Karrey Britt

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

Recent stories

Does the mild winter mean more bugs? Depends on who you talk to
April 26, 2012
Uggh bugs! So, does the recent mild winter mean we will have more of these pests this year? The answer depends on who you talk to.
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.
State health officer sets goals for 2011
January 5, 2011
The state health officer wants to reduce the demand for medical services: tests, doctors and hospitals.
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.
Swine flu confirmed in Leavenworth County child
June 4, 2009
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Thursday morning that a case of swine flu has been confirmed in a Leavenworth County child.
Need for rural doctors critical
State program aims to lure students into filling void
May 11, 2009
Wanted: rural Kansas doctors. “There’s a need nationwide for primary care, and it’s only exacerbated — made worse in rural and underserved areas, and Kansas is a state that is mostly rural and has some real problems,” said Dr. Heidi Chumley, senior associate dean for medical education at Kansas University Medical Center.
Seniors should put Medicare Part D choice on shopping list
November 26, 2008
Premiums for Medicare prescription plans are going up — some as much as 84 percent, according to the Kansas Department on Aging.
Halloween frightfully sweet
October 31, 2008
Children love Halloween for two reasons: Costumes and loads of candy.

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