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Some of the money being withheld from the state's budget would have gone to pay for the MU School of Medicine class expansion and Springfield clinical campus.

A new program being implemented by Mercy Health System is designed to catch postpartum depression in women.  And health experts hope it will lead to more women getting treatment.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

Springfield mom and Mercy employee Kim Crist had a difficult pregnancy.  And when she finally went into labor it lasted 36 hours.  She thinks that’s what led to her developing postpartum depression after her daughter was born.

Recent school cancellations due to poor weather conditions may have allowed enough time for students to recover from certain seasonal illnesses. However, the likelihood of getting sick may increase next week. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

Amidst the flu season, an extra week off from school may have broken up the cycle of disease spread. But Kendra Findley with the Springfield Greene-County Health Department warns a new cycle could emerge.

A four-year-old Springfield girl has a new outlook on life after a successful cataract procedure at Mercy hospital. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more on what officials are calling a milestone in pediatric care.

Alyssa Crain twists atop her father’s lap inside a fourth floor office of Mercy Springfield’s Surgery Center. She's bit bashful today, burying her face in dad’s chest, as he fields questions on her recently-completed surgery.

Erin Crain says his daughter’s diagnosis was shocking.

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