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Simmons Cancer Institute to Provide Free Oral Cancer Screenings

March 20, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS – Head and neck cancer can be a devastating diagnosis, but if found at an early stage, there is an 80 percent survival rate, according to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance.  

Integrative Medicine Q & A

March 14, 2019

Dr. Clasina Leslie Smith, director of integrative medicine and culinary medicine, answers some questions about SIU's new Integrative Medicine Clinic.  

Free Home Test Kits for Colorectal Cancer Available

March 4, 2019

The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois will distribute free colorectal cancer home screening test kits on several dates and locations during March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.

'Doll Clinic' Teaches Children Importance of Doctor-Patient Roles, TLC

February 28, 2019

Carbondale, Illinois ─ SIU School of Medicine Physician Assistant students will be examining baby dolls and stuffed animals for preschool children during two “Doll Clinics” at 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m., on Wednesday, March 6. The clinics will be held at SIU Head Start, 907 N.

Hillsboro Area Hospital to Host Free Cancer Screenings on March 9

February 22, 2019

Doctors from Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU will provide free cancer screenings from 9 a.m. – noon on Saturday, March 9, at Hillsboro Area Hospital, 1200 East Tremont.

Medical Students Learning from Local Physicians

February 4, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Family physicians in 10 Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine February 4–March 1. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.  

Making Sense of Blood Pressure Results

January 31, 2019

"Great job,” your nurse says. “120/80!” If you’re not quite sure what those numbers mean, you’re not alone. But knowing your numbers and what they mean can go a long way in preventing heart disease and a host of other illnesses.

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