Women’s Health

COVID-19 Booster and Flu Vaccine Clinic Set For This Weekend

Get ahead of flu season this weekend by getting a COVID-19 booster or flu shot. Columbia Public Schools, MU Health Care and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services are hosting the clinic at Hickman High School from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The updated bivalent Pfizer booster doses are available for children ages 5 and […]

Women’s Support Group to Meet at Heat of Missouri CASA

Kingdom Konnections COMO, a nonprofit organization that helps connect, rebuild and strengthen families, is hosting a women’s support group tonight. Head to the Heart of Missouri CASA located at 105 E. Ash. St. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight to build relationships with other women who have overcome obstacles in their lives at the Fix My Crown […]


The 12 Days of Nourish Café & Market Kicks Off This Week

The 12 Days of Nourish has officially begun, which means you have a chance to enter to win a giveaway each day. On Monday, Nourish Café & Market started the 12 Days of Nourish by giving away one pack of chocolate truffles. Today, Nourish is giving away any latte, while later this week, giveaways include […]

Winter Solstice Sound Bath to Soothe Your Mind

Before the hectic Christmas holiday, soothe your mind with a Winter Solstice Healing Sound Bath at Achieve Balance Chiropractic. The healing session is from 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 20, performed by Sarah Hoover. Let your body attune to the winter solstice through sound using crystal bowls. Let the noise soothe your mind, body and soul to […]

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Flu Shot Events Set Up Around Columbia

It is that time of year to start preparing for flu season. Throughout October, MU Health Care is offering drive-thru flu shot events at South Providence Medical Park. The events will offer flu shots to adults and kids 6 months and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the month, including Oct. […]

It’s Time to Understand Your Feelings

Mental health is an important subject for all ages, and one local resource is waiting to help. From 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Daniel Boone Regional Library, parents are welcome to bring children who are enrolled in fifth to eighth grade to learn about mental health wellness strategies while engaging in a fun activity aimed […]

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‘Remembering Our Babies’ Walk Set for Sunday

People in Columbia are coming together this weekend to provide support, education and awareness about those who are suffering or have suffered a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, a stillbirth or the loss of an infant. At 1 p.m. Sunday, anyone is welcome to take part in the Remembering Our Babies walk at 551 E Southhampton […]

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Get Pumped for Zumba Class at the ARC

This week, anyone is welcome to join instructor Rebecca Maier for a Zumba class at the Activity & Recreation Center. From 8-9 a.m. Thursday, head to the ARC for a judgment-free, fun workout with the Columbia Zumba community. Maier started teaching Zumba in October 2018 while on a weight loss journey to improve her physical […]

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Holistic Cold Remedies, Foods to Boost the Immune System

Photos by L.G. Patterson With the colder season approaching, it is the perfect time to stock your medicine cabinet with all the supplies needed for holistic cold and flu remedies. It’s also just as important to incorporate immune-boosting foods into your diet to be as preventative as possible. From bone broth to essential oils to […]

Turmeric Tasting Set For The End of September

Innate Health and Wellness has partnered with Raw Roots Turmeric for a tasting at the end of this month. From 6-7 p.m. Sept. 28, people are welcome to enjoy some of the turmeric products from Raw Roots, including lemonade, cooking pastes and more. According to WebMD, turmeric, a yellow-orange spice common in Indian, southeast Asian […]

The Wellness Way Columbia To Discuss Hormones

The Wellness Way Columbia is hosting a free online and in-person discussion on hormones Tuesday. This event, set for 6 p.m. at 2401 Bernadette Drive, is meant to help those who struggle with unbalanced hormones. This can lead to weight issues, sleep problems, headaches and irritability. While these symptoms are more frequently associated with women, […]

Tiger Tot Mommies Allows In-Person Classes Once Again

After turning to online life like the rest of the world, Tiger Tot Mommies has returned in-person for the first time in two years. The classes, which meet every third Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at MU Health Care’s South Providence Medical Building, discuss a variety of topics to assist you in caring for your little […]

Scramble Your Meal Plans with Truman VA’s Monthly Cooking Class

Anyone interested in a chance to learn about healthy cooking is welcome to attend Truman VA Healthy Teaching Kitchen’s monthly cooking class near the end of August. From11 a.m. to noon Aug. 22, people can attend the cooking class either virtually through VA Video Connect or in-person in the Patient Education Center teaching kitchen at […]

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How Female Friendships Improve Our Mental Health

As I reflect on my nursing career of more than 37 years, I’m honored to have worked alongside so many remarkable women. They have influenced the directions I have taken as a nurse, my drive to give my all in the things I define as important in my life, how I have mothered my children, […]

Puppy Yoga Set for June 26

Break out your mat for a fun yoga session that includes puppies! The Atrium on Tenth is hosting a Puppy Yoga session on June 26. Starting at 10 a.m., participants will begin a guided yoga session complete with puppies, complimentary snacks and freshly squeezed juice. At 11 a.m., the space will open to the public […]

Juneteenth reflections reveal opportunity to improve health care access

As a Black woman, educator, mother and employee of a mental health organization, I understand the importance of doing the hard work to bring about action related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Part of my work includes sharing what I know and see. So, I wanted to take a moment and dedicate this space to […]

Spring into Health This Weekend

Get connected to a variety of local health and wellness resources at the Spring Into Health Fair on Saturday. The free event, which is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, is being hosted by Achieve Balance Chiropractic at the business’ new location at 2700 Forum Blvd. At least 20 local health and wellness vendors are […]

What We Know About New Mothers and Mental Health

Becoming a mother has been one of the most amazing, humbling and life-changing experiences I could have imagined. My journey toward motherhood was not the easiest of paths, so when I found out I was pregnant, it almost seemed too good to be true. The most impactful advice I received from a physician throughout the […]

Cooper’s Landing to Host Full Moon Yoga

Get connected with your body and the outdoors with the Full Moon Yoga Flow & Art Party set for Monday. The event will be held at Cooper’s Landing Riverside Resort & Marina, which is co-hosting the all-levels yoga class with Prairie Roots Wellness. Attendees should arrive at 6:15 p.m. for the class, which will go from […]

Herb Your Enthusiasm

A friend of mine took an herbal supplement known to be good for digestion and was excited to see improvement in her constipation symptoms within one week. She purchased several bottles, never missed a daily dose, and recommended the herb to her son for help with acid reflux. Looking at this picture from a Chinese […]