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This summer, think before you drink

July 10, 2017

Nothing says summer fun like an outdoor party by the pool or fire pit.  But if you decide to drink alcohol during these steamy days, take precaution. Nearly one-third of motor-vehicle deaths are related to alcohol impairment, according to the CDC.

Take a break from the pool; get your kids ready for school

July 6, 2017

Have a child entering pre-k, kindergarten, sixth or ninth grade this year? Be sure you have an appointment set up for a back-to-school physical before school starts.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Invited to Attend Free Training

June 30, 2017

Six-week course designed to enhance caregivers' skills

Could a glass of wine a night increase your cancer risk?

June 26, 2017

Could your happy hour beverages be increasing your cancer risk?

This year, the Midwest is thick with ticks

June 22, 2017

According to the Chicago Tribune, the tick population is spreading, most notably in the Midwest and Northeast.

Bringing balance back: Ear cells regenerated in mammals

June 19, 2017

The inner ear is lined with two types of hair cells that help us to hear and balance. The cells respond to sound waves for hearing and head and body movement for balance. As we age, the cells are injured or die off, and our hearing and balance suffer as a result.

Is it heat stroke or heat exhaustion?

June 15, 2017

Whether you’re visiting the local waterpark, playing sports outdoors, working in your garden or resting in a car on a warm summer day, hot temperatures could spell a heat-related illness like heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

ThinkFirst and have a safe summer

June 12, 2017

With warm weather comes a host of exciting outdoor activities: swimming, boating, biking, road trips, fireworks and camping to name a few. But, when precautions aren’t taken, many of these activities can also end in injury. One group at SIU School of Medicine makes it their mission to prevent that. 

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