The young person’s guide to prevent aging

If there's something about your physical appearance that you'd like to change, plastic surgery may be a great option for you. However, one of the most common reasons why people end up seeking plastic

Create school lunches with a slice of nutrition

August is Back-to-School Month, and not coincidentally, it’s also Kids Eat Right Month. To help your kids continue to eat healthy while at school, SIU School of Medicine registered dietitian Cheryl

4 things to know about breastfeeding

SIU Medicine supports and encourages all breastfeeding mothers and nursing parents in our communities. As we honor National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we encourage you to learn more about this

How to know if your child needs a speech-language evaluation

Every child develops speech and language skills at their own pace. But many parents wonder if their child's development is on track. As a Springfield speech-language pathologist (SLP), I meet many

Respiratory hazards on the farm

Respiratory problems are some of the most common forms of occupational health hazards in the farming and agricultural industry. SIU Medicine urges local farmers and their families to be aware of

How to determine your skin type (and why it matters)

One of the most common questions I hear from patients is: "How do I know what my skin type is?" It's a great question. Knowing your skin type—oily, dry, normal, combination, or sensitive—helps you

What to expect: Your first mammogram

A mammogram—an X-ray picture of breast tissue—is a valuable tool that can screen for breast cancer. In many cases, mammograms can detect breast cancer even before a woman notices any symptoms. Early

What to expect: Your first visit to a speech-language pathologist

Has your pediatrician recently referred your child for a speech-language evaluation? Perhaps your child was recently diagnosed with a hearing impairment, or developmental difference, or maybe your

The climate’s effect on a farmer's mental health

Weather has always had a direct and important impact on the farming industry. But when the weather becomes wilder and changes in climate threaten to undermine a family farm's ability to stay in