The season is thick with ticks

As the tick population steadily rises, so does the opportunity to become bitten by one of these creepy crawlers. It's important to take precautions to avoid the diseases a tick can carry while

Treatment options for varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted veins that can appear like blue or purple cords just below the skin. Usually found in the legs, varicose veins arise when valves inside the veins become weak

Busting some mental health myths

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and SIU Medicine's Farm Family Resource Initiative invites members of the farming community to help us bring awareness to this important topic. We need to reduce

5 things trauma surgeons NEVER do

May is Trauma Awareness Month. Accidents and unintentional injuries remain the leading cause of death among people age 1 - 44 . With decades of intensive training, education, research and direct

Helpful resources for people with epilepsy

Want to improve your health outcomes and quality of life if you have epilepsy? Getting the right treatment, creating a safe environment and having a clear seizure action plan can all help you live

Peripheral arterial disease signs and symptoms

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common health condition affecting around 6.5 million people older than 40 in the United States. It develops when arteries in the limbs become narrowed or blocked

Raising alcohol awareness among farmers

It's important to talk honestly and openly about alcohol use. Recent research published in the scientific journal Hepatology found that excess drinking increased by more than 20% among U.S. adults

Common pregnancy complications and how to manage them

Of the millions of women who become pregnant in the United States each year, most can expect to have healthy pregnancies and deliveries. A small percentage of women, however, will develop pregnancy

Enhancing cancer patients’ health outcomes with telehealth

Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, can be a valuable tool for cancer patients to access medical care remotely. It can be particularly beneficial for cancer patients undergoing treatment, as they