Health

Healthy Outlook: Ketamine a new depression treatment option in Lawrence

For those who have battled depression, finding a treatment option that actually works can be life-changing. That makes it all the more difficult when symptoms begin to creep back in. Lawrence psychiatrist Dr. Hiten Soni has experienced this firsthand. He’s familiar with patients’ tiresome ...

LMH Health offers community checkup

LMH Health demonstrates a commitment to keep your lifelong health a priority through the annual Community Health Fair. This year’s event is Saturday, Sept. 22, at the hospital campus at 330 Arkansas St. The Kids Fun and Safety Zone returns this year from 8 to 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot at ...

X-ray shows how Missouri boy survived after meat skewer penetrated skull

Harrisonville, Mo. — A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head. But miraculously, that’s where Xavier Cunningham’s bad luck ended. The skewer ...

Healthy Outlook: Pets can benefit our health

It never ceases to amaze me to see pet lovers’ reactions when their beloved furballs come up in conversation. Even the toughest facades tend to crumble — at least a little bit — at the mere mention of the loving counterparts that make so many of us whole. But besides the hugs, kisses, ...

Pelvic health: It’s time to talk about it

Millions of Americans suffer from pelvic floor disorders. Issues including pain and incontinence are widespread and affect men and women of all ages. They may affect your job, school, relationships, sexual health and self-image. Pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to a variety of symptoms, ...

Headquarters open house highlights suicide prevention events this month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and some events around Lawrence are planned in its honor. Among them is a rare peek behind the scenes at Headquarters Counseling Center. The 24/7 crisis center that operates in Lawrence — and takes calls from those in need of help ...

Healthy Outlook: Fall runners’ guide 2018

It’s almost fall, if you can believe that, which means here in Lawrence we can eventually expect a nice week or so between the 90-degree days and the first freeze. Hopefully, some of these events fall within that week. There are a lot of runs and races planned in the coming months — some ...

LMH Health medical staff keeps growing

The LMH Health medical staff keeps growing, with at least 30 new doctors and advanced practice providers joining the community in the last year. LMH Health invites the community to join in welcoming these new providers: Nicole Apprill, APRN, joined the Internal Medicine Group — Pain & ...

Healthy Outlook: Physician offers telemedicine services in new Lawrence clinic

The future of medicine is here and now. More specifically, it’s at a new clinic near 25th and Iowa streets. Dr. Fatima Khan has spent the last five years working with Veterans Affairs, and she recently decided to open a private practice in Lawrence. However, the care she provides won’t be ...

LMH Health welcomes several new doctors

Keeping health care strong at the local level is a primary focus for LMH Health. Central to that goal is the recruitment of outstanding physicians and health care providers to serve the community’s medical needs well into the future. “We need to make sure that we’re recruiting physicians ...

Healthy Outlook: Bert Nash CEO hopes to contract company for staff survey

The leader of Lawrence’s community mental health center would like to bring in a company to conduct an external evaluation or survey of staff. Amid some elevated concerns about public perception after seven specialized therapists resigned en masse, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center ...

Pain: Your body’s message of danger

Pain is normal. Pain is a basic, individual, human experience, yet we all experience it differently. Two people can have similar medical histories, have the same surgery, and one person has pain for days after the surgery and the other has pain for years. Without pain, how would we know to ...

Website for new DBT Center goes live, lists locations

A website for the new DBT Center of Lawrence and Kansas City went live Friday afternoon, and it lists the two locations that will soon house the business. Several therapists who recently resigned en masse from the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program at Bert Nash Community Mental Health ...

New dads can learn the ropes at boot camp

Becoming a new dad is an exciting life change. However, it can be overwhelming. This is exactly what Boot Camp for New Dads is for. Join soon-to-be dads on Saturday, Aug. 18, to learn, ask questions and make the idea of navigating fatherhood more manageable. This “boot camp” will discuss ...

Healthy Outlook: Head back to school in good health

I remember how I loved meandering through stores’ school supply aisles. My eyes would light up as I ran my fingers over sparkly pencil pouches; I adored the spiral-bound notebooks with kittens on their covers. Impractical? Maybe, but oh, how I loved them. But that was last year, and I like ...

Several therapists who are leaving Bert Nash will open own practice

The reasons why seven therapists resigned en masse from the Bert Nash Community Mental Health center remain unclear, but indications are that many of the therapists plan to open a new therapy center in Lawrence. Multiple patients of the therapists have told the Journal-World they’ve been ...

Online survey seeks input for Lawrence, Douglas County health plan

The local health advocacy coalition LiveWell Douglas County is seeking feedback from area residents as it continues to shape its Community Health Plan. The group has posted a brief survey online at surveymonkey.com/r/DK2RSKV seeking input. It asks participants to rank the importance of ...

Martial arts school to host free workshop for kids

Premier Martial Arts in Lawrence will host a Karate for Concentration workshop for kids ages 5 to 12 this weekend. The workshop instructs students on topics such as the importance of education, ability to focus and concentrate and decision-making, according to a news release from the school. ...

Healthy Outlook: Get R&R in nature with this area trail guide

Sometimes, you just need to get away. Any longtime Lawrence folk can tell you that although this town may not have quite the hustle and bustle of a big city, life can get hectic here in suburbia. If you’re experiencing a Thoreau-esque transcendental itch and need to escape into nature for a ...

Community invited to safety fair at South Park

With students from elementary school to college heading back to school soon, the Lawrence community wants to make sure they’re going back safer than ever. On Saturday, the Lawrence community will join together for a safety fair in South Park. There will be food trucks, activities, bounce ...