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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
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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