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LHS hosting bone marrow registry drive through Saturday
09:57 a.m., April 24, 2015 Updated 10:17 p.m.
Members of the pubic can visit Lawrence High School Friday and Saturday to sign up for a bone marrow donation registry.
Jenkins introduces Mental Health First Aid Act
April 21, 2015
Representatives Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Mental Health First Aid Act on Monday. The bipartisan legislation would expand mental health first aid training to help the public identify, understand, and respond to mental health issues and disorders.
Physician recruitment focus of LMH plan to best serve community
April 21, 2015
Recruitment of well-qualified physicians and health care providers to serve the community’s medical needs well into the future is a primary focus of Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Double Take: Bring back the lost practice of dating
April 21, 2015
Young people needn’t go back to formal courting, but they might actually try going somewhere and maybe have an adventure, or sit and look into each other’s eyes and care nothing about the rest of the world (read: smartphones), or hold hands in a theater. Or look at the stars.
Protect your skin from sun damage with a daily sunscreen routine
April 21, 2015
The cool, rainy days of late April have us lulled into the sense that summer is far away. But it doesn’t have to be summer for the sun’s rays to damage skin. Lawrence dermatologist Lee Bittenbender says that using a sunscreen should be an everyday habit.
Bristol-Myers: 2 cancer drugs beat 1 against melanoma
April 21, 2015
Giving patients with advanced melanoma two Bristol-Myers drugs that work differently held the deadly skin cancer at bay far longer than just one, though the combination’s considerable increase in serious side effects raises concerns about how much patients can endure.
Hunters often overlook hearing protection
April 21, 2015
While most shooters would never walk onto an active gun range without ear plugs or muffs in place, hunters who use firearms tend to neglect precautions to protect their hearing. In the heat of the hunt, it doesn’t seem to matter. Yet every shot at a bird, deer or elk erodes one of our most valuable hunting assets.
Standards for organic seafood coming this year, USDA says
April 16, 2015
After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don’t expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.
Report: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed
02:15 p.m., April 16, 2015 Updated 03:11 p.m.
A new government report shows smoking by teens hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed.
Financial incentives OK’d for workplace wellness programs
April 16, 2015
In a victory for business, federal regulators said Thursday that employers can continue to use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs. But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — which enforces laws against discrimination — also proposed some safeguards for employees.
Consumer panel investigates whether cramped airline seats could be dangerous to passengers
April 15, 2015
The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers’ health and safety.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital enjoys solid financial year in 2014
12:13 p.m., April 15, 2015 Updated 10:24 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital took in an income of $11.6 million in 2014, up from $8.1 million in 2013, according to the facility’s annual audit, released this week.
Bert Nash to honor volunteers at Pioneer Celebration
April 14, 2015
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will present the Pioneer Celebration on Monday evening to honor volunteers.
KU plans Earth Day clean-up event
April 14, 2015
KU’s Center for Sustainability and Watkins Health Center are planning KU “Kick Butts” Clean Up Day on April 22.
Daddy Rules: Play date activities sound scary but lead to real growth
April 14, 2015
At least once a week I’m glad I didn’t invite anyone over for a play date. My kids play pretty well with others, but these days things can get weird in a hurry, and I find myself presiding over activities that just wouldn’t sound right paired with an invitation.

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