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Regional Health Care Organizations Partner to Offer Mammogram Mondays in October

September 11, 2017
The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois (RCPIL) has been awarded an $18,000 grant to fund free mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women ages 40 and older on Mondays in October at three locations. 

Students Underrepresented in Medicine Find Their Home at SIU

September 8, 2017

Thirteen students who are underrepresented in medicine (URM) began their medical training in August at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Invited to Attend Free Training

September 6, 2017

Those who provide care to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia patients at home are invited to attend The Savvy Caregiver program, a free, six-week course. Beginning Oct. 2, classes will meet from 1 to 3 pm on Mondays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Nov. 6, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S.

How to get an A in packing school lunches

August 31, 2017

School is back in session and that means the four Rs: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic and eating Right. To help your kids continue to eat healthy while at school, we asked SIU School of Medicine registered dietitian Cheryl Burns some co

As football season kicks off, CTE worries persist

August 28, 2017

A study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association again showed troubling evidence of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) among NFL players.

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