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From Clinic to Community: Population Health Focus Strengthens

February 6, 2018

Between birth and age 3, a child’s brain undergoes an impressive amount of change. The brain doubles in size in its first year, and by age three, it reaches 80 percent of its adult volume. This period of a child’s life is the most important for brain development—and it has inspired a new project from SIU Medicine’s Office of Population Science and Policy.
 

Go Red for Women

February 2, 2018

When supporters of the American Heart Association don their red shirts in honor of “Go Red for Women,” it’s not because heart disease chooses women over men; it’s the leading cause

Alzheimer's Caregivers Invited to Attend Free Training

January 31, 2018
Those who provide care to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia patients at home are invited to attend The Savvy Caregiver program, a free, six-week course. Beginning Feb. 16, classes will meet at 2-4 pm on Fridays, Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, at First Christian Church, 2106 S.

Medical Students Learning from Local Physicians

January 30, 2018
Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine January 29 – February 24. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.
 

Opioids for chronic pain? Think again, says SIU internist

January 26, 2018

This blog is for informational and educational purposes only. The information, in whatever form, does not constitute medical advice, is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice and should not be used as a substitute for medical care and treatment.

SIU Medicine Cosmetic Clinic Opens in West Springfield

January 25, 2018

Plastic surgeon Dr. Nicole Sommer to offer facial, nonsurgical procedures and cosmetic consults

SIU Ear Nose and Throat Clinic Opens in New Space

January 18, 2018

Adults and children needing ear, nose and throat care will benefit from a new, state-of-the-art facility at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. The Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery has opened a renovated, 22,000 square-foot clinic at 720 Bond Street in Springfield.

HPV: The sexual virus you probably already have

January 16, 2018

Researchers estimate that nearly every sexually active male and female will at some point during their lives, play host to a sexually transmitted illness that can cause everything from genital warts and cervical cancer to neck and oral cancer.

Simmons Cancer Institute Now Accepting Summer Internship Applications

January 16, 2018
Applications for the 2018 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University Medicine are now being accepted through March 15.

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