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.
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.
Working on Wellness
March 18, 2010
Businesses are stepping up efforts to keep employees healthy and productive and help keep insurance costs down.
De Soto-based Huhtamaki offers assortment of wellness initiatives for employees
March 12, 2010
Businesses are stepping up efforts to keep employees healthy and productive and help keep insurance costs down.
Firm seeks to ID lung cancer at earliest stage
September 17, 2009
There are 25 people, including 16 scientists, working inside a building just north of Kansas Highway 10 in this town of about 6,000 people. It may be a small group in a small town, but their plans are big and could potentially save millions of lives.
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.
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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