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 5, 2019
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Women have younger brains than men
Wall Street Journal (Subscription required)
March 27, 2019
Drs. Manu Goyal and Marcus Raichle

Can you make up for lost sleep? And how much is losing sleep hurting you in the first place?
Forbes
March 15, 2019
Dr. David Holtzman
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Soccer-playing engineer calls foul on pricey knee brace
NPR
March 26, 2019
Dr. Matthew Matava

This could be the earliest sign of Alzheimer’s disease (Hint: It’s not getting lost)
Reader’s Digest/Yahoo
March 19, 2019
Dr. John Morris

Probiotics evolve inside mice, a path that could affect humans, too
STAT News
March 26, 2019
Dr. Gautam Dantas
Other outlets: Irish Examiner, New Atlas, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
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Top US institutes still aren’t reporting clinical-trial results on time
Nature
March 26, 2019
WUSM

Treating cystic fibrosis patients before birth could safeguard organs
Science News
March 27, 2019
Dr. Thomas Ferkol

Mothers who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet while pregnant raise their child’s risk of heart problems, study in mice finds
Daily Mail (UK)
March 22, 2019
Drs. Abhinav Diwan, Kelle Moley and Jeremie Ferey a postdoctoral research scholar
Other outlet: Metro (UK)
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‘These players are suffering’: Doctors, ex-players push the NFL to change its pot policy
Yahoo Finance
March 24, 2019
WUSM

Giving diabetics their insulin production back
New Atlas
March 21, 2019
WUSM

Apple Watch feature that spots signs of deadly heart conditions FINALLY launches in the UK – but doctors warn it could lead to unnecessary anxiety
Daily Mail (UK)
March 28, 2019
Dr. David Brown

Children with rare gene mutation gather in St. Louis as doctors, researchers try to build treatment guide
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 22, 2019
Dr. Amy Viehoever

2-year-old fighting for her life after flu symptoms escalated to brain infection
KMOV-TV News4
March 26, 2019
Dr. Rachel Orchlein
Other Outlets: KSDK-TV NewsChannel5, FOXnews.com, People.com, Belleville News-Democrat, Yahoo.com, USAtoday.com, WDAF-FOX, WLS-AM, WTKR-CBS, KFOR-NBC, WJW-FOX, WTTV-CBS, KFSM-NBC, WHNT-CBS, DailyMail.com, International Business Times and KTVI-TV FOX2News

HIV remains persistent problem in Missouri — especially in rural areas
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
March 22, 2019
Drs. Bill Powderly and Ericka Hayes

Local scientists develop technology to visualize preterm labor
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
March 14, 2019
Dr. Alan Schwartz
Other outlet: Science Translational Medicine

Washington U gets $3.8M grant to test mental health phone app
St. Louis Business Journal
March 15, 2019
Dr. Denise Wilfley
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Preparing for baby while hospitalized
St. Louis American
March 28, 2019
Nicole Arciniega, BSN, RN/BJH

Suicide rates rise sharply in teens as researchers point to social media, lack of sleep
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 15, 2019
Dr. Eric Speigel

STL doctor wins major award for Alzheimer’s research
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 25, 2019
Dr. Randall J. Bateman

Heartburn gave my dad cancer. What about the rest of us?
Undark
March 25, 2019
Dr. Jason Mills

Strength in numbers: How physician groups are growing in St. Louis (Q&A)
St. Louis Business Journal (Subscription required)
March 15, 2019
Dr. Paul Scheel Jr.

This Jefferson County teen has everything on track – except her weight. She hopes surgery can help.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 17, 2019
Dr. Shaina Eckhouse

Washington University gets $15M from Scottrade founder
St. Louis Business Journal
March 26, 2019
Dr. John Morris
Other outlet: Philanthropy News Digest

“Under The Gun” reveals a look inside St. Louis Children’s Hospital
KTVI-TV FOX2News
March 19, 2019
SLCH

It’s National Puppy Day: St. Louis kids get a chance to share some puppy love 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 22, 2019
Other Outlets: KTVI-TV FOX2News, KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis) and St. Louis Magazine

Miracle’ girl drives to operating room
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
March 24, 2019
Alison Faron, RN and Dr. Aaron Abarbenoll

Premature twin who has only lived first 3 years of life at STL-area hospital is going home
KMOV-TV News4
March 25, 2019
Dr. David Leonard

St. Louis Children’s Hospital president quits after less than five months
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 25, 2019
Statement
Other Outlets: KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis), Becker’s Hospital Review and St. Louis Business Journal

Airport, post office, Ty-D-Bol factory: You never know where you’ll find art
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 28, 2019
Laura Haller, BJC Planning & Design

Concussions in sports: Don’t neglect rugby
MedPage Today
March 18, 2019
Dr. Johnathan Chance Miller

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Putting the “Hop” in “Hope”
Ladue News (Cover)
March 28, 2019
SLCH

A cream with synthetic vitamin D may help reduce skin cancer risk
Healthline
March 24, 2019
WUSM
Related news release

The future of stroke patients may depend on the part-time job of a Canadian surgeon
Quartz
March 30, 2019
Dr. John Olney (formerly a WUSM professor)

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