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Community Health Assessment finds stark disparities between neighborhoods in Lawrence, Douglas County

Between the United States and countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Bangladesh, there exists an eight-year gap in life expectancy, according to the World Health Organization. An eight-year life expectancy gap also exists between areas of North and East Lawrence compared to rural western Douglas County.

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Back-to-school time means more than crayons — are your kids' shots up-to-date?

As school supplies begin to fill seasonal aisles of most major retailers, parents know the time is nigh. With all the essential items to take into account, it’s easy to overlook the items that most teachers don’t include on their supply lists: shots.

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Running legend Jeff Galloway is coming to Lawrence, and he wants you to get off the couch

Run-walk-run pioneer turns 71 today

Jeff Galloway’s everyday life revolves mainly around two things: running, and helping others to experience the same benefits he feels from running. This weekend, he'll be in Lawrence to do just that.

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KU Hospital saw fewer injuries but increased severity, including amputations, over July 4 weekend

Kansas University Hospital saw five patients with partial or full amputations as a result of fireworks injuries over the holiday weekend.

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Fact or fad? Controversial fasting diets boost weight loss, beat 'plateaus'

A concept that was once primarily restricted to religious practices has infiltrated the diet world and is rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S. Though research thus far is mostly inconclusive and experts hold conflicting opinions, intermittent fasting — abstaining from all or some kinds of food for a duration — may be beneficial for weight loss.

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When 'boo-boos' occur: What every parent should have in their medicine cabinet

Even when parents are taking precautions against heat and proper measures to prevent sunburns, kids are bound to end up with injuries and illnesses over the summer.

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Stay cool for summer: Heat, dehydration pose serious risks in Lawrence

Your leftovers will last longer in the refrigerator than they will in the oven — and humans are the same way.

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Lawrence softball tournament to help play hardball against 14-year-old’s cancer

Boy’s congenital heart defect complicates treatment

“The kid loves sports,” Kasey Asher says of her oldest nephew, 14-year-old Austin Asher, of Ozawkie. So what better arena to raise funds for his fight against cancer?

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AIDS Memorial Quilt displays coming to Lawrence; area residents affected by disease share stories

Kenny Comstock was a talented dancer who was 26 years old when AIDS prevented his recovery from pneumonia. He is one of 94,000-plus individuals whose lives are commemorated in the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Starting this week, his panel will be one of several on display in Lawrence.

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Contrary to conventional wisdom, 'sun is good,' dermatologist says; sunburns, on the other hand...

The belief that all sun is bad is antiquated — in fact, it’s important to get some sun to stay healthy, according to this dermatologist. However, sunburns and indoor tanning ought to be avoided entirely because they’re the two biggest controllable risk factors for skin cancer.

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