Health news and issues in the Ozarks.


6:41 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Area Non-Profits Get Help from Mercy

Money in Wallet
Credit 401 (K) 2013 / flickr

Several area non-profit organizations are receiving donations thanks to Mercy Springfield employees.  The grants come from Mercy Clinic’s Force for Good.  Twice each year Mercy clinic doctors and co-workers donate money to help a variety of local organizations. 

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Making Democracy Work
11:35 am
Mon June 30, 2014

SW MO Counts Serves as Dashboard for the Community

SW MO Counts Website

In this segment of the League of Women Voters' Making Democracy Work, Leslie Carrier talks with Kathryn Wall, public health information administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, about the new website,, which serves as a community dashboard.

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A Healthier You
10:46 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Springfield MU Clinical Campus on Hold


Some of the money being withheld from the state's budget would have gone to pay for the MU School of Medicine class expansion and Springfield clinical campus.

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A Healthier You
9:38 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Mercy Addresses Postpartum Depression

Newborn Baby

A new program being implemented by Mercy Health System is designed to catch postpartum depression in women.  And health experts hope it will lead to more women getting treatment.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

Springfield mom and Mercy employee Kim Crist had a difficult pregnancy.  And when she finally went into labor it lasted 36 hours.  She thinks that’s what led to her developing postpartum depression after her daughter was born.

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