A Hidden Danger of Cookout Season

As the summer cookout season heats up, here’s a cautionary tale about a potential danger of cleaning your grill.

On a warm June evening in Springfield, the Keuchlers – Candi, William and 5-year-old daughter Neela – were enjoying a chicken wing dinner fresh from the family grill when Neela’s eyes suddenly widened in alarm.

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Benefits of Working With a Hospitalist

At SIU Medicine, we’re proud to attract some of the nation’s leading experts, thinkers and innovators in the health and medical field. All of our providers and physicians are highly vetted, well trained and up-to-date on the latest advances and innovations in evidence-based medicine.

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‘Something’s Stuck in My Ear!’ - What Parents Need to Know

The current pandemic is giving parents a golden opportunity to spend more time with their children and help them with things like school work and chores, or share in their favorite recreational activities and playtime. If you are the parent of a little one, you might also be a pro at tending to minor scrapes, bumps and bruises. After all, as kids run and play, they’re prone to tumbles.

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What Is Osteopathic Medicine?

Do you know what a DO is? Similar to an MD, a DO is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine ─ a board certified physician who completed extensive training including four years of medical school and 3-7 years of post-graduate training in their specialty (residency). At SIU Medicine, we are proud to be affiliated with a number of doctors of osteopathic medicine who provide expert care for our patients. We’re also home to a competitive DO residency program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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Can Children Get UTIs?

Think urinary tract infections (UTIs) only affect women and older adults? It may surprise you to learn that as many as 3 percent of girls and 1 percent of boys experience a UTI by age 11, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. At SIU Medicine, our pediatric medical providers are committed to supporting parents by helping them learn about pediatric UTIs and other possible health conditions that can affect their young sons and daughters.

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What Does Traditional Asian Medicine Recommend on How to Stay Cool and Hydrated in Summer?

No one wants to be a victim of heat-related illnesses when you’re out in the sun and having a great time. The good news is that with planning and preparation it is easy to avoid overheating and dehydration. When summers are long, hot, and humid, we all have repeated opportunities to practice prevention before the hottest days emerge late in summer. Take time to check the heat and humidity levels outdoors and make sure that you and family members have enough water.

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Preparing for a Colonoscopy

Each year the American Cancer Society projects that more than 150,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer will be diagnosed, and more than 51,000 colorectal cancer-related deaths could occur.

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