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Making Plans for Baby

We believe that there can certainly be a balance of the risk and benefits by having a low-intervention delivery in the hospital. Why not have the best of both worlds, with the assurance of emergency care for mom and baby, but with minimal interventions?

Saving Legs and Lives

Had he not been referred to the Wound Healing Center, there was a very real possibility that Donald would have required serious amputation. The Wound Healing Center has teamed up with national non-profit Save a Leg Save a Life Foundation to increase public awareness and avoid more unnecessary amputations. 

Hospital Chef with Restaurant Skills

Sam oversees all of the production in the cafeteria, from what is served to the patients, to what is offered on the salad bar. This includes the 951,000 meals served every year by Boone Hospital’s Nutrition and Food Services team. 

Keeping Abreast of Cancer

A variety of health or family history factors can cause you to be at higher risk for developing breast cancer. While this can be a scary thought, Boone Hospital Center’s Harris Breast Center and Boone Medical Group’s High Risk Breast Clinic have teamed up to provide a plan for early detection, treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

Breakthrough!

A barrier is an obstacle that prevents movement or access. With healthy living, a barrier is anything that is keeping you from living the healthiest life you can. 

Fill ‘er up!

We count, measure and obsess over calories, sodium and carbohydrates, but fiber is the one nutrient that most of us don’t get enough of. According to the Institute of Medicine, only 5% of people in the United States meet the daily target of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. But why aren’t we getting enough fiber in our diets?

10 Steps to Help Baby Sleep Safely

Nothing can fully describe the feeling of bringing your brand-new baby home with you for the first time. Many parents desire and seek some sort of daily routine. It may take a while to adjust, as parents often get advice from many different sources. Unfortunately, one topic that isn’t usually discussed nearly enough is safe sleep practices. 

Cause and Effect

In July 2018, when Bria Arnel’s smart watch began sounding a frequent alert that her heart rate was extremely high, she says, “I thought maybe my watch wasn’t working properly.”

Keeping On Keeping It Off

Tracy and Don Frevert of Columbia both had weight loss surgeries in 2012 and 2014, respectively, losing nearly 300 pounds combined. We wanted to find out what it was like for them to have the surgery, how they’ve been able to keep their weight off and what life is like after having bariatric surgery.

Hands

In 2008, Boone Hospital Center added a new technology to its repertoire, da Vinci, a robotic system that allows surgeons to perform surgeries with minute precision. These systems are operated through hand and foot controls that surgeons use to guide the slim robotic arms during procedures. 

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