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Bram Sable-Smith/KBIA/Side Effects Public Media

July 11, 2018

After Hospital Closure, A Missouri Community Tries to Fill The Gap in Health and Jobs

Twin Rivers is the fourth rural hospital to shutter in Missouri in the past four years. The surprise closure has left the 31,000 residents of Dunklin County—the second poorest in the state—scrambling to find medical care while local physicians rush to provide services and elected officials ponder ways to replace the loss of one of the county’s largest employers.


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L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois

July 03, 2018

New Med School To Focus On Problem-Solving, Improving Health Care

At the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, students will be immersed in clinical settings from the very start and will begin interacting with patients in their first year instead of waiting until later in their training. The idea is to prevent some of the problems that can arise when engineers and medical professionals do not work hand in hand.


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