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'Hometown Housecall' series begins on WSEC-TV Springfield     Send a link to a friend

[SEPT. 2, 2004]  A second season of a 10-part medical series, "Hometown Housecall," will begin airing on WSEC-TV, Springfield's public broadcasting station, this Friday. Produced by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, the 30-minute programs cover a variety of medical topics, presented in a conversational format.

The program airs at 8:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month September through June and repeats the following Sunday at 5 and 10:30 p.m.

The host is Dr. Stuart Frank, a cardiologist and professor emeritus in SIU's Department of Internal Medicine. Each program features his discussion with various experts on the School of Medicine's faculty. The programs also include additional comments from SIU medical school graduates practicing in various downstate Illinois communities, including Bloomington, Chatham, Havana and Springfield.

The programs were funded in part by the SIU Cancer Institute and SIU's Rural Health Initiative and Continuing Medical Education.


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The scheduled topics for each month are as follows: September, prostate cancer; October, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; November, tobacco use; December, your new baby; January, obesity; February, facial reconstruction; March, lung cancer; April, breast cancer; May, hearing loss; and June, head and neck cancer.

More information is available from Scott Troehler, director of production and local programming at WSEC, or by contacting the medical school's public affairs office, (217) 545-2155 weekdays. Program information is available online from the SIU medical school Web page at or the station's site at or by e-mail to

[Scott Troehler, director of production and local programming and senior producer, WSEC-TV]

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