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What is leaky gut syndrome?

"Leaky gut syndrome" has been in the health news lately. Doctors and researchers are still learning about this syndrome, what causes it and how to best treat it. There's no question that your gut has
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Bariatric surgery procedures and outcomes

Bariatric surgery can be a life-changing procedure for individuals who have morbid obesity and have struggled to lose weight and keep it off. Our team coordinates care for bariatric surgical
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4 things to know about orthopedic surgeons

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery defines orthopedics as a branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal
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Farmers, here's what mindfulness can do for your health

Do you ever feel like you're moving through your days on autopilot? Are you always thinking ahead to all the chores that need to be done around the farm, instead of focusing on what you're doing at
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Join the fight against the flu

With few exceptions, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Medical Association and other organizations recommend all individuals 6 months and older to get a flu shot
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3 things you didn't know about HIV/AIDS

AIDS—acquired immunodeficiency syndrome—is a disease caused by a virus known as Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Identified initially in the 1980s, it used to be a fatal disease. Thankfully, the
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Less stress on the farm for the holidays

The holiday season is here! Our team at the Farm Family Resource Initiative at SIU Medicine wants all farming families to celebrate safely and joyfully. Read more to learn about why holidays can be so
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A healthier bladder

An estimated 25 million American adults experience urinary incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of urine from the bladder or the inability to control urination. While this group of conditions
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Healthy skin tips

November is National Healthy Skin Month, and SIU Medicine staff believe the more you know the more you’ll glow. Here are five tips from our board-certified dermatologists to keep the body's largest