Health

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 26 to 2,309; 539 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 2,309 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 26 cases since Monday. The county has averaged about 18 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 18 new ...

Kansas governor backs new federal guidelines on nursing home visits

Story updated at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Tuesday she supports new federal guidelines that will allow some visitations at nursing homes that accept Medicaid and Medicare if proper coronavirus-related safety measures are followed. The Centers for Medicare ...

LMH Health reaches deal to keep local physician company at emergency department

A deal has been finalized to keep the day-to-day operations of LMH Health's emergency department under the control of its longtime local operator. LMH Health announced Monday afternoon that it has finalized a three-year contract with Lawrence Emergency Medicine Associates to provide ...

Cases, anti-mask feelings rise in heartland

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus outbreak is heating up fast in smaller cities in the heartland, often in conservative corners of America where anti-mask sentiment runs ...

Ways for seniors to stay socially connected during the pandemic

A multitude of studies have been completed on the effects of social isolation and loneliness on the aging population. These studies show that social isolation can create a wide range of serious health issues in older adults, more harmful than even smoking. What doesn’t exist is a wealth of ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 25 to 2,174; 519 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 2,174 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, an increase of 25 cases since Thursday. The county has averaged about 16 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 16 ...

Health department to get $720K renovation; clinic to temporarily relocate

A $720,000 renovation to the health department — funded largely by federal pandemic money — is about to get underway and will cause a temporary relocation of clinic services, according to a news release from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 34 to 2,118; 782 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 2,118 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 34 cases since Monday. The county has averaged about 19 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 19 new ...