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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Tips on how to reduce risk for heart disease

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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. More than 60...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Health Department recommends getting home tested for radon

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

You can't smell, taste or see radon, but it can cause health problems. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in th...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Health Department urges residents to be aware of bats

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has received an increased number of calls regarding bats.

If residents see a bat — dead or alive — inside a home or an apartment, it is important to contact the Health Department at 785-843-3060 and ask for a C...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

New partnership results in fewer Fire Medical calls, better outcomes

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical teamed up with the Health Department’s Project LIVELY program in April to provide better health outcomes for residents who call 911 frequently.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Eve Tolefree ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Father finds support, resources through Healthy Dads program

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While serving time in the Douglas County jail, Joe Ricley learned about the Healthy Dads program through a presentation in October by the program’s coordinator, Jery M·rquez, of the Health Department. He didn’t sign up, but he took a business card.

About a...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Lawrence students having a BLAST with bicycle training

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For the first time, Lawrence Public Schools is able to offer the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program to all fourth- and fifth-grade students as part of its physical education curriculum.

In four classes, students learn about proper helmet fi...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Tips to avoid cold weather-related illnesses

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

Kim Ens, registered nurse and director of Clinic Services, said serious health problems can result from prolon...

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