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One Day At A Time

Dan Wright sat back one spring evening and got out his phone to call one of his longtime friends. But this call was not to reconnect or to set up a time to visit, this call was to ask for support. Dan was going to ask for help on his journey to quit smoking.

What I learned from Whole30

Over the last few years I have gotten more questions regarding the Whole 30 diet. The more questions I got, the more I wanted to learn about it. For me, the best way to learn a diet is to go on it, so that is what I decided to do.

“I’d Lost Myself”

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a mom,” says Missy Nichols of Columbia, Mo. When she and her husband, Spencer, learned they were expecting their first baby in 2014, they were overjoyed.

Lessons of the Heart

When Amy Begemann was promoted to service line director for Boone Hospital Center’s cardiology and cardiovascular and thoracic surgery department in February 2016, she knew she would work with an amazing team of health care professionals, nurses and physicians. What Amy didn’t know is how closely she’d get to see them care for a patient.

Life Saving Testing

73-year-old Bob Roper is living his retirement to the fullest. He is a retired attorney and investment executive who enjoys spending time with his wife Ellen along with their two kids and four grandkids whom they often travel to see in Texas and California. Bob is quick to tell you his life would be much different if he hadn’t gotten a PSA test several years ago.

Boone Family Birthplace NICU Reunion

Boone Family Birthplace's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) invites all NICU graduates and their families to celebrate at our 21st annual reunion on Saturday, October 7 at Cosmo Park in Columbia. 

Manicured With Love

77-year-old Carmen Koebbe sat back in her hospital room recliner. Her nurse and daughter had encouraged her to spend some time sitting up, promising that it would aid with her recovery. Still, just a few days after having heart surgery, it was no easy task.

Easy Curry Tacos

Finding motivation to cook dinner during weeknights can be tough for many people. Many of us expend a lot of mental and/or physical energy all day at work, and arrive home with an empty tank. If you add one (or more) children into that scenario, especially if they are participating in evening activities, the challenge to cook a meal at home can seem unachievable at times.

My New Normal

Winter months are notorious for cold and flu season, and in February 2016, Emily Hawkins was sick. Without a primary doctor, she went to an urgent care center. Within nine days, she returned to the clinic five times, walking away with diagnoses of strep throat and thrush – but finding no relief for her malaise or the headaches and fatigue she felt. Emily went to Boone Hospital Center to have some tests done.

“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.

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