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Burn Awareness Week, observed the first full week in February, is designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities. This year, the American Burn Association is focused on reducing Scald injuries. Scald injuries are painful and require prolonged treatment. They may result in lifelong scarring and even death. Prevention of scalds is always preferable to treatment and can be accomplished through simple changes in behavior and the home environment. The ABA National Scald Prevention Campaign offers fact sheets, infographics, tool kits and the latest news to highlight your scald injury prevention programs. Click on to use these resources in your communities. more

Medical expertise, kindness help Gillespie couple recover after crash

Randy and Amanda Redmon of rural Gillespie continue to recover after being hit by a drunken driver in August 2014 after being knocked off the motorcycle they were riding in Macoupin County. On Friday, March 27, 2015, Randy Redmon underwent one of his three weekly physical therapy sessions at ApexNetwork Physical Therapy in Gillespie. more...

Dr.Jarrod Wall recently led a class for the training of flight nurses at the SIU Surgical Skills Lab.