Health

Kids need variety of activity, sports to develop strong, healthy bodies

With the school year right around the corner, many student-athletes preparing for the upcoming season are required to get a sports physical. Dr. Emily Heronemus, a sports medicine physician with OrthoKansas, says that now is the time. “Before school begins, and especially before sports ...

Second annual Community Safety Fair coming up

Practicing safe habits doesn’t have to be stressful — it can be fun. That’s the message of public safety and health agencies in Douglas County as they come together for the second annual Community Safety Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10 at South Park. “The Community Safety ...

Make sure your kids head back to school in good health

Thinking about heading back to school can be an exciting time. Students get to prepare their lockers, see their friends every day and get new school supplies. It also means it’s time for annual checkups. LMH Health wants to make sure that parents understand the importance of visiting your ...

Vaping a big issue in Lawrence high schools, LMH Health interns say

With the rise of a new generation comes the rise of new trends — some fashion, some habits and some social. Years ago, ads and celebrity endorsements for smoking showed it as a sign of class and style. Now smoking is banned in most buildings and you see ads about the dangers of cigarettes ...