February 6, 2018
Between birth and age 3, a child’s brain undergoes an impressive amount of change. The brain doubles in size in its first year, and by age three, it reaches 80 percent of its adult volume. This period of a child’s life is the most important for brain development—and it has inspired a new project from SIU Medicine’s Office of Population Science and Policy.
January 16, 2018
January 8, 2018
Could changing the way you think for a few moments a day lead to a healthier you? SIU Medicine’s certified mindfulness-based stress reduction expert Ruta Kulys says yes! Mindfulness training influences health through stress reduction pathways, which, in turn, leads to improved health.
December 6, 2017
SIU School of Medicine received the distinguished status “Accreditation with Commendation” from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME ®) as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.
December 5, 2017
A pair of patients at the SIU Endocrinology Clinic celebrated major milestones in November. Springfield resident Matthew Derber, 31, has been living with Type 1 diabetes for 25 years. Julia Lopez, 38, of Chatham, has been monitoring and self-medicating for 28 years.
November 21, 2017
Federal grant to fund SIU Medicine-SSM Good Samaritan partnership
November 16, 2017
Written by Whitney Zahnd, Senior Research Development Coordinator, Office of Population Science and Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
November 9, 2017
Participants will hear the latest in Alzheimer’s disease research, tips for caregivers at each stage of the disease and recommendations for managing dementia-related behaviors at SIU Medicine’s annual Memory Loss Conference for family, friends, care partners and persons with dementia.
October 31, 2017
While it can be fun for adults to engage in adrenaline rushing activities such as spooky costumes, eerie movies and haunted houses, it’s important for parents to think about what is both appropriate and emotionally safe for children.