KU Dance Marathon to hold spring fundraiser in Lawrence to raise money for children's hospital

Kansas University's largest philanthropic student organization, KU Dance Marathon, will be holding a spring fundraiser on Saturday, May 3, in Watson Park, 727 Kentucky St.

Annika flies on past the finish line!!

Bobcat Marathon Club

We have sprouted more finishers

We have added another batch of finishers to our total. This week we had 11 more kids finish their first marathon, we also saw Hunter ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital's Blog

LMH Better Breathers Club meeting monthly

Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for people with COPD or other lung diseases, who often feel alone and isolated. COPD is short for ...

Snow means snow angels!

Douglas County Housing, Inc.

Snow Day!

This article originally appeared in the Resident Services Newsletter: How did you spend your snow day? Youth at the Full Circle Youth Program enjoyed an ...

Kansas Rural Center

Kansas Rural Center Farm-to-Fork Summit an Opportunity for Dialogue on Farms, Food and Community Health

Interested in the future of Kansas farms, food and communities? If so, join the Kansas Rural Center and the city of Greensburg for the Southwest ...

e-cigarette smoker

Lawrence Memorial Hospital's Blog

Are E-Cigarettes Really Safer?

brought to you by LMH WellCare The electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a device that resembles a traditional cigarette, but does not contain tobacco. It ...

Health Notes

Baldwin City teen to speak at assembly about stroke awareness

Two teenage stroke survivors will speak at an assembly in front of Wellsville high and middle schoolers from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the school, 218 ...

Health Notes

Research study to help working moms become more physically active

Are you a working mom between the ages of 20-50 who is not regularly active? If so, you are eligible to participate in a research ...

Grandma and Baby HJ

Larryville Mom

We Should Really Call it Grandmother's Day

Mother’s Day is now 18 days away. I didn’t realize how close it was until my brother called on Monday to discuss plans for my ...

Members of the Heartland Community Health Center staff on hand for Monday's Pioneer Celebration included from left, Dr. Daniel Purdom, Sean Hatch, Ali Edwards and Rachel Hartford. Heartland CEO Jon Stewart accepted the award, presented by Bert Nash COO Patricia Roach Smith.

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center

2014 Pioneer Celebration

Congratulations to our integrated care partner Heartland Community Health Center — this year's Pioneer Award recipient! Also, congratulations to Sandra Shaw Spirit Award winners Connie ...

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center

Faces of Bert Nash

2013 annual report

5 natural remedies for treating your allergies

If you have allergies and want to avoid pharmaceutical medications, here are a few natural remedies you might try.

Allergy season worse than usual, but more options than ever for a cure

It's been a rough spring so far for allergy sufferers, with tree pollen counts reaching abnormally high levels in the Kansas City area recently. On the bright side, allergy doctors say there are more quality treatment options available than ever before, including several than can be purchased over the counter. By Giles Bruce

Double Take

What's wrong with working at a fast-food restaurant?

Dear Dr. Wes and Kendra: My son's school allows a senior release for work. My son is enrolling for the fall and wanting to use ...

Community Village fundraiser to feature former KU football star

Community Village Lawrence is welcoming a former Kansas University football star back to town for a fundraiser this weekend, as the organization, which aims to keep people living in their homes as long as possible, attempts to get off the ground. The fundraiser, which is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Sunday in the Crown Toyota showroom, 3430 Iowa St., will feature Bobby Douglass, who starred at quarterback for the KU squad that played in the 1969 Orange Bowl and, later, the Chicago Bears.

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

Pregnancy Care Center director to speak at April 23 breastfeeding support group meeting

Bridgit Smith, executive director of Pregnancy Care Center in Lawrence, will be the guest speaker at the April 23 meeting of the Douglas County breastfeeding ...

Cooking class participants will receive a free bag of groceries after each class.

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

Health Department offering free 8-week cooking course that begins May 6

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering an eight-week cooking course that starts May 6. The cooking course is free, available to anyone and sponsored ...

Serving as an Lawrence Memorial Hospital Trustee is not all business, as Cindy Yulich and Allen Belot can attest. In addition to volunteering an average of 20 hours a month in meetings, sometimes trustees get to have a little fun, like judging the LMH Holiday Cookie Contest.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

LMH trustees devoted to quality care

From caring for patients to ensuring the facilities are well maintained to dealing in matters of high finance, it takes a lot of people to ...

Mastering Tadasana (Mountain pose) can help you build a habit of focus that will improve your posture and also keep you from slumping in your daily life.

Yoga Central

Making focus a habit will help you avoid slumps

Often the first pose in a yoga class is the simplest — simply standing in Tadasana (Mountain pose). You are instructed to balance the weight ...

Health Notes

Friday fundraiser to benefit Tonganoxie boy battling brain cancer

A glow run/walk will highlight a night of activities Friday for Light Up the Night for Franklin’s Fight at Tonganoxie High School. The event will ...

Area woman overcomes adversity and becomes Ms. Wheelchair Kansas

Bridgid Schwilling, 43, has seen her share of adversity. Living a life with Cerebral Palsy hasn’t always been easy, especially since being placed in a wheelchair years ago. Still, she calls herself an “overcomer.” Now, Schwilling sits tall with a silk sash, glittering tiara and her service dog, Grady, at her side. Last month, Schwilling took home the coveted “Ms. Wheelchair Kansas” title at the program’s state pageant in Topeka.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital's Blog

Junior Volunteer Summer Program Interviews Now Being Scheduled

Junior Volunteer Summer Program Interviews Now Being Scheduled Lawrence Memorial Hospital is accepting applications for its Junior Volunteer Program. The program gives area junior high ...

Alon finished his 2nd Marathon of the year!

Bobcat Marathon Club

Riding the wind to the finish

We had 9 more kids finish today, they battled a strong wind but toughed it out. Congrats to Sadie, Mason, Hope, Michelle, Cooper, Alon, Cole ...

Health Notes

Fund offers financial help for people with disabilities to purchase assistive technology devices

A local charity that helps people with disabilities acquire assistive technology devices is accepting applications for assistance. The Gerald “Jerry” Vogel Assistive Technology Fund helps ...

Larryville Mom

Excuse Me While I Breastfeed My Seven-Year-Old

I still remember the day very vividly. I was waiting tables at the Lawrence Old Chicago (may it rest in peace) and I walked up ...

Double Take

Students, apply now to be the next Double Take columnist

Dr. Wes: Today begins the ninth annual essay contest to find the eleventh teen co-author of Double Take. In October, we’ll celebrate 10 years breaking ...

Lawrence experts: Your skin 'tells the tale' of your overall health

Skin care experts in Lawrence say the way you treat your body will show in your outward appearance, so they advise eating a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water and not consuming a lot of alcohol or caffeine. By Giles Bruce

11 things you're doing to your skin that you shouldn't be

Eleven things you're doing to your skin that you shouldn't be.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Internal Medicine Group recognized for patient-centered care

The Internal Medicine Group of Lawrence recently was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The Internal Medicine Group earned recognition as a Level ...

Health Notes

Pioneer Celebration set for April 21

The public is invited to attend Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center's Pioneer Celebration from 5:30-7 p.m. April 21 at Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire St. ...