Health DEPOTS

Health DEPOTS to offer more access, advocacy for better health

The Health DEPOTS program aims to create a safe space for individuals to take charge of their health through improved health literacy and advocacy.
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Farm health helpline & service now available statewide

Farming is a challenging and sometimes dangerous business. Weather, machinery, logistics and livestock can cause difficulties within a day’s work. Yet these can pale next to the concerns and stress
Kari Wolf, psychiatry chair

We welcome everyone into our care

SIU Medicine’s Chair of Psychiatry Kari Wolf, MD, issued the following statement in response to recent actions in state government and academia. At SIU Medicine, equity is a core value. That means
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Masks mandatory for health care sites

Masks continue to be required for all visitors and patients in health care settings, despite recent changes to guidance from state and federal officials that apply to other community areas.
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Institute for Plastic Surgery opens office in Decatur

The Institute for Plastic Surgery has partnered with Decatur Memorial Hospital to expand its services to Macon County and the surrounding area. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Michael Rueubhausen
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Vidhya Prakash new associate dean, CMO at SIU Medicine

Vidhya Prakash, MD, has been appointed to the dual position of chief medical officer and associate dean of clinical affairs and population health at SIU Medicine. Prakash will begin her duties on
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Simmons Cancer Institute Summer Internship - Application deadline March 7, 2022

Applications for the 2022 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine are being accepted through March 7. Four positions will be
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Smith Alzheimer's Center program Art Express receives donation

Helping those with memory loss and their caregivers showcase their artistic creativity will continue to thrive thanks to a recent donation. Art Express received a $2,000 donation from the Fat Ass 5K
Jesse Britz

Losing Sleep Over It: Researching the Link Between Alzheimer's and Circadian Disruption

A pharmacology and neuroscience student at SIU School of Medicine, Jesse Britz, along with Shelley Tischkau, PhD, and the Smith Alzheimer's Center Hascup Labs, recently researched the link between