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Free Cancer Screenings Available March 24

February 28, 2018
Physicians from Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at SIU Medicine will provide free cancer screenings at Hillsboro Area Hospital (HAH), 1200 East Tremont in Hillsboro on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon.
 

NIH Grants Boost Research on Depression, Endometriosis Treatments

February 27, 2018
Two scientists at SIU School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology have received federal funding to develop more effective therapies to treat two major health problems: depression and endometriosis.
 

Heart-mouth connection

February 26, 2018

Doctors and dentists agree: Oral health isn’t just important for staving off halitosis. It’s also a good indicator of what’s going on in other areas of the body, like your heart.

American Heart Month: Good Eating for Happy Hearts

February 15, 2018

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. These new heart healthy recipes will warm your heart and shake up the winter blahs.

SIU physician prepared for an Olympic task

February 8, 2018

David Jeong, MD, has achieved an impressive goal this month: He’s made it to the Olympics.

Culinary Medicine Aims to Cook Up Nutritional Solutions

February 8, 2018
A new collaboration between the Lincoln Land Community College Culinary Institute and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine aims to blend the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine.
 

New device helps reduce stroke risk in patients with AFib

February 7, 2018

Patients with irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation, or AFib, have an increased risk of blood clots, which can lead to a stroke. A new device aims to help reduce that risk.

'Just Medicine' Author to Discuss Racial Bias in Health Care

February 6, 2018
Implicit bias is the single most important determinant of health and health care disparities, argues author and lawyer Dayna Bowen Matthew.

Advances in Sickle Cell Disease

February 6, 2018

Sickle cell disease is painful, leads to a high incidence of stroke and carries with it a much shorter life expectancy than the average person living in the developed world. Andrew Wilber, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at SIU School of Medicine, and his team are working to change that.

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