The pros and cons of hand sanitizer

This spring, hand sanitizer became one of the most sought-after products in the world. The spread of COVID-19 prompted the spike as consumers and health care workers alike looked for the germ-killing

Tips to prevent colon cancer

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the regal King T’Challa in “Black Panther,” died of colon cancer Friday, August 28. Boseman was 43 years old. His family said he had been diagnosed in 2016, and was

Celebrating breastfeeding awareness month

Every year in the first week of August, more than 120 countries around the world honor World Breastfeeding Week. If you're a new mom or know a new mom, we invite you to spend this time learning more

COVID-19 and back-to-school safety

Back-to-school season is always a hectic time of year. But for parents, children, teachers and other school employees, the start of the 2020 school year has become more stressful due to the COVID-19

Understanding ADHD: signs, symptoms and treatment

Are you the parent of a child living with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? SIU Medicine has some of the area’s leading clinicians who provide care and support for children with ADHD

Understanding hepatitis: causes, symptoms and treatment

Hepatitis is a term used to describe a wide range of conditions that currently affect millions of Americans. At SIU Medicine, our team of researchers, physicians and residents are able to bridge the

Recommended sleep time by ages & tips for getting into a better sleep routine

The recommended amount of sleep a person should get from birth to becoming an adult differs greatly over the years. Early on, babies need more sleep for development and as the years go on, the amount

Cord blood awareness month: What is cord blood banking?

July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month and we’re celebrating by spreading the word about cord blood. What is cord blood banking? Cord blood banking is the process of collecting blood from the

Halt the salt

Americans do a good job taking in about 1½ teaspoons of salt daily with most of the sodium hidden in common processed foods and restaurant meals. This amount of salt is about 1/3 more than is