Officials at University Hospital must ask all of their physicians to sign off on a 2003 decision to divert millions of dollars to recruiting activities or pay back the money.
Marketta Hayes sat at her dining table in her Columbia home looking at an empty Lipton Iced Tea bottle. “Oh,” she said, sliding the bottle away from her. “I didn’t know there was that many calories in here. That’s a lot.”
It’s a familiar scenario: A mother just inches away from her child’s face, speaking in an animated voice with exaggerated expression. Reactions to this type of behavior range from laughter to annoyance, but experts say it can encourage a baby’s linguistic development.
Kay Wright is turning 64 this year and is laden with a host of health problems. “The list is so long, where do you want me to start?” she asked.
Americans are awfully messed up about food — so thinks Barry Glassner, University of Southern California sociology professor and author of “The Gospel of Food: Everything You Think You Know About Food Is Wrong.” We imbue certain ingredients with an almost magical power to heal — when, that is, we’re not fearing them as poisons we must strip from our diet.
Audrey Fitch is filming her life with cancer to show others what it’s like to live with the disease, as opposed to dying from it.
In keeping with a national trend, Boone Hospital Center is on its way to replacing semiprivate rooms with all-private ones.
Helena, Mont., was several years ahead of Columbia when its lawmakers outlawed smoking in most public places.
When Susan Renoe was expecting her first child, she knew that she wanted to have an out-of-hospital birth. So she looked into the phone book and found the Whole Health Family Birth Center, the predecessor to Columbia Community Birth Center.