Diabetes: Let's Get Serious


Diabetes is a sneaky gremlin. It is a disease that quiet, yet the damage it can leave is astounding. It is preventable and there are measures one can take to keep the gremlin at bay. Getting a diagnosis of diabetes is stunning. The idea of changing one’s diet to restrict ...

Expect street closures for half marathon on Sunday

Elliot Johnson

Lawrence area businesses, residents and visitors can expect temporary road closures around the [Kansas Half Marathon][1] race route on Sunday, Nov. 1. The race begins and ends at Watson Park near downtown. The half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K starts soon after at 7:45 a.m. Anyone planning ...


Constance Whiston

HALLOWEEN LAWRENCE DEATH CAFÉ “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives” Saturday,October 24th 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Room B at the Lawrence Public Library RSVP: constancewhis@gmail.com *Please bring a $4.00 or more donation, arrive on time & plan ...

Running helps connect family

Elliot Johnson

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 and strengthened their relationship. "#whyirun" is a new digital video series produced & directed by Lawrence locals Andy White and Elliot Johnson. The stories showcase ...

Running helped son deal with father's disease

Elliot Johnson

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 now runs to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Help Lempa's Run to Defeat ALS at the 2015 Chicago Marathon by [donating][1] to ...

Lawrence Death Cafe - Sat. August 22nd

Constance Whiston

**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 pm to 3:00 pm Room C at the Lawrence Public Library RSVP: constancewhis@gmail.com *Please bring a $4.00 donation & plan to stay for the whole ...


Constance Whiston

LAWRENCE DEATH CAFE - Saturday, July 25th at the Lawrence Public Library in room C 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - open to all - bring a $4.00 donation and a snack to share http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/jul/21/294551/

Concussions - What You Need to Know


http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/jul/10/294142/ Join us for a presentation about Children's Health at noon on July 22 at [TherapyWorks][1] to hear about sports injuries, concussions and other health concerns for kids with Dr. Chris Koster of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Here is some quick reading about concussions for you in the mean time. ...

Therapy group plans Men's Health seminar


Father's Day may be behind us, but June is Men's Health Month, and there are many opportunities to celebrate dads. Instead of the traditional grills, electronics, recliners or a buffet full of delicious food, maybe it is time to change it up and start thinking on the healthier side of ...

Adult Immunization Questions

Elliot Johnson

Kansas University School of Pharmacy students will answer questions about adult immunizations for Adult Health Month at the Lawrence Public Library. Students will be there to answer questions and provide immunization information. This opportunity is open to the public. Please stop by their booth this Sunday, June 21st. The booth ...


Constance Whiston

“At Lawrence Death Café people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death” Saturday, June 27th 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Room C at the Lawrence Public Library *Please bring a $4.00 donation & plan to stay for the whole meeting RSVP to: constancewhis@gmail.com “To increase awareness of death ...

Therapy group offers tips on easing pain from gardening


Spring is once again upon us. As the rhyme goes April shower brings May flowers, or April rain brings more May rain this year. Once it starts to dry up many of us will be out and about planting, tilling, hauling mulch, and anything else we can fit in before ...

Free Talk on Successful Weight Management


Hear from Dr. Malati Harris, Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics, and Anthony Roberson, PTA about tips for losing those extra pounds and keeping them off permanently! Both are busy working parents who will share their successes in fitting in physical activity into their daily routines. Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 ...

Spinning Ride a Success

Elliot Johnson

Lawrence, Kansas – March 23rd, 2015 - [Free State Ride][1] & [Body Boutique's][2] first ever Spinning Ride for Charity was a success by both promoting women's heart health and raising $1,350.00 for [Health Care Access][3]. The participants donated a base amount to participate in a 90 minute workout led by ...

Runners: Be prepared for race season


With racing season quickly approaching, it is important for all runners and walkers to be prepared. To best prepare for the season, it is important to avoid injury as you eagerly begin signing up for races. Some excellent ways to avoid injury prior to hitting the pavement and trails is ...

Spinning Ride Promoting Women's Heart Health

Elliot Johnson

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/feb/17/287005/ Lawrence, Kansas – February 18th, 2015 - [Body Boutique][1] will be hosting a [spinning ride][2] (indoor cycling) event that promotes women's heart health on Saturday, February 28th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The event will take place at a brand new spinning facility, [Free State Ride][3], located at ...

Running Injuries - What You Need To Know


The race season is almost upon us! For seasoned runners and newcomers alike now is the time to prepare for the 5K’s and beyond. With the ups and downs of Kansas weather you can almost smell spring in the air. In preparation for hitting the running trails we at TherapyWorks ...

