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Common causes of snoring ─ and what you can do about it

If you snore, you may assume it's really only a problem for your partner and not you. The truth is, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can lead to poor sleep for both yourself and your loved
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What is social anxiety disorder?

Most of us know what it's like to sometimes feel a little shy or nervous around other people. But for a few individuals, social situations can be physically distressing. At SIU Medicine, our mental
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Childhood cancer

Learning your child has cancer is a life-altering and frightening experience. Thankfully, the survival rate for childhood cancer beyond 5 years has increased by roughly 70 percent over the past four
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Q&A WITH JIM BIRGE ON HOW STRESS TAKES A TOLL ON FARM FAMILIES

The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Services Development (CRHSSD) partners with our rural and agricultural neighbors through our Farm Family Resource
Urology Blog

How can a urology visit help you

Urology is an important medical specialty serving infants, children, adults and seniors living with conditions affecting their urinary tract. Doctors who specialize in urology, known as urologists or
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Skin cancer prevention- 5 Tips

May is Skin Cancer Prevention Month. Many people don't realize that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer there is, and it can be deadly in some cases. At SIU Medicine, we want your family to
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Sinus Issues 101

The sinuses consist of air spaces in your skull and facial bones, specifically within your forehead, inside your cheekbones and behind the nose. These air spaces make up the upper part of your
Digestive Health

5 simple steps to improve your digestive health

Here's a great trivia fact: The total length of the average adult's digestive tract, from mouth to rear-end, is up to 30 feet long. All that tissue—tongue, esophagus, stomach, small intestines and
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STD Awareness Week: Know the facts and 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