Karrey Britt

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

Recent stories

State health officials urge Kansans to test for radon in homes
January 22, 2013
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. For nonsmokers, it is the first.
Basehor-Linwood softball coach among participants in KU Hospital heart health program
April 9, 2012
According to a heart assessment, Susan Mayberry was prone to have a heart episode within 10 years.
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.
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.
Doctors take varying approaches to file-keeping
November 4, 2009
Two longtime family physicians allow a peek inside their clinics to see how they handle patient information.
Jobless lose healthcare coverage, too
October 28, 2009
About 27,000 more Kansans lost health coverage during the first eight months of this year because of job losses, bringing the total number of uninsured adults to 293,000.
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.

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