What’s New at SIH

9 Concussion Signs and Illinois’ NEW Guidelines

October 2nd, 2015:

Recently, Illinois passed a law titled Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act. This new law will go into effect after January 1, 2016. It mandates all Illinois schools to have a concussion oversight team that will develop a return to learn and return to play protocol. This affects all athletes that may sustain a concussion in… Read more

Southern Illinois Telemedicine Initiative

September 24th, 2015:

Technology Puts Specialists Inside Area Emergency Departments Bedside specialty care, within minutes, with the touch of a button. It sounds like something from Star Trek or The Jetsons from days of yore; but telemedicine is a reality in southern Illinois. Today, this technology puts specialists in neurology and psychiatry inside emergency departments across the region… Read more

6 Steps to Prevent a Fall

September 22nd, 2015:

Every 13 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Many falls are preventable. Stay safe with these tips! Find a good balance and exercise program Look to build balance, strength, and flexibility. Talk to your health care provider Ask for an assessment of your risk of falling. Share… Read more