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Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

I am planting some spaghetti squash seeds in my garden this spring (best in early May for Central Missouri), specifically because this Pad Thai recipe made me fall in love with this winter squash. If you have never eaten spaghetti squash, it is usually around 3 pounds and pale yellow. After it is cooked the inside becomes a bowl of noodle shaped starchy veggies, it is pretty incredible! I enjoy telling my patients about this noodle substitute if they are wanting to find a lower calorie and lower carbohydrate substitute for normal pasta.

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Lentils are a part of the legume family. Other common legumes include peas, chickpeas, beans, soybeans, and peanuts. Lentils are cheap and they pack many vitamins and minerals like folate, manganeseiron, phosphorous, coppervitamin B1, and potassium. The energy from lentils sticks with you and keeps you satisfied due to its high protein and fiber content. Lentils aren’t complicated to cook, and to save time, you could cook them in bulk for the week and freeze what you don’t end up using.

Run. Walk. Honor.

Lt. Buddy Anliker of the University of Missouri Police Department and his wife, Christie, were out for a run shortly after the 2016 shooting in Dallas, Texas, where five police officers were killed. 

“We were talking about that event and we both said, ‘We have to do more. We have to do something different,’” Buddy says. 

“We have to fix it.”

Nathaniel “Bud” Murphey, MD, of Boone Medical Group Ashland is well known in his community and is loved dearly by his patients. He has practiced medicine for more than 35 years in mid-Missouri and has been in Ashland for over 20 years. While he’s known for caring for the health of many, some may not know that the doctor recently overcame a major health scare himself.

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

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