A bi-weekly review of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine media appearances.
IN THE NEWS June 1, 2016
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Gas-filled balloon may offer new weight-loss option
NBC News
May 24, 2016
Dr. Shelby Sullivan/WUSM
Other outlets: Daily Mail (UK), Live Science, Time, KSDK-TV, Deccan Chronicle, HealthDay News, WebMD, Science Codex, Hindustan Times (India), The HealthSite and Medical Xpress

Teen marijuana use declining as legalization spreads
San Francisco Chronicle
May 25, 2016
Dr. Richard A. Grucza/WUSM
Other outlets: Forbes, KMOX-AM CBS Radio, Science Daily, The Independent (UK), The Jerusalem Post, The Guardian (UK) and Riverfront Times
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Could Alzheimer’s stem from infections? It makes sense, experts say
The New York Times
May 25, 2016
Dr. David Holtzman/WUSM
Other outlets: The Daily Beast and Indiana Gazette

Americans could prevent roughly half of all cancer deaths by doing these four things

Los Angeles Times
May 19, 2016
Graham A. Colditz and Siobhan Sutcliffe/WUSM
Other outlet: Vox, BT.com (UK), UPI, IOL (South Africa), CBC News (Canada), NBC News, Philly.com, The Washington Post and Detroit Free Press / Los Angeles Times
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How the Zika virus spreads from mother to fetus
WSJ Video / The Wall Street Journal (Subscription may be required.)
May 17, 2016
Dr. Indira U. Mysorekar and Dr. Bin Cao
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The gene that paints birds red
The Atlantic
May 19, 2016
Joseph Corbo/ Matthew Toomey, Postdoctoral Biologist/WUSM
Other outlets: The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Alabama.com and Science World Report
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Study suggests sex might protect men against prostate cancer
Reuters / Duluth News Tribune
May 17, 2016
Siobhan Sutcliffe/WUSM

What parents and pregnant women need to know about Zika protection
The Huffington Post
May 19, 2016
Dr. Ericka Hayes

Meatballs made in a lab: Ick or slick?
The Independent Online (South Africa)
May 17, 2016
Graham Colditz

The invisibility of black autism
UnDark Magazine
May 17, 2016
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Eating less may help you live longer
My Dayton Daily News
May 17, 2016
Longevity Research Program at Washington University in St. Louis
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Baby bumper ban runs out of time in Missouri legislature; will be back in 2017
May 18, 2016
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Light-controlled genes and neurons poised for clinical trials
May 19, 2016
Robert Gereau

Washington U researchers join federal cancer ‘moonshot’ initiative
St. Louis Business Journal
May 19, 2016
Dr. Robert Schreiber and Dr. Graham Colditz/Siteman Cancer Center/BJH/WUSM

Stroke survivor makes major life changes
May 17, 2016
John Hancock (patient)

This one-paragraph letter may have launched the opioid epidemic
Business Insider
May 26, 2016
Dr. Ted Cicero
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Become almost a doctor by exploring health websites and local programs
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 26, 2016
WUSM/Mini-Med School

Heart attacks can be silent and deadly
May 18, 2016
Dr. Nishath Quader

Recent high school grad overcomes major health issues
KSDK – NewsChannel5
May 26, 2016

Universal health coverage ‘prevented cancer death increase’ in economic crisis
Medical News Today
May 26, 2016
Dr. Graham A Colditz
Other outlet: Medscape (free registration required) and CBS News

High-fructose diet during pregnancy may harm placenta, restrict fetal growth
The St. Louis American
May 25, 2016
Dr. Kelly H. Molley
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Chronic itching – is it all just in your head?
May 27, 2016
Dr. Brian Kim
Other outlet: Medical Xpress
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Prestatyn 4-year-old’s walking wish to come true after operation
News North Wales
May 17, 2016
Dr. T.S. Park
Other outlets: Wales Online, News Letter

Pets and patients will reunite at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 17, 2016
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation
Other outlets: KTVI – Fox2, KSDK – NewsChannel5, St. Louis Business Journal, Daily Reporter, and Southeast Missourian

North Mac senior to graduate after near-fatal asthma attack
The State Journal-Register
May 21, 2016

Umpire crew visits St. Louis Children’s Hospital
MSN Sports
May 25, 2016

New hospice house
West Newsmagazine
May 27, 2016
Andy Newman (donor)

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