Great X-mas gifts


The Michael J. Fox Foundation offers a variety of trendy apparel and accessories that would be great X-mas gifts. $.89 of every $1 spent goes directly towards Parkinson's research. It's not too late to promote health by shopping Fox for the Holiday! [1]:

Giving Tuesday... What will you give?

Megan Poindexter

TODAY IS GIVING TUESDAY! Below is my post about it from last week. Today is the day! Make it fun! Make it meaningful! Just make it happen!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx There is a new holiday in town! Have you heard? And **Trinity In-Home Care** is participating! Next **Tuesday, Dec. 3**, is ***Giving ...

WorkWell Lawrence Update

Haley Harrington

What a busy time for the WorkWell team! WorkWell held their monthly meeting yesterday, where members discussed continuing efforts to improve health in the workplace. WorkWell was also a part of yesterday's [Schmooza Palooza][1], held at the Oread Hotel, and there was a great turnout! The next WorkWell meeting will ...

VNA Hosts Educational Program for Veteran Caretakers

Lori McSorley

Visiting Nurses is hosting a teleconference, Thursday, November 14th from 1-4:30 at Visiting Nurses, 200 Maine Street, Lawrence, KS (3rd Floor). Three CEU's will be available, and registration for CEU's will take place from 12:30-1. The conference will cover many issues that veterans face when faced with an illness or ...

Diabetes? Not So Sweet!


November is Diabetes Awareness Month and for our Helping You Help Yourself seminar, Dr. Eric Huerter, of Reed Medical Group will present clinical information about diabetes. Nikki White, CHES will add educational information and add how physical therapy can help prevent complications from the disease. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7-8:00 ...

The Contented Brain and Brainwave Optimization


Learn about a non-invasive new technology that is helping Kansas children and adults reduce or eliminate medications while decreasing or eliminating symptoms of depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and more. Research shows its dramatic effects on PTSD, sleep disorders, and more. Join us at a FREE seminar, "Why It's So Hard to ...

Grief Camp for Children and Teens Offers Unconventional Coping Methods

Lori McSorley

Three local organizations are teaming up to fill a need in the Douglas County community. On Sunday, November 10th from 1-5pm, Keepsake Day will commence at Midland Care Center. Visiting Nurses Hospice, Midland Care and Rumsey Yost Funeral Home have come together to offer a grief day-camp for children, teens ...

Why Does This Keep Happening To Me?


Why do we keep feeling and behaving the way we do in spite of all that we try to do to change? Join us at a FREE seminar, "Why It's So Hard to Change," October 24, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center and learn a compassionate non-judgmental view of ...

Right thoughts; Right words; Right actions

Megan Poindexter

I spent last week at the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita, KS attending a conference with my fellow Kansans, learning skills which I intend to use in my work at Trinity In-Home Care, as well as in other aspects of my life. It was a great experience; one which will ...

Why It's So Hard To Change


Why do we keep feeling and behaving the way we do in spite of all that we try to do to change? Join us at a **FREE seminar** October 24, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center and learn a compassionate non-judgmental view of our emotional and behavioral struggles that ...

Back Pain? We've Got Your Back!


Join us for a free seminar to learn more about how to treat and prevent back pain, an ailment that affects 80% of Americans. Tuesday, October 29 from 7-8:00pm At TherapyWorks - 1311 Wakarusa Drive More information at

Walk Your Child to School Day - October 9

Belinda Rehmer

Bras Across the Kaw: Change of Date

HCA Intern

**The year's annual *Bras Across the Kaw* date has been moved! Health Care Access will hang the bras on October 6th, which will remain on the bridge until October 20th.** Want to help? We are still accepting bra donations! Help us make this Breast Cancer Awareness event a success! You ...

Tailgate Fundraiser to Benefit Visiting Nurses- Honoring Coach Don Fambrough

Lori McSorley

Visiting Nurses has served the Douglas County Community for over 44 years. In this time, they have served individuals in areas of Home Health, Rehabilitation, Hospice and Private Duty. Thousands of patients have been helped through these services, many of which have not had the ability to pay. Visiting Nurses ...

Lawrence Meals on Wheels "2013 Signature Settings" Charity Auction Event


Come and join the fun at the fundraiser that allows Lawrence Meals on Wheels to continue to feed your neighbors in need! There will be great food, beverages, silent and live auctions and much more. All the proceeds help feed those in need. Call 830-8844 to purchase tickets in advance, ...

Cordley Carnival has Expanded Wellness Expo - this Friday!

Sally Zogry

The Cordley Elementary PTA Carnival is this Friday, September 20th from 5:30-8:00pm. Come enjoy free games and prizes, free inflatables, booger wars (it's fun, not gross!) and hamster balls, face painting, henna tattoos, cake walk, balloon art by Balloonman and more! Global Cafe, AirSummerSnow Shaved Ice, Mass. Street Sweet Shoppe, ...

Help Others Keep Calm & Be a Lifesaver

Kristine Chapman

> ***"Headquarters has always been a safety net for me. It's so good to > know that someone is always there to > listen." - Lawrence caller*** HQCC is a community of board members, advisors, volunteer counselors, and professional staff who are passionate about making sure that emotional support and ...

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 [][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 **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. The Eudora ...

"ART SHOW RECEPTION" - Everyone is invited!

Constance Whiston

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 ...

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