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MU nursing students teach preschoolers the importance of hand-washing

Board games, puzzles and music helped teach Eugene Field School students healthy hand-washing and hygiene habits. This was the first of eight sessions led by MU nursing students.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: For MU student, learning to adapt is part of the performance

MU graduate student Julie McGinnity hopes to keep performing in operas, but sometimes other people's expectations of her abilities get in her way.

Study: BPA absorption accelerated by skin care products

BPA, a chemical found in many consumer products such as plastic bottles and metal cans, may have health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children, studies say.

 

Health Department to hold Saturday flu clinic

A limited number of vaccinations will be free on a first-come, first-served basis. Flu vaccinations are otherwise available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Columbia teen follows family tradition with top bowling accomplishments

Devin Klotz comes from a family with a history in bowling. Now 17, he belongs to three bowling teams and frequently participates in bowling tournaments, leagues and other games.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't continue to subsidize developers in Columbia

Anti-Prop 2 groups representing developers are trying to convince voters that the lion’s share of the cost of new roads for new developments should continue to be heavily subsidized by taxpayers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reduce taxpayer cost for new development

Let's use existing taxpayer dollars for road maintenance and snow removal on existing roads. Vote yes on Prop 2

Missouri researchers studying respiratory virus

More than 1,100 cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in the United States since August.

NYU professor speaks at MU about emotions in medical practice

Danielle Ofri read an excerpt from her book and discussed the positive and negative effects of emotion during a visit to MU. 

As autism diagnoses increase, therapy and treatment services strive to keep up

The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has been increasing in recent years. Meanwhile, there aren't enough clinical and educational resources to keep up with demand.

Teal Pumpkin Project aims to raise awareness of food allergies

Two Columbia mothers urge people to remember children with food allergies and invisible disabilities. There are "all types of little ones out there," Tara Arnett says.

Smurf quartet raises funds downtown

Four locals camped out at the intersection of Broadway and Ninth Street for Job Point's fifth annual Local Celebrity Apprentice Fundraiser on Tuesday.

MU professor shares research, experience as mother who adopted children across racial lines

Colleen Colaner and other researchers at MU are working together to create an online hub about family communication that is designed to help adoptive, interfaith, transracial and other non-traditional families.

MU student's death highlights difficulties of balancing Type 1 diabetes, college life

MU student Cale Boedeker's death made the dangers and risks of Type 1 diabetes tragically real. MU students with diabetes say managing the disease, schoolwork and a social life makes finding a healthy balance in college especially difficult, but they find the help they need in the form of community and friends.

Living his dream: Local artist brings on a renaissance in printmaking in Missouri

Artist Jeffery Moore started a new life in Columbia after struggling in St. Louis and found a way to connect Columbia with his art and printmaking.

2014 MU Homecoming blood drive collects 5,738 pints of blood

Multiple locations around the Missouri-Illinois region held blood drives in support of the 2014 MU Homecoming blood drive. Counting satellite locations, more than 6,000 pints of blood were estimated to have been collected.

 

Columbia at 'very low' risk of Ebola outbreak, health officials say

Although the risk of outbreak is low, public health officials say they are ready for a quick response.

Columbia-based Purple Bird Project raises epilepsy awareness

Chris Heuer and his wife, Amy Lake, make purple porcelain bird pendants in their Columbia home and sell them to help pay expenses for their 10-year-old daughter, Helen, who has epilepsy.

UPDATE: Missouri laboratory certified to test for Ebola

The center is one of 20 across the country that can test potential Ebola specimens.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Dances of Universal Peace unites members through song and dance

Members of the Columbia community express the ideas of peace and joy through sacred songs and dances of world religions.

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