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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.

Free Oral Cancer Screenings Available at SCI

March 15, 2017

Getting screened for head and neck cancer is as simple as opening your mouth and sticking out your tongue.

Free Home Test Kits Available for Colorectal Cancer

March 10, 2017

The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois will distribute free colorectal cancer home test kits on several dates and locations during March to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.

SIU Pulmonology Specialists Now Seeing Patients in Jacksonville

February 21, 2017

Residents of Morgan County and the surrounding communities who are living with asthma, lung disease, obstructive sleep apnea or other lung conditions have a new option for care closer to home.

SIU Family Medicine-Carbondale Earns National Recognition

December 1, 2016

The Southern Illinois University Family and Community Medicine program in Carbondale has received highest recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home, praised for its dedication to quality care and care coordination. This is the third recognition the Carbondale program has received from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health-care quality.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon Now Seeing Patients in Bloomington

November 30, 2016

Patients living with severe back pain, progressive spine conditions or bone or muscle tumors have a new option for care close to home. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine assistant professor of surgery Nitin Kukkar, MD, has partnered with Orthopedic & Sports Care Enhancement Center to bring specialized orthopaedic care to patients of McLean County. The center is located at 2406 E. Empire St. in Bloomington.

SIU Med School Welcomes New Cardiology Chief

November 1, 2016

Michael Hyun-ook Kim, MD, MMM, FACC, FHRS, has joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as the chief of the Division of Cardiology and a professor of medicine. He is also a member of SIU HealthCare, the School's group practice.

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