Highlights

This year, the Midwest is thick with ticks

June 22, 2017

According to the Chicago Tribune, the tick population is spreading, most notably in the Midwest and Northeast.

Bringing balance back: Ear cells regenerated in mammals

June 19, 2017

The inner ear is lined with two types of hair cells that help us to hear and balance. The cells respond to sound waves for hearing and head and body movement for balance. As we age, the cells are injured or die off, and our hearing and balance suffer as a result.

Is it heat stroke or heat exhaustion?

June 15, 2017

Whether you’re visiting the local waterpark, playing sports outdoors, working in your garden or resting in a car on a warm summer day, hot temperatures could spell a heat-related illness like heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

ThinkFirst and have a safe summer

June 12, 2017

With warm weather comes a host of exciting outdoor activities: swimming, boating, biking, road trips, fireworks and camping to name a few. But, when precautions aren’t taken, many of these activities can also end in injury. One group at SIU School of Medicine makes it their mission to prevent that. 

Honor Medical Society Welcomes New Members

May 23, 2017

AOA honor society class of 2017The Eta Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine inducted 14 new members at its

Suicide prevention: 13 reasons to seek help

May 23, 2017

With the popularity and subsequent controversies surrounding Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, suicide among teens and young people is a topic of a lot of conversation across the board.

What is tetralogy of fallot?

May 8, 2017

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel made a tearful and heartfelt announcement. His newborn son, Billy, was born with a heart condition. We talked to Ramzi Nicolas, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, division director of pediatric and fetal cardiology, and associate chair of pediatric specialty services at SIU School of Medicine about Billy Kimmel's condition and what exactly it is.

SIU Medicine Launches Nurse-Family Partnership in Sangamon County

May 8, 2017

Home visits help first-time, low income moms and families achieve success

Sangamon County Student-Artists Honored

May 8, 2017

Students from 30 schools in Sangamon County were recognized for their creativity at the 30th annual Sangamon County Art Awards, hosted by SIU School of Medicine on May 5.

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