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Adam Beckett is somebody who thinks you should put your ideals into action. So when he finished his residency in emergency medicine and looked at the staggering needs around the world, he was ready to go. But he soon learned that many…

Pitch Perfect

A lilting little song penetrates the intense hush of the hospital’s NICU where the sickest babies are cared for. “Hel-lo, Lena, hel-lo,” sings Emily Herzog, the full-time board-certified music therapist at the University of Missouri’s…

Quinoa Quiche

On Saturday mornings at the Columbia Farmers Market, Anna Meyer, owner and chef of range free, can frequently be seen stopping by the Oasis for tokens and buying fresh vegetables to use in her café. When we decided to do sampling events at…

Graveyard Shift

Working an eight-hour shift is hard enough, but working one while the rest of the city sleeps can be downright exhausting. At Uprise Bakery, employees are busy baking bread long before its doors open to the public. The baking process…

PROFITABLE CONVERSION

Summertime is a sweet season for the leadership team at Primaris this year. The health care consulting firm is celebrating its new status as a private company, marking the end of its journey to convert from nonprofit organization to a…

Back in the Saddle, Again

By Jack Wax I stopped riding a bike when I didn't want anyone to think of me as a child. When I was 14, I got off my bike and started walking, hitchhiking or begging my older brother for a ride when I needed to go somewhere too far…

Something Fishy

Fish oil may not sound too appetizing, but it’s a health supplement that has been getting a lot of attention from the medical community. Should you be taking it? Just how beneficial is it? According to the Harvard School of Public…

Good, Healthy Fun

It’s summertime in Columbia, and the livin’ is easy. Turns out it can be a little too easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to summer fitness. There’s more to healthy living in Columbia than jogging around the neighborhood before work.…

Quick Energy

The sun is shining, the kids are anxious to get on their bikes and hit the trail, and the last thing the household chef wants to do is spend an hour or two creating complex meals in a sizzling hot kitchen. These simple dishes are real…

Game On!

Get ready, get set, go have some fun at the annual Missouri State Senior Games, coming up June 11–14 in Columbia.

In Pursuit Of Perfection

Four high school football players are running suicide drills on the floor of the Strength & Conditioning Factory. Owners and certified personal trainers J.D. Franklin and Joey Grippo are shouting constructive criticism and…

5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Heart

With Valentine’s Day on the calendar, hearts are top of mind in February. It is also American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans. A healthy heart is a gift to yourself, your family and friends that will last…

Kid Meals

Dining out at a favorite restaurant is usually a treat. But, when you have young children, enjoying a public meal can be a challenge. Boredom, tantrums, picky eating habits and glares from annoyed patrons are just some of the difficulties…

Beginnings From An End

For someone waiting for an organ transplant, hope is tempered with the knowledge that the gift they so desperately need will come only when someone else’s life ends. But for the families of donors, knowing their loved one’s organs are…

Go Pink!

Nancy Rahner shares her breast cancer story, from the emotions of diagnosis to the gratitude her fight has given her. You’ll also learn about the new state law affecting breast cancer treatment, as well as local National Breast Cancer…

CoMo Cuisine, A to Z

A is for apple — in kindergarten. Then we grow up and realize there’s no need to be so predictable in our exploration of food. That’s especially true in Columbia, where a love of good food supports multiple farmers markets and…