Tips to Make Halloween a Treat

Are your children looking forward to Halloween? It's been a long year, so dressing up, trick or treating, and enjoying some candy can be a great stress relief for the whole family. But with the current pandemic going on, many parents are feeling unsure about how to celebrate safely this October 31.

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Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day & Breast Cancer Awareness Month for October

SIU Medicine joins other organizations and families around the country in celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October. We're doing our part to spread awareness about this leading type of cancer, including its signs and symptoms, how it's diagnosed and treated, and how you can prevent it.

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Why It's Important to Get the Flu Shot This Year (And Every Year)

Do you and your family get the flu shot every year? It's a simple, affordable and safe way to boost your family's protection and reduce the risk of spreading the flu, which costs the United States billions of dollars every year in direct medical expenses and lost wages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Why You Should Incorporate Apples Into Your Diet This Fall

I honestly love all things fall, especially this year, when it means the long COVID-restricted summer of 2020 is over. When I was a student, fall was my favorite time of year because I knew I’d be learning something new – starting new classes, making new friends. I love the bonfires, football and colorful leaves and even the crisp, cool nights.

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COVID-19 vs. Influenza: Are you ready for cold, flu and COVID Season?

Did you know cold and flu season in America could last as long as October through May? With the season’s arrival, it is clear that the coronavirus pandemic has made things quite a bit different this time around.

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Take Heart: Know The Warning Signs of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

World Heart Day is September 29. SIU Medicine encourages you to celebrate World Heart Day with some simple but effective acts to improve your health. Schedule a check-up with your doctor, do something heart-healthy (such as exercising or making a whole foods, nutrient-dense meal), or talk to your loved ones about the warning signs and risk factors of unhealthy heart conditions, collectively known as cardiovascular disease.

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Prostatitis and Prostate Cancer

SIU Medicine attracts some of the area’s most highly trained physicians in a range of medical fields, including urology. Among the many services our urology staff provides, prostate health screenings are some of the most effective and potentially life-saving. We encourage men to talk to their doctors about when and how they should be screened for prostate cancer, prostatitis and other conditions affecting their prostate health.

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