While in town to plan for his installation at the True/False Film Festival, artist Eric Rieger stopped by Lee Elementary School to teach students to create designs by weaving yarn through a chain link fence.
Columbia resident Bonnie Chasteen is an artist and editor for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Her exhibit, "Faces, Places, Figures, and Food," will be at Orr Street Studios from Nov. 19 to Dec. 1.
A group that includes the American Heart Association has issued new guidelines for fighting obesity, a development that comes not long after the AMA labeled obesity a disease. By next year, most insurance companies are expected to cover counseling and other obesity treatments.
Even as a little girl, Anna Kleinsorge knew she wanted her own children. When she hit 29, she decided she was done waiting. So she posted an ad on Craigslist and waited for her pay-as-you-go phone to ring. The response hasn't been quite what she had hoped for.
Guidelines issued Tuesday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology use a new formula for estimating someone's risk that includes many factors other than cholesterol, which is currently the main focus.
Melissa Gephardt, an MU student, recounts her struggle with trichotillomania — a disorder characterized by the compulsive urge to pull out one’s hair in response to stress, anxiety or depression — and how she eventually learned to accept herself.
Local Columbia artist Jean Griffith takes discarded trash and turns it into art. Her site on Etsy.com has had 1,200 views since her shop opened in February.
Smartphone apps for step throats test could be in the works. In the meantime, a quick rundown of symptoms could help in deciding if a doctor's visit is needed.
Joy Randle, who uses puppets and songs to tell stories from the Bible, has invited members of both black and white churches to take elementary-age children to the event.
MU student Alex Fischler published a book about verbal and emotional abuse and gives tips on how to heal.
Michele Spry pays it forward with random acts of kindness. She hopes to create a chain reaction of generosity through these acts.
The board's report on water fluoridation concludes there are no negative health effects, but Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser said she wants more information.
In Columbia, people living with post-traumatic stress disorder have more choices of alternative therapies than ever. The service dog training program is one way veterans and domestic violence survivors learn to cope.
Go-go dancers such as the CoMeow Kittens are hired to dance on stage and hype up or entertain a crowd at clubs or raves. They engage the audience and add visuals to the music, Slavit said. She says they are performers, not eye candy.
Although the city's playgrounds comply with the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act, children with disabilities still struggle to find a place where they can play.
Parent company BJC's changes to health benefits include eliminating coverage for part-timers who work fewer than 24 hours a week and charging smokers a fee. BJC also will stop hiring tobacco users.
“I’m lucky I’ve been able to make a living with this,” says the Missouri musician, who will showcase his craft Saturday at the State Historical Society's annual meeting.
The fitness program has gotten a bad name as a major cause of a severe muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis. But the problem of overexercise is not unique to CrossFit, nor does it start and end in the gym.
"Spring Awakening," this year's fall musical, won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical will run from Wednesday to Sunday.
Most of the woodworkers and other volunteers make the cars as part of a charitable act. The practice of making the cars started as a fulfillment of the woodworkers' association's motto of promoting quality woodworking in a safe way.