- Healthy Outlook: This potentially deadly trend is not one you want to try
- Unfiltered, untreated ‘raw’ water could have fatal consequences
- Safely navigate the dangers of winter
- Don’t become a prisoner of the weather
- January 14, 2018
- Icy parking lots are incredibly dangerous. Over the years, I’ve treated a lot of people who fell on icy sidewalks or parking lots. Typically, the most dangerous maneuver is staying on your feet when you get out of your vehicle in an icy parking lot.
- FDA OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer
- January 13, 2018
- U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene.
- Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?
- January 12, 2018
- Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.
- STD rates on the rise in Douglas County; gonorrhea experiencing most dramatic surge
- January 8, 2018
- Local health officials say cases of sexually transmitted diseases continue to climb at an alarming rate within Douglas County, mirroring a national surge in chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis that hit a record high in 2017.
- Healthy Outlook: Simple changes can have a huge impact on your life
- It’s not too late to get a good start in 2018
- January 7, 2018
- If you’ve made your New Year’s resolution but the going is getting tough, perhaps you just need to step back and re-evaluate. If you didn’t make a resolution at all but you’ve realized you might want to, you’ve come to the right column. I’ve spent weeks poring over health and fitness articles and advice from all over the place with the goal of curating the best tips to pass along to you.
- Understanding the new blood pressure guidelines, and how to improve your numbers
- January 7, 2018
- Recently, the American Heart Association updated the guidelines it uses to identify hypertension, which commonly is referred to as high blood pressure. The AHA now estimates that nearly half of adult Americans have hypertension.
- Study plots routes for missing Lawrence Loop segments; paths would cost millions to build
- 12:00 a.m., January 2, 2018 Updated 01:03 p.m.
- There is a new guidepost — and price tag — in the years-long effort to complete the trail system around Lawrence. A city-commissioned study and resident survey has identified preferred routes for two missing segments of the Lawrence Loop. Once completed, the routes near downtown and Lawrence Memorial Hospital would close prominent trail gaps in the downtown area and northern Lawrence.