The City of Columbia website publishes health inspection reports for all establishments in Columbia, including restaurants, daycare facilities, nursing homes and schools.
One of three basketball leagues in Columbia, the program at Calvary Baptist Church has 38 teams and four cheer squads, bringing the total number of children involved to more than 400.
More than 100 people attended the inaugural Alternative and Complementary Medicine Wellness Health Expo to learn more about alternative medicine from 20 different vendors.
Brad Bryan, who leads worship at the Altar at Olivet at Olivet Christian Church, says his service provides the community with a service that is a balance of traditional worship with contemporary themes.
Jennifer Perlow, owner of PS:Gallery, talks about "Beauty and the Beholder," the Columbia Art League's current exhibit.
Health professionals are coming to a consensus that education alone isn't enough to curb the obesity epidemic in America, leading some to look at policy-oriented solutions. In one such effort, Kansas City's Children's Mercy Hospital has stopped selling sugary drinks.
About 70 people — including veterans, their family and friends, and Columbia residents — gathered this weekend for a Qigong workshop at the Truman Veterans Hospital.
The Missouri Mental Health Foundation conducted this interview with Aaron Likens, a St. Louis author with Asperger's syndrome, who was concerned about the public perception of the disorder.
An estimated 15 million people in the U.S. take care of someone with Alzheimer's disease without pay. The nature of the disease can make care-giving particularly challenging.
Roughly 100 children die in an average flu season, and it's not yet clear the nation will reach that total this winter.
From homemade sodas to "mature kids" menus, Scott Rowson, who publishes the food blog Show-Me Eats, reviews food trends he expects to take hold in 2013.
The items were present in the church around the time of Christmas Masses, but cleaning crews noticed they were missing on Jan. 4.
The drug makers' aggressive pursuit of university research has drawn the ire of academic purists who question whether the partnerships put profits ahead of, or on equal footing with, science for science's sake.
Sarah Dresser with Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs writes about starting the new year with a bucket list of arts activities.
The positive news is that the flu vaccine this year is a good match to the flu viruses circulating and can prevent the illness or shorten its duration.
November to February is the prime window for transmission of the virus.
Bad diets, lack of physical activity and obesity together wield "incredible forces against this decline in mortality," said Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society.
Halen Boykin-Rudolph, a Westminster University student, and J'Lissabeth Faughn, a former Columbia resident, are two individuals that overcame mental health issues and abuse, respectively, to become comfortable with who they are.
Spurred by a group of local activists, city staff are investigating if it's a good idea to remove fluoride from Columbia's drinking water supply.
After someone drinks a fructose beverage, the brain doesn't register the feeling of being full as it does when simple glucose is consumed, researchers found.