Stepping Up

Like one of the family

Through Smith Alzheimer's Center outreach programs, participants have found camaraderie, compassion It didn’t take Chris Burns long to realize he found something special. Looking for more resources to
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Meet Lindsey Teefey

Lindsey Teefey leads Stepping Up, an exercise-based program from the Smith Alzheimer's Center. After growing up in Anna, Ill., and graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Lindsey

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.
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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
Dr. Carlson sees patient via telehealth

TELEHEALTH 2.0

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.
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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.
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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.
Dr Minor Telehealth

Safe at home

“I’m protective of her around others when we’re in the waiting area, especially during cold and flu season. This would’ve been a whole other level.”