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 26, 2016
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Dissolvable brain sensors disintegrate once their job Is done
January 19, 2016
Dr. Rory Murphy
Other outlets: Health Day, UPI, Canada Journal, Daily Mail (UK), The Scientist,
Times of India, Fox News
Related WUSM news release

Keeping kids who have asthma healthy
Washington Post
January 18, 2016
Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric

The weight loss enemy within: Bacteria
January 17, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Gordon
Related WUSM news release

How blasts affect the brain
The Scientist
January 13, 2016
Dr. David Brody

Turning your cancer against itself
January 12, 2016
Drs. Robert Schreiber and Gerald Linette
Related WUSM news release

Program enables patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to participate in “virtual” field trips
January 20, 2016

‘Moonshot’ to cure cancer, to be led by Biden, relies on outmoded view of disease
New York Times
January 13, 2016
Dr. Elaine Mardis photo included
Other outlet: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Related WUSM news release

Boy gets surprise visit from baseball hero after being treated for dog bite
ABC News
January 14, 2016
SLCH and Paul Suess

3-D printing comes to the hospital
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 17, 2016
Drs. Albert Woo and Charles Goldfarb, and Nabeel Chowdhury
Related WUSM news release

Latest breast cancer screening guidelines point to need for better screening methods
St. Louis American
January 21, 2016
Siteman Cancer Center at BJH and WUSM

Wash U part of $240 million effort to map 200,000 genomes for clues to common diseases
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 14, 2016
Dr. Rick Wilson and McDonnell Genome Institute
Other outlets: St. Louis Public Radio, Associated Press, St. Louis Business Journal, Genome Web
Related WUSM news release

Children who need lung transplants may have shorter waits under rule change
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 18, 2016
Dr. Stuart Sweet

New mammography recommendations
January 13, 2016
Dr. Catherine Appleton

Children’s MomDocs: Focusing on a healthy lifestyle in the new year
KSDK – NewsChannel5
January 19, 2016
Dr. Kirstin Lee, Dr. Dehra Glueck and Marilyn Tanner-Blasiar, RD

Harris-Stowe and Washington University partner for Occupational Therapy degree program
St. Louis American
January 15, 2016
Dr. Carolyn Baum
Other outlet: KMOX Radio

Avoiding bad produce and keeping it fresh and healthy
Katie Lambert, RD, LD

People to watch: St. Louis inventor Eric Leuthardt
December 15, 2015
Dr. Eric Leuthardt

Ancient gene triggers IR vision enhancement
January 12, 2016
Dr. Joseph Corbo
Related WUSM news release

Gum disease linked to increased risk of heart attack
January 25, 2016
Dr. David Brown

Cancer diagnosis inspires career path for survivor
CBS 4-TV (Miami, Fl.)
January 13, 2016
WUSM Physicians

StLMoms: Top 16 apps for kids in 2016
January 19, 2016
Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann

The high U.S. C-section rate could endanger lives
The Federalist
January 13, 2016
Dr. George Macones

Carnoustie twins’ amazing progress since US surgery
The Evening Telegraph
January 15, 2016
Dr. T.S. Park
Other outlets: The Wiltshire Times, John O’Groat Journal, Malvern Observer, Get Surrey, Taranaki Daily News, Deadline News

Poverty may alter the wiring of kids’ brains
Ars Technica (UK)
January 22, 2016
Dr. Deanna Barch
Related WUSM news release

Frozen poop to fight obesity? Experts believe freeze dried feces pills can improve weight loss
Latinos Health
January 12, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Gordon
Other outlet: Tech Times
Related WUSM news release


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