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Health & Wellness 

Harmful Health Effects Of Smoking

On April 5 voters approved the Springfield Smokefree Air Act of 2011. Learn more about the harmful health effects of smoking and find resources to quit.
Health & Wellness 

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Do you need an authoritative medical resource but can't get to the Library? You can access up-to-date and reliable health information from the Library's website.  More...
Health & Wellness 

Electronic Medical Records

Plans are completed for a statewide health information exchange that would use electronic medical records to make patient information easily accessible to multiple healthcare professionals over a secure network.  More...
Health & Wellness 

Poison Ivy: An Itchy Situation

Warm weather means more time outside soaking up the sun and tidying up our yards. It also means more exposure to poison ivy. Learn how to maximize your outdoor fun while minimizing your poison ivy risk.  More...
Health & Wellness 

H1N1 Vaccine Recall

There are no safety concerns associated with a recent recall of H1N1 pediatric vaccines, the CDC reports.  More...
Health & Wellness 

Healthcare Blue Book

How much should that medical procedure cost? Ask the Healthcare Blue Book.
Health & Wellness 

New Mammogram Advice

A recent report from the United States Preventative Service Task Force contradicts years of thinking about breast cancer prevention  More...
Health & Wellness 

Time to Talk Turkey

The Butterball® Turkey Talk-Line is open annually in November and December.  More...
Health & Wellness 

Football and Brain Health

A new study indicates a higher rate of dementia in former N.F.L. players.  More...
Health & Wellness 

Halloween Safety Tips

A few tips to help you and your little ghouls enjoy a safe Halloween.  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness 

Flu Season

It's flu season in the Ozarks. Stay informed on area flu information and learn prevention tips.
Health & Wellness 

The Van K. Smith Community Health Library

The Community Health Library, sponsored by St. John's Health System, is devoted to providing accurate health-related inforation to assist patients, family members and members of the community in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness Missouri & Ozarks 

Bicycling in the Ozarks

Admit it. You've got one. Somewhere in the back of your garage it sits, probably covered in dirt and surrounded by your recyclables. Like a long forgotten friend, it calls to you: Sure is nice out! We should go for a ride. You slam the door and head for the couch.

Time to stop ignoring the call!  Dust off your bicycle and go for a spin.  Whether for fun or transportation, there are lots of ways to bike the Ozarks!
Community Matters Health & Wellness Law 

Teen Dating Violence

A new report released in March gives Missouri, along with ten other states, a failing grade in providing legal resources to protect teens from dating violence.  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness 

Eating Down the Fridge

Are you looking for a way to save money and reduce waste? Consider skipping your usual trip to the grocery store for a week – or more – and eat what you already have on hand. Save dollars at the store and save food that might have been wasted.  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness Law Science 

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Designed to protect children from exposure to lead and phthalates, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) has met with some debate.  More...
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