Top Things You Should Know about High Blood Pressure

At SIU Medicine, one of the most common conditions diagnosed and managed by our primary care physicians and hypertension specialists is hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP). In our experience, many people don't realize just how common it is. According to the CDC, approximately 1 out of 3 adults are currently living with it.

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Living with a Peanut Allergy

A peanut allergy is one of the most common types of food allergies. At SIU Medicine, our researchers and clinicians provide a wide range of services for anyone living with a peanut allergy. While this condition can be serious, it is possible for someone with a peanut allergy to live a full, active and healthy lifestyle, especially if they know how to read food labels, recognize symptoms and what to do if they’re exposed.

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Hypertension in Pregnancy: The Key Facts You Need to Know

Pregnancy can be one of the best times in your life. If you’re pregnant, you might be filled with wonder and excitement about the little one growing inside you. You may also fret over your own and your baby’s health. This can especially be the case if you’ve learned you have high blood pressure during your pregnancy. Fortunately for you, the doctors at SIU Medicine are highly trained in helping expectant moms manage this issue during pregnancy.

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Pediatric Endocrinology: Thyroid Issues in Kids

Children who suffer from thyroid disease get treated by a pediatric endocrinologist. Endocrinology is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to hormones, including such human functions as the coordination of metabolism, respiration, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement.

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Life After Cancer | A Guide to Breast Reconstruction

No one wants to hear the words, “you have cancer.” For women, receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer can be especially hard. The experienced doctors at SIU Medicine understand the deeply personal and complicated decisions breast cancer patients encounter. SIU Medicine’s physicians are experts in helping you through this process. If you choose breast reconstruction, you’ll receive the best collaborative care, based on scientific research.

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How to Prep Your Kids for Back-to-School Physicals

With back-to-school supplies already hitting the stores, it’s an unfortunate reminder summer break is almost over. An important part of getting your kids ready to hit the books again is making sure they are mentally and physically healthy for the school year ahead.

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Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

SIU Medicine is continually researching ways to reduce the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease - a common neurodegenerative condition. Our clinicians and researchers are committed to contributing to the latest innovations and major breakthroughs in Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

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