A bi-weekly review of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine media appearances.
IN THE NEWS November 18, 2015
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

How salmon switch on infrared vision when swimming upstream
The Atlantic
October 12, 2015
Drs. Joseph Corbo and Jennifer Enright
Other outlets: Reuters, The Scientist, Nature World News, Geo TV
Related WUSM news release

Implantable LED devices could ‘turn off’ pain signals before they reach the brain
Popular Mechanics
November 10, 2015
Dr. Robert W. Gereau IV
Other outlets: Bioscience Technology
Related WUSM news release

That spare tire may be negating your fantastic BMI score
Associated Press/Miami Herald
November 9, 2015
Dr. Samuel Klein
Other outlets: Huffington Post, CTV (Canada), KCCI-TV (Des Moines, Iowa), Arizona Star

1 in 45 American children has an autism spectrum disorder

FOX News
November 13, 2015
Robert Fitzgerald
Other outlets: Huffington Post

Family meets parents of young donor who saved daughter’s life with double lung transplant
ABC News
November 6, 2015
Other outlet: Topeka Capital-Journal

U.S. soccer recommends against “heading” the ball in youth soccer
KSDK – NewsChannel 5
November 10, 2015
Dr. Mark Halstead

Alzheimer’s could be a collection of diseases to be treated separately
International Business Times (UK)
November 4, 2015
References WUSM research that found schizophrenia is a combination of eight distinct disorders.
Related WUSM news release

The truth about what alcohol does to your brain, according to science
November 3, 2015
References WUSM research
Other outlet: Mental Floss

Health habits to steal from nurses
Good Housekeeping
November 4, 2015
Paula Losito, RN, and Kathy Hotard, RN – St. Louis Children’s Hospital Answer Line

Study: steroid shows potential for treating cataracts without surgery
KWMU St. Louis Public Radio
November 6, 2015
Dr. Usha Andley
Other outlets: International Business Times, KRCU-FM (Cape Girardeau, Mo.),
The Statesman (New Delhi, India), Health Canal, Latinos Post

Harvard joins growing trend of arts education in medical schools
Boston Globe
November 2, 2015
Dr. Kenneth Ludmerer

Sleep could be the missing link in dementia
Chicago Tribune
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November 10, 2015
Dr. Erik Musiek
Related WUSM news release

“A Spark of Nerve” shines light on local doctor’s work in restoring movement to paralyzed limbs
KWMU St. Louis Public Radio
November 3, 2015
Dr. Susan Mackinnon
Other outlet: KMOX-AM (scroll to November 9 on Website)
Related WUSM news release

Testing a new drug designed to stop patients from bleeding out
November 11, 2015
Drs. Grant Bochicchio and Philip Spinella

34-year-old woman travels to Wash U for Alzheimer’s trial
KSDK-TV NewsChannel 5
November 5, 2015
Dr. John Morris
Related WUSM news release

Oncologist downplays fears over radioactive waste at West Lake Landfill
November 4, 2015
Dr. Jeff Michalski

Avoid ingredients that turn your smoothie into junk food
November 4, 2015
Katie Lambert, RD, LD

Cancer vaccines enter clinical trials
Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho)
November 2, 2015
Drs. Robert Schreiber and William Gillanders
Other outlets: Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.), LaCrosse Tribune (LaCrosse, Wis.), Chippewa Herald (Chippewa Falls, Wis.)
Related WUSM news release

STL Moms: How do I prevent my kids from seeing porn?
November 3, 2015
Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann

Avoiding holiday mishaps
November 9, 2015
Dr. Randy Jotte

TEDxGateway Arch presents Catalyst at Harris-Stowe on Saturday
St. Louis American
November 6, 2015
Dr. Eric Leuthardt

What is the Campus Renewal Project?
November 6, 2015
Chris Watts, vice president, Planning and Construction at BJC

Hidden asthma triggers
KING-TV (Seattle, Wash.)
November 2, 2015
Dr. Mario Castro

New asthma drug stops attacks
KFSN-TV (Fresno, Calif.)
November 14, 2015
Dr. Mario Castro

The anatomy of an ACL injury
KSDK-TV NewsChannel 5 (no link available)
November 1, 2015
Dr. Matthew Smith

St. Louis receives an “F” on premature birth report card
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 10, 2015
References Washington University March of Dimes prematurity research center

Cardinals pitcher visits sick boy in hospital
KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau)
October 30, 2015

Another prominent doctor leaving Children’s for St. Louis
Pittsburgh Business Times
November 13, 2015
Drs. Gary Silverman and David Perlmutter
Other outlet: St. Louis Business Journal
Related WUSM news release

Taken for granted: A personal journey
St. Louis Medical News
November 13, 2015
Dr. Bruce Haughey

Algae-based injectable implant device improved heart function
MD Magazine
November 11, 2015
Dr. Douglas Mann

Scientists sniff out female mouse scents that make males frisky
Science Blog
November 11, 2015
Drs. Timothy E. Holy and Xiaoyan Fu
Other outlet: Bioscience Technology
Related WUSM news release

CUREosity Rock Doc
November 10, 2015
Dr. Daniel Link

Research points to development of single vaccine for Chikungunya, related viruses
Medical News Today (requires free registration)
November 10, 2015
Dr. Michael Diamond
Other outlets: IBC World News, Health Canal
Related WUSM News release

Babies’ guts host bacteria, viruses
MD Magazine
November 3, 2015
Dr. Lori R. Holtz
Related WUSM news release

The search for a “safer” ketamine
MedPage Today
November 2, 2015
Dr. Peter Nagele
Related WUSM news release

Alzheimer’s researchers unite to speed prevention research
Medscape (requires free registration)
November 4, 2015
Dr. Randall Bateman

Rare Her2 mutations may not always spur breast cancers on their own
Health News Digest
November 10, 2015
Drs. Shyam Kavuri and Ron Bose

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