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'I Hurt:' How opioid pain medicine went from a life-saver to a life-ending epidemic

July 24, 2017

The first time Jennifer Deiss ever took a Tylenol with codeine, also known as Tylenol 3, it was in 1983 when she was in her late twenties. Suffering from complications following surgery, doctors determined the now 62-year-old had arthritis that had been aggravated by bed rest.

A Seat at the Table

July 24, 2017

In 1975, the first class graduated from the then just five-year-old SIU School of Medicine. To look at the class photo, two things stand out for those of us looking at it with a 2017 gaze: in this small class of 24 people, there is only one person of color, and not one is female.

New SIU Office Plans Open House in Canton

July 18, 2017

Southern Illinois University Medicine is planning a new Office of Regional Programs branch in Canton. The office will host an open house to celebrate the new location at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, at 175 S. Main St. on the second floor of the E.P. Coleman office building in Canton.

Undergrads Prepare for Careers in Cancer Research through SCI Internships

July 5, 2017

“My mother died of cancer when I was a teenager. At a very young age, I was determined to do something in this field,” said Bethanie Russell, who is among five college undergraduates chosen for a Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) summer internship working in a lab with cancer researchers.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Invited to Attend Free Training

June 30, 2017

Six-week course designed to enhance caregivers' skills

150 Children with Cancer to Attend Camp COCO

June 21, 2017

Medically supervised camp kicks off June 25

SIU Medicine Names New Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

June 12, 2017

El-Amin to focus on education, patient care, community improvements

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. 

Opioid Conference Offers Guidance For Health Care, Law Enforcement Professionals

May 31, 2017

The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic.

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