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Giles Bruce (Health Reporter)

Giles Bruce is a general assignment reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World. He joined the staff in March 2013. He covers health and other human-interest stories and writes for the weekly WellCommons section and WellCommons.com. Contact him with story ideas by phone at 785-832-7233, email at gbruce@ljworld.com or on Twitter @GilesBruce.

Recent stories

Members of Lawrence retirement community start veterans group to share war stories
November 10, 2014
Once a month, a group of Presbyterian Manor residents gather at the Lawrence retirement community to swap stories of serving in World War II, whether they were dodging kamikaze pilots or being held as prisoners of war.
Osher Institute has a lot to offer lifelong learners
October 25, 2014
Lawrence-area residents have a chance to continue learning well into their twilight years thanks to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Kansas University. The center offers short university-quality classes on a variety of subjects to expand people’s knowledge no matter their age. By Giles Bruce
Medicare open-enrollment period leaves seniors with a lot of choices
October 25, 2014
It’s Medicare enrollment time, which means area seniors have a lot to think about.
9 ways for Lawrence seniors to have a healthy winter
October 25, 2014
The Journal-World recently spoke with Lawrence Memorial Hospital community educators Aynsley Anderson and John Drees to get their advice on how area seniors can have a healthy winter. Here are some tips they gave.
Pair who underwent kidney transplant start charity to benefit other organ donors
October 19, 2014
A Mississippi man and the Kansan he gave a kidney to in 2012 have started a charity to benefit other organ donors and recipients.
Tensions arise at LMH board meeting over selection of architecture firm
October 15, 2014
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees chose an architect firm Wednesday to design its fourth-floor renovation, but not before fireworks erupted among some of the trustees.
KU Hospital patient negative for Ebola virus in initial tests
03:30 p.m., October 14, 2014 Updated 04:30 p.m.
Kansas University Hospital announced Tuesday that a preliminary test of a patient with Ebola-like symptoms has come back negative. Chief medical officer Lee Norman said at a news conference that the initial screening is a positive step but that the definitive answer will come from a test being conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Those results are expected Wednesday or Thursday. By Giles Bruce
As KU Hospital tests patient with Ebola-like symptoms, Lawrence agencies coordinate response
October 14, 2014
A day after Kansas University Hospital confirmed that it was testing a patient for Ebola, local health officials say Lawrence is adequately prepared to handle the virus. By Giles Bruce
Support group helps Lawrence hoarders reclaim their living spaces
October 13, 2014
There are an estimated 600,000 to 1 million hoarders in the United States. The latest addition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for the first time recognized hoarding as a separate diagnosis; in the past, it had been classified as a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder or depression. Even so, hoarding is often accompanied by underlying mental-health or substance-abuse issues. By Giles Bruce
Retiring special-education professors’ impact went far beyond KU
October 12, 2014
Ann and Rud Turnbull just wanted other people with disabilities to have the same type of life their son had. By Giles Bruce

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