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Fitness & Fellowship

Phyliss has been a Boone Hospital nurse for 36, 14 of which she spent caring for patients in the emergency department. 9 years ago, she moved to the admissions department and also works in the GI lab and infusion and treatment center.

Leading By Example

Emily Merritt has never felt better. She recently lost 16 pounds, got her cholesterol in check, and now has more energy to spend time with her mother, husband, and two beautiful daughters. But she says she never would have gotten to this place, without making the decision to get serious about her health a few months ago.

It is time to think through your Super Bowl game plan!

In general it's best to keep the TV off when eating because it distracts you from utilizing of all of your senses to enjoy your food. That being said, the Super Bowl will likely be an exception to this rule!

When Surgery Brings New Life

When you look at newborn Harper Hopkins, you may notice his adorable round cheeks and big beautiful eyes that follow you around the room. But you probably don’t know the journey his parents, Jake and Sara Hopkins of Jefferson City, took to get him here.

Boone Hospital Center’s Pain Management Clinic Trials Groundbreaking Drug-Free Pain Management Technology

Boone Hospital Center is trialing a new device that uses electrical impulses to block pain signals from traveling from the spinal cord to the brain, potentially eliminating the need for pain management drugs like opioids. It is the first hospital in mid-Missouri to do so.

Spicy Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Boats

This recipe has a nice balance of carbs (the starchy squash), non-starchy veggies (onion, spinach, mushroom, jalapeno), and protein (cheese, chicken). I like the simplicity and how it can be a surprisingly quick recipe if you are good at multitasking in the kitchen. Feel the freedom to switch up the veggies, use rotisserie chicken, and/or use whatever kind of cheese your heart desires.

Nutritious Beet Hummus
Beets don’t have the best reputation because many people say they taste like “earth” …so basically dirt. But they are gorgeous and in my opinion have the potential to be delicious with the right preparation. Raw beets have a crunchy texture that turns soft and buttery when they are cooked and their greens are similar in taste and texture to Swiss chard.
Nurses Rank #1 Most Trusted Profession for 15th Year in a Row
The American public has again ranked nurses as the professionals with the highest honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released today.  The annual poll marks the 15thconsecutive year that nurses have been ranked the most trusted out of a wide spectrum of professions, including medical doctors and police officers.
CDC notifies hospitals of potential risk involving device used in open-chest surgery
As part of our commitment to patient safety, BJC wants to share important information with patients about a potential infection risk that is affecting hospitals across the U.S. and around the world.
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Although the name only mentions cauliflower this soup is basically a vegetable free-for-all, it has a bunch of colors and textures and in turn one serving boosts 240% of your daily needs for vitamin A, 140% of vitamin C, and 30% of your calcium needs. 
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