By definition, Ellie Ragland is an atheist, a word that annoys her. She finds atheism to be an adversarial word that presumes a God to begin with. She prefers “non-believer” because how could she be against a God that doesn’t exist?
Tracy Ell crafts prosthetics at Mid-Mo Orthotics and Prosthetics. For Ell, who has always loved building and sculpting, his natural ability for creation has enabled him to help others.
Gale Fuller has been a circus performer, a Navy corpsman, a teacher and, for the last 30 years, a humanist minister. In this capacity he has officiated about 200 wedding ceremonies.
The report was created by Missouri School of Journalism seniors, who looked at the profiles, preferences, philosophies and lifestyles of people who claim no affiliation with a religious group.
Sarah Dresser of the Office of Cultural Affairs tells us about a craft beer tasting and gallery crawl that will take place this week.
Actress Angelina Jolie, 37, writes that she made the choice with thoughts of her six children after watching her own mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, die too young from cancer.
To try to keep premiums low, some states are allowing insurers to charge patients a hefty share of the cost for expensive medications used to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other life-altering chronic diseases.
If the government fails to appeal, it would clear the way for over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill to younger girls.
The Dynamic Athletics Research Institute has developed a new, marker-less way to track movement. The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute is the only facility in this hemisphere to use the technology.
The week-long event includes instructional workshops and rides.
Clanton C.W. Dawson has been a pastor for 30 years and served at several mid-Missouri churches from the mid-1980s to 2000.
It was the first time the data disclosing the list prices hospitals charge, compared to what Medicare covers, has been made available to the public. For Boone County residents, the news isn't all bad.
Several years ago, I re-discovered a road map for life itself, an ancient teaching that is like a spiritual GPS, directing our lives with thought-by-thought precision.
The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services compiles statistics on the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases throughout the state.
One hundred hours of preparation paid off with a $7,500 group scholarship for the MU team's presentation on how to improve health care for patients with COPD.
Despite massive technological upheaval and financial chaos that threaten the future of the U.S. Postal Service, local letter carriers keep the personal connections from their routes intact.
The Missouri Mission of Mercy dental clinic Friday and Saturday provided free fillings, cleanings and extractions to anyone who needed them. More than 1,700 people attended the event in Cape Girardeau.
The disease can be contracted by simply breathing in fungus-laced spores from dust disturbed by wind as well as human or animal activity.
Joel Sager, curator of Perlow-Stevens Gallery, announced that he intends to become owner and director. He said he wants to run the gallery like the original owners did but also wants to bring his own curatorial style.