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Twelve ideas to help you stay healthy during flu season

The 2013 flu season has begun, and while it is still early in the season, cases have already been reported in the U.S. Winter gatherings can bring together people who are vulnerable to the cold & flu virus.

Free educational event — Understanding Advance Care Planning

Join the Boone Hospital Foundation for a free educational event on Nov. 21. Respecting Choices: Understanding Advance Care Planning is open to the public and all health care professionals. This event will highlight the need for a greater focus on advance care planning in mid-Missouri.

Serving in Haiti — Sisters share knowledge and save lives

Arriving at the only critical care hospital in Haiti, Angelee Geisler received a briefing from the other Americans serving there. The phrase “it’s third-world problems seen through first-world eyes” was brought up several times. The reality of this phrase would soon come into light.

Mom thanks staff who helped mend her son’s foot injury

My son, Brett, came to your ER last night with an injured foot. Your staff was so helpful and friendly!

“Skill, flexibility, compassion and a smile at every turn”

My name is Darren Gabbert and I have an advanced form of muscular dystrophy.

Because of the medical expertise and outstanding patient care I received at Boone, I survived three pneumonias in 1993, 1995 and 1997. I had been blessed to be pneumonia free for over 15 years, until January of this year.

Nurses love serving patients in Boone Hospital’s Emergency Department

Boone Hospital Center’s Emergency Department is full of outstanding staff members like registered nurses Callie and Andrea.

For kids and parents, new book hopes to ease separation anxiety

With a new children’s book, a Macon great-grandmother is hoping to ease the separation anxiety that happens when parents have to leave their children in the care of others.

While you travel, don’t let healthy habits wander off

So you travel constantly for work and one day while you’re home you decide to step on the scale for the first time in about a year. Shocked, you pick your jaw up off the floor and quickly rack your brain for how that number could have gotten so high!

Breast cancer survivor has sights on fitness

In September 2011, Heather Parnell started her new career at the Harris Breast Center at Boone Hospital Center. Six weeks later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

American Medical Association president shares insight at Boone Hospital

Boone Hospital Center was recently honored with a visit from Dr. Jeremy Lazarus, the president of the American Medical Association.


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