Giles Bruce is a general assignment reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World. He joined the staff in March 2013. He covers health and other human-interest stories and writes for the weekly WellCommons section and WellCommons.com. Contact him with story ideas by phone at 785-832-7233, email at email@example.com or on Twitter @GilesBruce.
As the Kansas Legislature discusses restricting how sex education can be taught across the state, some sexuality experts say the programs are already inadequate in preparing students for adulthood. By Giles Bruce
The flu season in Lawrence and across the state looks to be slowing down. By Giles Bruce
Many senior citizens have their first experience with mental illness at a later age. Conditions like depression and anxiety can be brought on or exacerbated by situations that often accompany aging: the loss of a spouse, failing health, a move into a nursing home or assisted-living facility. By Giles Bruce
February is heart health month in America, and local doctors and advocacy groups have made it a priority to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease in women. By Giles Bruce
Ten heart health tips specifically for women.
A timeline of important events in Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association's 45 years of operation.
Over the past 45 years, there have numerous relationships formed between nurse and patient in Lawrence, thanks to the work of the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association. In that time, the organization has morphed from a home health care agency with a handful of employees to a nonprofit that offers a variety of services with a staff of 115 and 60 volunteers. By Giles Bruce
Many patients and advocates say medical marijuana can help alleviate such conditions as pain, nausea and anxiety, and benefit patients with diseases like AIDS, cancer and multiple sclerosis. But because of a lack of research in the United States, the debate over the medicinal benefits of cannabis has yet to be settled in this country. By Giles Bruce
Lawrence has a plethora of options for mothers who need breastfeeding help. Here are some places for new moms who are nursing to go for support. By Giles Bruce
Lawrence has an abundance of resources for breastfeeding mothers, part of the reason the community has such a high rate of nursing moms. By Giles Bruce