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To better manage your health, don’t forget about primary care

Millennials — people born between 1981 and 1996 — make up the largest adult generation in the United States, but there’s mounting evidence that they want their health care delivered in different ways than older generations. “The Health of Millennials,” a 2019 study by Blue Cross Blue ...

Early detection, prevention critical for skin cancer

While many people see a tan as fashionable, it’s important to remember that tanned skin is damaged skin and that over time, damaged skin can lead to skin cancer. Dr. Scarlett Aldrich with Plastic Surgery Specialists of Lawrence said sun protection is the easiest way to reduce your risk of ...

Plenty of treatments available for athletes with shoulder injuries

Even if you’re not a professional athlete, participating in sports that require repetitive overhead motions can make you more susceptible to shoulder injuries. “Shoulder injuries are commonly seen in baseball pitchers, but any athlete participating in sports that require repetitive ...

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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: When good company calls for good food, these hit the spot

Marvelous Meatballs Yields 8 servings. Ingredients: 2 cups crushed cornflakes 1⁄4 cup diced onion 1 1⁄2 pounds lean ground beef Dash of salt and pepper 1 egg 2⁄3 cup applesauce 1⁄2 cup ketchup 1 cup tomato soup 1⁄2 cup water 2 1⁄2 cups tomato ...

CRAVE: Eating in season adds nutrition, fun to dinner table

It’s summer again, and whether you’re blessed with weekly deliveries direct from the farm or you source fresh food from farmers markets ­— or your own backyard — there should be no shortage of wonderful ingredients for super nutritious, home-cooked meals. Plus, the time is ripe for ...

CRAVE: Mulberries shine in these sweet treats

Mulberry Clafoutis A clafoutis is a French dessert. The finished product has a layer of breading, a custard-like tier, and fruit that has risen to the top. Clafoutis also makes a nice breakfast dish. Yield: 6 servings. Ingredients: 1⁄2 stick butter 3 cups mulberries 1⁄2 cup ...

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The Lied Center to reopen at full capacity for upcoming performing arts season

After canceling all indoor performances during the coronavirus pandemic, the Lied Center has announced that it will reopen for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. The Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, will be open at full capacity for the season, which begins Sept. 17, according to a news release. ...

Lifestyle Columns | VIEW ALL

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 ...