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Eliminating the Language Barrier in Health Care

As the number of non-English speaking patients increases, local hospitals are relying on video services to connect patients to translators.

Oh, Baby: Machine-Learning Picks Up on Pain

Missouri State University researchers are using artificial intelligence to recognize when infants are in pain, a project with potential applications far beyond the NICU.

Why Pickleball is the New “It” Sport

The number of places to play pickleball has doubled since 2010. Digital Director Dayle Duggins (aka Dill Duggins) loves pickles, so we sent her to try out the sport with a funny name.

HIIT Meets Technology at Orangetheory Fitness

High intensity training meets technology at Orangetheory Fitness, where you can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour.

How Local First Responders are Reducing Response Times

Minutes matter in emergencies. That’s why the Springfield Fire Department, Christian County Ambulance District and Rural First are implementing strategies to reduce response times.

Let’s Talk About Poop: Caring for Your Colon

Fight Colorectal Cancer is the loudest national nonprofit advocating for researching and awareness of colorectal cancers. It's spreading its message of the fight from its new national headquarters:...

Area Elementary School Students Are Now Being Treated Via Telemedicine

Thanks to a grant funded by the Missouri Foundation of Health and with the help of the Children’s Miracle Network, students with minor illness symptoms are being treated without leaving the...

Meet Mercy’s Golden Retriever Healer, Pria

At Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, the professionals helping patients regain mobility aren’t always of the human species. A special staff member gives patients a boost, and she does it...

Perspective Preparatory Academy is a Tuition-Free Private School

Perspectives Preparatory Academy offers an inclusive environment for kids across a large margin of learning capabilities, and it’s the first of its kind in 417-land.

9 Questions with CrossFit Kid Emma Cary

Emma Cary is a 13-year-old middle school student who loves pizza, her dog Jim and CrossFit—she trains twice a day and is winning competitions on a national level.

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  1. Why Pickleball is the New “It” Sport
    The number of places to play pickleball has doubled since 2010. Digital Director Dayle Duggins...
  2. Fall Festivals: 25 Way to Celebrate Fall Fun in 417-land
    We’ve rounded up the most delightful, most bizarre and most timeless fests around to add to...
  3. Republic’s Scuffed Edge Flea Market
    At Scuffed Edge in Republic, one creative maven shares her passion for refurbishing home decor.
  4. Goat Yoga is Your New Favorite Workout
    Our managing editor got bendy with some goats, and somehow among their bleats and bucks, her...
  5. Inside Innovative Dental’s Spa-Like Space
    Innovative Dental’s remodeled office in Southeast Springfield goes beyond the usual sterile...
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