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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Virtual Tobacco Workshop set for Lawrence

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WorkWell Kansas will sponsor several Virtual Tobacco Workshops across the state from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21

During the workshop, led by worksite wellness expert Dr. Elizabeth Ablah, attendees will learn the impact employee tobacco use has on th...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Wear red Feb. 3 to raise awareness about leading cause of death

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We hope you join us in wearing red on Friday, Feb. 3, to help raise awareness about heart disease - the leading cause of death for men and women. More than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. That's one in every four deaths. The goo...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Kansas seeing increase in flu illnesses

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Flu is a contagious respiratory illness. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue.

As flu activity continues to rise,...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Walk-in clinic for STD testing, treatment offered in February

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During the month of February, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will be trialing a walk-in clinic for individuals seeking testing and treatment for sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) or an exam for a vaginal infection. Our confidential STD s...

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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: March 29, 2016

Health Champions Linda Cottin, Marilyn Hull touch thousands of lives

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BY KARREY BRITT | Communications Coordinator

This year’s Douglas County Health Champions Linda Cottin and Marilyn Hull have several things in common. They enjoy helping people in need, they are passionate about improving the health of the community, an...Read on...

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