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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Community Service



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Sangamon County Healthy Community Survey: Public Forums presentation.

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Bi-Annual student run health clinic for the homeless at Kumler United Methodist Church, organized by fourth year medical students Dan Sadowski and Ben Henkle, November 2013.

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine students fitting new shoes on students at Enos Elementary school as part of the university's partnership with Shoes That Fit and Enos Elementary

A mock crash reenactment at Triopia High School presented in part by ThinkFirst, an injury prevention program offered by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

'Paramedicine' May Help People Avoid ER

Federal grant to fund SIU Medicine-SSM Good Samaritan partnership

A Registered Dietician's Guide to a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

This Turkey Day, give thanks for gluten-free alternatives and a little creative thinking. Just because you have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten intolerance doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice your favorite traditional Thanksgiving meals. SIU Medicine’s Sibyl Cox, a registered dietician specializing in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, offers her favorite tips for keeping your tummy content this holiday season:


SIU Medicine Says 'Thank You' on National Rural Health Day

Written by Whitney Zahnd, Senior Research Development Coordinator, Office of Population Science and Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

November 16th marks National Rural Health Day, a day to recognize the amazing efforts of healthcare providers, public health professionals, and community organizations who serve the more than 60 million rural Americans and nearly 1.5 million rural Illinoisans.

Care Partners, Those Concerned about Alzheimer’s Invited to SIU’s Annual Memory Loss Conference

Participants will hear the latest in Alzheimer’s disease research, tips for caregivers at each stage of the disease and recommendations for managing dementia-related behaviors at SIU Medicine’s annual Memory Loss Conference for family, friends, care partners and persons with dementia. The free program will be held 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St., Springfield.

Frights and Delights: A Psychiatrist's Guide to a Safe Halloween

While it can be fun for adults to engage in adrenaline rushing activities such as spooky costumes, eerie movies and haunted houses, it’s important for parents to think about what is both appropriate and emotionally safe for children. It’s just as important to protect your child’s emotional health as it is to protect their physical health this Halloween.

Area High School Students Get Preview of Med School Training

Prep program begins ninth year

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians
Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine September 25 – October 20. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.
[Editor: See the list below for the student or physician from your community.]
SIU Pediatrics' Clinic Earns National Recognition
The Department of Pediatrics’ Primary Care Clinic at Southern Illinois University Medicine has earned a new status: Patient-Centered Medical Home. The recognition, awarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, signifies that the Springfield practice has met quality standards and taken steps to reduce costs and improve patient and staff satisfaction. The clinic received the highest level of recognition, Level 3.
'Light the Night Pink' to Celebrate Breast Cancer Patients, Survivors

Event to raise awareness for breast reconstruction

'Minds in Motion' Helps Seniors Exercise their Brains

Program Begins Nov 1.

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