Health

Lawrence’s hospital celebrates its centennial

One hundred years ago, Lawrence Memorial Hospital officially opened its doors. While that’s a milestone worthy of celebration for any organization, it’s the story of the founding of the hospital that deserves special recognition. In a 1940s pamphlet called “An Idea That Grew,” Robert ...

Douglas County reports 67 new COVID-19 cases; 1,207 remain active

Douglas County reported 7,440 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 67 cases since Wednesday. In Douglas County, 6,233 out of the 7,440 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,207 cases are active. The county ...

Douglas County reports 54 new COVID-19 cases; 1,176 remain active

Douglas County reported 7,287 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 54 cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 6,111 out of the 7,287 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,176 cases are active. The county has ...

Douglas County reports 187 new COVID-19 cases over weekend; 1,160 remain active

Douglas County reported 7,233 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 187 cases since Friday. In Douglas County, 6,073 out of the 7,233 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,160 cases are active. The county has ...

Officials urge people of color to get vaccinated

When Priscilla Johnson, LMH Health pharmacy technician in the oncology pharmacy department, rolled up her sleeve to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 19, a familiar face was preparing the needle — her son Tyler Johnson. “Honestly, it was a blessed moment for me. With my own son giving me ...

New COVID-19 death in county brings total to 36; 87 new cases

One more Douglas County resident has died from COVID-19, according to the health department’s update on Thursday. The new death, which brings the total to 36, was a man in the 65 to 74 age range who had been hospitalized at the time of death, George Diepenbrock, spokesperson for ...

Kansas moves people 65+ up in line for COVID-19 vaccinations

Story updated at 7:23 p.m. Thursday TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas expects to finish giving COVID-19 vaccines to long-term care residents and health care workers by the end of this month and has moved people aged 65 and older into the next group to receive the shots. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on ...

Douglas County reports 100 new COVID-19 cases; 950 remain active

Douglas County reported 6,887 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 100 cases since Tuesday. In Douglas County, 5,937 out of the 6,887 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 950 cases are active. The county ...

Douglas County reports 74 new COVID-19 cases; 790 remain active

Douglas County reported 6,787 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 74 cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 5,997 out of the 6,787 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 790 cases are active. The county has ...

Now’s the time to think about an annual wellness visit

A new year is a great opportunity to schedule an annual wellness visit — a chance to chat about any health care needs that you might normally not have an opportunity to discuss. An annual wellness visit is available each year to those who have Medicare. Malwina Zastawna, population health ...

Few Native Americans sign up to help test COVID-19 vaccines

Flagstaff, Ariz. — The news came during a hopeful time on the largest Native American reservation. Daily coronavirus cases were in the single digits, down from a springtime peak of 238 that made the Navajo Nation a U.S. hot spot. The tribe, wanting to ensure a COVID-19 vaccine would be ...

2 new COVID-19 deaths bring total to 34 in Douglas County; 57 new cases

Two more Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19, according to the health department’s update on Wednesday. The two new deaths, which bring the total to 34, were two men older than 85 who had both been hospitalized at the time of death, health department spokesperson George ...