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    Environmental Health staff busy inspecting pools

    The summer months mean the Environmental Health staff of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is busy inspecting nearly 100 pools in the county to ensure the public’s safety and prevent health hazards. Read on...
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    Kansas Supreme Court OKs local Tobacco 21 policies

    The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that local governments could institute ordinances that ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under 21, known as Tobacco 21 legislation. Read on...
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    Health Department urges residents to celebrate safely, take precautions against heat

    During the summer, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department urges residents to take 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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    Douglas County, Health Department offering new online resource for wellness, mental health

    Douglas County and eight community agencies now offer residents a new online resource for wellness and mental health. Read on...
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    Community Forum Focuses on Vaping Among Youth

    Electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes or vapes, have become extremely popular among young people in recent years, and Douglas County residents came together on June 17 for a forum to discuss this public health issue. 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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    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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    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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    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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