Karrey Britt

Karrey Britt covers health issues for the Lawrence Journal-World and the health website WellCommons.com

Recent stories

Area allergy specialist offers tips for surviving season
06:00 a.m., April 7, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Achoo. Sniffle. Sniffle. Allergy season arrived a few weeks earlier this year but it’s not as bad as it was a few years ago when pollen counts were 10 times higher than normal.
Lawrence resident, 29, chronicles life-changing brain injury in new book
06:00 a.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Six years ago, at age 22, Louise Krug suffered from a brain bleed that caused weakness, dizziness, headaches and difficulty with hearing and vision.
LMH to open Eudora medical building in April
March 17, 2011
Lawrence Memorial Hospital will open its Eudora medical building next month, officials announced.
Eudora nursing home makes list of best in U.S.
February 22, 2011
Three Douglas County nursing facilities, including one in Eudora, are on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Nursing Homes list for 2011.
Opening of Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s medical building in Eudora may be delayed
November 18, 2010
There may be a delay in the opening of Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s medical building in Eudora.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital hires second doctor for new medical building in Eudora
September 15, 2010
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s CEO has a dose of good news for Eudora residents.
Governor’s wife, KU launch women’s heart health initiative
April 14, 2010
Kansas first lady Stacy Parkinson wants women to get an annual heart assessment just like they do a mammogram.
Health department offers chicken pox vaccine at reduced rate
March 18, 2010
The chicken pox vaccine is being offered to children at a reduced rate through the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
Planning begins for this summer’s Relay for Life
March 18, 2010
Cancer. It’s an ugly disease that affects so many people.
Pets to join
August 5, 2009
The American Cancer Society is letting dogs play at a new fundraiser called Bark For Life. The event — the first of its kind in Kansas — will be Aug. 22 in Eudora’s Bluejacket Park.

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