Steps to Successfully Quitting Smoking Thursday, November 15 at 6pm

Belinda Rehmer

Tobacco-related illnesses kill more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, motor vehicle accidents, homicides, suicides and fire deaths combined. As the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States, tobacco and its related diseases kill 1,200 Americans each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Lawrence ...

Health Care Access clinic eliminates wait time, expands services

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/mar/15/209921/ Uninsured residents no longer have to turn to Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s emergency room for medical care. There is now no wait for an appointment at [Health Care Access][1], a medical clinic that serves low-income, uninsured Douglas County residents across the street from the ER at 330 Maine. For the ...

Health Care Reform forum to be in Lawrence

Janelle Martin

Check out the Sunflower Foundation's front page for information on a health reform forum to take place in Lawrence later next month (October). Go to [http://www.sunflowerfoundation.org/][Reform forum] and look under the News and Alerts heading for an entry entitled **Foundation Offers Public Forum on Health Reform.** This is free and ...

What health-care reform rules kick in today?

Jane Stevens

Here's a round-up of useful articles that explain the Affordable Health Care Act's health-care rules that go into effect today, as well as coverage on the discussion about them: [A Consumer's Guide to the Health Law, Six Months In (Kaiser Health News)][1] http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2010/sep/23/199081/ [The New Health Care Rules: What They ...

Happy Half Birthday - Part 2

Janelle Martin

**More changes effective Sept. 23 as part of the Affordable Care Act** - For new plans: The new law includes new rules to prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to children under the age of 19 due to a pre-existing condition. - For new plans: The law provides consumers with ...

Big week for Health Care Reform

Janelle Martin

**Happy half-birthday to Health Care Reform!** Tomorrow is not only the first full day of Fall, but also marks the 6 month anniversary for the Affrordable Health Care Act signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The 6-month anniversary marks one of the first steps for noticeable changes for ...

Task Force Members

Nikki King, Health Care Access Jon Stewart, Heartland Clinic Marcia Epstien, Headquarters Janice Friedman, Social & Rehabilitative Services Hilda Enoch, Kansans Healthcare for All Stacy Cope, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Linda Gall, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Julie Branstrom, Douglas County Dental Clinic Cynthia Lewis, Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation & Hospice

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