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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.

Study May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's Progression

July 18, 2017

As American lifespans increase due to progress made on other medical frontiers, the toll from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) grows.

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

July 7, 2017

Gain valuable family practice experience through job shadowing

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

June 12, 2017

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

"The Full SIU Experience"

May 24, 2017

Dr. Janet Albers, '87, receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Honor Medical Society Welcomes New Members

May 23, 2017

The Eta Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine inducted 14 new members at its

'Go Forth and Matter' -- Commencement 2017

May 22, 2017

"Go forth and matter." 

Simmons Cancer Institute's 9th Annual Butterfly Release Set for June 17

May 19, 2017

Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will hold its 9th Annual Butterfly Release at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, in the Thomas Garden of Hope, Simmons Cancer Institute, 315 W. Carpenter St., Springfield. The public is invited to the free event.

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