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Healthy Sweet Potato Nachos

The crispy sweet potatoes and creamy avocados, as well as the kick of flavor from the spices and Rotel, make for a very satisfying option to add to your Super Bowl spread!

Good Night, Sleep Right!

As a kid, you resisted going to bed. Now that you’re grown up, you set your own bedtime, but when it comes to how much sleep you need, your body still makes the rules. Sleep lets your body and brain restore itself so you’re ready to go the next day. And, like a balanced diet and regular exercise, sleep is vital for a healthy lifestyle.

Fighting for A Firefighter

Community members teamed together to send firefighter and cancer patient Marc Wright to New York City to ride along with Rescue 1.

Tension Rises Over New Terms For Old Problem

New guidelines have recently been released that may change the management of hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure.

Answering the Call

In 1967, Boone County Hospital launched its first ambulance service. 50 years later, Boone Hospital Center’s emergency services team includes nine ambulances, two wheelchair transport vans, and 55 health care professionals, all trained and licensed in emergency pre-hospital care. In 2016 alone, Boone Hospital’s blue ambulances answered over 12,000 calls for help throughout mid-Missouri, to treat patient before they arrive at the hospital.

Go Hard (But Not Too Hard)

You may have seen this motivational message on T-shirts, social media or the wall at your gym. Fitness culture focuses on competition and hard work. You don’t see motivational images of an athlete getting a good night’s sleep, and you don’t get a cool window decal for eating a balanced diet. But recovery is a necessary part of athletic training

Kids On Track Creating Champions

5-year-old Lilly Ann Powell beamed with pride when the Kids on Track medal was placed around her neck. She walked an entire marathon that summer just for this moment. Her mom Bethanie Faye couldn’t help but smile right along with her. She was so proud of how hard her daughter had worked.

3D Mammography Helps Find Cancer Early

Jill Cox stepped into Boone Hospital’s Harris Breast Center feeling somewhat confident. She scheduled her routine mammogram for that day after realizing it’d been a couple years since her last scan. The friendly admissions staff greeted her, and she took a seat. Soon she was called back and prepared for the exam.

Childhood Sports Specialization – A Damaging Trend?

Sports specialization is training exclusively in one sport, often year-round. Sports specialization as early as elementary school is becoming very common and has many parents wondering if the practice could have negative effects on their children’s bodies. Josh Hamann, MD, a sports injury specialist with Columbia Orthopaedic Group, answers some common questions about childhood sports specialization.

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.

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