Lung Cancer Impacts in Southern Illinois

November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), smoking cigarettes contributes to 80%-90% of all lung cancer deaths. The lung cancer mortality rate in Southern Illinois (66.4 people per 100,000) is almost twice the national mortality rate of 39.1 people. One guaranteed way to help prevent lung cancer is by taking the crucial step of quitting.
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SIH Celebrates Diwali

Diwali 2023

Diwali, a vibrant and colorful festival, involves activities such as preparing sweets and savories and lighting oil lamps around the home during the entire five-day festival.

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Radiation Oncology Earns National Accreditation

Lori Cohen, radiation oncology manager, and Michael Little, MD, radiation oncologist at the SIH Cancer Institute.
The radiation oncology department at the SIH Cancer Institute is among only 250 programs nationally to receive Apex Accreditation Program for Excellence ©, a gold standard in patient safety, from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The achievement followed a rigorous internal process.
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SIH Celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month

"I feel like within this community, we're here to support each other no matter what you believe, no matter what you follow, no matter your religious beliefs, we're here to support you."
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SIH Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Fabricio Gamboa
Hispanic Heritage Month serves as a reminder to all people in all countries through the Americas about not only the history, but also the current challenges and conditions Indigenous people face to this day.
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Learning to Walk Again

Terry Horn at SIH Outpatient Rehabilitation in Harrisburg
"I've been able to walk maybe 20 feet or so, with crutches, and that's a wonderful start. I haven't been able to do that in over a year or so, I'm tickled to death...tickled to death."
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