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What to expect: Your first visit to an infertility specialist

Are you and your partner thinking about seeing a fertility specialist? Plenty of couples are. According to 2018 Pew Research data, at least a third of Americans have used fertility treatments in order
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Considering the MIND Diet

Diet has an effect on your brain health. Here's one recipe that can make it a positive one.
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How farming families can support their mental health

This May, SIU Medicine's Farm Family Resource Initiative (FFRI) joins with the rest of the nation in honoring Mental Health Awareness Month. Join us as we discuss mental health and explore what
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Ask a Caregiver: Tips to Help Loved Ones with Alzheimer's

Sue Monteyne is a former caregiver and current volunteer at the Smith Alzheimer’s Center’s Beyond the Medical Center programs. If you would like to submit a question, please email care@siumed.edu.
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5 facts about allergies and asthma

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Now's a perfect time to learn more about these common conditions! Here are five interesting things to know: 1. Asthma and allergies are common More than 24
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Gallbladder removal surgery: What to expect

Gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) is a procedure typically done to treat conditions associated with gallstones, such as gallstone-related pain (biliary colic) or gallbladder inflammation
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What you should know about testicular cancer

Testicular cancer—cancer that develops in the male reproductive organs called testes—is relatively uncommon, affecting 1 in 250 males at some point in their lifetimes. That said, the incidence of
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Sun-safe habits farmers need to know

Farmers spend more time in the sun compared to other people, and research suggests that they often have poor sun protection practices. Many U.S. farmers are also non-Hispanic white men—the two groups
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5 ways to beat the afternoon slump

Are you familiar with the afternoon slump? This is the period of the day, usually within the first few hours after lunch, when you feel sluggish, grumpy and unable to focus. The mid-afternoon energy