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SIU Medicine Says 'Thank You' on National Rural Health Day

November 16, 2017

Written by Whitney Zahnd, Senior Research Development Coordinator, Office of Population Science and Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Care Partners, Those Concerned about Alzheimer’s Invited to SIU’s Annual Memory Loss Conference

November 9, 2017

Participants will hear the latest in Alzheimer’s disease research, tips for caregivers at each stage of the disease and recommendations for managing dementia-related behaviors at SIU Medicine’s annual Memory Loss Conference for family, friends, care partners and persons with dementia.

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

October 31, 2017

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.

Area High School Students Get Preview of Med School Training

October 30, 2017

Prep program begins ninth year

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

October 24, 2017
Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine September 25 – October 20. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.
 

Dr. Sharon Smaga Named IRHA Physician of Excellence

October 17, 2017

The Illinois Rural Health Association selected Sharon Smaga, MD, professor of family medicine in Carbondale, to receive a 2017 Physician of Excellence Award.

From the Front Lines to the Physician’s Office 

October 17, 2017

For Sohail Siddique, MD, time in the military taught him how to be a good doctor.

Written by Courtney Hall | Photography by Jason Johnson
Published in Aspects Magazine, Autumn 2017 (40-4)

The Battle Rages On

October 17, 2017

written by Courtney Hall | artwork by Jordan Hammer
Published in Aspects Magazine Autumn 2017 (40-4)

“Your body just breaks down. It’s like being a football player. Everything breaks down more quickly than the average person.”

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