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

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

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

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

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

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

Diabetes causes, complications, symptoms & treatment

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition of high blood sugar, also called glucose. There are two major types of diabetes. Patients with type 1 diabetes fail to make insulin, the hormone that moves

Patient spotlight: using telehealth to review test results

Some patients may bristle at the suggestion of a doctor’s visit through a video screen, but not Sergio “Satch” Pecori. When his SIU Medicine cardiologist, Dr. Abhishek Kulkarni, suggested a televisit

What is gastroparesis? Things you didn't know about this digestive condition

Gastroparesis isn't one of the most common health conditions around—about 10 men and 40 women out of 100,000 people have it. But it can be life-altering to anyone who has it. The gastroenterology team