Free Talk on Back Pain


Our Helping You Help Yourself topic this month is back pain, featuring special guest Jeff Glasgow, CRNA of Advanced Specialty Anesthesia and our PT, Sarah Hammons. It will be Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 at TherapyWorks 1311 Wakarusa Drive. Plenty of time for your individual questions. For more details see ...

Smokefree.changelawrence.us petition to stop smoking on mass

Mike DuPont

we have started a petition to ask the city to ban smoking on mass street, see [Website][1]. If we are lucky they will enforce at least the 10 foor rule of smoking near doors, windows and air vents. [1]: http://smokefree.changelawrence.us

Kansas Half Marathon & 5k Training Program

Elliot Johnson

Lawrence, Kansas – June 9, 2014 - [Health Care Access Clinic][1]’s annual [Kansas Half Marathon][2] has announced its training partner for the November 2nd benefit event: [RunWalkLawrence][3]. RunWalkLawrence is an official Jeff Galloway training program based in Lawrence and managed by J. Jenkins. “Galloway programs yield more results on less ...

World Malaria Day 2014

Lawrence Morgan

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/may/08/273063/ **Malaria is still prevalent in many parts of the world** Malaria is still prevalent, especially in Africa. For World Malaria Day this year (celebrated around April 25 through this week, depending on the country), it is important to create an original song, so that people can remember malaria and ...

Bone Matters: Free Seminar on Osteoporosis


Helping You Help Yourself Monthly Series Tuesday, May 20 at 7:00pm Dr. Joan Brunfeldt of Reed Medical and Libby Alvarez, DPT of TherapyWorks will share information on osteoporosis. What you can do to lead a safe and active lifestyle following this diagnosis and prevent fractures. Free seminar - no reservation ...

Free Runner's Clinic


**Join us for our popular Runner's Clinic on Saturday, April 12 anytime between 9:00 - noon.** **- video gait analysis - physician consultation - orthotic information - free chair massages and - refreshments!** **1311 Wakarusa Drive** [More detail on our Facebook Event][1] [1]: https://www.facebook.com/events/634034093347223/ www.therapyworks.org @therapyworksks on Twitter http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/apr/02/271323/

Ready, Set, Run! (or walk)


Join our free seminar about starting a running (or walking) program, and preventing & correcting possible injuries. Special guests: Dr. Luis Salazar, a local sports medicine physician, and our Physical Therapist, Audrey Welch. Tuesday, March 25 7:00 p.m. @ TherapyWorks - 1311 Wakarusa Drive For more information about this monthly ...

LAWRENCE DEATH CAFE - Saturday, April 19th - 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Constance Whiston

Registration for the Saturday, April 19th, LAWRENCE DEATH CAFE is now underway. We have a much larger room with over 25 chairs in a very popular location. The Education & Outreach representative has asked me to keep the location private so she/the location do not have to answer telephone calls. ...

Participate in our Community Needs Assessment

Kristine Chapman

Headquarters Counseling Center is committed to providing support to our community. Please tell us what you think about our agency so that we can better assist those in need. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7YJ5F6K http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/feb/05/268569/

Heart Your Heart


Dr. Michael Zabel of Cardiovascular Specialists of Lawrence, will present the latest information for Heart Healthy Month. Also presenting will be TherapyWorks PTA, Preston Morris. Monday, February 17 at 7:00pm at 1311 Wakarusa - Lawrence This is a free Helping You Help Yourself seminar, presented by TherapyWorks. [For more information ...

LMH's second annual Arctic Blast benefits cancer survivors


By Cameron Crane Chilling out with your community and your friends for a real cool cause! Is it cool enough for you? Lawrence Memorial Hospital will host the second annual Arctic Blast February 1st at 6 pm at Abe & Jake’s Landing, featuring delicious food and fun, unique entertainment. The ...

Looking to lose wieght? Would you like to be compinsated while doing so?


**We are looking for adults (ages 21-55) who are currently not participating in a regular exercise program and are interested in starting a weight loss and physical activity program.** This study is a 3 month reduced energy diet and aerobic exercise 5 days per week, followed by 12 months weight ...

Helping You Help Yourself - New Year, Achievable Goals!


**Save the Date for this Free Educational Seminar:** Monday, January 27 @ 7:00-8:00pm at 1311 Wakarusa Dr. Listen to guest speakers Dr. Karen Evans and Cindy Johnson, MSPT talk about: - How fitness & nutrition influence your health - Tips for goal setting - Resources for success Contact us with ...


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