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A Springfield City Council Committee unanimously recommended the city adopt an ordinance requiring prescriptions for pseudoephedrine. As KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports, the legislation is designed to limit the production and sale of methamphetamine.

Architect's Rendering:  Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital

One year from now, Mercy Springfield is expected to begin admitting patients to its new rehabilitation hospital.  Ground has been broken for the $23 million, 63,000-square-foot facility just north of the new Mercy Orthopedic Hospital at Evans Rd. and Highway 65.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more…


Open heart surgery is invasive, expensive and high-risk, making it unavailable for some patients who need it most. As KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports, that is why some patients are now turning to a new procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

Members of the public gathered at the Springfield Art Museum today for an information session on the Affordable Care Act. The event was part of the Cover Missouri initiative, designed to incorporate community input, foundation research, and economic analysis by state and national experts into a presentation. KSMU's Samuel Crowe reports.

Monte Stetler

"Watch out for your internet dating, because that's how I ended up homeless." 

Baby Chloe with her bear.

Most of the time perfection is too much to hope for, but not when you’re talking about the birth of your child. All expecting parents hope for a happy and healthy baby. But what happens when all the tests say your baby is perfect, but you just can’t shake the thought that something is wrong? KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the story.

Cough Syrup

If you have questions about the new federal health care law and how it will affect you, you can attend a free presentation Tuesday at the Springfield Art Museum. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.


The "Look Good, Feel Better" program is sponsored by the American Cancer Society; it's designed to help women who are dealing with the physical changes of chemotherapy and radiation. Each month, classes are held at cancer centers throughout the Springfield-Branson area. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more. 

Missouri State University has been named a 2012 “Tree Campus USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation. The recognition comes after the university’s five year commitment to its trees and their aesthetic value to the campus.