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New Physician Assistants Help Ease Health Care Provider Shortage in Rural Illinois

August 7, 2017

35 learners complete SIU Medicine's Physician Assistant Program

International Scholar, Syrian Native to Present Pearson Lecture

August 4, 2017

Talk to focus on history of Islamic medicine

Health Care Organizations, SPS 186 Partner to Provide Back-to-School Physicals, Vaccines

August 3, 2017

Children entering pre-k, kindergarten, 6th or 9th grade, or who are new to Springfield Public School District 186, are required to have school physicals and immunizations. Meningococcal vaccines are also required for all students entering 12th grade if they have not already had the vaccine.

World Breastfeeding Week: Mother knows breast

July 31, 2017

The month of August is marked by several significant events: the Illinois State Fair, kids returning to school and, of course, World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated Aug. 1-7 every year worldwide!

SIU Medical Students Working with Regional Physicians

July 31, 2017

Family physicians in six Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine July 31 – August 25. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program. 

SIU Medicine Pediatrician Accepting New Patients in Decatur

July 27, 2017

Looking for a pediatrician to schedule a back-to-school physical for your child? Southern Illinois University Medicine will open a pediatrics clinic in Decatur on August 2.

'Why don't they report?': Sexual assault

July 25, 2017

When a house is robbed, rarely is the question posed of “Why was the house decorated that way if it didn’t want burglarized?” When a car is broken into, no one says “Well it should have been covered up.” But when someone is sexually harassed, assaulted or raped, those are always the first words uttered.

Survivors or sexual assault face not only unimaginable trauma, but judgment after the fact. Many survivors don’t report attacks to avoid this or because of the societally prevalent idea that no one would believe them anyway. In the first of two blogs examining why victims don’t report attacks, we’re looking at sexual assault. We spoke to Jeanné Hansen, licensed clinical social worker with the SIU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, about why these crimes go so heavily unreported.

6 tips to prevent tragedy in the backseat

July 24, 2017

Heat stroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. “People must remember that temperatures of cars are very deceiving,” explains Dr. Wendi El-Amin, a family medicine physician at SIU Center for Family Medicine.

'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.

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