What’s New at SIH

Happy PA Week!

October 8th, 2015:

According to the American Academy of Physician Assistants, a PA is a medical professional who works as a part of a team with a doctor. A PA performs physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab test, perform procedures, assist in surgery and provide patient education. PAs work in physician-PA teams and are… Read more

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