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Alleged discrimination in SIU residency program -- Is it plausible?

🕔June 04, 2014 6:30 p.m.

When so many doctors practicing here and across the United States come from other countries, why would there be any ...

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The background behind Memorial cafeteria's 'stoplight' labeling

🕔March 14, 2014 2:05 p.m.

The "traffic-light" labeling system that Memorial Medical Center has adopted in its cafeteria for visitors and staff was modeled, at ...

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CeaseFire organizers, community members optimistic about launch

🕔Feb. 26, 2014 4:09 p.m.

Tuesday night’s informational forum on the CeaseFire program being launched in Springfield ended with organizers and community members upbeat about ...

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Obtaining donor hands for new SIU-MMC transplant program

🕔Jan. 29, 2014 1:33 p.m.

Even though Illinois' “first-person consent” registry of organ donors allows groups to recover organs without consent from donors' families, permission ...

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Welcome to Health Beat blog

🕔Jan. 29, 2014 1:22 p.m.

Welcome to Health Beat. I hope this blog can provide perspective, background and other details that supplement my coverage of ...

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