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Be Mindful of Mindless Eating

Mindless eating is a part of most everyone's lives -- and even an extra 100 to 200 calories a day can add up. The little extra treats that we sneak throughout the day are more significant than we realize. Fortunately, small changes in your habits and environment can make a big difference!

Valentine’s Day Treats

At the end of every year, we navigate our way through the holiday season, constantly attempting to dodge the food that is thrown our way. They pass, and New Year's Resolutions come, where we adamantly dedicate ourselves to healthy habits.  By the end of January, we are finally getting back on track.

Then comes Valentine's Day.


The Skinny On Dieting
Fad diets surround us on social media, on magazine covers in the checkout aisle, on radio ads, on TV talk shows, and in books written by celebrities. They can be hard to ignore if you want to achieve a healthy weight. To figure out which popular weight loss diets are sensible and which are less so, we asked Boone Hospital WELLAWARE registered dietitians Jennifer Anderson (listed as JA), Kelsie Knerr (KK) and Jennifer Tveitnes (JT) for their views. 
Are You Game?

 

High school athletics consumes a major amount of time for many families. To put it in perspective, more than 60 percent of high school students in Missouri are involved in high school athletics. It’s a great way to get engaged and be active, but also can result in injury. There are many ways to keep your children safe while they are involved in sports. Safety is a matter of understanding possible risks and taking the recommended safety precautions.

When Care Can’t Wait

Even when we take good preventive care of ourselves, unexpected injuries and illnesses will happen. Fortunately, Boone Hospital Center and Boone Medical Group are here for you and your family, with many options for same-day medical care, including primary care providers, convenient care and our hospital’s emergency department. 

November Employee Of The Month Has Enjoyed Seeing The GI Lab Grow

As a staff and charge nurse in the GI lab, Kathy Reller works with physicians, technicians and other nurses on highly specialized procedures to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal conditions. Her job requires a high degree of skill and knowledge, and it also requires care, compassion and discretion for the people who need these procedures.


Hope & Encouragement
As 84-year-old Joan Camp laid in her hospital bed waiting to become the first patient in mid-Missouri to receive a CardioMEMS device, it wasn’t fear or anxiety she was feeling; it was hope and encouragement. 
Double The Love
When Brandy and Michael Wheat found out they were having twins, they were ecstatic. Brandy has twins on both her mother’s and father’s sides of the family, so they knew there was a strong possibility they would welcome two bundles of joy instead of one.
Reel Compassion
You couldn’t have asked for a better summer day. It was July 12, and the high was forecast to be in the 80s. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Days like this are a gift in the midst of the sweltering Missouri summer, and Jeff Troyer of Jacksonville knew exactly how he wanted to spend it — fishing with his grandson Tyler at Rothwell Park in Moberly. 
Partners In Health: Charlie and Kathy Digges
Most 96-years-olds aren’t taking float trips and golfing on a regular basis, but Charlie Digges isn’t your average 96-year-old. Charlie and his wife, Kathy, work out every day they can, either at their local gym or by taking walks near their home.
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