A bi-weekly review of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine media appearances.
IN THE NEWS February 23, 2016
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Study: Right gut bacteria may protect against malnutrition
New York Times
February 28, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon
Other outlets: NPR Science Friday, PBS News Hour, The Atlantic, Washington Post,
Deutschlandfunk (Germany), The Scientist, Yahoo!, Fox News, The Verge, China Post,
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Science
Related WUSM news release

Artificial sweeteners and weight gain
New York Times
February 19, 2016
Dr. M. Yanina Pepino
Related WUSM news release

Dengue could be the surprise culprit making Zika worse, researchers say
February 17, 2016
Dr. Michael Diamond
Related WUSM news release

A little weight loss equals big health benefits
CBS News
February 22, 2016
Dr. Sam Klein
Other outlets: Health Day, Daily Mail (U.K.), US News & World Report, Live Science,
The Guardian (U.K.)
Related WUSM news release

Rise in marijuana use among U.S. adults less than reported
Health Day
February 10, 2016
Dr. Richard Grucza
Other outlets: Motley Fool, U.S. New & World Report, Philadelphia Inquirer, KMOX-AM,
Medical News Today, Science 2.0
Related WUSM News Release

New ‘Cancer Goggles’ help surgeons spot malignant tumors
AOL News
February 10, 2016
Drs. Sam Achilefu, Julie Margenthaler, Ryan Fields, and Tim Eberlein
Other outlets: KXLT-TV (Rochester, Minn.), WQOW-TV (Eau Claire, Wis.), WVVA-TV
(Bluefield, WV), WREX-TV (Rockford, Ill.)
Related WUSM news release

More St. Louis area police to carry drug that can stop overdose deaths
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 19, 2016
Dr. David Tan

More exercise could lead to a larger brain
February 22, 2016
Arun Varadhachary, MD

Young girl known to thousands as “Little Janet” dies at 7
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 16, 2016
Dr. Rachel Ashworth
Other outlet: KSDK-TV NewsChannel 5

Imagine a Better St. Louis: Urging people to get tested for HIV
February 11, 2016
Dr. Rupa Patel

MomDocs: Decisions to make before baby arrives
KSDK – ShowMe St. Louis
February 16, 2016
Drs. Dehra Glueck, Kirstin Lee and Kathleen Berchelmann

Cancer research in Argentina leads to startup in St. Louis
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required)
February 18, 2016
Dr. David Curiel

Doctors work to protect the hearts of moms-to-be as maternal deaths increase
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 14, 2016
Kathryn Lindley, MD

Messenger: One doctor outflanks another as St. Louis County tackles opioid, heroin abuse
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 16, 2016
Dr. Theodore Cicero

Novel calcium nanoparticles inhibit tumor growth
Dr. Sam Achilefu and Avik Som
Related WUSM news release

Rett Syndrome Foundation to host ninth strollathon
St. Louis Post Dispatch
February 5, 2016
SLCH/WUSM Rhett Syndrome specialty clinic

What you need to know about Zika
KTRS (No link, but MP3 available on request)
February 11, 2016
Steve Lawrence, MD

What women need to know about Zika
February 15, 2016
Dr. Alison Cahill

Missouri sends 17 residents’ blood samples for Zika virus testing
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 12, 2016
Dr. Michael Diamond
Related WUSM news release

Washington U wins $3 million grant to study workplace wellness
St. Louis Business Journal
February 12, 2016
Drs. Bradley Evanoff and Graham Colditz

Heart healthy superfoods
February 16, 2016
Katie Lambert, RD, LD

Barnes-Jewish Hospital opens new wing to test new care models
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 7, 2016
Dr. Pat Potter and Jacqueline Helm, RN
Other outlets: FierceHealthcare, Hospitals & Health Networks

Junior high girl shakes off cancer, returns to school
Southeast Missourian
February 17, 2016
SLCH Nurses

Stethoscope era may be waning as new medical technology is developed
America Heart Association News
January 29, 2016
David Brown, MD

Seminar highlights importance of awareness, proper treatment in dealing with concussions
Columbia Missourian
February 21, 2016
Dr. Mark Halstead
Other outlet: Columbia Daily Tribune

Family fundraising for US surgery for young son
February 22, 2016
Dr. T.S. Park
Other outlets: This is the West Country, The Daily Mail (both U.K.)

St. Louis area scientists awarded medical research grants
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 12, 2016
Drs. Mae O. Gordon, Michael A. Kass, Jean Schaffer, George Macones, Jinbin Xu, Robyn S. Klein, and Mary K. Hastings, DPT


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