Karrey Britt

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

Recent stories

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.
Warm winter may mean more bugs
March 21, 2012
Uggh bugs! Not only do they bite us, but some of them can take over our gardens, flower beds and even invade our homes.
Allergies make an early appearance this year
March 21, 2012
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.
Basehor man among those thanked for life-saving blood donations for 4-year-old boy
January 4, 2012
Thomas and Angela Charles had the rare opportunity Tuesday to thank eight people who helped save their 4-year-old son’s life by donating blood, one of whom is a Basehor resident.
Report provides insight into area’s food system
October 26, 2011
A new report provides a smorgasbord of information about the food system in Douglas, Jefferson and Leavenworth counties.
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.

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