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For many men’s health issues, prevention and screening are key

When people think of men’s health concerns, they often think of prostate cancer. But there are many other conditions that men need to watch out for — and that can often be prevented with lifestyle changes or caught with proper screening. Dr. Jon Heeb, a urologist with Lawrence Urology ...

Take advantage of these tools to assess your breast cancer risk

When you schedule your next mammogram, you can also take advantage of another tool to prevent breast cancer — a lifetime breast cancer risk assessment. This enhanced program to identify lifetime breast cancer risk is a collaboration of several LMH Health departments: imaging, the Women’s ...

Know the risk factors, treatment options for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 32.5 million adults in the United States. Also known as “wear and tear arthritis,” osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition that develops with age and worsens over time. Dr. Raul Cabos, a rheumatologist at the ...

‘Fauci effect’ is inspiring young Kansans to pursue health care careers

Wichita — Even before Gracie Dean's graduation from Maize South High School this month, she was already working in a field that drew increasing interest during the pandemic. As a certified nursing assistant at a long-term care facility, she’s among a growing number of young people ...

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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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Spirits: Break out the rum for some classic summer refreshment

Much like brown spirits in the winter, rums shine on in the summer. Often associated with sun, sand, water, fruity drinks and pirates, the rum selection available today is far greater than it has ever been. To stick to the basics, rum is a fermented and distilled spirit using sugar cane. ...

CRAVE: Soy marinade makes weeknight steak simple

A perfectly grilled steak requires more time and finesse than we can afford most weeknights. Our solution: sirloin tips cut into quick-cooking chunks. The smaller pieces also offer greater surface area, making it easy to add flavor with a gingery marinade (and salty soy sauce ensures the meat ...

Crave: Honey glazed leg of lamb is a different kind of summer treat

Hot dogs and hamburgers certainly have their place at the summer table, but this year, try treating family or guests to something a little different, too. This lamb recipe is a great way to use fresh herbs and honey. ROASTED BONELESS LEG OF LAMB WITH HONEY GLAZE Courtesy National Honey ...

CRAVE: Find summer comfort with these classic recipes

Carbonara Rotini & Cheese Yields about 6 servings. Ingredients: 8 ounces rotini pasta 5 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 2 cups milk Salt and pepper, to taste 1 heaping cup shredded cheddar cheese 1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 8 slices ...

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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 ...