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For almost 75 years, friendly faces have greeted patients and visitors at Bothwell Regional Health Center’s main entrance. According to the book “Bothwell Regional Health Center: A Lifetime of … more
It wasn’t until her fifth child was born five years ago that Andrea Skelly learned babies made more than crying sounds.Skelly, 43, has had moderately severe hearing loss since her 20s. She said she … more
Growing up in the Midwest, you could say Dr. Ashley Tardieu is no stranger when it comes to a rural community.“I am from north central Wisconsin and grew up working on dairy farms and being … more
In about one hour, Tracie Southerlin learned her heart score was zero and that her husband’s score was 3,540. In this case, bigger does not mean better.A heart score or cardiac calcium screening is … more
Dr. Douglas Kiburz fits the description of a modern-day country doctor. As an orthopedic surgeon at Bothwell Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, he cares for patients with a continual eye on finding … more
Marsha Boeschen was 13 when her life changed forever after she found her father dead from a sudden heart attack. Little did she know then just how much heart disease would become a part of her … more
February is American Heart Month, and Bothwell Regional Health Center and Bothwell Foundation have partnered to provide free cardiac calcium or heart score screenings Feb. 8 and 15.A cardiac calcium … more
A new year brings new resolutions, leaving many people searching for a support system. Healthy U, a project of the Healthy Living Action Committee (HLAG), is kicking off its sixth annual Healthy U … more
Dr. Stephanie Lind always knew she wanted to be a physician.“It’s what I have always wanted to do,” she said. “I could never imagine myself as anything else. Medicine was the perfect … more
What you eat today, walks and talks tomorrow. That’s a “sound bite” that Dr. Doug Kiburz, orthopedic surgeon, likes to use when counseling patients who are prepping for joint replacement … more
According to the national Lions Club website, “being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness.” For the last eight years, Sedalia Lions … more
Improved communication, collaboration and trust between the Pettis County Ambulance District and Bothwell Regional Health Center means better patient care for area residents.PCAD EMS Chief Eric Dirck … more
Thanksgiving is known as the biggest eating day in America, but right behind it is Super Bowl Sunday. Whether or not you’re a football fan, you probably have plans to attend a watch party, if not … more
“Need advice? The doctor is in.” The difference is this doctor is real and doesn’t charge 5 cents for nonsensical advice like Lucy did in the popular Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz.Dr. … more
According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in America. Each year, 647,000 people lose their lives to the disease, which in … more
Joan Kelley’s CPR skills were pressed into action last December at the Warsaw Walmart. Kelley, a family nurse practitioner at Bothwell Health Center Truman Lake, went to the Walmart Pharmacy … more
For Courtney Rumans, helping deliver babies is a labor of love. A registered nurse, Rumans works in Bothwell Regional Health Center’s Labor and Delivery department. On Oct. 4, she became the most … more
The holidays are fast approaching, and if you don’t want to spend them sniffing or sneezing and suffering from the flu, then it’s time to get your flu vaccine.Flu activity generally starts in … more
Just like its past participants have transformed themselves with a healthy lifestyle, Healthy U will soon undergo its own transformation.“Our board has agreed that it’s time for a reboot,” said … more
Learning the ABCs for the first time helps students on the path of reading and writing; knowing the ABCs to stop bleeding can help save lives.In 2015, a national campaign called “Stop the Bleed” … more
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