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 8, 2019
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

10 least expensive private medical schools
U.S. News & World Report
April 23, 2019
Dr. Eva Aagaard
Other outlets: Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, KPLR-TV News 11, St. Louis Business Journal (subscription required), KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio), KSDK-TV NewsChannel5, KMOV-TV News4, Becker’s Hospital Review, St. Louis American, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed and St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Related news release

Family unexpectedly meets man who received loved one’s heart: ‘I’m so blown away’

Yahoo (National)
April 30, 2019
Gene Ridolfi, director, Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Transplant Center
Other Outlets: CNN, CBS News, ABC News, Sports Illustrated, Daily Mail, Belleville News-Democrat, KSDK-TV NewsChannel5, KTVI-TV FOX2News and KMOV-TV News4

What is frontotemporal dementia?
U.S. News & World Report
April 18, 2019
Dr. Nupur Ghoshal

Americans getting more inactive, computers partly to blame
Associated Press
April 23, 2019
Dr. Yin Cao
Other outlets: CNN, Daily Mail, The Guardian, Time, Wall Street Journal, The Verge, JAMA Network, Inverse, Everyday Health, The Ladders and WebMD
Related news release

What you should read to understand the measles epidemic
New York Times
April 17, 2019
Dr. Michael Kinch

Video games don’t hamper boys’ social skills, study finds
HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report
April 23, 2019
Dr. Anne Glowinski

CRISPR is now being used on humans in the U.S.
Popular Science
April 17, 2019
Dr. John DiPersio

The young are now key to the battle with dementia
The Times of London (subscription required)
April 26, 2019
Dr. Randall Bateman

Homemade kits with tourniquets make gunshot first aid more available
Reuters
April 25, 2019
Dr. Erin Andrade, a research fellow

NIH blocks two doctors from speaking out to investigators
Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
April 28, 2019
WUSM

As syphilis invades rural America, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it
Kaiser Health News
April 18, 2019
Dr. Hilary Reno

Legacy of Gulf War deployment: Higher risk of minor birth defects
HealthDay
April 16, 2019
Dr. Melvin Blanchard

Nine out of 11 pregnancy tests tell women they are ‘not pregnant’ when they ARE – and the worst one may give false negatives to one in 20
Daily Mail (UK)
April 26, 2019
WUSM
Related news release

Why women—and men—need better birth control
Scientific American
April 26, 2019
WUSM

30+ things doctors wish you knew about arthritis
Reader’s Digest (Canada)
April 25, 2019
WUSM
Related study

Errant text message leads to unconventional love and a kidney transplant
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 19, 2019
*Cover story of Sunday’s print issue
Drs. Jason Wellen, Majella Doyle and Adeel Khan

Dr. Samuel Achilefu to be honored by African Diaspora Council
St. Louis American
April 15, 2019
Dr. Samuel Achilefu

The latest transplant advancements, continuing needs in light of Donate Life Month
April 23, 2019
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
Dr. Will Chapman

Mammogram recommendations stir debate in St. Louis medical community
KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis)
April 16, 2019
Drs. Kate Appleton and Michelle Lee

3D Printing a Spine at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
HEC-TV
April 29, 2019
Robert Wesley, 3D Print Center Engineer and Dr. Jennifer Strahle

St. Louis Children’s Hospital holds prom for patients
KTVI-TV FOX2News
April 26, 2019
Shelby Swanner, Child Life
Other Outlets: KMOV-TV News4

Washington U medical school hires first CIO
St. Louis Business Journal
April 23, 2019
Maria Russo, CIO
Related WUSM news release

St. Louis Children’s Hospital celebrates 500th heart transplant
KTVI-FOX
April 29, 2019
Dr. Charles Canter
Other Outlets: KMOV-TV News4, KSDK-TV NewsChannel5, KTRS (The Talk of STL) and KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis)

Kratom Craze: After wife’s death, Franklin County man seeks ban on popular substance
KMOV-TV News4
April 25, 2019
Dr. Michael Mullins

Andwele Jolly named vice chairperson for Board of Directors of the Missouri Foundation for Health
St. Louis American
April 26, 2019
Andwele Jolly, a business director/WUSM

Why National Infertility Awareness Week is important
KTVI-TV FOX2News
April 25, 2019
Dr. Emily Jungheim

Wearable motion detectors identify subtle motor deficits in children
Xinhua
April 27, 2019
WUSM/ Catherine Hoyt, graduate student
Other outlets: KSDK-TV NewsChannel5 and Becker’s Hospital Review
Related news release

Jimmy Kimmel helps local foundation close to his heart
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
April 28, 2019
Dr. Tim Welch

Illinois girl gets new heart at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
KTVI-TV FOX2News
April 19, 2019
SLCH

Treasurer promotes savings accounts for Missourians with disabilities

KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
April 24, 2019
SLCH

Belleville toddler dies after flu symptoms escalated to brain infection
KMOV-TV News4
April 28, 2019
Other Outlets: Belleville News-Democrat and KSDK-TV NewsChannel5

Is my baby sad? Maybe. Pediatric depression is a serious health issue.
Fatherly
April 23, 2019
Dr. Cynthia Rogers
Other outlet from 2017: Huffington Post

Doctors warn against using at-home DNA tests for medical decisions
KMOV-TV News4
April 26, 2019
Dr. Camaryn Chrisman Robbins

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