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From Clinic to Community: Population Health Focus Strengthens

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.
 

Alzheimer's Caregivers Invited to Attend Free Training

January 31, 2018
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 Feb. 16, classes will meet at 2-4 pm on Fridays, Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, at First Christian Church, 2106 S.

SIU Medicine Cosmetic Clinic Opens in West Springfield

January 25, 2018

Plastic surgeon Dr. Nicole Sommer to offer facial, nonsurgical procedures and cosmetic consults

Simmons Cancer Institute Now Accepting Summer Internship Applications

January 16, 2018
Applications for the 2018 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University Medicine are now being accepted through March 15.

The art of mindfulness: An expert’s 3-step guide to embrace the present

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.

Family Medicine Laboratory in Quincy Receives Accreditation and Excellence Award

December 6, 2017

The SIU Center for Family Medicine – Quincy has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation Review (COLA), a national health care accreditation organization.

An Award-Winning Effort to Manage Diabetes

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.

'Paramedicine' May Help People Avoid ER

November 21, 2017

Federal grant to fund SIU Medicine-SSM Good Samaritan partnership

A Registered Dietician's Guide to a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017

This Turkey Day, give thanks for gluten-free alternatives and a little creative thinking. Just because you have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten intolerance doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice your favorite traditional Thanksgiving meals.

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