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If you haven’t been checked for skin cancer in a while—or ever—and you think you might be at risk, you can sign up for a free screening this weekend.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky tells us more.

There are basically two types of skin cancer:  non-melanomas and melanomas.  Autumn Bragg, community oncology educator at CoxHealth, said non-melanomas often look like abrasions or pimples that won’t heal.

"Something that may bleed over and over again, something you've had for weeks.  Sometimes they can be like a raised, reddish patch that's itchy," she said.

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There’s an app for lots of things these days, and now CoxHealth is offering an app for expectant parents.

The health system’s BabyBeginnings smartphone app is being called “a one-stop source for medically-founded information from conception to birth and beyond.”

Dr. Staci Niemoth (NEE-muth), medical director of Women’s Services at CoxHealth, says expectant moms always have questions about the changes they’re experiencing, and this app gives them vetted information that’s available at the touch of a button.

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A new partnership between CoxHealth and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will make things easier for women with infertility issues.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

The new partnership is expected to reduce travel expenses and the amount of time away from work for women seeking treatment for infertility.

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Cox College is celebrating its newest edition to assist its occupational therapy students with the opening of a new training facility.  

Cox Cottage, as it’s being called, is a roughly 900-square foot ADL (Activities of Daily Living) apartment unit inside Cox North that allow students to learn how to help patients with everyday skills such as cooking, vacuuming, eating, bathing and even sleeping.

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Effective Monday, Dr. Andrew J. Evans will head the Springfield Clinical Campus through the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine. Evans was recently named associate dean and chief academic officer for the program, which begins welcoming students in June. 

Dr. Linda Headrick, a professor of Medicine at MU, says Evans is uniquely positioned to lead the campus.

“He’s had a personal direct experience in all three of the partner organizations; The Missouri University School of Medicine, CoxHealth in Springfield, and Mercy Health System in Springfield.”

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