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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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All about scoliosis: causes, signs, treatment

The healthy spine isn't perfectly straight—and that's a good thing! The natural forward and backward curves make it easier for our spines to absorb forces as we move about our day. The spine normally
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10 fireworks safety tips from an emergency medicine physician

Warm weather, barbecues and celebrating our independence is all a part of summer. One of the best parts of the 4th of July is watching the sky light up with a beautiful array of colors, sparkles and
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Know the warning signs of heat stroke

As we gear up for fun in the warmer weather, it's important to be aware of the causes, symptoms and risk factors of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Read on and learn how to help you and your loved
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Q&A with Jim Birge: 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
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Know the signs of PTSD

Not everyone who experiences trauma will develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)—but everyone with PTSD has experienced some form of trauma. PTSD is a mental illness that leads to disordered
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5 things to do (and not to do) when you have a sunburn

Do you think sunburn is nothing more than a temporary inconvenience? Not quite. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, having just five sunburns in your lifetime doubles your risk of developing a
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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