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Lawrence parenting classes teach concepts before baby's birth

For parents or expecting parents who are 21 and younger, there's a Young Parents Group that meets twice a month at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. The next meeting is Friday, Jan. 15!

December 29, 2015 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

This year is off to a fast start

Way to go, Bobcats!

October 20, 2014 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Youth Health Champion: High school student has raised thousands of dollars for local rape crisis center

Congrats, Logan! Thank you for your countless hours of volunteerism and your work in this community. You are an inspiration, and I wish you the very best.

April 10, 2014 at 5:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I'm a vaccinator

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is happy that Megan has brought up the topic of vaccination — it is an important issue to talk about.

We understand that parents may have questions about vaccines. A parent's top priority is the health of their children. We feel disease prevention is key to good health. Vaccines protect both the people who receive them as well as those they come in contact with.

Vaccines have dramatically decreased the incidence of many infectious diseases that were once common in the U.S. including polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps and others. Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of infectious diseases and saved millions of lives.

We encourage parents to discuss their concerns with their child's health care provider. Thanks Megan for starting the discussion!

March 26, 2014 at 12:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Where is Kansas and Lawrence with e-cigarettes? Second-hand (passive) smoking?

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, along with many community partners including Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the University of Kansas, is working to address electronic cigarettes and second-hand smoke. LMH, KU, and all school districts in Douglas County have modified their tobacco-use policies to restrict use of electronic cigarettes. LiveWell Lawrence has formed a new Tobacco-Free Living Work Group to address comprehensive tobacco control in Douglas County. The work group is still in the process of recruiting members and open to anyone. If anyone is interested in joining the work group, visit [][1].


March 5, 2014 at 2:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

As Kansas weighs restrictions on sex ed, sexuality experts say it's already inadequate

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department offers a family-based sex ed class "Kids Need To Know," for fifth- and sixth-grade students. The Health Department is accepting enrollment now for the spring courses. The girls course starts March 25 and the boys course begins March 27. The cost is $50 per child. For more information:

March 4, 2014 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Food Stamp Challenge Day 3: Did This Meal Really Cost Me 89 Cents?

I've spent 66 cents on lunch every day for four days and between $1.49 and $1.58 on dinner. This looks way more appealing than what I made! :) Thanks for sharing.

November 21, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Food Stamp Challenge Day 1: When Unexpected Guests Arrive Hungry

Thanks for sharing your experience and you bring to light a great perspective. At the Health Department, we hear from clients who say they go without to feed their children. I can't imagine what that must be like.

November 18, 2013 at 6:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Five years in, LiveWell Lawrence still working to improve health of community

Great story, Giles! Thanks for the coverage of this terrific group! So proud to be a part of it!

October 15, 2013 at 9:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

300 Plus Have Hit The Trail!

300 is an amazing number! Congrats!

September 26, 2013 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )