Common nasal problems

The human nose is much more than a distinct facial feature. Your nose is the passage to many important structures such as the turbinates, septum, and sinuses. As one of the main components of the

Why is folic acid important for women's health?

Folate and folic acid (vitamin B9) are necessary for optimal human health. Neither folate nor folic acid are stored within the body. Excess amounts are excreted out through urine, so we must obtain it

Recognize and avoid mental overload this harvest season

As rewarding as the farming profession is, it comes with plenty of challenges for farmers and their families. The fall harvest season can be especially demanding on a farmer's physical and mental well

Breathe easier with healthy lungs

As the autumn air turns crisp during October, SIU Medicine is celebrating Healthy Lung Month. To help our entire community breathe easier, we're sharing five things you can do to protect your family's

How to help someone with epilepsy stay safe at home

Around 3.4 million people in America have epilepsy, a chronic health condition that causes seizures. If you or someone you love experiences epileptic seizures, it's important to know some basic safety

A farmer’s health and safety

Farming is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 410 farmers lost their lives in 2019 due to a

Important things to know about childhood cancer

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. As millions of children get back-to-school check-ups and return to classrooms, the timing is right to ensure families, educators and community

Alzheimer's disease: Sharing the experience

One in 3 seniors die with dementia, more than breast and prostate cancers combined. More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer’s Association projects it will

Eating right for late summer & back to school

As the days grow shorter and the to-do list gets longer, taking care of yourself by eating right remains a constant. In order to take care of everyone else’s needs, it’s important to take care of