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SIU Fertility & IVF Center Invites Families to Seventh Birthday Party

August 18, 2017

The Fertility and IVF Center at Southern Illinois University Medicine will hold its seventh annual birthday party from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Erin’s Pavilion in Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St. in Springfield.

How to get ready for the solar eclipse

August 17, 2017

Residents across the United States are going to be treated to an amazing celestial event on Monday, August 21. A solar eclipse will be streaking across the continent from Oregon to South Carolina. It’ll move from coast to coast in 90 minutes.

Clinical Studies to Test New Diabetic Treatment

August 10, 2017

Will test progression of kidney disease

Elephant ears, corn dogs and shake-ups, oh my!

August 10, 2017

It’s Illinois State Fair time again! What’s your favorite fair food?

Home Sweet Home: IDoA Issues Grant to Help Keep Alzheimer's Patients in Homes Longer

August 8, 2017

People living with Alzheimer’s disease may be able to stay in their homes longer, thanks to a three-year, $701,994 grant to Southern Illinois University Medicine’s Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD).

'Why don't they report?': Domestic violence

August 7, 2017

When a domestic violence matter becomes news, one question is always shouted the loudest: why didn’t she leave? And with that question comes the implication that, by staying in the relationship, the survivor somehow deserved what happened. As the second part in our two-part series examining why survivors of assault don’t report, we’re looking at domestic violence. Why don’t victims leave, and why don’t they call the police?

World Breastfeeding Week: Mother knows breast

July 31, 2017

The month of August is marked by several significant events: the Illinois State Fair, kids returning to school and, of course, World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated Aug. 1-7 every year worldwide!

'Why don't they report?': Sexual assault

July 25, 2017

When a house is robbed, rarely is the question posed of “Why was the house decorated that way if it didn’t want burglarized?” When a car is broken into, no one says “Well it should have been covered up.” But when someone is sexually harassed, assaulted or raped, those are always the first words uttered.

Survivors or sexual assault face not only unimaginable trauma, but judgment after the fact. Many survivors don’t report attacks to avoid this or because of the societally prevalent idea that no one would believe them anyway. In the first of two blogs examining why victims don’t report attacks, we’re looking at sexual assault. We spoke to Jeanné Hansen, licensed clinical social worker with the SIU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, about why these crimes go so heavily unreported.

'I Hurt:' How opioid pain medicine went from a life-saver to a life-ending epidemic

July 24, 2017

The first time Jennifer Deiss ever took a Tylenol with codeine, also known as Tylenol 3, it was in 1983 when she was in her late twenties. Suffering from complications following surgery, doctors determined the now 62-year-old had arthritis that had been aggravated by bed rest.

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