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As the weather in Missouri remains hot and, for the most part, dry, City Utilities of Springfield says it’s imperative that customers conserve water now. KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan reports.

For nearly three weeks, Greene County has been under an extreme heat advisory. As a result, the number of heat-related illnesses in the county has risen. KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan reports.

As the extreme heat continues, people who are homeless are searching for a cool place to stay. The Missouri Hotel and Safe-to-Sleep are homeless care centers, and as KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan reports, they’ve seen an increase in the number of people they serve due to the extreme heat.

One of the fastest growing occupations of 2012 is a Physician’s Assistant. But alot of people have no idea what role Physician's Assistants play in the medical field. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more about this rising profession.

 

Although the skies this afternoon were cloudy, the hot, dry weather is expected to continue. KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan has details.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control, or CDC, are urging baby boomers with risk factors to get tested for Hepatitis C. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more.

In this program, we discuss the causes of migraine pain, treatments, current research, and other kinds of headaches. The guests were Dr. Paul Durham, professor of cell biology and director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences at Missouri State University, and Dr. Roger Cady, director of the Headache Care Center in Springfield. The host is KSMU's Missy Shelton.

The retired head of City Utilities is taking on a new role—as board chair for the Mercy Health Springfield Communities board of directors. John Twitty, currently the executive director of the Transmission Access Policy Study Group, calls the appointment “a big privilege.” KSMU’s Michele Skalicky talked with Twitty about his new position… 

Gov. Nixon

Governor Nixon was in Springfield yesterday to announce a grant to Mercy Research and Development. KSMU’s Shane Franklin was at the Hammons Heart Institute for the announcement, and has this story.