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How to know if your child needs a speech-language evaluation

Every child develops speech and language skills at their own pace. But many parents wonder if their child's development is on track. As a Springfield speech-language pathologist (SLP), I meet many
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Respiratory hazards on the farm

Respiratory problems are some of the most common forms of occupational health hazards in the farming and agricultural industry. SIU Medicine urges local farmers and their families to be aware of
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How to determine your skin type (and why it matters)

One of the most common questions I hear from patients is: "How do I know what my skin type is?" It's a great question. Knowing your skin type—oily, dry, normal, combination, or sensitive—helps you
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What to expect: Your first mammogram

A mammogram—an X-ray picture of breast tissue—is a valuable tool that can screen for breast cancer. In many cases, mammograms can detect breast cancer even before a woman notices any symptoms. Early
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What to expect: Your first visit to a speech-language pathologist

Has your pediatrician recently referred your child for a speech-language evaluation? Perhaps your child was recently diagnosed with a hearing impairment, or developmental difference, or maybe your
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The climate’s effect on a farmer's mental health

Weather has always had a direct and important impact on the farming industry. But when the weather becomes wilder and changes in climate threaten to undermine a family farm's ability to stay in
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Common seizure triggers and how to control them

When you or someone you care about has a health condition that can cause seizures, it is helpful to understand what factors can cause a seizure to happen. Providers at SIU Medicine encourage everyone
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An evening skincare routine that works

As a dermatologist at SIU Medicine, I tell my patients that maintaining a consistent and personalized routine improves your skin's health, appearance and function—no matter what your skin type is
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5 tips for keeping children safe on the farm

Did you know the majority of farms and farmland in the United States are operated by families? Small, family-run farms also generate just over a fifth of annual production, according to the U.S