The Ultimate Guide to Pediatric Specialties

For parents, being told your child is sick may be a scary situation. For families who need care from a specialist, a doctor who trained in a particular field of study, it may be even scarier unless they are confident in that physician’s recommendations and treatment of their child.

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High-Risk Pregnancies: Who is at Risk & How to Prevent Complications

In a high-risk pregnancy, the life and health of mom, the baby, or both is threatened. For some women, pregnancy can be the most incredible, yet fearful experience in their lives. Discovering your pregnancy is considered high risk can be very scary.

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How Stress Can Impact Your Heart

Stress is a normal part of life—whether it's a stressful day at work, a sick family member, a job change, a divorce or any other normal change in your life, things happen to make us feel overwhelmed. 

It may not be possible to avoid stress, but at SIU Medicine, patients are encouraged to learn how to manage daily stress more effectively.

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5 Things to Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month is April! SIU Medicine has a team of experienced providers helping men, women and children of all ages manage this disease and maintain the highest quality of living possible.  

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Endometriosis: What It Is & Why It’s So Difficult to Diagnose & Treat

Many women regularly experience or have experienced menstrual pain before. For some women, despite continuously seeking answers to explain this pain, their physician may not be able to easily determine the cause. 

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4 Research-Based Tips to Prevent Ear Infections

An ear infection can be extremely debilitating. Of course, most people associate this condition with young children—perhaps for good reason. Amazingly, 5 out of 6 children will have at least one ear infection by the time they turn 3 years old! But older children and adults can get ear infections too, and if left untreated, these can lead to long-term consequences including pain and hearing loss.

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5 Tips to Minimize Springtime Allergies—Before The Spring Season Even Arrives

For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, changing of seasons causes a lot of headache. Runny noses, watery and itchy eyes, sneezing and congestion are common for people allergic to pollen, mold, ragweed and other springtime allergens.

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