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Regular PSA Screenings Catch Prostate Cancer for Petersburg Man

March 9, 2018

“I can’t have cancer. That’s somebody else,” thought Richard Dennis when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Dennis, a retired Petersburg resident, had been active his entire life, walking two to three miles a day and working in his yard.

Innovation Competition Awards Taking Nominations

March 8, 2018

UIS, Innovate Springfield & SIU Medicine to host inaugural event celebrating research, health care, others


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.

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.

Go Red for Women

February 2, 2018

When supporters of the American Heart Association don their red shirts in honor of “Go Red for Women,” it’s not because heart disease chooses women over men; it’s the leading cause

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.

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

Care Partners, Those Concerned about Alzheimer’s Invited to SIU’s Annual Memory Loss Conference

November 9, 2017

Participants will hear the latest in Alzheimer’s disease research, tips for caregivers at each stage of the disease and recommendations for managing dementia-related behaviors at SIU Medicine’s annual Memory Loss Conference for family, friends, care partners and persons with dementia.