What Parents Need to Know About Pediatric Pneumonia

According to the World Health Organization, there are 156 million cases of pneumonia each year in children younger than five years; as many as 20 million cases are severe enough that they require hospital admission. Worldwide pneumonia accounted for nearly 800,000 deaths among children less than 18 in 2015.

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Monitoring Your Mental Health: 5 Mood Disorders Explained

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 21.4 percent of Americans have a mood disorder at some time in their lives. Sadly, stigmas still exist about mental health issues. This keeps some from seeking help. Here’s a guide to the most common mood disorders.

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Pediatrics 101: What Parents Need to Know

You may have heard that “it takes a village to raise a child.” Parents, siblings, teachers and others play major roles in a child’s happiness and health. Likewise, a child’s medical team is also vital. Whether you’re a new mom or dad or the parent of two or more children, learning more about the field of pediatrics can help you make better decisions for your little ones.

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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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