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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Douglas County rises in health rankings to 17th in Kansas

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(Lawrence) – Douglas County improved six spots to No. 17 in Kansas, according to the County Health Rankings report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The county retur...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Public invited to honor Health Champions on April 5

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(Lawrence) – The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will recognize Mitchell Tegtmeier, of Eudora, and Dee Boeck and Gene Wee, both of Lawrence, as the 2019 Douglas County Health Champions during the Community Health Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m., Friday...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

SCRIPT program to help pregnant mothers quit smoking

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Lawrence, Kansas – Smoking during pregnancy can cause several complications for the health of both the mother and child. However, a new evidence-based program will help Douglas County expectant mothers quit smoking and offer healthier futures for them and...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Health Department to honor LMH Health during April 5 breakfast

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(Lawrence) – The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will honor LMH Health as the first recipient of the Healthier Together Leadership award, which recognizes an organization that has demonstrated commitment to advancing the goals outlined in the Do...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Partnership to provide free health app to Douglas County residents

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LAWRENCE — Douglas County, in partnership with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, will provide for free the MyStrength app to Douglas County residents.

MyStrength offers individuals supp...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Lawrence youth to celebrate anti-tobacco Kick Butts Day

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(Lawrence) – Several Lawrence kids and teens will spend part of their spring break this week drawing attention to the harmful effects of tobacco use and picking up cigarette butts in downtown Lawrence.

“It’s important for our ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Health Department seeks nominations for Health Champion awards

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During National Public Health Week, April 1-7, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will recognize Douglas County residents who model, encourage and promote health in the community.

As part of the week’s celebration, Director Dan Partridge encoura...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Tips to avoid cold weather-related illnesses

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Lawrence, KS – With current below-freezing temperatures and cold wind-chills, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department encourages residents to be cautious when outside.

Director of Clinic Services Linda Craig, a registered nurse, said prolon...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Lawrence teen organizes walk to bring awareness to suicide prevention

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Lawrence High School junior Jordan Ott recalls feeling many things in the wake of his brother Isaiah’s suicide in 2013.

Jordan, now 17, recalls he was a little bit young to realize exactly what was happening, but it’s a sense of loss th...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Health Department urges residents to be aware of bats

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has received an increase in the number of calls regarding bats. Additionally, the Kansas Departments of Health and Environment and Wildlife, Parks and Tourism have, too.

“Contact with bats is a concer...

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