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Rehabilitation Available At SIH Cancer Institute

The opening of the Cancer Institute has given us a Rehab Unlimited site dedicated to treating cancer patients. Rehab Unlimited Carterville is conveniently located on-site at the SIH Cancer Institute. Our new location is now seeing patients!

Cancer Rehabilitation is Vital

Cancer rehabilitation is an important part of the cancer fighting arsenal. Rehabilitation can help improve a cancer patient’s health and ability to tolerate many side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical procedures. The cancer therapies at Rehab Unlimited are designed to help patients minimize the fatigue and impairment that often accompany oncology treatments.

Cancer rehabilitation can help patients suffering from the following issues:
  • Feeling weak or fatigued
  • Experiencing pain or stiffness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Having trouble balancing or walking
  • Lymphedema (or swelling in the arms or legs)
  • Memory problems
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Difficulty dressing, bathing or other daily activities

Individualized Treatment

A personalized program developed by the rehabilitation team addresses each patient’s functional limitations and concerns to help achieve the patient’s goals.

The Team

Our rehabilitation team is led by a physiatrist—a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation—and may include nurses, physical and occupational therapists, pain management specialists, speech-language pathologists, counselors and nutritionists specializing in cancer patient care.

Our cancer rehabilitation program is prepared to meet the challenges facing today’s cancer fighters and survivors by coordinating physical medicine and rehabilitation interventions to strengthen their return to full ability.

The Rehab Unlimited Carterville location can be reached at 618.985.3333 ext. 68345.

Introducing Radio SIH

Why does my child keep getting sick? Why is high blood pressure the silent killer? These are just some of the topics covered in Southern Illinois Healthcare’s new online podcast channel: Radio SIH.

Radio SIH features different experts, all practicing at SIH facilities, giving useful advice about today’s health topics.

You can either listen online at sih.net/radio or go to iTunes and search Radio SIH to download our podcasts to your smartphone.

Either way, it’s a great way to learn about your health from physicians you are familiar with. Topics focus in on things that are local, happening right now in southern Illinois.

For instance, the Center for Disease Control has identified southern Illinois as a place where atrial fibrillation is prevalent. Dr. Daniel Correa de Sa, Prairie electrophysiologist explains why managing atrial fibrillation is so important. He discusses the nature of the disease along with typical symptoms. You can hear first-hand what treatment solutions are available right here.

While SIH frequently has physician speakers at various events and on local media channels, Radio SIH allows you the flexibility to listen to these medical discussions on your own time.

Be sure to tune in.


How to get an X-ray without going to the Hospital

Have you ever needed X-rays, but wished you could go to some place convenient and close to home—a place besides the hospital?

Here’s a little-known secret about SIH Imaging Services: While Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Herrin Hospital and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital offer a more comprehensive set of Imaging Services, several routine services like X-rays and ultrasound do not require going to the hospital.

Many don’t know that SIH conveniently offers imaging services in Carbondale, Herrin, West Frankfort and Benton. Our services can be found at the Center for Medical Arts, Herrin Logan Primary Care, West Frankfort Logan Primary Care, West Frankfort Miners Memorial Clinic and Benton Franklin Medical Arts.

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X-ray studies are a “walk-in” service, where as CT scans, ultrasound and bone density must be scheduled in advance.

“We want to provide our southern Illinois community with accessible, convenient diagnostic imaging to make everyone’s life a little easier,” said Jon Lough, Director of Imaging Services.

Talk with your doctor to find a convenient location that offers the Imaging services that you need.

For more information, visit www.sih.net/services/imaging or call 866-744-2468.