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How to help someone with epilepsy stay safe at home

Around 3.4 million people in America have epilepsy, a chronic health condition that causes seizures. If you or someone you love experiences epileptic seizures, it's important to know some basic safety
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A farmer’s health and safety

Farming is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 410 farmers lost their lives in 2019 due to a
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Important things to know about childhood cancer

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. As millions of children get back-to-school check-ups and return to classrooms, the timing is right to ensure families, educators and community
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Alzheimer's disease: Sharing the experience

One in 3 seniors die with dementia, more than breast and prostate cancers combined. More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer’s Association projects it will
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Eating right for late summer & back to school

As the days grow shorter and the to-do list gets longer, taking care of yourself by eating right remains a constant. In order to take care of everyone else’s needs, it’s important to take care of
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The young person’s guide to prevent aging

If there's something about your physical appearance that you'd like to change, plastic surgery may be a great option for you. However, one of the most common reasons why people end up seeking plastic
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Create school lunches with a slice of nutrition

August is Back-to-School Month, and not coincidentally, it’s also Kids Eat Right Month. To help your kids continue to eat healthy while at school, SIU School of Medicine registered dietitian Cheryl
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4 things to know about breastfeeding

SIU Medicine supports and encourages all breastfeeding mothers and nursing parents in our communities. As we honor National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we encourage you to learn more about this
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How to know if your child needs a speech-language evaluation

Every child develops speech and language skills at their own pace. But many parents wonder if their child's development is on track. As a Springfield speech-language pathologist (SLP), I meet many