The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society express great concern about these popular nicotine-vapor products and urge more regulation, especially to keep them away from youth. They also stress that proven smoking cessation methods should always be tried first.
"Everybody in this business gets hurt," said 12-year rodeo clown Johnny Dudley at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo.
Karis Church has been in Columbia for the past nine years. The congregation has met at the Missouri Theatre, The Tiger Hotel and The Bridge, but now has its first permanent home.
Members of First Baptist Church celebrated the ordination of African refugee Nene Rwenyaguza Saturday night. Rwenyaguza was reunited with his family last year after 11 years apart.
Patrick Sekarski and Loriana Tisher enjoy taking private lessons at Studio B Dance Center because it helps them grow closer as a couple.
No one should view this as permission to eat more salt, said Salim Yusuf, the first study's leader. "Most people should stay where they are."
Heading off to school is stressful for young people on a variety of fronts. Among the biggest challenges is managing their own health far from home. And it can be a trial for parents, too, in this, the era of the helicopter when it comes to raising children.
Carl Kenney had to take a new approach to sermons at Bethel Church.
A drug incinerator was purchased by the Public Health and Human Services for the Columbia Police Department to to dispose of illicit drugs.
The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services will offer free vaccines to students from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at its clinic, at 1005 W. Worley St.
Typically, outbreaks of the disease have been in other parts of the continent, not in West Africa.
This new requirement is especially important for people who suffer from celiac disease and don't absorb nutrients well.
Food allergies are on the rise, and experts are not sure why. But Columbia families like the McFetterses and the Popes are well aware of their impact on daily life.
The couple are planning a May 24, 2015, wedding at Peace Lutheran Church in Washington, Missouri.
The organization has been providing non-profit care for 46 years. Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will be at Hometown Homecare, in Fayette,on September 2 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. to perform mammograms on site
Free vaccines will be administered on Saturday morning at the health department clinic at 1005 W. Worley St.
It's the second time in two years that the influential group has recommended narrowing use of the drug, sold by MedImmune under the brand name Synagis. MedImmune is fighting back with full-page newspaper ads that say the updated policy threatens "our most vulnerable babies."
The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That's better than a high-five, which still passes along less than half the amount as a handshake.
Nebihah Maqbool, a medical student at MU, wrote this post in anticipation of Ramadan for Columbia Faith & Values. Muslims will celebrate the end of the fast Monday.
Missourian reader Norma Schmitz shares her experience at a new house of worship in town.