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    Health Department reminds boaters to practice safety to prevent drownings

    The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department urges residents to practice safety while boating and swimming in area lakes. Read on...
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    Couple credit Healthy Families program for parenting skills

    At ages 19 and 21, Amber Calfy and David Ward learned they would soon become parents. Like most parents, they were nervous and anxious; however, they faced more challenges than most. Read on...
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    Swimmers urged to help prevent illnesses at pools, water parks

    Summer is officially under way and that means families will be hitting swimming pools and water parks more often for recreation, fun, and to simply cool off. While these are great places to be active, they’re also places where germs can be spread. Read on...
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    Health Department urges residents to take precautions against heat

    The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department urges residents to take extra precautions against the heat. Children, the elderly and people with chronic conditions are usually the first to suffer from heat-related illness. Read on...
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