sexual health

STD awareness week: know the facts and take care of your health

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness week is April 11-17 and happens to fall during a pandemic. To educate and assist patients who might be experiencing symptoms during this time, SIU Medicine
Raise your ms awareness

Raise your multiple sclerosis awareness

Throughout March, SIU Medicine is promoting multiple sclerosis (MS) education and awareness. Here are some facts about this common health condition. 1. MS is a chronic disorder affecting the nervous
Urology Kidney

Learn about your kidneys

March is National Kidney Month. SIU Medicine wants to help you learn more about these important organs, and how you can improve your kidney health. Kidneys 101 You have two kidneys—one on the left and

All about asthma

Asthma is a common ailment—1 in 13 people in the United States have it according to the CDC. Over the past several years, the incidence of asthma has been increasing, too. Fortunately, asthma can be
Ear Tubes

When to consider tubes in ears

Otitis media, more commonly called an ear infection, is an inflammation of the middle ear, the space behind the eardrum. It can be caused by either a virus or bacteria and results in fluid build-up in
Congenital heart failure

Understanding congenital heart defects

February is a time to focus on the heart—and not just for Valentine's Day. SIU Medicine joins with the American Heart Association to recognize February as American Heart Month and specifically, to
Stressed out

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