“When I was little, and all the little girls were playing School and House, I was playing Office. I was the secretary,” says Boone Hospital Center executive assistant Stacey Roberts.
Growing up, Boone Hospital Center surgical technologist Jenna Langley knew what she wanted to do for a career. Her father had been a surgical tech while enlisted in the Army, and when Jenna looked into the occupation, she says, "I thought it was really cool."
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.
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?
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Retired United States Navy SEAL Curtis “Curt” Barrett says he gained his perseverance and determination during his extensive military training, and it was those skills that helped him recover from a life-changing stroke.
In October 2017, Emilee Lenz and her son Brock survived an Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE), an unpreventable, unpredictable and often-fatal complication of pregnancy during childbirth.
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