'Hometown Housecall' series begins on
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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
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
www.siumed.edu/news or the station's site at
www.wsec.tv or by e-mail to
Troehler, director of production and local programming and senior