STD Awareness Week: Know the Facts & Take Care of Your Health

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness week is April 11-17 and happens to fall during a pandemic. To educate and assist patients who might be experiencing symptoms during this time, SIU Medicine OB-GYN Nurse Practitioner Kaylie Caswell, answered a few questions.

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5 Simple Steps to Improve Your Digestive Health

Here's a great trivia fact:  

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Alzheimer's Research Advances at SIU Medicine

Right now, an estimated 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. As the global population continues to age, more people will be affected by this neurodegenerative disorder. Sadly, Alzheimer’s could impact up to 14 million Americans by 2050 if no cure is found.

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Raise Your Multiple Sclerosis Awareness

Throughout March, SIU Medicine is promoting multiple sclerosis (MS) education and awareness. Here are some facts about this common health condition. 

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Going "Beyond the Medical Center" for Patients With Dementia

When it comes to neurological disorders like Alzheimer's disease, medication matters. But supporting your loved one with dementia requires more than just pharmacological interventions.

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Learn About Your Kidneys

March is National Kidney Month. SIU Medicine wants to help you learn more about these important organs, and how you can improve your kidney health. 

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All About Asthma: Important Things to Know

Asthma is a common ailment—1 in 13 people in the United States have it according to the CDC. Over the past several years, the incidence of asthma has been increasing, too. Fortunately, asthma can be managed with proper prevention of triggers and medications.

SIU Medicine encourages you to become more informed about asthma so you'll know how to recognize it in yourself or your child and to seek appropriate treatment.

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