Lab Tested

Boone Health Lab

By Jessica Park In January 2020, Drew Wilkinson, Director of Boone Health Laboratory Services, Ambulance Services and Emergency Department, had one thing on his mind – bringing Boone lab services…

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Early Detection

Travis Fitzgerald

By Madison Loethen Travis Fitzgerald has always spent a lot of time outdoors. He grew up in Southern California and says sunburns were part of everyday life for him as…

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Getting His Voice Back

Speech Therapy

By Erin Wegner After Gary Cannaday was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two years ago, his voice became raspy and quiet. He noticed people had a hard time understanding what he…

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A Premature Blessing


By Hannah Robertson The greatest blessings in life arrive when we least expect them. That was the case for theMoore family, whose latest addition arrived almost 8 weeks before her…

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Angie and her Boone Angels

Angie Lewis

By Madison Loethen Boone Health Pulmonary Clinic Patient Service Representative Angie Lewis was doing one of her favorite things in the world – spending time with her family – when…

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A Matter Of The Heart

By Hannah Robertson One day in March 2021, Rickey Harvey was attending a Heart Health Check his wife, Susie, had signed him up for. He had no symptoms but was…

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A New Path

By Hannah Robertson There are moments in life when two paths stand clearly in front of us and we know, instinctually, that the path we take will change everything. For…

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How to Clean Your Plate

By Jennifer Tveitnes, RD, LD Parents past and present have instructed children to “clean their plate” at the family table. Not only are kids expected to finish all the food…

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A Promise Fulfilled

By Jessica Park Long before Columbia became mid-Missouri’s medical center, people received healthcare in their doctor’s office or at home. But as the city grew and medicine advanced, new approaches…

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When Baby Crashes Babymoon

Boone Health NICU

By Erin Wegner When Jessica and Nathan set off on a “babymoon,” they had planned to rest and relax before their daughter arrived. A babymoon is a chance for expecting…

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