LMH narrows search firm list to two as hospital starts process of finding new CEO

The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees is interviewing two firms that will guide the hospital’s search for a new leader to fill the vacancy when Gene Meyer, longtime president and CEO, retires in May.

Hospital association gives its highest honor to LMH president

The Kansas Hospital Association has announced it is giving the Charles S. Billings Award to Gene Meyer, president and CEO of Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Tenants to Homeowners

Sept. 19 auction to benefit affordable senior housing

There are many models for what ideal senior housing would look like in the 21st century, but only one developer is actually attempting such a ...

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Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says

Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number — and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke.

#whyirun - Penny & Sienna's Story

Healthy Body & Mind

Running helps connect family

Penny Durr found a way to spend more time with her family including her daughter, Sienna. She began running with them. It brought them closer ...

Eunice Ruttinger, retiring Bert Nash Adult Services director, said, "This is the best organization I've ever worked for."

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center

Retiring Bert Nash Adult Services director: A legacy of mental health care

Eunice Ruttinger, Adult Services Director at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, who will retire Sept. 4, is excited about the next chapter in her ...

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Stand up and move to prevent ‘sitting disease’

Medical experts have started to refer to long periods of physical inactivity, being sedentary and their related health consequences as “sitting disease.” Mayo Clinic experts have even been quoted as saying “sitting is the new smoking” when it comes to serious health consequences.

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Double Take: HPV vaccine protects kids, saves lives

While Gardasil and Cervarix prevent the worst strains of the most common STI known to humankind, getting the vaccine is not about sex. It’s about protecting our children and their future partners.

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Daddy Rules: Brothers, sisters torment with love

Brothers and sisters find out that their purpose it to tease, torment and love each other.

U.S. adult smoking rate dips to 17 percent

A new government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults continues to fall.

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Study finds peak months for college students' first drug use

Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.

Heartland Community Health Center gets $133,036 federal grant

Heartland Community Health Center in Lawrence has received $133,036 from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

Heartland Community Health Center

Heartland awarded quality improvement grant from HRSA

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced on Tuesday, August 25 that Heartland Community Health Center will be awarded $133,036 in Affordable Care Act ...

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Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies

A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1.

Kansas agency OKs increases to health insurance premiums

Kansas residents who purchase health insurance on their own could see their premiums increase up to 25.4 percent next year under new rates approved by the state's Insurance Department this week.

Insurance department announces rate increases for health plans on marketplace in Kansas

The Kansas Insurance Department on Tuesday announced the range of rate increases by Kansas insurance companies for individual health plans for 2016.

#whyirun - Chris' Story

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Running helped son deal with father's disease

To deal with the stress of his father’s illness and death, Chris Lempa picked up running. It did more than he hoped for and he ...

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Couch to Pool

A beginner's guide to exercising aquatically — water you waiting for?

The days are growing shorter, but the summer heat lingers on. And a familiar way to keep cool can also help keep you in shape. For some, the thought of stepping out their front doors can be daunting, but the last days of summer need not slip by. Those first few steps are easier than you think.

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Pay attention to these possible signs of cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, it would be helpful if our bodies gave us a clear message when we had cancer, but unfortunately they do not. Since cancer is actually a group of diseases that can cause a variety of different signs and symptoms in various locations depending on where it began or has spread to in the body, it is a little more complicated.

Double Take: Old euphemisms for sex mean something new

Teens should talk about what "sleeping together" means so no one is confused.

Timing of Kansas prevention network overhaul questioned

Loss of state funds forces closure of prevention centers; new systems still in development

For years, the state of Kansas has partnered with a network of regional prevention centers to alert and connect people to mental health programs and those that prevent substance abuse, suicide and problem gambling. But that network appears to be unraveling as state officials work toward implementing what they call a more holistic, data-driven approach.

OrthoKansas schedules sports injury clinics

OrthoKansas LLC has scheduled its 20th Annual Sports Injury Clinics from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday mornings for all athletes who have sustained a recent or acute injury.

Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 U.S. cases occurs in someone who has already had cancer

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

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Just what the patient ordered: 'Concierge medicine' comes to Lawrence

Tom Bryce needs a new doctor. Bryce, of Lawrence, has been under the primary care of Lawrence physician Dr. Steve Dillon for more than 20 years. “Dr. Dillon is a fantastic doctor,” Bryce said. “I’ll miss him.” Why the change? Dillon is one of two doctors in Lawrence who have joined a “concierge medicine” practice, a model new to Lawrence that has some patients questioning what their health care future looks like in Lawrence. By Michelle Tevis

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Lawrence Death Cafe - Sat. August 22nd

LAWRENCE DEATH CAFÉ “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives” Saturday, August 22nd 1:00 ...

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Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war

"It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen in the group therapy session. He'd rarely spoken about his secret, the story of the little girl who wound up in his hospital during the war in Iraq, where he served as an Army nurse. Her chest had been blown apart, and her brown eyes implored him for help. Whenever he'd thought of her since, "I killed the girl," echoed in his head.

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital staff welcomes four new physicians

The Lawrence Memorial Hospital medical staff welcomed four physicians this week, including a doctor who was one of only two internal medicine physicians finishing residency at Kansas University Medical Center to choose primary care as a practice focus.

Double Take: Introducing co-author Gabe Magee

Dr. Wes introduces Gabe Magee, who reminds his peers that knowing yourselves takes time.

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Cool water not a hot drink?

Tammi Krier notices what people drink. The registered dietitian and healthy eating director for the Greater Wichita YMCA understands the science behind getting enough of the fluids that make our bodies work their best and she knows that water has no calories, making it an important aid in managing weight. Instead, she said, it is often seen as an inconvenient choice compared to other options.

Report: Bicyclist death rates fell for kids, rose for men

A new report says bicyclist death rates for children have fallen dramatically in recent decades, but have risen sharply for middle-aged men.