Highlights

Sangamon County Student-Artists Honored

May 8, 2017

Students from 30 schools in Sangamon County were recognized for their creativity at the 30th annual Sangamon County Art Awards, hosted by SIU School of Medicine on May 5.

SIU Med School Welcomes New Ortho Chief

May 3, 2017

Orthopedic surgeon Ryan Pate, MD, has joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield

Clinical Trials to Test New Alzheimer's Treatments

May 2, 2017

Center seeks patients, care partners to advance therapies

For many, birth control can improve quality of life

May 1, 2017

In a recent study out of Sweden, researchers found a correlation between oral contraceptives and a lower quality of life. Among the 340 women in the study, aged 18 to 35, those given contraceptive stated that their quality of life was “significantly lower” than women given placebos, with quality of life here described as “mood/well-being, self-control and energy level,” all of which purportedly affected negatively by birth control pills. But for many women, the opposite is true.

Want your relationship to move forward? Go back to the beginning

May 1, 2017

Nobody said it was easy No one ever said it would be this hard Oh, take me back to the start – “The Scientist” by Coldplay Relationships are not easy. Sometimes they can be a real struggle. And when that happens, Coldplay has it right—take it back to the start.

Passavant Area Hospital, SIU Medicine Offer Telehealth Services to Community

April 19, 2017

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Passavant Area Hospital are partnering to bring virtual health care to the residents of Jacksonville and surrounding counties.

Immunizations: A matter of life and death

April 17, 2017

Parenting is a minefield, one littered with harmless myths and lethal falsehoods that could blow up spectacularly without warning. One of the most pervasive and deadly is the idea that vaccines cause autism. No matter how many experts debunk the myth, well-intentioned parents continue to step on this landmine in higher numbers than we’ve seen in our lifetimes. And when that happens? Boom.

7 things you need to know about infertility

April 10, 2017

Babies are everywhere. A trip to the mall or a quick scroll of any given Facebook news feed will tell you that.

Free Cancer Screenings Available at Staunton Community Health Fair

March 28, 2017

A community health fair featuring free screenings for Staunton area residents will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Community Memorial Medical Clinic, 325 N. Caldwell in Staunton.

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