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Relieving stress

"Stressful" might be a perfect adjective to describe our current lives. We’ve been through a lot in the past year. In fact, research from the American Psychological Association indicates that overall
Covid-19 Antibody Testing

Is COVID-19 antibody testing useful?

COVID-19 vaccinations are underway, a crucial step in the evolving effort to curb the spread and lethality of the global pandemic. SIU Medicine wants our patients and the public to have confidence in
Dementia Alzheimers Neurology

Going beyond the medical center for patients with dementia

When it comes to neurological disorders like Alzheimer's disease, medication matters. But supporting your loved one with dementia requires more than just pharmacological interventions. Our
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FAQs about pregnancy, breastfeeding & the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is underway across the United States and around the world. Gaps in information to the public are common. In light of this, many individuals have some questions about
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How acupuncture and integrative medicine can improve quality of life

Did you know the practice of acupuncture dates back to as far as 100 BC? Originating in China, this traditional Eastern medicine is also used regularly in the West by holistic healthcare practitioners
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Understanding hemorrhoids: what they are and how they're treated

Did you know 1 in 20 people in the United States develop hemorrhoids, and that roughly half of all people over the age of 50 have them? Despite being so common, many people are embarrassed to talk to
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New depression treatments show promise

More than 17 million Americans ─ about 3 of every 20 U.S. adults ─ experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2017, according to the National Institutes of Health. This makes depression one
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Treating phantom limb pain

Amputations are more common than you may think. The Amputee Coalition of America estimates that there are 185,000 new lower extremity amputations each year within the United States and an estimated
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Healthy ideas for a happy new year

Someone once said “Time is funny stuff…you save it by spending it wisely.” Spend your time wisely by making sure your resolutions have purpose. The kind that offers you happiness, success, and