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Two NIH Grants Boost SIU Alzheimer's Research

November 14, 2018
Alzheimer’s is a devastatingly progressive disease that robs our loved ones of their memories and personalities. Presently 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million.

ThinkFirst Launches Annual Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser

November 6, 2018

ThinkFirst, an injury prevention program at SIU Medicine, is offering its annual poinsettia fundraiser.

SIU Pediatrics Earns National Recognition

November 5, 2018

The Department of Pediatrics at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has obtained a Level 3 status as the first pediatric-specific, multi-specialty clinic to be rec

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

October 31, 2018
Family physicians in 10 Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine October 29–November 23. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.
 

Research Studies Seek Participants with Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease

October 31, 2018
Alzheimer’s disease could affect more than 14 million Americans by 2050 if a cure isn’t found, the Alzheimer’s Association reports.

Frights and Delights: A Psychiatrist's Guide to a Safe Halloween

October 31, 2018

While it can be fun for adults to engage in adrenaline rushing activities such as spooky costumes, eerie movies and haunted houses, it’s important for parents to think about what is both appropriate and emotionally safe for children.

Study of Green Tea Extract May Yield Key to Hearing Protection for Cancer Patients

October 16, 2018
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: If you could take a drug that would help cure your cancer, but it would make you go deaf, would you still take the drug?


Could it be abuse? 10 signs of trouble

October 11, 2018
by Jeanné Hansen, LCSW, SIU Department of Psychiatry
 

Denim & Diamonds Unveils List of Auction Items

October 9, 2018

The 18th Annual Denim & Diamonds fundraiser, presented by Memorial Health System and Simmons Hanly Conroy, has revealed its list of more than 270 live and silent auction items.

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