HCA Health and Wellness Fair: August 15th

HCA Intern

It's finally here: The Health Care Access Health and Wellness Fair is on Thursday, August 15th, from 9:00am-7:00pm. Regular examinations, school physicals, Tdap vaccines (9-noon), and HIV testing will be available throughout the day (most services apply to HCA-eligible, uninsured patients). Fitness examinations from our wellness department are free to ...

Accessible Scales Support Health for Wheelchair Users

Dot Nary

What’s the first thing you do after checking in for an appointment with your doctor? For most people, it’s stepping onto the oft-dreaded scale. Our weight tells part of the story of our health, and it’s a critical piece of information for determining the dosage of some medicines. But if ...

Local Hospice Nurse Recognized for Outstanding Care

Lori McSorley

Hospice care provides comfort, not only to patients, but also to families of patients who are terminally ill. One nurse providing this care, Ginger Hayes, knows first-hand how hospice care can affect someone’s life. “The genuine care and compassion that comes from caring for a hospice patient is such a ...

Health and Wellness Fair

HCA Intern

[Check out [facebook.com/healthcareaccess][1] for more details!] We are excited to announce our upcoming health fair, featuring health services, community outreach, and giveaways! Check out these great events: Our staff will provide health and wellness services all day to HCA-eligible patients. Our wellness team will provide free seminars to ALL attendees ...

New key to pancreatic cancer could save many lives - invented by 16 year old

Lawrence Morgan

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jul/19/258692/ **Pancreatic cancer kills** I had a friend who killed himself, in Lawrence, because he had pancreatic cancer. He was, in my opinion, an artistic genius, but that didn't help him in what he perceived as his present situation at that time. Once the disease reaches a certain level, death ...

Better Safe than Sorry!

Belinda Rehmer

The Fourth of July is no doubt one of the best days of summer, but also can be very dangerous. Lawrence Memorial Hospital wants to share a few safety reminders to keep your Independence Day fun and smooth-sailing: 1. When boating, if not wearing a life jacket, you have a ...

Douglas County CHIP Receives Kansas Health Foundation Grant

Janelle Martin

The Douglas County Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) has received a $24,743 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation’s Recognition Grants program. This money will help support an initiative to increase cultural competency among Douglas County healthcare providers by offering training and technical assistance to member agencies. The grant will offer ...

LMH Named to ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ List

Belinda Rehmer

LMH Named to ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ List Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) has received another national honor. This week LMH was named one of the ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ in the United States by Becker’s Hospital Review; the only hospital in Kansas on the 2013 list. LMH was recognized for ...

LMHEA's 5th Annual Small Town/Big Cause Run/Walk Kicks off Saturday in Eudora

Belinda Rehmer

This community event is for all ages and abilities, from the competitive runner to the parents pushing a stroller and little ones tagging along! These runs are fun and engaging, enough of a challenge to push the serious competitor but not defeat the newly health conscious participant. http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jun/20/257402/ The Eudora ...

"ART SHOW RECEPTION" - Everyone is invited!

Constance Whiston

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8 to Great:The world's most powerful attitude process

Travis Privat

I participated in my second workshop for "8 to Great: The world's most powerful attitude process" this past weekend. OMG! I was amazed and still am. The workshop was held at the author's conference center in Overland Park. The speakers and creator, MK Mueller, were an inspiration. Everybody should go ...

LMH to host Diabetes Education Group

Drew Jarrett

Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Education Center hosts a free education group for those managing diabetes. The group will meet next on Wednesday, June 12, from 6-7 p.m. at the hospital, 325 Maine, Lawrence. There will be a different topic the second Wednesday of every month that deals with the struggles ...

Hold the Salt!

Belinda Rehmer

Sodium (salt) is an important component for healthy body functioning. However, not much is needed each day to do the job. Consuming too much sodium is one of several risks factor for developing high blood pressure (hypertension). The average American consumes 3400 mg of sodium daily. This is much more ...

Elvis 5K and concert at the Lied Center 6/22

cinnamon ramer

-- Elvis is alive and coming to Lawrence on Saturday, June 22! Acclaimed Elvis Tribute Artist Joseph Hall will visit to support local fundraiser *Elvis Visit to End Polio Now*, and actively assist Rotary International’s campaign to eradicate polio worldwide. He will lead walkers and runners in an Elvis 5K ...

