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Made with love: Consider these healthy ideas this Valentine’s Day

Have you ever noticed how each holiday, year round, has its own iconic sweet treat? Halloween has candy corns, Easter has Peeps, Christmas has candy canes and not to be left out of the festivities, Valentine’s Day has Sweetheart candies.

A new mother’s gratitude: “Thank you for saving our baby”

I was 32.5 weeks pregnant and at Boone Hospital, where I work, on an ordinary Monday when my coworker Nancy Schuenemeyer emailed me to ask how I was feeling.

Spiritual growth — After three decades of service, hospital ministry prepares to be reborn

In the rush of everyday life, it’s easy to push the biggest questions aside.

Why are we here? Am I living my life the right way? What comes after death?

But when a patient arrives at the hospital, these questions rush to the forefront.

“Everyone took time to recognize me as a person, not just a body with a problem that needed fixing”

I just want to let all the wonderful people in the Emergency Department know how much I appreciate the care they gave me today.

Respecting Choices — New effort touts importance of advance directives

When planning for the end of life, many people think about the gifts they would like to leave their loved ones.

They create wills to divide up their belongings. They plan for savings and assets to be given to family or charitable causes.

Routed to recovery — Fast response saves Mexico handyman from stroke

Down in his basement workshop, Russ Haerer holds his latest project. It’s a dovetail joint for a cabinet drawer.

It looks beautiful — but Russ isn’t satisfied.

Boone Hospital cancer patient named Homecoming honorary captain

A big fan of the Mizzou Tigers, Lisa Tribble of Unionville had long held plans to attend the university’s Homecoming festivities this year.

However, Homecoming is taking on a new significance as Lisa will be named the Homecoming game’s honorary captain, representing cancer patients at Boone Hospital’s Stewart Cancer Center.

Nurse strives to take the fear out of surgery

Coming to the hospital for a surgery creates anxiety for many patients, especially first-timers.

Fortunately, Boone Hospital Center has nurses like Joni Cupp to help make patients feel comfortable and put their fears at ease.

A new weight class — Boone employee honored after losing 90 pounds

One night last year, Aaron Buran had a revelation while watching a UFC fight on television.

It was a heavyweight bout featuring the sport’s strongest hulking fighters. Despite their size, Aaron was surprised to discover he was actually larger than all of them. The weight class tops out at 265 pounds — he weighed 266.

“The world needs more caring people like you”

My grandmother had a stroke and was on the Boone neurology floor. I just wanted to thank the wonderful nurses that took care of her.

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