Posted on: March 9, 2017

State health department urges Kansans to take precautions against mumps

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As of March 4, 56 mumps cases have been reported in Kansas across multiple counties. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and affected local health departments are working closely together to identify cases and implement appropriate isol...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Public invited to Health Champion breakfast April 7

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will recognize Evan Jorn and Adam and Rachel Rolf as the 2017 Douglas County Health Champions during a community breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. April 7 at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St. Th...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Health Department launches new program to help strengthen fathers

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is launching a new Healthy Dads Healthy Families program to help fathers who want to connect and provide for their children.

Children without a father figure in their lives experience a range of social prob...Read on...


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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Health Department offering family-based sex-ed class for fifth, sixth graders

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is accepting enrollment for a co-ed family-based sexuality education course called “Kids Need to Know.”

The course assists parents of children in fifth and sixth grades in their efforts to be the pr...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Douglas County radon levels high; home testing recommended

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The Health Department recommends getting your home tested for radon in conjunction with National Radon Action Month.

You can't smell, taste or see radon, but it can cause health problems. Radon is estimated to be the second leading cause of lung c...

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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Hairstylist raves about Family Planning staff, services

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For the past 10 years, Lawrence hairstylist Joelle Zbacnik has used the Health Department’s Family Planning services. “Everyone is really nice from the receptionists to the nurses. I’ve never felt uncomfortable or like I’m being lectured. I wouldn’t have ...Read on...

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