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Are you at risk for heart disease? Learn more at LMH Health event

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, causing one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reduce your chance of developing heart disease by knowing your risk factors and modifying those you can. It is ...

Chronic pain support group changes its location

A support group for people who experience chronic pain has moved from LMH Health to The Windsor, an assisted living facility at 3220 Peterson Road. Annie Ross, a certified peer specialist in Lawrence who runs the group, said the hospital could no longer house the group's meetings, and that ...

Health department changes name to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has changed its name to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, officials say. "By adopting the public health name, we are communicating to the public that the work of ‘Advancing Health for All’ cannot be confined into four walls of a ...

Telemedicine could boost rural Kansans’ health care, but adoption is slow

GARDEN CITY, Kansas — When Christi Graber checked into the St. Catherine Hospital emergency room late last year, she thought she was having a heart attack. Her left arm ached, she felt dizzy, and she experienced shortness of breath. The hospital’s cardiologist wasn’t available that ...

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North Lawrence home boasts eclectic art decor

The unassuming ranch-style home doesn’t provide a clue to what visitors will find once they walk through the front door. Guests enter into a brightly lit space in Steve Fendt and Marty Olson’s North Lawrence home at 822 Maple St., where at every turn objects and pops of color meet the ...

157-year-old Pinckney home is a good fit for Busker Fest organizer

Richard Renner thinks he and his home at 408 Indiana St. are an ideal match for each other — and for Lawrence's Pinckney neighborhood. Renner owns the Vodvill Entertainment Company, a talent agency for variety acts, and organizes the quirky Busker Fest in downtown Lawrence every year. His ...

A Lawrence house and its current owners weave their histories together

Two years ago when Rodney and Judith Taylor decided to move to Lawrence to be closer to family, they found the perfect home just three hours after walking through its front door. Rodney didn’t hesitate. He thought the blue house with the wrap-around front porch at 2135 Massachusetts St. was ...

Garden Variety: Keep your houseplants from stressing out this winter

Winter is a tough time for houseplants, even when they are kept in the temperature-controlled environment of a home or office. Short days, reduced light intensity, dry air, exposure to drafts and other seasonal factors reduce the rate at which plants photosynthesize and create a less favorable ...

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Crave special section: On the menu in Lawrence

A NOTE FROM EDITOR CHAD LAWHORN: Lawrence seems to love restaurants. They’ve become a part of our identity, in some ways, and certainly a major part of our entertainment scene. With that in mind, we wanted to do something that gave readers a bit more of an extended look at Lawrence restaurant ...

Lawrence restaurants: Manager says La Tropicana is full of family history

This Q&A appeared in the Jan. 22, 2020, edition of the Journal-World's Crave food supplement. More from that section, including interviews with Lawrence restaurateurs, can be found here. Catalina Martin del Campo, manager of La Tropicana in North Lawrence, recently told the Journal-World ...

Lawrence restaurants: Nagoya owners focused on healthy Japanese fare

This Q&A appeared in the Jan. 22, 2020, edition of the Journal-World's Crave food supplement. More from that section, including interviews with Lawrence restaurateurs, can be found here. Michelle Yu, who owns Nagoya Japanese Cuisine with her husband, Vincent, spoke to the Journal-World ...

Lawrence restaurants: Terrebonne owner loves town’s varied restaurant scene

This Q&A appeared in the Jan. 22, 2020, edition of the Journal-World's Crave food supplement. More from that section, including interviews with Lawrence restaurateurs, can be found here. Greg Renck, owner of Terrebonne Cafe, recently sat down with the Journal-World to talk about ...

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Go, See, Do: An Evening of Love Songs, Science Sunday and more

This Valentine's Day, listeners can take in four decades worth of lovey-dovey tunes during "An Evening of Love Songs" at S&S Artisan Pub & Coffeehouse. The Mary Conn Jazz Trio — Mary Conn (vocals), Tim O’Brien (upright bass) and Steven Bergdall (keyboard) — will perform songs ...

‘Vagina Monologues’ production to feature stories of Lawrence women

In “The Vagina Monologues: Liberated Sisters,” on stage this week at the Lawrence Arts Center, director Sadie Barbee seeks to share the stories of women whose voices have been muted. “One of my favorite lines in the show is, ‘We forget the vagina. What else would explain our lack of ...

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Healthy Outlook: Is your brain due for a checkup?

Medicare beneficiaries: Even if you’re taking advantage of the annual wellness visits that Part B covers, you might not be getting all that you can out of it. A cognitive assessment — included in these annual visits, if you ask your doctor — can help you keep tabs on your brain in five ...

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 ...