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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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