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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Health Department offers flu shots on walk-in basis during clinic hours

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age or older. Getting the vaccination is the most effective way to avoid getting the flu, a contagious respiratory illness.

Depending on the severity of ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Vaccination is key to helping prevent serious diseases

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Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and get sports physicals. It’s also time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines.

To celebrate the importance of immunizations for people of a...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Health Department to recognize Melissa Hoffman, Aimee Polson as health champions

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will recognize Melissa Hoffman and Aimee Polson, both of Lawrence, as the 2018 Douglas County Health Champions during a community breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. April 6 at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

New tobacco cessation resources available for Kansans with behavioral health conditions

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The Kansas Tobacco Quitline is offering new resources to Kansans with behavioral health conditions (mental and/or substance use disorders).

For those who qualify, added services include more frequent calls from a counselor, a team of dedicated Qui...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Program provides support, education for fathers in Douglas County Jail

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Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department employee Jery Marquez oversees the Healthy Dads program, which provides group and one-on-one support for fathers so they can build positive, lasting relationships with their children.

The program also provides educ...

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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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