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Raise your breast cancer awareness

On average, 1 in 8 American women will get breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. These women are our grandmothers, mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, aunts, friends, colleagues and community
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Illinois to allow students 5 mental health days—Here's what parents should know

As part of National Farm Safety and Health Week 2021, SIU Medicine reaffirms their dedication to farm safety and health. This week and throughout the year, our team of physicians and academic
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Facts about arthritis

Did you know there are more than 100 different types of arthritis? Arthritis can affect people of all ages—even children—although it's most common in older adults. And as our population gets older
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What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a common yet frequently misunderstood neurological disorder. SIU Medicine would like to help our community become more educated about the condition. Read on to discover five key things
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What to expect at a well woman exam

Annual well-woman visits provide an opportunity to speak with a knowledgeable physician about your health and lifestyle. There's no need to be embarrassed discussing intimate topics like reproductive
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It's back-to-school time: Time to boost your child’s health

We know you value your child's health. We also know that back-to-school time can be a chaotic and sometimes stressful time of year. Optimize your child's well-being by practicing these five simple yet
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Learn more about neurology

At SIU Medicine, highly trained and experienced teams of neurology specialists work with children, adults and seniors affected by neurological conditions. Care is provided in the Department of
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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