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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 Welcomes Class of 2021 with White Coat Ceremony

August 18, 2017

Seventy-four medical students began their medical training last week at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale. The students participated in a “White Coat Ceremony” on Friday, August 11, in Shryock Auditorium.

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.

Are physicals still missing from your back-to-school checklist?

August 14, 2017

Stylish new gym shoes, notebooks with the most popular theme and the oh-so-important back-to-school outfit top the to-do list for most kids heading back to school. But as the time draws near, some health-related items need to be checked off parents’ lists, too.

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