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After long journey, new mom spends Mother's Day with her preemies

For Carmen Beck, the road to motherhood was more difficult than she had expected, and when she finally became a mother, her twins were born fighting for their lives.

Surgeon from Boonville finds thrill, balance in the cockpit

Bill Kinney is an ear, nose and throat surgeon who spends his spare time flying planes. He says the thrill of flying feels a lot like the work he does in the operating room.

National Churchill Museum features international watercolor painters

The 14th Annual Watercolor Missouri International Show was inspired by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s interest in painting, said Kit Freudenberg, the museum’s interim assistant director.

U.N.: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

The World Health Organization does not plan to push back its polio eradication deadline of 2018.

If it's OK for women to propose, why don't they?

In practice, only about 5 percent of those currently married say the woman proposed, and the figure is no higher among couples wed within the past 10 years. Attitudes actually seem to be trending the other way, an Associated Press-WE tv poll shows.

Vietnam veteran recounts student protests at MU

Vietnam war veteran John Betz shares his memories of watching MU student protests after the Kent State shootings.

Fast action can help save lives of stroke patients

Specially equipped ambulances could decrease stroke treatment time by 25 minutes, according to a study that compares patients treated by emergency medical services with those treated by specially equipped stroke-response ambulances.

Stroke survivor Mark McEwen: Know the warning signs

Former CBS weatherman Mark McEwen suffered a stroke in 2005. Since then, he has been fighting toward a full recovery. Hesaid he now knows there were warning signs he should have heeded, such as high blood pressure.

ArtTalk: Different materials influence style of handmade bohemian jewelry

Columbia artist Mary Anne Flesch uses a wide range of materials to produce unique pieces of art.

Russian pianist brings music to Columbia neighborhood

A Saint Petersburg State Conservatory-educated Russian refugee, Olga Koldobskiy, teaches piano and gives concerts in Columbia.

Glynn Thacker says airbrush painting is ticket to his sobriety

The Columbia resident has moved from troubled adolescent to member of an itinerant band to aimless hitchhiker, alcoholic, car thief and inmate. Now, he has a job the pays the bills, and he keeps busy by painting.

Avid cyclist racks up miles as Park Patrol volunteer on Columbia trails

As a volunteer for the Park Patrol, Chris Ingersoll watches over the Columbia trail system he uses for his daily 20-mile round trip commute to work.

Columbia Area Career Center students maintain milk crate gardens

Brook Harlan started a milk crate garden at the Columbia Area Career Center's Culinary Arts school to show students how to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables in almost any location.

FDA regulation on e-cigarettes might not affect Columbia shops

The FDA proposes regulating of tobacco products, including a ban on minors  purchasing e-cigarettes. Columbia shops that sell e-cigarettes said they already voluntarily refuse to sell the devices to minors.

Oregon is 1st to ditch state health exchange

After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website.

New FDA rules could affect menus at restaurants, other stores

Calorie counts could soon accompany items on restaurant menus, but grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters, planes and trains may be exempt.

Measles off to a fast start as cases trend up

Authorities say 129 cases in 13 states were reported by mid-April, the bulk of them in California and New York City. Most were triggered by travelers who caught the virus abroad and spread it in the United States among unvaccinated people.

FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer. It was a role previously reserved for the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of women's health.

FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and public policy experts can't say for certain whether the electronic devices are a good thing or a bad thing overall.

ArtTalk: Folk singer/guitarist David Dearnley makes up for lost time

David Dearnley performs predominately solo, singer/songwriter original, acoustic music.

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