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As football season kicks off, CTE worries persist

August 28, 2017

A study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association again showed troubling evidence of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) among NFL players.

Health Care Providers Invited to Learn About Immune Cancer Therapy, HPV

August 9, 2017

Simmons Cancer Institute to Host 16th Annual Symposium

Health Care Organizations, SPS 186 Partner to Provide Back-to-School Physicals, Vaccines

August 3, 2017

Children entering pre-k, kindergarten, 6th or 9th grade, or who are new to Springfield Public School District 186, are required to have school physicals and immunizations. Meningococcal vaccines are also required for all students entering 12th grade if they have not already had the vaccine.

SIU Medical Students Working with Regional Physicians

July 31, 2017

Family physicians in six Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine July 31 – August 25. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program. 

6 tips to prevent tragedy in the backseat

July 24, 2017

Heat stroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. “People must remember that temperatures of cars are very deceiving,” explains Dr. Wendi El-Amin, a family medicine physician at SIU Center for Family Medicine.

'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

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