A bi-weekly review of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine media appearances.
IN THE NEWS April 21, 2021
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Suicidal thoughts are increasing in young kids, experts say. It began before the pandemic.
NBC News
April 8, 2021
Dr. Diana Whalen
Other outlets: Yahoo

Lost taste and smell from COVID-19? A new cookbook aims to help
ABC News
April 10, 2021
Dr. Jay Piccirillo
Other outlets: ABC News Radio

A once-in-a-century crisis can help educate doctors
The New York Times (subscription required)
April 10, 2021
Skyler Kessler, a medical student at WUSM

Autoimmune-disease drugs may reduce vaccine response; antibody treatments ineffective vs Brazil variant
Reuters
April 12, 2021
Dr. Alfred Kim
Other outlets: Yahoo, Daily Mail (UK), San Francisco Chronicle, MSN, ProPublica

Could we save lives by assigning each American a place in line for vaccines?
USA Today (subscription required)
April 14, 2021
Dr. Randi Foraker

Life kit: Pandemic burnout
NPR
April 11, 2021
Dr. Jessi Gold

Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just 5 states
Associated Press
April 6, 2021
Dr. Elvin H. Geng
Other outlets: U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo, The Washington Post (Subscription required), Los Angeles Times, Newsweek

Could the COVID-19 vaccines impact menstruation? Experts discuss
NBC Today.com
April 14, 2021
Dr. Katharine Lee
Other outlets: The New York Times (subscription required), Medium, The Lily, Best Life, The Verge, MSN, Jezebel, New York Post

COVID testing blitz undermined screening, fight against STDs
Associated Press
April 7, 2021
Dr. Hilary Reno
Other outlets: U.S. News & World Report

Study: Breast milk of moms vaccinated against COVID-19 contains protective antibodies for at least 80 days
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 6, 2021
Drs. Jeannie Kelly, Misty Good
Other outlets: Digital Journal, Business Insider India/Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), KTVI-TV FOX2News, Yahoo, Nexstar Media, KSDK-TV NewsChannel5, CTV News (Canada), MedIndia, KMOV-TV News4, KTVI-TV FOX2News (April 11, 2021)
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Mice that hear imaginary sounds may help explain hallucinations in people
NPR
April 1, 2021
Dr. Adam Kepecs
Other outlets: Inverse, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Science Alert, Freethink
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Food supplements that alter gut bacteria could ‘cure’ malnutrition
Science
April 7, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey Gordon
Other outlets: Physician's Weekly

‘There was nothing anybody could do for these patients.’ Now there is.
The New York Times (subscription required)
April 6, 2021
Dr. G. Alexander Patterson
Other outlets: HealthDay

Virus variants threaten to draw out the pandemic, scientists say
The New York Times
April 3, 2021
Dr. Michael Diamond
Other outlets: STAT News, News.com.au (Australia), KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)

AstraZeneca clot worries complicate bid to vaccinate the world
Bloomberg (subscription required)
April 8, 2021
Dr. Michael Kinch
Other outlets: MSN, Economic Times (India), Business Standard (India), Technology Networks op-ed (UK)

More women than men are getting COVID vaccines
Scientific American
April 12, 2021
Dr. Elvin Geng
Other outlets: Kaiser Health News, Yahoo, USA Today, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There’s an unexpected side effect hitting some COVID-19 survivors: Hair loss
Cosmopolitan
April 1, 2021
Dr. Jessica Gold

COVID-19 vaccines are entering uncharted immune territory
The Atlantic
April 15, 2021
Dr. Ali Ellebedy

How the Biden administration can improve health equity for racial and ethnic minority populations
JAMA
April 13, 2021
Dr. Karen E. Joynt Maddox

Biden proposes $267M bump to fight HIV/AIDS
Instinct
April 12, 2021
Dr. Hilary Reno

What is known about the COVID-19 variants?
Brain & Life
April 5, 2021
Dr. David B. Clifford

Gene found to play a role in atherosclerosis
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
April 1, 2021
Dr. Nathan O. Stitziel

The pandemic is improving. Why are you still so miserable?
Elemental
April 7, 2021
Dr. Jessi Gold

Study indicates timing of chemotherapy may improve treatment for glioblastoma
XINHUA
April 1, 2021
Dr. Jingqin (Rosy) Luo
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HIV research is at an inflection point, offering hope for a cure
BioSpace
April 5, 2021
Dr. Liang Shan

Regeneron antibody cocktail could be used to prevent COVID-19
Chemical & Engineering News
April 14, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey Henderson

Problem recognition: Cerebral palsy diagnosis
KPLR-TV News 11
April 9, 2021
Dr. Bhooma Aravamuthan

Molecular GI panel in kids: Rapid results but underwhelming outcomes
Physician's Weekly
April 13, 2021
Dr. Phillip I. Tarr

St. Louis could reach COVID-19 herd immunity as early as mid-July. What will life look like then?
St. Louis Magazine
April 11, 2021
Drs. Rachel Presti, Steven Lawrence, Michael Diamond

Washington U. researcher wins another prestigious medical award
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required)
April 12, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon
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WashU surgeon works to reduce gun violence
KTVI-TV FOX2News
April 3, 2021
Dr. Mark Hoofnagle

One tanning bed session can increase your risk of melanoma by 20%: What you haven’t heard about the dangers of tanning
Survivor Net
April 15, 2021
Dr. Lynn A. Cornelius

Wash U doctor: Black women are 3 times more likely to die during pregnancy, child birth
KMOV-TV News4
April 15, 2021
Dr. Ebony Carter

Lessons from AIDS activists in confronting COVID
The St. Louis American
April 9, 2021
Dr. Will Ross

Vacationing STL doctor helps save life in San Diego boating accident
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required)
April 15, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey Davis

Older teenagers now eligible for vaccines in St. Louis area
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required)
April 9, 2021
Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis

Dr. Michael Kinch: Better safe than sorry
KTRS (The Talk of STL)
April 15, 2021
Dr. Michael Kinch

Missouri, Illinois health officials pause distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required)
April 14, 2021
Drs. Steven Lawrence, Clay Dunagan
Other outlets: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (mentions WashU study, Dr. Clay Dunagan/subscription required)

‘The Price Of Health’ exposes what’s driving the runaway cost of pharmaceutical drugs
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
April 15, 2021
Dr. Michael Kinch

Could music videos be influencing kids to start vaping?
She Knows
April 8, 2021
Dr. Sarah Garwood
Other outlets: MSN, Yahoo

A look at COVID-19 variants and what they could mean for St. Louis
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
April 5, 2021
Dr. Jason Newland

St. Louis officials urge caution as coronavirus cases grow among kids and teens
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
April 11, 2021
Dr. Jason Newland

Jesus' Bible miracle: 'Compelling evidence' of Easter 'resurrection' found by scientist
Daily Express
April 4, 2021
Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass

Doctors urge prospective parents to get COVID-19 vaccine
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
April 14, 2021
Dr. Kenan Omurtag

SLU and Wash U begin vaccinating students on campus
KMOV-TV News4
April 12, 2021
WUSM

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