Study: Number of children ingesting marijuana edibles spikes
The volume of cases of children accidentally consuming cannabis edibles has grown alarmingly over the past five years, according to a new study in the journal of Pediatrics. Marit Tweet, MD, a medical
New parents-to-be can receive at-home nurse visits
SIU Medicine is offering care to qualifying families through Nurse-Family Partnership of Sangamon County.
Innovative technique saves farmer's hand
Reconstructive surgeon Tim Daugherty saved a farmer's hand through "ectopic banking," a first in the Midwest.
Annual Kenniebrew event expands to conference in 2023
For many years, our school has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Alonzo Kenniebrew during Black History Month with an award in his honor.
Eligibility for monkeypox vaccination expanded
Vaccination is an important tool in preventing the spread of monkeypox. For the Springfield region, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health has expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine
Diemer appointed to State Medical Board
On September 16, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced new appointments to state boards and commissions. Don Diemer, PA, DHSc, was appointed to serve as a member of the Illinois State Medical
When telehealth — sometimes called telemedicine — was introduced to SIU School of Medicine providers and patients in 1995, it was viewed as the next leap forward in the medical school’s mission to provide health care.
A Virtual Success Story: Telepsychiatry
SIU Psychiatry was an early adopter of telehealth, with Jeffrey Bennett, MD, establishing a clinical training program for residents within critical access hospitals in 2008.
ECHO Digital Training Resonates with Community Health Care Teams
Over a summer lunch hour, a group of health care providers and caseworkers from across Illinois have gathered to both talk and listen.