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Overland Park psychiatrist loses license to practice medicine in Kansas

OVERLAND PARK — A suburban Kansas City psychiatrist has lost his license to practice medicine in Kansas after state regulators alleged he had sex with a patient. KCUR-FM reports that 42-year-old Brian Patrick Lahey, of Overland Park, waived his right to a hearing and agreed Tuesday to an ...

Respite housing proposal would aim to fill service gap for Douglas County men

Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday will hear a proposal on respite housing that would aim to fill a gap in services for men with mental illness or substance use disorders. According to information provided in the commission’s agenda for its 4 p.m. work session, local behavioral ...

Healthy Outlook: Take time for self-care

A certain column or article from a certain health writer was missing from the Journal-World last week. For that, I apologize — but I also don’t. Here’s why: Neither you nor I nor anyone else has to be everything for everyone all the time. Sometimes, in order to save your sanity, you ...

Programs for those with Parkinson’s are growing rapidly in Lawrence

Parkinson’s is a disease that affects the part of your brain involved with movement. Initial symptoms affect motor skills and can result in tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement. Gradually, it can progress to nonmotor symptoms such as depression or anxiety. This disease progresses, ...

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Garden Variety: Your guide to the garden center

Garden centers in the Lawrence area are full of beautiful blooming plants right now, and this is a great time to add plants to the yard and garden. The options can be overwhelming, though, and many times gardeners are lured in with pretty flowers, unusual species and low prices. The best way to ...

Garden Variety: A guide to picking trees with pretty spring flowers

Trees with vibrant spring blossoms are often at the top of gardeners’ and landscapers’ planting lists. Their popularity is likely due to the attention the flowers attract this time of year, the excitement for color after the brown and gray shades of winter and the desire to shop for plants ...

Garden Variety: Start planting strawberries now to be ready for a sweet summer

Strawberries are known and favored for their unique, sweet red fruit that begins to ripen as spring transitions into summer. Although they can be found year-round in the grocery store, the quality and flavor of in-season vine-ripened fruit far surpasses other strawberries. To try growing them ...

Garden Variety: Tips for growing various leafy greens in Midwest

Leafy greens for salads, stir fries, sautés and other favorite dishes are easy to grow in gardens and containers in the Midwest. Most varieties perform best in the spring or fall and can be planted now through May depending on the crop. Lettuce is likely the first thing that comes to mind ...

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Try a classic French soup celebrating seasonal vegetables

Highlighting the fresh flavors of Provencal cuisine, soupe au pistou is a classic French soup composed of seasonal vegetables, creamy white beans and fragrant herbs. Celebrating colorful, early-summer produce, this soup needed to be chock-full of vegetables and simple to prepare. Leeks, green ...

A cookie in a skillet? Sure, you’re skeptical. But try it

A cookie in a skillet? We admit this internet phenom made us skeptical — until we tried it. Unlike making a traditional batch of cookies, this treatment doesn't require scooping, baking and cooling multiple sheets of treats; the whole thing bakes at once in a single skillet. Plus, the hot ...

Cheesy nachos that are sure to get your party started

These nachos are a cinch to make and can turn after-school snack time for a few kids into something of a fiesta. Or double the recipe and use a 13-by-9-inch baking dish, and you'll have enough nachos to really get the party started! If you like your nachos spicy, layer in some drained pickled ...

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Healthy Outlook: Take time for self-care

A certain column or article from a certain health writer was missing from the Journal-World last week. For that, I apologize — but I also don’t. Here’s why: Neither you nor I nor anyone else has to be everything for everyone all the time. Sometimes, in order to save your sanity, you ...

Healthy Outlook: I’m taking a hiatus from fitness technology … kind of

I already know what you’re thinking — either you saw this one coming, or you think I’ve lost my marbles. If you’ve ever read this column, you’ve probably seen mention of some app or device or trick or nifty online service. After all, I’ve written about fitness trackers, apps for ...

Healthy Outlook: Free online class teaches ‘science of happiness’

I’ve occasionally considered going back to school to further my education. The problem is that most graduate programs don’t offer classes that I can complete on my own schedule at home in my pajamas, that have only optional assignments and that are completely free — of cost and of ...