Blog Posts in October, 2014

  • 30-Oct-2014

    Holidays Prompt Spikes in Young Adult Drinking & Driving

    Holidays can be special days for fun and relaxation, as well as festivities that honor and celebrate important events and people. Each one brings its own unique joys, traditions and meanings not only to Joplin, but across Missouri and the U.S. ...
  • 22-Oct-2014

    Honoring the Memories of the Loves of His Life

    The story in the Joplin Globe of a Pittsburg girl, her mother and her dad is enough to break your heart and at the same time reaffirm a belief in the goodness of most people. The girl was just 13 years old when she was killed with her mom in 2009 by ...
  • 14-Oct-2014

    Distracted Drivers a "Leading Cause of All Traffic Crashes"

    The words from a Missouri Highway Patrol sergeant hit hard: "Distraction is the leading cause of all traffic crashes in the state of Missouri," he told a Joplin news outlet. Hopefully, his words will also serve to awaken people to the ...
  • 8-Oct-2014

    Woman to Receive $25.3 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

    Sometimes a headline like the one above this blog post is misunderstood. People can see the dollar amount and think that the person has received a windfall, like winning the lottery. Of course, the reality is far different. The 53-year-old woman in ...
  • 8-Oct-2014

    Medical Malpractice Is 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

    The statement is a shock to our national pride, but according to studies, it's true: medical negligence and preventable error is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It trails only cancer and heart disease. According to a study ...