Invasive breast cancer cells are stained red. Image courtesy National Cancer Institute

Professionals don’t necessarily agree on the best standards to screen for breast cancer

COLUMBIA – About one in eight women will develop some kind of invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Finding those cancers isn’t always easy, especially with the current technology used to screen for them. Conventional mammograms have been plagued for years by concerns of false positives. In regular digital scans, images of…

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Animal Welfare Approved and Humane Farm Animal Care give their seal of approval to Missouri farms

  “Free range.” “No hormones or steroids.” “All-natural.” “Certified Angus beef.” “Fresh poultry.” “Pesticide-free.” These are a few of the phrases that appear on products at the local grocery store or farmer’s market. Although farmers and producers may use these phrases in confidence, it should be noted that food labels don’t always carry a legal…

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For Tara Selly, a childhood dream becomes reality

BY HANNAH LAZO COLUMBIA – Not many people can say they uncovered their life’s passion in their own backyard, but for Tara Selly, that’s exactly what happened. Selly said she can remember burying plastic dinosaurs in her sandbox and using a spoon to unearth them when she was just 4 years old. Fast-forward a couple of…