It's National Farm Safety and Health Week — and you can get involved

You are cordially invited to join us as we honor National Farm Safety and Health Week! From September 17-23, SIU Medicine is doing its part to promote physical and mental wellness among farmers and
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Finding the starting line for Alzheimer's

Where should research start in solving Alzheimer's? That's a tricky question to answer. What exactly are researchers looking for when trying to solve the Alzheimer’s puzzle?“It depends on the
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Get to know Aida Adlimoghaddam, PhD

Aida Adlimoghaddam, PhD, joins the Hascup lab team at the Smith Alzheimer's Center in 2023 as a Research Assistant Professor. Most recently, she was the Senior Research Associate and Clinical

Why some people leak urine when they sneeze (and what they can do about it)

In this post from SIU Medicine's Pelvic Wellness Series, we'd like to talk about a common concern that affects women and even some men: stress urinary incontinence, perhaps better recognized as

5 surprising health benefits of sauna use

Sauna bathing has long been popular in Nordic countries and has become more popular in the United States in recent years. But while many people might think that sitting in a sauna is only good for

More than Alzheimer’s: Understanding types of dementia

For those unfamiliar with Alzheimer’s and dementia, asking them to list symptoms beyond memory loss may prove challenging. It’s understandable – a diagnosis of dementia can mean a whole host of

3 tips to calm back-to-school anxiety in elementary students, adolescents and teens

Feeling nervous about going back to school is common for students of all ages—whether first graders or college co-eds. But some kids experience intense anxiety that goes far beyond school season

Living with late summer and early fall allergies: Ways to manage your symptoms

When you hear the term "seasonal allergies," it's natural to think about springtime, which is when allergy symptoms start to ramp up for a lot of people. But for some of the 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5

Choosing the right sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen outdoors throughout the year, and especially during the hot summer months, is an important lifestyle habit that can protect your skin and improve your health. When used as directed