The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is moving its immunization center, with operations at its Westside Public Health Center to become more family-focused.

The Westside Immunization Center, located on South Scenic Avenue, has served the community for 13 years. Kathryn Wall, public health information administrator at the Health Department, says those same services will soon be offered at the Harold K. Bengsch Building on Chestnut Expressway, in a more central area.     

Diet and exercise. The two go hand in hand, to help maintain body weight, strength, agility, and overall health, but motivation can be challenging. It can also be overwhelming when you try to think about all of the trends and knowing what would be most personally beneficial. I'm Nicki Donnelson. Today, I have Dr. Barbara Bushman as my guest on the Missouri State Journal.

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Drive down a dirt road in Dallas County, under a thick canopy of walnut trees and over three cattle guards, and you’ll come to Rachel Harrison’s home in Windyville, Missouri.  

A few years ago, Harrison was using her Bachelor’s degree in biology in a hospital laboratory.

“I was a generalist, which means I was in charge of urinalysis, chemistry, special chemistry, hematology, blood banking, coagulation, I think I got it all—phlebotomy, all that kind of stuff,” Harrison said.

But at age 25, she began to hear what sounded like people talking.

Butterfly Garden and Overlook
Screenshot / Butterfly Angels video

A new documentary profiles efforts to provide healing for Joplin’s tornado-stricken city. The release of “Butterfly Angels” falls on the sixth anniversary of the storm.

The seven-minute film shows how many from Joplin and the surrounding area conceptualized and created a green space and a healing garden to help citizens deal with the trauma inflicted by the tornado. It was produced by Stoneworth Studios with the TKF Foundation.

161 people were killed after the tornado swept through the city on May 22, 2011.

Estate Planning: Looking To The Future

May 22, 2017

This week on Making Democracy Work host Lois Zerrer​ speaks with Danielle Kincaid.

Kincaid is an attorney with Ozarks Elder Law who  assists clients in planning for the possibility of disability, incapacity, home health care, assisted living and/or nursing home placement. Through estate planning and asset protection planning, the firm helps clients to avoid probate and the impoverishment caused by the escalating cost of long term care. Ozarks Elder Law also helps clients maintain their right to make health care decisions and avoid unnecessary medical treatment.