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Columbia couple marries after 13-year engagement

After Missouri's same-sex marriage ban was overturned in Jackson and St. Louis counties earlier this month, Karen Bataille and Becky Plovanich traveled across state lines from Columbia to Carlinville, Illinois, to marry on Friday in the town where Plovanich grew up.

Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin

The new study found that Vytorin and Zetia help prevent heart attacks and strokes for those at high risk by lowering cholesterol.

Kansas finds software helps with mental health treatment

The software applies a holistic approach to treating patients' physical health along with their mental health.

Researcher says U.S. in middle of continuum on infant mortality

Rick Majzun, the vice president of strategic operations and planning at the St. Louis Children's Hospital, visited Kenya and Sweden to see what other medical communities around the world are doing to reduce infant mortality and premature birth rates.

Fall Into Art gets Columbia into the giving spirit

Funds will be raised through a silent auction in which each artist can donate one piece of artwork. At 2 p.m. Sunday, each artist will call the highest bidder to pick up their item and write their check to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Columbia's Substance Abuse Advisory Commission endorses proposed tobacco policies

The Substance Abuse Advisory Commission voted in favor of First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick's proposals to increase the purchase age of tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 and ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors.

Ebola precautions most likely unnecessary, Columbia Fire Department said

Emergency medical technicians initiated the infectious disease protocol as a man was rushed to University Hospital on Wednesday afternoon with Ebola-like symptoms. Officials said the man likely does not have the disease. A Fire Department official called the decision to initiate the protocol the result of "an abundance of caution."

 

 


Local tattoo artist inks out past mistakes

The tattoos that Pete Tieman got when he was younger didn't age with him, and he's not the only person to outgrow tattoos.

Karis Church member plans move to Japan to spread Christianity

Drew Glosson plans to join a ministry in Tokyo with a growing Christian community, preach the Gospel and build a network of Christian communities throughout Japan.

Hundreds of children harmed by detergent 'pods,' study says

Most weren't seriously harmed, but over the past two years, one child has died and 30 went into comas after ingesting the products.

Hard-line U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke loses another Vatican job

The removal of Burke as head of the Holy See's supreme court was widely expected in church circles.

U.S. bishops struggling under Francis' pontificate

With Pope Francis moving toward crafting new policies, some bishops and conservative Catholics have been left confused by the pope's actions and statements.

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.

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