Health

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 1,017; 223 remain active

Updated at 6:03 p.m. Monday With the inclusion of University of Kansas COVID-19 test results, Douglas County's health department announced 128 new cases since Friday. As the Journal-World has reported, KU announced Thursday of last week that 89 people had tested positive in the university's ...

LMH Health family of providers continues to expand in 2020

LMH Health’s new outpatient campus in West Lawrence isn’t the only expansion being undertaken in the organization this year. The LMH Health family of medical providers continues to grow in 2020 with the addition of a number of physicians, advance practice providers and a new clinic, First ...

How Kansas’ other universities are preparing for virus

Wichita — Some students at public universities in Kansas have, or will yet get, the coronavirus. Football players training over the summer have tested positive. A frat house in Manhattan has an outbreak. And some dorm students elsewhere in the state have gone from just-unpacked to ...

Kansas Gov. Kelly reissues ban on pandemic-related evictions and foreclosures

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday announced she was reinstating a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures that are caused by tenants and owners being unable to pay their bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial ban on pandemic-related evictions and foreclosures in Kansas expired ...

Looking to breastfeed your baby? Support is available

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a time to promote the importance of breastfeeding. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 83% of infants in the United States receive breast milk at birth. At six months of age, only 25% of infants are exclusively ...

In visit to Kansas, Trump’s top COVID-19 adviser urges residents to wear masks

Kansas City, Kan. — President Donald Trump’s top coronavirus adviser used a visit to Kansas to urge people to wear masks regardless of where they live. “What’s really important for every Kansan to understand is that this epidemic that we have been seeing this summer is both urban and ...

KU survey didn’t ask if students wanted to return to campus; claim of ‘overwhelming’ desire to do so was based on students saying they planned on in-person classes

A student survey at the University of Kansas that officials have touted for weeks as evidence of students' "overwhelming" desire to return to the Lawrence campus for an in-person fall semester did not actually ask students whether they wanted to come back amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight ...