Health

LMH Health receives $10 million donation to fund future strategic projects

LMH Health has received a $10 million pledge — the largest in the hospital’s 101-year history — from Lawrence businessman and philanthropist Dana Anderson. The hospital may have a real estate downturn 60 years ago to thank for the gift, which is unrestricted and will allow the hospital ...

There are many safe ways to exercise while you’re pregnant

If you live in or around Douglas County, you’ve probably noticed that Lawrence is an active community. People of all ages take part in bike rides, runs and walks on the Lawrence Loop and many other activities. But when you’re pregnant, is it safe for you to exercise and live an active ...

Minority Mental Health Month is about building community

For Minority Mental Health Month, here are a few stories of people breaking down stigmas and building community. • • • Mary Kirkendoll is all about initiating meaningful conversations. That’s how she became involved in the upcoming Minority Mental Health Awareness Picnic in the ...

No matter your age, it’s never too late to start exercising

Exercise is important to staying healthy, and it is never too late to start, no matter how old you are or how much experience you have with physical activity. Dr. Ben Smith of the Internal Medicine Group said doing any activity at any age is better than nothing. That can even include simple ...

CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5

New York — U.S. health officials on Saturday recommended COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers — the last group without the shots. The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the decision hours after an advisory panel voted unanimously that ...