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What is tetralogy of fallot?

May 8, 2017

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel made a tearful and heartfelt announcement. His newborn son, Billy, was born with a heart condition. We talked to Ramzi Nicolas, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, division director of pediatric and fetal cardiology, and associate chair of pediatric specialty services at SIU School of Medicine about Billy Kimmel's condition and what exactly it is.

SIU Medicine Launches Nurse-Family Partnership in Sangamon County

May 8, 2017

Home visits help first-time, low income moms and families achieve success

Dr. Jerry Kruse Honored by National Family Medicine Organization

May 5, 2017

Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH, dean and provost of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and CEO of SIU Medicine, has received the Lynn and Joan Carmichael STFM Recognition Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).

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.

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