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SIU Med School Elects New Alumni Board Members

May 5, 2017

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has named five new board members to the school’s Alumni Society Board of Governors. The new board members include: Milton Armstrong, MD, FACS; Richard Austin, MD; Careyana Brenham, MD; Kelli Webb, MD; and Tabatha Wells, MD.

Skin Cancer Screenings Available for Springfield Area Residents

May 4, 2017

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

SIU Med School Welcomes New Ortho Chief

May 3, 2017

Orthopedic surgeon Ryan Pate, MD, has joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield

Clinical Trials to Test New Alzheimer's Treatments

May 2, 2017

Center seeks patients, care partners to advance therapies

For many, birth control can improve quality of life

May 1, 2017

In a recent study out of Sweden, researchers found a correlation between oral contraceptives and a lower quality of life. Among the 340 women in the study, aged 18 to 35, those given contraceptive stated that their quality of life was “significantly lower” than women given placebos, with quality of life here described as “mood/well-being, self-control and energy level,” all of which purportedly affected negatively by birth control pills.

But for many women, the opposite is true.

Want your relationship to move forward? Go back to the beginning

May 1, 2017

Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh, take me back to the start 
– “The Scientist” by Coldplay

Relationships are not easy. Sometimes they can be a real struggle. And when that happens, Coldplay has it right—take it back to the start.

Springfield Teens Complete SIU Physician Prep Program

April 27, 2017

Seventeen Springfield-area high school students are moving closer to becoming physicians after graduating from the Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program

Passavant Area Hospital, SIU Medicine Offer Telehealth Services to Community

April 19, 2017

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Passavant Area Hospital are partnering to bring virtual health care to the residents of Jacksonville and surrounding counties.

Immunizations: A matter of life and death

April 17, 2017

Parenting is a minefield, one littered with harmless myths and lethal falsehoods that could blow up spectacularly without warning. One of the most pervasive and deadly is the idea that vaccines cause autism. No matter how many experts debunk the myth, well-intentioned parents continue to step on this landmine in higher numbers than we’ve seen in our lifetimes. And when that happens? Boom.