Why farming couples face unique stressors (and what to do about it)

Farming and ranching couples face unique challenges—and depending on how these challenges are handled, they can strengthen or strain their relationships. Let's take a look at some common challenges

What is a personality disorder?

Having a personality disorder can make it extremely difficult to relate to others and function in daily activities. With appropriate treatment, however, many people with personality disorders are able

Birth defects awareness & prevention

As an academic medical institution, SIU School of Medicine has been sharing information for National Birth Defects Awareness Month within our community. Here are some helpful things to know about

5 ways farmers can stay positive in 2022

Farmers know better than anyone the true meaning of the phrase, "you reap what you sow." So, as 2022 gets underway, SIU Medicine encourages Illinois farming families to begin the new year with a

Common sports injuries in children and adults

About 8.6 million sports injuries occur every year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While common in school-aged children, sports injuries affect

SIU Medicine launches a new sexual health clinic

Sexual dysfunction and sexual health concerns affect a large number of people of all genders and identities. For example, 4 out of 10 women over the age of 18 have reported a sexual concern related to

What is leaky gut syndrome?

"Leaky gut syndrome" has been in the health news lately. Doctors and researchers are still learning about this syndrome, what causes it and how to best treat it. There's no question that your gut has

Bariatric surgery procedures and outcomes

Bariatric surgery can be a life-changing procedure for individuals who have morbid obesity and have struggled to lose weight and keep it off. Our team coordinates care for bariatric surgical

4 things to know about orthopedic surgeons

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery defines orthopedics as a branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal