Back to School Tips

August 2nd, 2017 in News, Other

Whether your child is starting Kindergarten or beginning their Senior Year, here are some tips to help them get back to school healthy, happy and safe. Read More


Fresh Garden Salads

July 21st, 2017 in News, Other

With summer in full swing and garden produce available now is the time to make some fresh garden salads. Check out these fun and different recipes on a hot summery day. Read More


Boating Safety Tips

July 15th, 2017 in News

The dog days of summer are here and there’s no better way to enjoy them than a fun day at the lake. Going out on the boat, skiing, tubing, and fishing are all fun activities here in the Ozarks. Below are some basic boating safety tips for your next day out on the lake. Read More


Local Nature Trails

July 5th, 2017 in News, Other

Did you know that Springfield is considered the Gateway to the Great Outdoors? Whether you are biking, hiking, or just wanting to enjoy the outdoors, Springfield has a variety of trails packed with breathtaking scenery. Our state was also named “Best Trails State” in 2013 by American Trails. Read More


Patriotic Barbeque Recipes

June 21st, 2017 in News

Get grilling and enjoy your summer with these delicious Patriotic Barbeque recipes for the upcoming holiday! Read More


Racin’ to Save Lives 2017 Blood Drive

June 9th, 2017 in News, Other

Cox HealthPlans and CoxHealth Network will once again be taking part in the annual Racin’ to Save Lives 2017 Blood Drive Competition between Mercy and CoxHealth. Read More


Father's Day Ideas

June 3rd, 2017 in News

June means the start of incredible weather, school vacations, the opening of lakes and swimming pools, and of course Father’s Day! This year, celebrate the father figures in your life with engaging, family activities that are a break from the normal weekend routine. Read More


26th Annual Med Mile & 5K Run/Walk

May 26th, 2017 in News, Other

The 26th Annual Med Mile and 5K run/walk is next Saturday June 3rd, 2017 at Cox Health Fitness Centers at The Meyer Center. All proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the event is presented by Heim-Young Associates. Read More


Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 19th, 2017 in News, Other

Take a moment this May to learn some preventive steps to lessen your child’s chances of developing Skin Cancer later in life. Read More


Recycle Resale Reuse

May 12th, 2017 in News

The Earth provides so many resources for us, but as there is constant growth in human population it is imperative that we do our part in preserving and protecting those resources. Recycling and using recycled materials are helpful in taking care of our planet for both ourselves and the future generations. As greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise, our efforts in conserving nature make a huge difference. Being mindful of product consumption and what is done with those products after use is very important in protecting our valuable natural resources. Read More


Habitat For Humanity

May 4th, 2017 in News

Since 1988 Habitat for Humanity has been working to help provide shelter for local residents through their Homebuying Program, Home Preservation & Repair, and Neighborhood Revitalization efforts. Each of these programs assist residents of Greene, Christian, and Webster counties obtain a home or make needed repairs to their current home. There are multiple ways to get involved. Every helping hand can make a difference. In the past year 5,785 individuals volunteered at the construction sites, in the ReStore, or during special events. Read More


Local Cooking Classes!

April 28th, 2017 in News

Are you looking for a fun new way to gain ideas for meals? Hy-Vee offers a variety of cooking classes for many different age ranges and interests! Hy-Vee chefs hold classes that cover culinary skills such as knife cutlery, stocks/stews, seafood cookery and more! Read More


Southwest Missouri Heart Walk

April 20th, 2017 in News, Other

The Southwest Missouri Heart Walk is an American Heart Association annual community event. The event mixes fundraising and healthy physical activity to raise funds and awareness of the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers (cardiovascular disease and stroke respectively). Read More


Your Annual Wellness Exam

April 12th, 2017 in News, Other

Your Annual Wellness Exam is available to you through your Preventive Services when you are covered under Cox HealthPlans insurance. This benefit is designed to do just that PREVENT. Chronic conditions and problems detected early have a better chance for treatment and cure. Schedule an appointment with your Primary Care Physician to discuss the screenings and exams you should have and when you need them. Most services are based on your age, health, family history and lifestyle (how you eat, your activity level and whether you smoke). Read More


Cox Baby Affair

March 31st, 2017 in News, Other

Are you a new or expecting parent? We invite you to the annual CoxHealth Baby Affair on Saturday, April 8. This fun and educational event is open to the public from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and is hosted in the West Pavilion, West Tower and Turner Center in the Dee Ann White Women’s and Children’s Hospital. This is a free event with demonstrations, door prizes, exhibits, vendors and classes. Grandparents, family and friends are welcome. For further detail, call The Women's Center at 269-4664. Donations of cloth or disposable diapers may be made to the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks. Read More


Animal Shelters: Reasons to Adopt

March 27th, 2017 in News, Other

In 2016 alone, the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri helped nearly 6,000 animals in the Springfield area. The Humane Society welcomes all cats and dogs through its doors, and commits all available resources to not only help them find their forever home, but heal the wounds both visible and unseen. Read More


St Patrick’s Day Recipes

March 16th, 2017 in News, Other

Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon, Irish Potato Farls Read More


Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

March 10th, 2017 in News

Growing your own vegetables is a great way to have fresh food over the summer. Starting a garden is easy and doesn’t take a lot of time to begin or maintain. Read More


Telemedicine Services Now Available

March 3rd, 2017 in News, Other

In collaboration with CoxHealth, Cox HealthPlans is proud to offer our members DirectConnect. Read More


Shelter Volunteer Opportunities

February 23rd, 2017 in News, Other

Taking time to volunteer is a great way to find purpose and meet new people. Here are just a few ways to get out and make a difference in our community. Read More

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