Cervical Health Awareness Month: Prevention, Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable. Cervical cancer is actually the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevent. Prevention can be achieved with vaccination and appropriate screening.

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Boost Healing & Health With Integrative Medicine

SIU Medicine is home to the only integrative medicine doctor in the greater Springfield area. Integrative medicine combines “regular” biomedical care with evidence-based therapies from outside the typical realm of what we commonly think of as “medicine.” Examples of this include: acupuncture, botanical and herbal medicine, supplements and nutraceuticals, laser therapies, cupping, manual manipulation, bioenergetic work, and other whole body systems of medicine (like traditional Chinese/Asian medicine, Ayurveda, homeopathy, etc.).

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5 Proven Strategies to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Weight loss: It’s the number one New Year’s resolution people make. SIU Medicine registered dietitians say it may be the wrong resolution to choose. While losing weight for your overall health is a great goal to have, most people go about it the wrong way.

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5 Essential Reasons to Schedule a Wellness Exam With Your Primary Care Doc

When was the last time you had a wellness exam with your primary care doctor? If you're not sure, now is the perfect time to schedule one at SIU Medicine. Our institution is home to dozens of experienced and highly trained primary care physicians who provide thorough annual physicals, basic wellness check-ups, preventive screening assessments, follow-ups, specialist referrals and more.

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Five Causes of Infertility in Women

For many women, starting a family is the most exciting time in their lives. Sadly, for some, the road to motherhood is a long, uncertain one. Infertility is a more common women’s health issue than you might think. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 10 percent of women struggle to get pregnant or stay that way. Infertility is not being able to conceive after having frequent intercourse for a year. If you’re having problems getting pregnant, one of the following issues might be to blame.

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Parkinson’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options Explained

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, an estimated 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. By 2020, almost a million people in the United States will have this disorder. Here’s what you need to know about Parkinson’s disease.

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Arrhythmias: Things to Know About This Common Heart Condition

Did you know that your heart beats more than 115,000 times per day? This incredible organ is responsible for pumping blood throughout your body and making sure your tissues and organs get the oxygen and nutrients they need. Understandably, problems with the heart can affect all aspects of your health and well-being.

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