LMH Better Breathers Club meeting monthly

Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for people with COPD or other lung diseases, who often feel alone and isolated. COPD is short for ...


Are E-Cigarettes Really Safer?

e-cigarette smoker

brought to you by LMH WellCare The electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a device that resembles a traditional cigarette, but does not contain tobacco. It ...


Baldwin City teen to speak at assembly about stroke awareness

Two teenage stroke survivors will speak at an assembly in front of Wellsville high and middle schoolers from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the school, 218 ...


Research study to help working moms become more physically active

Are you a working mom between the ages of 20-50 who is not regularly active? If so, you are eligible to participate in a research ...


We Should Really Call it Grandmother’s Day

Grandma and Baby HJ

Mother’s Day is now 18 days away. I didn’t realize how close it was until my brother called on Monday to discuss plans for my ...


What’s wrong with working at a fast-food restaurant?

Dear Dr. Wes and Kendra: My son's school allows a senior release for work. My son is enrolling for the fall and wanting to use ...

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LMH trustees devoted to quality care

Serving as an Lawrence Memorial Hospital Trustee is not all business, as Cindy Yulich and Allen Belot can attest. In addition to volunteering an average of 20 hours a month in meetings, sometimes trustees get to have a little fun, like judging the LMH Holiday Cookie Contest.

From caring for patients to ensuring the facilities are well maintained to dealing in matters of high finance, it takes a lot of people to ...


Making focus a habit will help you avoid slumps

Mastering Tadasana (Mountain pose) can help you build a habit of focus that will improve your posture and also keep you from slumping in your daily life.

Often the first pose in a yoga class is the simplest — simply standing in Tadasana (Mountain pose). You are instructed to balance the weight ...


Friday fundraiser to benefit Tonganoxie boy battling brain cancer

A glow run/walk will highlight a night of activities Friday for Light Up the Night for Franklin’s Fight at Tonganoxie High School. The event will ...


Junior Volunteer Summer Program Interviews Now Being Scheduled

Junior Volunteer Summer Program Interviews Now Being Scheduled Lawrence Memorial Hospital is accepting applications for its Junior Volunteer Program. The program gives area junior high ...


Excuse Me While I Breastfeed My Seven-Year-Old

I still remember the day very vividly. I was waiting tables at the Lawrence Old Chicago (may it rest in peace) and I walked up ...

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Fund offers financial help for people with disabilities to purchase assistive technology devices

A local charity that helps people with disabilities acquire assistive technology devices is accepting applications for assistance. The Gerald “Jerry” Vogel Assistive Technology Fund helps ...


Students, apply now to be the next Double Take columnist

Dr. Wes: Today begins the ninth annual essay contest to find the eleventh teen co-author of Double Take. In October, we’ll celebrate 10 years breaking ...


Internal Medicine Group recognized for patient-centered care

The Internal Medicine Group of Lawrence recently was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The Internal Medicine Group earned recognition as a Level ...


Pioneer Celebration set for April 21

The public is invited to attend Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center's Pioneer Celebration from 5:30-7 p.m. April 21 at Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire St. ...


Acai Bowl at Ramen Bowls

The Acai Bowl at Ramen Bowls, 125 E. 10th St., is packed with antioxidants and other amazing healthful goodies. See the recipe below for how to make it yourself.

When we lived in Hawaii, surfers flocked island juice bars to get their hands on an acai bowl. For a long time, we wondered what ...


The Easter Bunny: The Stuff of Nightmares

Dying eggs, chocolate bunnies, Grandma’s potato salad — these are all things that come to mind when I think of Easter. They are things that ...

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Trail running is poetry in Lawrence

Members of the Lawrence Trailhawks run along the North River Trail in May 2012. The trail is literally in Lawrence's backyard and provides a variety of terrain for all levels of runner.

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before ...


Superheroes display powers when volunteering at LMH

Chloe Hays, a Free State High School senior who is a Health Careers Pathways intern,
and Paul Flower, information desk volunteer, volunteer at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Who works 75,102 hours for free? That would be the 927 volunteers of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, whose contributions of time and talent support ...

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Give your kids a salary, or don’t complain

Wes: Even when their kids are still in the womb, far too many parents reach up and hand the moon and stars down to their ...

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