DCAP has expanded HIV testing hours!

Kt West

Well, the word is out! DCAP is expanding its HIV testing hours starting next week, June 3rd! We will be open for walk-in rapid testing from 10:00AM - 6:00PM. This is a very exciting opportunity for individuals seeking HIV testing but work during our regular business hours. You are welcome ...

Zach has died

Lawrence Morgan

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/may/23/255894/ **No one in Lawrence cared enough about Zach or the blog to even make one comment.** Now he has died. http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/208137091.html?refer=y Does it make any difference to anyone? It does to me, but apparently no one else even read the blog. I wonder - do most people read the ...

Third graders get moving at Kansas Kids Fitness Day

Janelle Martin

Anschutz Sports Pavilion on the University of Kansas campus was bursting with energy last Friday morning as 620 third-graders from Northeast Kansas filled it as part of ***Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day*** in Douglas County. An especially impressive feat this year was the fact that students from three Lawrence ...

LMH to Hold Stroke Risk Mini-Screening Event

Belinda Rehmer

May is Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke or brain attack is currently the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, but according to the National Stroke Association, up to 80 percent of strokes may be preventable. On Wednesday, May 22, from 9-11 a.m. and again from 4-6 p.m., ...

Challenge of the Week: May 3

HCA Intern

Challenge: choose two days of the week to have no unhealthy snacks!

Challenge of the Week

HCA Intern

Challenge of the week: If you're sitting at your desk all day, get up and walk down the hallway every 20-30 minutes!

Local leaders unveil community health plan

Peter Hancock

Local governments and health care providers in Douglas County unveiled a plan Tuesday for improving the health of the community through strategies that range from improving sidewalks and bike paths to expanding access to primary care physicians and implementing federal health reform. The [Douglas County Community Health Plan][1] is the ...

Brandon Kazen-Maddox creates music for deaf children

Lawrence Morgan

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/apr/21/253579/ **This is music for deaf children** Brandon Kazen-Maddox has known sign language since he was a kid. His grandparents are deaf, so from a very young age he has interpreted life for them so that they, too, can live a more normal existence. http://vimeo.com/64477846 However, he also has been ...

Challenge of the Week

HCA Intern

Add one extra workout day this week to your current routine! http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/apr/19/253449/

Youth Group Hosts "Real Talk" Sex Education Workshop for Youth, Parents, and Educators

Gadugi SafeCenter

We know it. You know it. Many people refuse to accept it, but sex education in school sucks. We want to do something about it! Lawrence Queer Youth Voice, Douglas County AIDS Project, and GaDuGi SafeCenter invite you to join the conversation this Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm at the ...

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

DCAP Director

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awreness Day (NYHAAD) is intended to be a wake-up call for America's youth. They are the first generation never to have known a world without HIV/AIDS. One in four new HIV infections in the U.S. is in a 13 to 24-year-old. Every month, 1,000 young ...

Challenge of the Week

HCA Intern

This week limit yourself to just one dessert!

Water and the Amazon - the essence of life

Lawrence Morgan

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/mar/28/252072/ **The Amazon, Water, and Education** Many Americans, including myself, had no idea that the Amazon could produce "flying rivers" from the rainforest surrounding the river. The short film below, published today from the BBC, brings out new information. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130326-amazons-invisible-flying-rivers I wonder if other large river systems, such as the ...

Honor Our Ancestors. Protect Our People. Take the Test.

Nicole Lopez

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is observed in Kansas and across the nation today Wednesday, March 20. The goal of the day is to raise awareness about the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and to honor those who are infected or ...

Honor Our Ancestors. Protect Our People. Take the Test.

DCAP Director

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is observed in Kansas and across the nation today Wednesday, March 20. The goal of the day is to raise awareness about the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and to honor those who are infected or ...

Walk Kansas - There's Still Time To Register A Team!

Susan Johnson

Still wanting to get a Walk Kansas team together? At the present time, Douglas County alone has 96 Walk Kansas teams with 563 participants registered for this year's program. Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life by being more active, making ...

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