literature

Un(der)Insured

Flu Shot Clinics Set for Health Care Access' Patients

Oct. 9, 2014 — Health Care Access will offer flu shots at two clinics set for the month of October at their Lawrence, Kansas location. ...

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center

Public invited to dedication of Sandra J. Shaw Community Health Park; space to honor longtime Bert Nash CEO

Support group helps Lawrence hoarders reclaim their living spaces

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

Health Mythbuster Series to begin Wednesday at Lawrence Public Library

The first installment in the Health Mythbuster Series takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Understanding arthritis in adults

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.

Double Take: Define a relationship that may be imbalanced

How do you handle a boyfriend who says "I love you" but may not be showing it through his actions?

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Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department closely monitoring Ebola virus, answering questions

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 ...

Free breast exams, mammograms being offered at event Tuesday

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.

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

Health Department offering flu vaccine clinics in Stull, Eudora, Baldwin City

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 ...

Testing for BRCA mutations is daunting but could be lifesaving

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.

Exercise, screening can lower cancer risk

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.

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Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

Families encouraged to participate in Walk to School Day on Oct. 8

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

Beating cancer inspires Lawrence Parks and Recreation employee to start fitness class

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.

'Step out' against breast cancer Oct. 25

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.

Bras Across the Kaw to be held Oct. 19

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.