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“Life Is Good”

My name is Darren Gabbert, and I have an advanced form of muscular dystrophy called Type 2 – Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This genetic condition affects the nerves that control muscle movement. Type 2 of this disease is characterized by moderate onset and progressive weakness in arms, legs, lower torso, and respiratory muscles.

Food Myths

False information is a common occurrence these days, and the world of food is no exception. As a dietitian, I am frequently fielding questions regarding food myths. Following are just a few common food myths, debunked!

Boone Hospital Team Treats Rare Neurological Disorder

Joseph Wilbers was well on his way to accomplishing one of his life goals—seeing every Major League Baseball stadium.

A Happy Ending

Dana first noticed a lump in her neck when she was singing in the car. She was driving alone and casually scratched an itch on her neck. Her first thought was that it must be another infection causing her lymph nodes to swell, just like one that happened earlier that year. But instead of going down over time, the lump got bigger.

CoMo Trails Guide

Living in Columbia most of my life, if I were to describe it by a few things, I would pick Shakespeare’s, MU Tigers, and the gorgeous trails. Spring is almost here, so I want to encourage you to get out and explore some of the pretty nature hikes Columbia has to offer. Some hikes in Columbia can feel like hidden secrets, and they aren’t the easiest to figure out unless you have someone to show you them. I hope my super basic maps and handwritten directions are useful and help you explore new parts of this amazing town we call home.

Bad News: How To Help Your Kids And Yourself

Thirty years ago, if you wanted to catch up on the news, you read a daily paper or watched a nightly newscast. Today, the news catches up with us through 24-hour news channels and social media feeds. And most of it seems to be bad news.

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.

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