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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

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

August 30, 2017
Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine August 28 – September 22. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

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 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.

Elephant ears, corn dogs and shake-ups, oh my!

August 10, 2017

It’s Illinois State Fair time again! What’s your favorite fair food?

Home Sweet Home: IDoA Issues Grant to Help Keep Alzheimer's Patients in Homes Longer

August 8, 2017

People living with Alzheimer’s disease may be able to stay in their homes longer, thanks to a three-year, $701,994 grant to Southern Illinois University Medicine’s Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD).