Posted on: January 6, 2017

Mumps cases reported in Douglas, Johnson counties

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(Updated Jan. 11, 2017 ) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department (LDCHD) are investigating nine cases of mumps as...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Tips to avoid cold weather-related illnesses

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department encourages residents to exercise caution when outdoors during cold temperatures.

Director of Clinic Services Kim Ens, a registered nurse, said serious health problems could result from prolonged exposure to the...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Health Department recommends vaccination to prevent flu

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. Getting the vaccination is the most effective way to avoid getting the flu, a contagious respiratory illness.

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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...