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    High mosquito counts identified in Kansas

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has identified a high number of mosquitoes in traps located in Sedgwick County. This increase in the number of mosquitoes is likely to be statewide. 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...
  3. KBI warns rapidly emerging drug poses dangerous risk for Kansans

    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is warning the public of a rapidly emerging drug threat that is believed to have contributed to a number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Kansas within the past month. Read on...
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    Health Champions Linda Cottin, Marilyn Hull touch thousands of lives

    This year’s Douglas County Health Champions Linda Cottin and Marilyn Hull have several things in common. They enjoy helping people in need, they are passionate about improving the health of the community, and their passion stems from personal experiences. Read on...
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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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    Swimmers urged to help prevent illnesses at pools, water parks

    Summer weather is here and that means families are 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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