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A new clinic for those at high risk for a certain type of cancer is now open in Springfield.

The High Risk Breast Clinic at CoxHealth exclusively treats women with an increased lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.

According to CoxHealth, it also works with women who have a personal history of breast cancer and who would benefit from specialty care.

The clinic will also provide “appropriate surveillance, determine the need for chemo-preventive treatment and offer education on ways to reduce the risk for breast cancer.”

CoxHealth Opens Center for Dyslexia and Learning

Oct 19, 2015
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The Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning is now open on the CoxHealth campus. Located in the Turner Center, the new facility will aid local students with affliction. People with dyslexia have trouble learning in conventional ways which make typical school programs ineffective. This center will work to change the techniques used to teach reading in the hopes of helping students move forward.

Noel Leis, the center’s administrative director, says that although the speed of learning may be different for each student, all are welcome to seek help there.

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The new tower at Cox South is being occupied this week.  Wednesday, healthcare workers moved patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to their new unit.Each baby required a team of experts as they were transported down hallways to their new rooms.

The new NICU features 28 beds each in private rooms with a twin pull-out bed for parents to spend the night.

The ten-story west tower at Cox South houses the Dee Ann White Women's and Children's Hospital and the Jared Neurosciences Center.  The 343,000 square foot facility cost $130 million.

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The new ten-story west tower at Cox South houses the Dee Ann White Women's and Children's Hospital and the Jared Neurosciences Center.  The public got a chance to tour the 343,000 square-foot, $130 million addition during an open house celebration Saturday.  The ground floor is home to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which features 28 beds each in a private room with space for a parent to spend the night.  Parents also have a private lounge with a kitchen, free Wi-Fi, TV, shower and more.

Springfield will soon be the home of a University of Missouri Clinical Campus and expanded healthcare programs at Missouri State University.

The programs are part of an effort to relieve the statewide shortage of healthcare workers. Each had experienced delays in funding, but improvements in the budget and progress at the legislative level this year are moving the programs forward. Those accomplishments were celebrated in a press conference Tuesday morning.

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