What to expect at your first visit with an allergist

When you've had allergy symptoms for weeks, months or even years, finally seeing a doctor for help can be an immense relief. Keep reading to learn when you should call a doctor and what to expect at

How to tell if it’s a urinary tract infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common health problem among women—about 1 out of every 5 women will develop at least one in her lifetime. UTI typically refers to a bacterial infection within any

How communities can support mental health for farmers

Long recognized as the "backbone of the nation," American farmers are an irreplaceable part of the local and global economy. They tend to the food, land and livestock that support and nourish our

Effective telehealth delivery: Looking into the future for medical residents

Technology in health care is always evolving. It is certain to play an increasing role in the lives of today’s medical residents. The use of telehealth and other digital tools is expected to become

5 quick tips to boost your mental health

Prioritizing your mental health isn't just something to do during mental health awareness month; it's something we should be doing every day. Taking time daily to focus on our health can build good

Can my menstrual cycle affect my mental health?

Many women who get periods experience changes in mood and energy levels associated with their menstrual cycle. These changes can be challenging and, for some individuals, can even disrupt daily life

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