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Know the signs of stroke and how to reduce your risk

There are many times in life when it is important to act fast, and one of the times when speed is most critical is when someone is having a stroke. May is Stroke Awareness Month, and Dr. John Clark, a neurologist with Lawrence Neurology Specialists, said people should take time to learn to ...

With COVID stimulus, more Kansans can get insurance discounts

Tens of thousands of uninsured Kansans qualify for enough government subsidies to get free health insurance. That was the case even before the passage of Congress’ latest stimulus package in March, but now those benefits are available to many more people. For some, the potential savings ...

Know the facts about asthma and how it can be managed

Many of us have heard of asthma before and know a little bit about what it is. Asthma Awareness Month is coming up in May, so let’s take a closer look at this disease. Dr. Krishna Rangarajan, a pulmonologist with Lawrence Pulmonary Specialists, said the National Asthma Education and ...

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Garden Variety: Create a cutting garden for flower arrangements

Fresh flowers can brighten indoor spaces as well as landscapes and gardens, and arrangements of them offer opportunities to mix colors and textures in unique ways. For gardeners and others who especially enjoy bouquets, consider creating a cutting garden — a devoted garden space for flowers ...

Garden Variety: How to attract orioles to your yard

Orioles are brightly colored birds that migrate through Kansas each spring and fall and sometimes stay for the summer. Enthusiasts enjoy watching them at feeders and hearing their sweet songs and anxiously await the spring migration each year. In the Lawrence area, oriole migration usually ...

Garden Variety: Add mint to your garden this year

Mint is a longtime garden favorite in the Midwest that is chosen for its culinary value and hardiness. Although common, this perennial herb deserves attention and a place in every garden. If you already grow mint, consider adding a new flavor this year. If mint is new to you, try a few ...

Garden Variety: Start now to grow your own sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are unique in the gardening world in the way they are started and planted. While most vegetable crops are planted from seed or rooted transplants, sweet potatoes are planted from bareroot sprouts called slips. Starting your own slips is an easy project that is also fun and ...

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CRAVE: Spring season provides abundance of produce for fresh recipes

Agliata is an Italian garlic sauce. This is a surprisingly delicious way to enjoy vegetables. The grilling gives the radicchio and zucchini a luscious smoky flavor and sweetness that pair perfectly with the tangy sauce. Serve the vegetables with grilled chicken, steak or fish. For a vegetarian ...

CRAVE: Seasonal produce makes spring dishes sing

Sometimes the joy of food can get lost in the nuances of nutrition. Over the past few years, a lot of information has come out on the value of phytonutrients in colorful vegetables and fruit. The fact is that all colorful food straight from nature is loaded with antioxidants and ...

Crave: Radishes take center stage in these dishes

Radishes are at their peak in the spring. Here are two great ways to highlight their flavor and texture. Chicken Thighs With Sautéed Radishes This dish works as a lunch salad or as a light and healthy dinner entrée. Yields 4 servings. Ingredients: 1 1⁄4 pounds boneless, skinless ...

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Spirits: Mint juleps steeped in American social, political history

I’m sure most of us have heard of the mint julep, a bourbon-based cocktail associated with the American South and the Kentucky Derby. During the Civil War and up until 1920s, the mint julep was the drink of choice and Tom Bullock made one of the best around. Born in 1872, Bullock was the son ...

Garden Variety: How bitter cold affects plants — and pests

The bitter cold that accompanied recent winter storms in the Lawrence area will likely have long-lasting effects on certain trees and landscape plantings. And while many gardeners think the silver lining of the cold is a decrease in insect and mite populations, the actual effect is difficult ...

Local History: Was local artist Adam Rohe a forgotten Stan Herd?

One of Lawrence’s most famous artists is Stan Herd. Originally born in Protection, he’s done crop and earthwork art around the world, and his ingenious use of nature has delighted viewers. It has always seemed appropriate to me that he is following in the footsteps of Adam Rohe, an ...

Garden Variety: Should you remove vines from trees?

English ivy, Virginia creeper and other perennial vines are sometimes found growing up the trunks of trees in landscapes and wooded areas. They are more obvious in winter months than other times of year because of the lack of greenery on affected trees. Most experts recommend removing vines ...