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  1. MillionHearts

    Tips on how to reduce risk for heart disease

    February is American Heart Month! Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department staff members will be wearing red on Friday, Feb. 2, which is Wear Red Day, to help raise awareness about heart disease — the leading cause of death for men and women. Read on...
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    Health Department recommends getting home tested for radon

    The Health Department recommends getting your home tested for radon, which can cause health problems. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Read on...
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    Health Department urges residents to be aware of bats

    If residents see a bat — dead or alive — inside a home or an apartment, it is important to contact the Health Department for medical guidance. The most common way for people to get rabies is through contact with a bat. Read on...
  4. ProjectLIVELY

    New partnership results in fewer Fire Medical calls, better outcomes

    Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical teamed up with the Health Department's Project LIVELY program to provide better health outcomes for residents who call 911 frequently. Read on...
  5. HealthyDads

    Father finds support, resources through Healthy Dads program

    The Healthy Dads program provides one-on-one and group support for fathers, so they can build positive, lasting relationships with their children. The program also provides education through a seven-week class, "Quenching the Father Thirst." Read on...
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    Lawrence students having a BLAST with bicycle training

    Lawrence Public Schools is offering a Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program to all fourth- and fifth-grade students as part of its physical education curriculum. Read on...
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    Tips to avoid cold weather-related illnesses

    With temperatures below freezing, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department encourages residents to exercise caution when outdoors. Read on...
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