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
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Helping farm families cope with loss

Experiencing loss isn't unique to the agricultural community. However, farmers and their families do experience unique types of loss that can be extremely stressful and have a profound effect on their

Breaking dementia’s stigma: What is Alzheimer’s and what can we do to help?

In recent years, the conversation around Alzheimer’s and dementia has shifted. While there is still progress to be made for the public's understanding of the disorder, there has been heightened

What to know about stress, anxiety and depression in the agricultural industry

You're probably aware that agriculture is one of America's most hazardous industries. Compared to other occupations, farmers—as well as their family members—have an elevated risk of fatal and nonfatal

Effective telehealth delivery: Looking into the future for medical residents

Technology in health care is always evolving. It is certain to play an increasing role in the lives of today’s medical residents. The use of telehealth and other digital tools is expected to become

The season is thick with ticks

As the tick population steadily rises, so does the opportunity to become bitten by one of these creepy crawlers. It's important to take precautions to avoid the diseases a tick can carry while

Busting some mental health myths

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and SIU Medicine's Farm Family Resource Initiative invites members of the farming community to help us bring awareness to this important topic. We need to reduce

Raising alcohol awareness among farmers

It's important to talk honestly and openly about alcohol use. Recent research published in the scientific journal Hepatology found that excess drinking increased by more than 20% among U.S. adults

Enhancing cancer patients’ health outcomes with telehealth

Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, can be a valuable tool for cancer patients to access medical care remotely. It can be particularly beneficial for cancer patients undergoing treatment, as they