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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Understanding Cervical, Ovarian, and Uterine Cancers

According to the latest estimates from the American Cancer Society, approximately 110,000 new cases of gynecologic cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2018. Sadly, another 32,120 women lost their lives to this condition this past year.

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7 Sensational Tips for Summer Skin Safety

As the temperature warms up, the days are long and the sun shines bright, more time is spent outdoors. During this favorite season for many, going to the beach, hosting backyard barbecues and playing sports outdoors might be some of your favorite activities.

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Hormones and Healthy Bones: What's the Link?

Bone health matters—no bones about it! At SIU Medicine, our team is educating the community to learn more about bone health, including what can affect your bone mineral density and how to protect it.

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Understanding Erectile Dysfunction, a Leading Men’s Health Concern

Among the many different health issues affecting men, erectile dysfunction is one of the most reported problems, and is something easy to discuss during June - Men's Health Month.

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Restoring Your Heart Health: A Guide to Mitral Valve Regurgitation and the MitraClip Procedure

Heart health matters. Your heart is a critical muscle that pumps blood to each part of your body, giving your body the oxygen and nourishment it needs. Problems that disrupt your heart’s routine need to be addressed by a doctor as soon as possible. Symptoms like shortness of breath or a fluttering heartbeat might be caused by something called mitral valve regurgitation. 

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