A bi-weekly review of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine media appearances.
IN THE NEWS January 18, 2022
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Omicron may be less severe. It’s still a big healthcare problem.
NPR Science Friday
January 7, 2022
Dr. Michael Diamond

Omicron could have a silver lining by boosting immunity, some experts say. But don’t bet on it.
The Washington Post
January 7, 2022
Dr. Michael Diamond

ICU teams report fatigue and frustration as they brace for omicron surge
NPR All Things Considered
December 31, 2021
Drs. Nguyet Nguyen and Tiffany Osborn
Related news release

Jake's mice: Searching for answers to the puzzle of autism
Associated Press
January 2, 2022
Drs. John Constantino, Kristin Kroll and Joe Dougherty

How will pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame
Associated Press
January 3, 2022
Dr. Ali Ellebedy
Related news release

Will ‘forever boosting’ beat the Coronavirus?
New York Times
January 6, 2022
Dr. Ali Ellebedy
Other outlets: Politico, Times of Israel

Studies suggest why Omicron Is less severe: It spares the lungs
New York Times
December 31, 2021
Dr. Michael Diamond

Posts misrepresent Washington University study on COVID-19 immunity
Associated Press
December 22, 2021
Dr. Ali Ellebedy
Other outlets: Reuters
Related news release

Man bedridden with mysterious disease invents surgery to cure himself: 'Everybody said it was impossible'
People Magazine
December 28, 2022
Dr. Christine Gurnett

'Drug cocktail' may be needed as COVID variants attack immune system on multiple fronts
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
December 23, 2021
Dr. Gaya Amarasinghe

COVID-19 can cause scarring of kidneys: Study
HealthDay
December 29, 2021
Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly

New Omicron studies help explain why the variant is mild but spreads fast
Wall Street Journal
January 8, 2022
Dr. Michael Diamond
Other outlets: Times of Israel

If life is supposed to be going back to normal, why do I still feel weird?
Sunday Edit
January 4, 2022
Dr. Jessica Gold

Developing COVID vaccines: Squirts in the nose, not shots in the arm
Voice of America
January 14, 2022
Dr. Michael Diamond
Related news release

Helper immune cells key to helping Pfizer's mRNA COVID-19 vaccine stave off death
Fierce Biotech
January 4, 2022
Dr. Philip Mudd
Related news release

Is fluvoxamine the Covid drug we’ve been waiting for?
Wall Street Journal
December 28, 2021
WUSM (Drs. Eric Lenze and Angela Reiersen)
Related news release

Citizen scientists join the fight against COVID-19
KSAT-TV San Antonio, TX
December 27, 2021
Dr. Greg Bowman
Related news release

Obesity rates among children soared during pandemic. A local study aims to help.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 2, 2022
Dr. Denise Wilfley
Other outlets: KTVI-TV FOX2News

Some infectious disease specialists see COVID approaching 'endemic' stage after Omicron
Newsweek
January 3, 2022
Dr. Ali Ellebedy

Should I just get Omicron over with?
The Atlantic
January 6, 2022
Dr. Ali Ellebedy

St. Louis doctor urges pregnant women to get boosted, as more get hospitalized in Omicron surge
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
January 8, 2022
Dr. Ebony Carter

Omicron is milder than Delta but nothing to sneeze at
Voice of America
January 6, 2022
Dr. Michael Diamond

The life and work of sleep research pioneer Allan Rechtschaffen
WBUR Boston / Here and Now
December 22, 2021
Dr. Paul Shaw

Ketamine, Psilocybin and the rise of Missouri psychedelics
Riverfront Times
December 22, 2021
Drs. Ginger Nicol and Joshua Siegel

When to call a doctor if your child is showing COVID symptoms
KTVI-TV FOX2News
January 6, 2022
Dr. Kelly Ross

Tips to help parents, kids transition back to online learning
KTVI-TV FOX2News
January 4, 2022
Dr. T. Eric Spiegel
Related news release

COVID-19 vaccine increases menstrual cycle slightly, new study finds
NBC Today
January 6, 2022
Dr. Katharine Lee

'We have to start with vaccination': Pediatric doctors push for COVID vaccines as cases in children increase
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
January 11, 2022
Dr. Jason Newland

Sitting, inactivity increase death risk among cancer survivors
HealthDay
January 13, 2022
Dr. Chao Cao
Other outlets: United Press International

A chatbot could help prevent eating disorders, new study finds
The Verge
January 6, 2022
Dr. Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft

BJC HealthCare infectious diseases specialist explains why some hospitals are changing protocol
KMOV-TV News4
December 29, 2021
Dr. Hilary Babcock

Record-high number of children hospitalized with COVID in St. Louis area
KTVI-TV FOX2News
January 7, 2022
Dr. Jason Newland

Wash U doctor's tips for shedding pandemic pounds
KTVI-TV FOX2News
January 7, 2022
Dr. Vladimir Kushnir

St. Louis Pandemic Task Force: "Within a couple of weeks, we will probably double patients in hospitals"
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
January 8, 2022
Drs. Clay Dunagan and Rob Poirier

Patients wait in ERs for days as COVID-19 patients overwhelm St. Louis-area hospitals
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 7, 2022
Dr. Rob Poirier
Other outlets: KTVI-TV FOX2News, Alton Telegraph

Best Life: Ways to keep aging loved ones safe at home
WMC-TV (Memphis, TN)
January 12, 2022
Dr. Susan Stark
Related news release

St. Louis emergency room staff urges alternatives for COVID-19 testing, mild-symptom patients
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
January 6, 2022
Dr. Rob Poirier
Other outlets: KMOV-TV News4

With its Aduhelm proposal, Medicare is stepping into a heated debate about how best to improve equity in Alzheimer’s treatment
STAT news
January 13, 2022
Dr. Joy Balls-Berry

Wash U researchers seek to unlock Alzheimer’s by recruiting more Black participants
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
January 10, 2022
Drs. Joy Balls-Berry and John Morris
Related news release

As overdose deaths hit new peak, Missouri’s response is divided
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 16, 2022
Dr. Theodore Cicero

Doctors warn that flu season may be ticking up, as St. Louis hospitals again report record COVID-19 cases
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 10, 2022
Dr. Steve Lawrence

'Numbers do not lie': Boosted population is small percentage in record-breaking COVID numbers
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
January 13, 2022
Dr. Steve Lawrence

Through cancer, Washington U. basketball player shows ‘he’s just built different’
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 16, 2022
Dr. Haeseong Park
Other outlets: KSDK-TV NewsChannel5

Don't worry – the COVID vaccine could affect your period, but it's temporary
Salon
January 13, 2022
Dr. Katharine Lee

Christians point to genetics breakthroughs to show Adam and Eve are not incompatible with evolution
Fox News
January 2, 2022
Joshua Swamidass

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