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 6, 2021
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

The COVID-19 vaccine is an ‘important tool’ in a ‘much larger toolbox’: Doctor
Yahoo Finance
December 22, 2020
Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis
Other outlets: Newsy

Health care workers spend Christmas comforting Covid patients
NBC News
December 25, 2020
Dr. Nguyet Nguyen

COVID-19 Is far more lethal, damaging than flu, data shows
U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay
December 18, 2020
Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly
Other outlets: HealthDay, Drugs.com, Yahoo News (India), The Times of India/PTI, KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio), KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis), KTVI-TV FOX2News, KMOV-TV News4
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Where year two of the pandemic will take us
The Atlantic
December 20, 2020
Dr. Jessi Gold
Other outlets: PBS NewsHour

What you need to know about allergic reactions to Covid vaccines
Bloomberg News
December 30, 2020
Dr. Michael Kinch

COVID-19 is 10 times deadlier for people with Down syndrome, raising calls for early vaccination
December 16, 2020
Dr. Beau Ances

Psychiatric drugs could be the key to treating Covid-19
December 16, 2020
Dr. Angela Reiersen
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A pandemic pregnancy is a more dangerous pregnancy
The Atlantic
December 24, 2020
Dr. Marta Perez
Other outlets: MSN

Relief, hope for health care workers as COVID-19 vaccinations accelerate
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 17, 2020
Drs. Sean Fitzmaurice, Hilary Babcock

Wash U wraps up clinical trial on single-dose Janssen vaccine
December 17, 2020
Dr. Rachel Presti
Other outlets: KSDK-TV NewsChannel5

Doc rolls up his sleeve for the COVID vaccine, and asks that you do the same
St. Louis American
December 29, 2020
Dr. Will Ross

Narrow hallways pose higher infection risk; hospitalized COVID-19 patients often need readmission
Yahoo News
December 16, 2020
Dr. Aaloke Mody
Other outlets: Reuters

BJC & SSM frontline workers begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines
December 17, 2020
Dr. Tiffany Osborn
Other outlets: KSDK-TV NewsChannel5

The war on drugs didn’t work. Oregon’s plan might.
Popular Science
December 17, 2020
Dr. Jacob Borodovsky
Other outlets: MSN

Common brain malformation traced to its genetic roots: Study
Asian News International (ANI)
December 29, 2020
Dr. Gabriel Haller
Other outlets: Hindustan Times, Xinhua
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Three Washington U. professors lauded for inventions
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 16, 2020
Drs. Randall J. Bateman, Michael S. Diamond, Scott Hultgren

Role identified for brain protein regulated by circadian clock genes in clearing toxic build-up in Alzheimer’s disease
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
December 17, 2020
Drs. Erik Musiek, David Holtzman, Brian V. Lananna, Carlos Cruchaga
Other outlets: New Atlas, The Science Times
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Fact check: Burnt oranges, brown sugar won't restore senses lost to COVID-19
USA Today
December 27, 2020
Other outlets: Yahoo

GlaxoSmithKline/Vir Biotechnology’s and AstraZeneca’ mAbs eyed in early COVID-19
Pharmaceutical Technology
December 25, 2020
Dr. Michael Diamond

Meet the disruptors: Dr. Miguel Freitas of Danone North America on the three things you need to shake up your industry
Authority Magazine
December 16, 2020
Dr. Jeff Gordon

The reason It feels so good to scratch an itch
Men's Health
December 22, 2020
Dr. Brian Kim
Other outlets: Yahoo Lifestyle, MSN

Hospital superbugs could be destroyed by a new class of antibiotics that boost the body's natural immune response, study claims
Daily Mail (UK)
December 23, 2020
Dr. Michael Kinch

Funding the future: How industry support for CV trials could evolve
December 17, 2020
Dr. David Brown

Nathan Lents and Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass: Science bridges divides for a better world
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 18, 2020
Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass

Does acupuncture really work?
December 21, 2020
Dr. Chi-Tsai Tang

Do longevity supplements work and are they safe?
Next Avenue
December 21, 2020
Dr. Shin-Ichiro Imai

Researchers: The Medicare program needs to risk-adjust on hospital-acquired conditions penalties
Healthcare Innovation
December 21, 2020
Dr. Karen E. Joynt Maddox

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