Karrey Britt

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

Recent stories

Douglas County Health Department warns: Ticks are thick
July 5, 2013
Steps suggested to protect against tick-borne illnesses
Public invited to help Douglas County Senior Services celebrate 40th anniversary
October 9, 2012
Event Thursday
Census: Number of uninsured has increased in Kansas, Douglas County
August 30, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday that 15.8 percent of Kansas residents under age 65 — 380,000 people — did not have health insurance in 2010, compared with 14.6 percent in 2009.
West Nile virus on rise in Kansas; one case reported in Douglas County
August 24, 2012
Like other parts of the country, Kansas is seeing an increase in West Nile virus, a potentially deadly disease that is spread by mosquitoes.
New health assessment identifies 13 challenges that Douglas County residents face
April 30, 2012
Inadequate access to affordable nutritious foods and dental services are among the top challenges that Douglas County residents face when it comes to living a healthy life.
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.
Relay For Life of Douglas County to kick off Jan. 24 with sign-up event
January 12, 2012
The annual Relay For Life of Douglas County will kick off Jan. 24 with a sign-up party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Free State High School’s library, 4700 Overland Drive.
Pest management needed as summer heat brings out bugs
July 21, 2011
Summer is synonymous with hot weather, snow cones, swimming — and bugs. Yep, those creepy, crawly insects enjoy the outdoors this time of year as much as we do.
Small town 5K races support Lawrence Memorial Hospital, community wellness
June 26, 2011
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association is having 5K run/walks in three area towns this summer. It’s the third year for its “Small Town Big Cause” fundraiser.

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