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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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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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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