A bi-weekly review of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine media appearances.
IN THE NEWS May 7, 2021
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Patients with long covid face lingering worrisome health risks, study finds
The New York Times/Bloomberg (subscription required)
April 22, 2021
Drs. Ziyad Al-Aly, Yan Xie, Benjamin Bowe, Maureen Lyons
Other outlets: Yahoo, Bloomberg, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required), U.S. News & World Report/People, People, WebMD, KMOV-TV News4, Stren (Germany), NPR, HealthDay, KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio), Salon, CNN
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We know a lot about COVID-19. Experts have many more questions
April 20, 2021
Dr. Ali Ellebedy

Does the pandemic have your brain in a fog? doctors say you're not alone
April 17, 2021
Dr. Jessi Gold

COVID-19 vaccines may protect many, but not all, people with suppressed immune systems
Science Magazine
April 27, 2021
Dr. Alfred Kim
Other outlets: Science Magazine (April 30, 2021)

Biden has delivered vaccines. Now the hard part — getting people to get them.
The Washington Post
April 27, 2021
Dr. Matifadza G. Hlatshwayo
Other outlets: Stars & Stripes

We are turning COVID-19 into a young person’s disease
The Atlantic
April 21, 2021
Dr. Jason Newland
Other outlets: KMOV-TV News4

6 things you should know about exercise and the COVID-19 vaccines
April 30, 2021
Dr. Hilary Babcock

Sleeping too little in middle age may increase dementia risk, study finds
The New York Times (subscription required)
April 20, 2021
Dr. Erik Musiek
Other outlets: Yahoo, Boston Globe, The Science Times

Tweaking the gut bacteria of malnourished kids could help them grow
Live Science
April 22, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey Gordon
Other outlets: Freethink, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required)
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"Irregular menstrual cycle" isn't listed as a COVID-19 vaccine side effect — but many report it
April 16, 2021
Dr. Katharine Lee
Other outlets: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marketwatch, Motherly, The Chicago Tribune, Connecticut Post, New Canaan Advertiser, Daily Mail (UK), Global News, MSN, Forbes

After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, women are selling their breast milk online
U.S. News & World Report
April 22, 2021
Dr. Jeannie Kelly
Other outlets: CNN, MSN, HealthDay, Romper, USA Today
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The N.I.H. awards $33 million to fund research on coronavirus testing in schools.
The New York Times (subscription required)
April 19, 2021

FDA approves wireless brace that uses brainwaves to improve hand function in stroke patients
Fierce Biotech
April 23, 2021
Dr. Eric Leuthardt
Other outlets: New Atlas

A backdoor lets the immune system monitor the brain
Quanta Magazine
May 28, 2021
Dr. Jonathan Kipnis
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The link between America's rising maternal mortality rates and abortion
April 19, 2021
Dr. Mark Hoofnagle

These ‘creativity genes’ allowed humans to take over the world
Live Science
April 28, 2021
Dr. Claude Robert Cloninger, professor emeritus

COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy: Everything parents should know
April 27, 2021
Dr. Marta Perez

Fact-checking Sen. Tim Scott’s GOP response to President Joe Biden
April 28, 2021
Dr. David Rosen
Other outlets: Kaiser Health News

Mice to the rescue in schizophrenia research
Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg)
April 18, 2021
Dr. Adam Kepecs
Other outlets: Massive Science
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Post-vaccine COVID-19 cases are uncommon, but St. Louis County experts urge caution
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 19, 2021
Dr. Rachel Presti
Other outlets: KMOV-TV News4, KSDK-TV NewsChannel5 (April 20, 2021), KSDK-TV NewsChannel5 (April 21, 2021)

Anti-aging nutraceutical improves muscle remodeling and glucose metabolism in older women
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
April 27, 2021

It’s still too soon to go back to normal, St. Louis area doctors say
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required)
April 24, 2021
Dr. Clay Dunagan

Smart sensor measures how itchy you are by how much you scratch
April 30, 2021
Dr. Qin Liu

5 skin spots, dots and blotches that shouldn’t worry you
Next Avenue
April 20, 2021
Dr. M. Laurin Council

5 million Americans have missed 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose, CDC data shows
KPLR-TV News 11
April 26, 2021
Dr. Hilary Babcock

Local doctors push COVID-19 vaccinations amidst rising hospitalization numbers
April 22, 2021
Dr. Hilary Babcock

BJC doctors: Delayed healthcare during pandemic resulting in progressive diseases, permanent damage
April 30, 2021
Dr. Robert Poirier

'It's the biggest fight of my life, and I'm gonna win' | St. Louis Golden Gloves boxer facing ALS diagnosis head on
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
April 25, 2021

Lack of COVID-19 testing in St. Louis County could affect its positivity rate
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
April 28, 2021
Dr. Bill Powderly

How COVID-19 has affected organ transplants
St. Louis Magazine
April 25, 2021
Dr. Ramsey Hachem

Reproductive expert explains next steps when it comes to fertility issues
April 30, 2021
Dr. Kenan Omurtag

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis plans return of in-person shows
Riverfront Times
April 27, 2021
Drs. Stephen Liang, Joseph Cherabie

Metro East sees lowest positivity rate since April 2020
April 28, 2021
Dr. Jiggar Hindia

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