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MEDPREP 2017 Certificate Ceremony and Banquet celebrates departing MEDPREP students

May 2, 2017

The 2017 MEDPREP Certficate Ceremony and Banquet, "Keys to Success," was held on April 30, 2017 in the SIUC Student Center Ballrooms. 32 MEDPREP students, who started in the summer of 2015, were honored for their hard work in the program over the past two years.

Clinical Trials to Test New Alzheimer's Treatments

May 2, 2017

Center seeks patients, care partners to advance therapies

For many, birth control can improve quality of life

May 1, 2017

In a recent study out of Sweden, researchers found a correlation between oral contraceptives and a lower quality of life. Among the 340 women in the study, aged 18 to 35, those given contraceptive stated that their quality of life was “significantly lower” than women given placebos, with quality of life here described as “mood/well-being, self-control and energy level,” all of which purportedly affected negatively by birth control pills.

But for many women, the opposite is true.

Want your relationship to move forward? Go back to the beginning

May 1, 2017

Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh, take me back to the start 
– “The Scientist” by Coldplay

Relationships are not easy. Sometimes they can be a real struggle. And when that happens, Coldplay has it right—take it back to the start.

Springfield Teens Complete SIU Physician Prep Program

April 27, 2017

Seventeen Springfield-area high school students are moving closer to becoming physicians after graduating from the Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program

SIU Med School Community Display Artistic Side

April 26, 2017

24th annual edition of SCOPE published

Passavant Area Hospital, SIU Medicine Offer Telehealth Services to Community

April 19, 2017

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Passavant Area Hospital are partnering to bring virtual health care to the residents of Jacksonville and surrounding counties.

Immunizations: A matter of life and death

April 17, 2017

Parenting is a minefield, one littered with harmless myths and lethal falsehoods that could blow up spectacularly without warning. One of the most pervasive and deadly is the idea that vaccines cause autism. No matter how many experts debunk the myth, well-intentioned parents continue to step on this landmine in higher numbers than we’ve seen in our lifetimes. And when that happens? Boom.

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

April 12, 2017

Family physicians in a pair of Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine April 14 – May 12. The students are participating in the School’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

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