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 2, 2021
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Cheap, generic anti-depressant may reduce severe Covid-19 disease, study finds
October 28, 2021
Dr. Angela Reiersen
Other outlets: Los Angeles Times, U.S. News & World Report, Science News, iHeartMedia, Nature
Related news release

Can I get a flu shot and Covid-19 booster at the same time? And other answers to your flu season questions
Wall Street Journal
October 18, 2021
Dr. Rachel Presti
Other outlets: KSDK-TV NewsChannel5

Biogen trial of ALS drug fails main goal, but company says data are encouraging
October 17, 2021
Dr. Timothy Miller
Other outlets: U.S. News & World Report, STAT News, The Street

Keep your brain sharp by finding your sleep 'sweet spot,' study says
October 20, 2021
Dr. Brendan Lucey
Other outlets: U.S. News & World Report
Related news release

The simplest of slumbers
October 28, 2021
Dr. Paul Shaw

Colin Powell was vaccinated but died from COVID. Here's why the rare event is possible
McClatchy News Service/Charolette Observer
October 18, 2021
Ali Ellebedy

The good part about 'waning immunity'
The Atlantic
October 20, 2021
Dr. Ali Ellebedy
Related news release

How the world learns to live with covid-19
The Economist (email registration required)
October 16, 2021
Dr. Ali Ellebedy

Claims of extreme prenatal ultrasound risks are unfounded
Agence France-Presse
October 20, 2021
Dr. Nandini Raghuraman

‘My worst enemy’: Illinois 7th grader recovering after battle with COVID-19
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 28, 2021
Drs. William Orr and Kristin Guilliams

St. Louis doctors work to address high mortality rate in Black breast cancer patients
October 21, 2021
Dr. Foluso Ademuyiwa
Related news release

Fellow Missouri teachers: It's your fault if you refuse the vaccine and lose your job
Kansas City Star
October 20, 2021
Dr. Clay Dunagan

This is how the vaccine rollout will look like if children ages 5-11 become eligible
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
October 28, 2021
Dr. Hilary Babcock

COVID-19 hospitalizations dip past key threshold in St. Louis region, but doctors still uncertain about winter
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 20, 2021
Drs. Clay Dunagan and Elvin Geng

St. Louis pediatricians weigh in on potential of COVID shots for children 5 and up
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
October 20, 2021
Dr. Jason Newland

Health Matters - Boosters and vaccines for children ages 5-11
KMOX-AM, interview begins at 8:12
October 30, 2021
Dr. Hilary Babcock

St. Louis health leaders fear widening racial disparities as kids become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 21, 2021
Dr. Will Ross

Wash U researchers get $9M grant to study how social isolation is impacted by exercise
St. Louis Business Journal
October 26, 2021
Dr. Eric Lenze
Related news release

Two Washington U. experts elected to medical academy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 19, 2021
Drs. Samuel Achilefu and Joan Luby

Health Matters - Multiple Sclerosis new treatments
KMOX-AM, interview begins at 28:00
October 30, 2021
Dr. Gregory Wu

St. Louis doctors cautiously optimistic as fewer COVID-19 patients fill up hospitals
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
October 22, 2021
Dr. Rob Poirier

Sultan: What life was like for women before Roe v. Wade
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 24, 2021
Dr. Frederick Joseph Taussig (deceased, former professor of obstetrics and gynecology)

This ‘gentle parenting’ guru gives her tips for raising confident kids
October 25, 2021

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