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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.

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

July 7, 2017

Gain valuable family practice experience through job shadowing

Don't let your July 4th fun go up in flames

June 30, 2017

Written by Laura Bottom, SIU Center for Family Medicine

Alzheimer's Caregivers Invited to Attend Free Training

June 30, 2017

Six-week course designed to enhance caregivers' skills

ThinkFirst and have a safe summer

June 12, 2017

With warm weather comes a host of exciting outdoor activities: swimming, boating, biking, road trips, fireworks and camping to name a few. But, when precautions aren’t taken, many of these activities can also end in injury. One group at SIU School of Medicine makes it their mission to prevent that. 

"The Full SIU Experience"

May 24, 2017

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

'Go Forth and Matter' -- Commencement 2017

May 22, 2017

"Go forth and matter." 

SIU Medicine Launches Nurse-Family Partnership in Sangamon County

May 8, 2017

Home visits help first-time, low income moms and families achieve success

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