For eight years, the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri has partnered with Huffstutter Orchards, about 25 miles west of Columbia, to send apples to impoverished families in 32 counties. The next opportunity to help with their efforts will be Sunday, Sept. 14.
Programs such as Turning Point and Into Action give second chances to the homeless and released prisoners, offering support and a fresh start.
EV-D68, the virus that has sickened children in Kansas City and St. Louis and resulted in some hospitalizations, hasn't caused any confirmed cases yet in Columbia, health officials said.
This year, Green Dot and Title IX educational sessions have been added to MU's Safe Mizzou 2014 agenda. The week's events begin on Monday.
Bush and Keller Auditoriums, Rhynsburger Theatre and the Odd Fellows Lodge were added to the list of 2015 True/False Film Fest venues.
Jason Mathews has been playing trumpet for 16 years. He says it has taught him lessons about being timely, respectable and hardworking. It also cured his stage fright.
Nearly 3,000 participants rode in Bike MS during the weekend. Columbia has hosted the fundraiser since 2004.
Nearly 500 children have been treated at one hospital alone — Children's Mercy in Kansas City — and some required intensive care, according to authorities.
Around 100 church members from Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church in Columbia helped pack 2,760 boxes at Sunday's event.
A hospital epidemiologist says it could be the same enterovirus infection that has hit St. Louis and Kansas City.
The poster depicts local musicians, wooden soldiers and cyclists along the river port. It was chosen from a pool of 87 entries by a jury of five people from Columbia's culture and arts community.
Vanessa Leitza, the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy's event planner and coordinator, answers questions about the free event. It's one of two major fundraisers the conservancy holds annually to fund its recording and archiving projects.
Wednesday's roundtable discussion with Gov. Jay Nixon highlighted the potential health effects of e-cigarettes.
Researcher says the widening diet gap reflects an income gap that deepened during the recent financial crisis, which likely made healthy food less affordable for many people.
Artist learned to be keenly aware of the critics in her head
The Home Microbiome Project seeks to understand how the trillions of mostly beneficial bacteria that live in and on our bodies interact with bugs in the environment to affect our health.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago developed a treadmill that intentionally trips seniors to teach them to not fall in the future. Seniors tripping and falling costs $30 billion yearly.
The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society express great concern about these popular nicotine-vapor products and urge more regulation, especially to keep them away from youth. They also stress that proven smoking cessation methods should always be tried first.