FAQs about an OB-GYN visit

Throughout May, the Women's Health and Gynecology team at SIU Medicine has been celebrating Women's Health Month with our patients, colleagues and community. We're continuing the celebration by

A morning skincare routine that works

Because I’m an SIU Medicine dermatologist with a specific skin type (oily), you might think I use fancy and expensive products. The truth is my skincare routine is much simpler than what I tend to see
Mental Health awarness

Be A Mental Health Awareness Month Champion

Each year, the month of May is set aside to focus on increasing mental health awareness. Throughout the month, efforts to champion combating and eliminating stigma.

What to expect: Your first visit to an infertility specialist

Are you and your partner thinking about seeing a fertility specialist? Plenty of couples are. According to 2018 Pew Research data, at least a third of Americans have used fertility treatments in order

Considering the MIND Diet

Diet has an effect on your brain health. Here's one recipe that can make it a positive one.

How farming families can support their mental health

This May, SIU Medicine's Farm Family Resource Initiative (FFRI) joins with the rest of the nation in honoring Mental Health Awareness Month. Join us as we discuss mental health and explore what
Ask a caregiver

Ask a Caregiver: Tips to Help Loved Ones with Alzheimer's

Sue Monteyne is a former caregiver and current volunteer at the Smith Alzheimer’s Center’s Beyond the Medical Center programs. If you would like to submit a question, please email

5 facts about allergies and asthma

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Now's a perfect time to learn more about these common conditions! Here are five interesting things to know: 1. Asthma and allergies are common More than 24

Gallbladder removal surgery: What to expect

Gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) is a procedure typically done to treat conditions associated with gallstones, such as gallstone-related pain (biliary colic) or gallbladder inflammation