More big employers provide workplace health clinics
A growing trend eliminates the need for some employees to make healthcare appointments and take time off. It's really workers taking care of workers. Big employers are bringing health care in-house to combat rising costs.
Susan Collins wasn't feeling well recently. Instead of seeing her primary doctor, she went to her co-worker clinic. It's in the basement of Mercy Hospital, exclusively for the company's 11,000 employees.
Injuries from highchair falls rise by 20 percent
Parents depend on highchairs as safe places for their babies to sit and eat. Growing numbers of children are getting hurt, however, sometimes severely, while in their highchairs.
Three-year-old Harper has outgrown a highchair. About a year ago, however, she was strapped into her highchair seat ready to eat lunch, when her mother, Kelli, turned her back for a second and heard a deafening thud. Kelli ...
Traffic crashes in Springfield increase overall, while fatal wrecks decrease
The city has issued some mixed grades when it comes to the safety of Springfield city streets. According to the new study, the number of crashes (overall) on the streets this year is up. However, the number of people dying in car crashes is down.
According to the city's latest Crash Report Card (which looks at numbers from January to October), more than 5,767 wrecks happened ...
Pictures: Snow at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Parks
Springfield's Parks are covered in a blanket of snow. ...
Mo. Supreme Court sets Jan. 29 execution date
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted of killing a jewelry store owner more than two decades ago.
On Monday, the state high court ordered that Herbert Smulls be executed Jan. 29. Smulls was convicted of the 1991 murder of Chesterfield jeweler Stephen Honickman.
Smulls was originally sentenced to death by a St. Louis County jury ...
Slips and falls on ice sending many to hospitals
Hospitals and urgent care clinics are seeing many patients who have fallen on icy surfaces. With all the slick stuff still stuck on sidewalks, driveways and parking lots, it's important to walk with caution, or your feet could easily slide out from under you.
The snow and ice have left treacherous territory almost everywhere, even as close as your front steps. "We've actually had a lot ...