Recognizing Children’s Mental Health Status

With the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in school closures, canceled events, and canceled playtimes, it is extremely important to be aware of your child’s feelings and mental health.  Children’s mental health problems are common and treatable when properly identified.  When left untreated, mental health problems can disrupt children’s functioning at home, school, and in the community. … Continued

The Importance of Wearing a Mask in Public

Due to the widespread virus COVID-19, Boone County Missouri issued several recurring ordinances requiring everyone 10 years of age and older to wear a mask when around people who are not household members as well as when visiting public spaces like grocery stores and offices. But can wearing a mask really make a difference? Why … Continued

Dr. Harris Retirement

Dr. Robert Harris, Pediatrician, Retires After 55 years Dr. Robert Harris – aka “Tiger Bob”, retired earlier this year after a 55-year career in private practice from 1964 to 2020. Over the past 5 decades, he served thousands of families in the Columbia Missouri area, working with compassion and devotion to our community and the … Continued

Flu Vaccinations 2020

The Importance of Getting a Flu Shot This year it is more important than ever for you and your family to receive vaccinations for the Flu. With COVID-19 directly at the forefront of health safety, the more we can keep high immunity levels for other diseases the better.  Flu season typically occurs from fall to … Continued