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12:59 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Full Funding in Limbo as MU Clinical Program for Springfield Moves Forward

Credit CoxHealth

Third year clinical students from the University of Missouri School of Medicine will be able to observe doctors in Springfield as early as 2016 if funding comes to fruition.

The long-awaited program hit a roadblock last year, after Gov. Jay Nixon withheld the program’s $10 million appropriation as part of an even larger withhold.

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6:05 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

2015 Springfieldian John Bentley on 40-Plus Years of Medical Service

Bentley with his 2015 Springfieldian award in January.
Credit Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

It’s safe to say that Dr. John Bentley has found a home in Springfield and a place in the area’s medical history archives.

His first stint in the Show-Me state came while pursuing his undergrad from the University of Missouri in the 1950s. That’s where he met his wife, Roseann. After serving four years in the Navy, the Philadelphia native completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and then internal medicine training at the University of Wisconsin.

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3:42 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

MSU President Confident in Continued Funding for Health Program

The O’Reilly Clinical Health Science Center at Cherry and Holland is on pace to be completed by the fall 2015 semester.
Scott Harvey KSMU

This month’s national settlement with credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s equals $21.5 million for Missouri, a portion of which will benefit two major projects in Springfield.

Missouri State University President Clif Smart announced this week that Gov. Jay Nixon has released $620,000 of the $1.325 million withheld for the school’s occupational therapy program and health programs in West Plains.

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Healthcare
4:05 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Teen Dating Violence Topic of Program

Teen Couple Holding Hands
Credit Aimee Heart / Flickr

A program this week is designed to educate young people about teen violence.  It will also provide those involved in abusive relationships with information about how to get help and about the importance of telling someone what’s going on.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

The problem of abuse in teenage relationships is probably greater than many people realize.  Statistics show that abuse in teen relationships is fairly common.

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