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  1. BodyVenture

    DCCF event to focus on food security and personal health

    All members of the public are welcome to attend the next Douglas County Community Foundation conversation on Food Security and Personal Health at 5:30 p.m. June 27, at the Flory Meeting Hall, 2120 Harper St., at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Read on...
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    Health Department sends condolences to family of Dr. Doug Dechairo

    The Lawrence Douglas County Health Department offers condolences to the family of Dr. Douglas Dechairo, who passed away on May 26 after a courageous battle with an aggressive form of lung cancer. Read on...
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    Follow health and safety tips during storm cleanup

    For those beginning to start cleaning up debris on your property from Tuesday’s tornado, you need to follow certain health and safety tips to follow. Read on...
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    Community Forum to Focus on Vaping Among Youth

    A community forum on June 17 will focus on addressing the vaping among youth in Douglas County as a public health issue. Read on...
  5. Linda Boys Nutrition

    WIC nutritionist to retire after 22 years at Health Department

    Linda Rippetoe will retire on June 13 as a WIC dietitian, and she will miss those interactions with families and her co-workers. She joined the Health Department in 1997 Read on...
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    Growing Concern About Measles

    Measles has garnered significant public attention recently as the CDC has identified nine outbreaks across the country, though Douglas County and Kansas have reported no cases. Read on...
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    Lawrence teen organizes walk to bring awareness to suicide prevention

    Jordan Ott is organizing the “We Got Your Back – Suicide Awareness Walk” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 23, at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Teen Center, 2910 Haskell Ave. in Lawrence Read on...
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    Health Department urges residents to be aware of bats

    If residents see a bat — dead or alive — inside a home or an apartment, it is important to contact the Health Department for medical guidance. The most common way for people to get rabies is through contact with a bat. Read on...
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