Local health organizations leaders urge public to get flu shots

SPRINGFIELD – Most people follow public health advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but many continue to ignore the warnings. As flu season approaches, taking precautions to prevent illness is
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COVID-19 Testing Sites for October

SIU Medicine will continue regular COVID-19 testing for the Springfield community in October. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the testing operation will continue to be hosted by Abundant Faith

Gene Brodland & the Power of Now

Happiness, worry, and how to use PBL to raise your kids Gene Brodland was one of the founding psychiatry faculty at SIU School of Medicine. He passed away on September 7, 2020, at the age of 85. This

SIU Medicine Group to Study COVID’s Potential Effects on Alzheimer’s

Medical researchers at SIU School of Medicine’s Neuroscience Institute are studying how the novel coronavirus may accelerate the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Their data could help identify

SIU Medicine Launches New COVID-19 Testing Site for the Fall

After Labor Day, SIU Medicine will launch a new testing site at Abundant Faith Christian Center and other sites to meet COVID-19 response needs throughout the community. The final day for SIU Medicine

Telehealth Patient Story - Maternal Fetal Medicine Spring 2020

Autumn Bohac of Effingham was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 16 years old. Now a 29-year-old mother of four, her health care journey reveals the everyday anxiety and pain that rural
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Telehealth Patient Story - Ears, Nose and Throat Clinic Summer 2020

Instead of renting a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, driving two hours and risking exposure to COVID-19, the Hall family from Tuscola, Illinois jumped at the chance to have a telehealth visit with an

Ask us anything residency information sessions

The SIU Alton Family Medicine Residency Program is happy to offer some upcoming residency program informational sessions via Webex. Please join Program Director, Dr. M. Rebecca Hoffman, and Program

Dr. M. Rebecca Hoffman selected for ADFM LEADS Fellowship!

M. Rebecca Hoffman, MD, MSPH, Program Director for the SIU Alton Family Medicine Residency Program, was selected as a LEADS Fellow for the 2020-21 year! The LEADS fellowship (Leadership Education for