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 7, 2018
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Not just Zika: Other mosquito-borne viruses may cause birth defects, study suggests
The Scientist
January 31, 2018
Dr. Jonathan Miner
Other outlets: STAT, Science News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Zee News and HAARETZ
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Surgery patients can help prevent opioid abuse
January 23, 2018
Dr. Susan Mackinnon

New research will radically change response to strokes
January 24, 2018
Washington Post
Dr. Peter Panagos
Other outlets: Consumer Reports and KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis)

Child flu fears
CBS This Morning (National)
January 25, 2018
Dr. Rachel Orscheln
Other outlet: CBS Miami

Depriving the brain of a sense may improve stroke recovery
New Scientist
January 31, 2018
Dr. Jin-Moo Lee
Other outlets: St. Louis Magazine and China.org.cn
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Poor sleep and daytime dozing may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s – even if you get enough sleep overall, study claims
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2018
Drs. Erik S. Musiek and Yo-El Ju
Other outlet: Newsweek, Daily Mail, XINHUANET and IFL Science
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Anti-aging field ‘explodes’ in pursuit of healthy old age
Daily Mail
January 26, 2018
Dr. Luigi Fontana
Other outlet: Christian Post

Extra body fat may raise breast cancer risk, no matter your weight
Health Day
January 26, 2018
Dr. Graham Colditz

A blood test could predict the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Science News
February 1, 2018
Dr. Randall Bateman
Other outlet: qz.com

Light-triggered nanoparticles promise cure for metastatic cancer
January 25, 2018
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Brainstorm health: Davos Takeaways, Philip Morris and the FDA, Illinois and tackle football
January 26, 2018
Dr. David Perlmutter

A private place where HIV, Zika and Ebola hide
Scientific American Content: Global
January 26, 2018
Dr. Michael Diamond

Gun violence in St. Louis prompts citywide hospital, university prevention program
January 26, 2018
Seattle Times (AP Story)
Margie Batek, Social Work, SLCH and Drs. Martin Keller, Bo Kennedy and William Powderly
Other outlets: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio), KTVI-TV FOX2News, KSDK-TV NewsChannel5, KPLR-TV News 11 and U.S. News & World Report
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Dr. Emily Jungheim’s plan to save a cervical cancer patient’s fertility
January 24, 2018
Dr. Emily Jungheim

U.S. policy on Cuba obstructs crucial medical breakthroughs
Science Magazine
January 26, 2018
Dr. Buck Rogers

St. Louis area Brain Bee takes teens inside the human mind
January 19, 2018
Dr. Joshua Rubin

How to talk to students about school violence
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
January 23, 2018
Dr. Chad Sylvester

Washington University med school official named as Eisenhower Fellow
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 23, 2018
Andwele Jolly, a Business Director at WUSM

Wash. U. researchers’ new app can train your ears and save your marriage
St. Louis Magazine
January 25, 2018
Dr. Nancy Tye Murray

Can’t sniff out the difference between a skunk and a flower? Wash U might need you for study on smell loss
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 31, 2018
Drs. Jay Piccirillo and Pawina Jiramongkolchai

United States sees overall drop in cancer deaths
KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis)
January 30, 2018
Dr. Adetunji Toriola

New hospital towers will bring new mothers closer to critically ill infants, serve cancer patients
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
January 31, 2018
Drs. Sessions Cole, Alison Cahill and Tim Eberlein
Other outlets: KSDK-TV NewsChannel5 Facebook Live and Webster-Kirkwood Times
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Wash U researchers’ study of flu genome could predict pandemic
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
February 2, 2018
Drs. Jacco Boon and Sebla Kutluay
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