Health

9 healthy meal options when dining out in Lawrence

When people go out to eat, they don't always have their waistline in mind. But most, if not all, Lawrence restaurants have healthy options available for customers who are watching their calories closely.We asked some of Lawrence's most popular dine-in spots what the healthiest meals are on ...

Grocery store tours show how to shop for healthy food on a budget

Shopping for nutritious food is hard enough. Trying to do it on a budget can seem almost impossible. Fortunately, help is available.This week, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will begin offering grocery store tours to show people how they can get the most bang for their food buck ...

Eudora mother shares story of son’s injuries to help others

Eudora ? Braxton Bottoms dashed around the living room, taking breaks every now and then to smirk at his mom and show off his dimples.He played with a Batmobile toy until he got bored with it. He dumped out a box of crayons, then tripped over them. He acted like a typical 18-month-old boy: full ...

GaDuGi SafeCenter advocates for victims, raises awareness about sexual violence

The majority of sexual assaults in this country aren't reported to the police. Of those that are, only a small percentage end in a conviction.The staff at GaDuGi SafeCenter has these facts in the mind as they try to help victims navigate the turbulent legal and emotional waters that follow ...

Headquarters Counseling Center names new executive director

Lawrence-based Headquarters Counseling Center will soon have a new executive director.Andy Brown, who has worked in social services in Lawrence for the past decade and a half, will lead the agency beginning May 12. He takes over for Steve Lopes, who has served as interim director since November ...

5 tips for healthier living: from a mile a day to veggie days

Have you heard about our new adaptive fitness program? We are so excited to have James Findley as the trainer for our program! He is the lead trainer and owner of findfitness in Lawrence. He has a bachelor of science in education and carries a training certification through the Athletic ...

4 places in Lawrence to get your nature fix

See related storyOutside of a Better Inside to unveil new nature trail in Lawrence this FridayLooking to get back out into nature now that the weather is getting warmer? Lucky for you, Lawrence has a variety of parks and nature areas for people who want revel in the outdoors this spring.Mary ...

LHS student with muscular dystrophy a crowd favorite in ‘Showtime’

Around the middle of Saturday's performance of "Showtime," the annual Lawrence High School extravaganza that blends choral music, pop tunes and dance, a red Pontiac GTO will drive onto the stage to the tune of the 1960s hit "GTO." Several dancing mechanics will begin working on the car, and the ...

Prescription drug take-back day set for Saturday

Douglas County residents can drop off expired, unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs on Saturday as part of the nationwide prescription drug take-back day organized by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration.The public can dispose of drugs at the short-term parking lot ...

Allergy season worse than usual, but more options than ever for a cure

See related story5 natural remedies for treating your allergiesIt's been a rough spring so far for allergy sufferers, with tree pollen counts reaching abnormally high levels in the Kansas City area recently.On the bright side, allergy doctors say there are more quality treatment options ...

5 natural remedies for treating your allergies

See related storyAllergy season worse than usual, but more options than ever for a cureHere are five natural remedies for treating allergies, according to Mehdi Khosh, doctor at Natural Medical Care in Lawrence:Take plant extracts and vitamins that can act as natural antihistamines. These ...

Twins recovering from reconstructive brain surgery

Basehor ? Karla Holton and Jessica Fouts became close friends when Holton found out she was having twin boys a little more than a year ago. Fouts had recently had twin girls and wanted to help Holton, of Basehor, prepare for what was coming.Neither of them knew the ultimate bond that would ...

Area woman overcomes adversity and becomes Ms. Wheelchair Kansas

Bridgid Schwilling, 43, has seen her share of adversity.Living a life with cerebral palsy hasn’t always been easy, especially since she began using a wheelchair years ago. Still, she calls herself an “overcomer.”The Leavenworth resident and former Lawrencian didn’t let her disability ...

Lawrence experts: Your skin ‘tells the tale’ of your overall health

Karin Kelley says healthy skin starts from the inside-out. The Lawrence esthetician believes a healthy diet and staying hydrated are critical to looking your best."The skin is the largest organ in the body," said Kelley, the owner of Karin Kelley Skin Care, 2311 Wakarusa Drive. "What we put in ...

11 things you’re doing to your skin that you shouldn’t be

Eleven things you're doing to your skin that you shouldn't be, according to Lawrence skin-care experts:Not using sunscreen year-round: Local skin care experts agree that daily sunscreen use is ideal for preventing skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.Sleeping with your makeup on: Women ...

Woman collects old iPods for Alzheimer’s therapy

Sheryl Coleman is hoping to put some likely unused technology to good use.Inspired by a news report about a man who uses special iPod playlists to stimulate the minds of Alzheimer’s patients, Coleman has created “iPods for a Cause,” hoping to do the same for Alzheimer's and dementia ...