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 21, 2017
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

What if you knew Alzheimer’s was coming for you?
New York Times
November 17, 2017
Dr. David Holtzman

Combating a chronic itch
CBS News
November 17, 2017
Dr. Brian Kim

Malaria breath test shows promise
BBC
November 7, 2017
Dr. Audrey Odom John
Other outlets: IFL Science and Newsweek

Report: Alzheimer’s treatment could be on horizon – but changes needed in health system
USA Today
November 15, 2017
Dr. David Holtzman

Dare to be 100. Living forever
Huffington Post
November 7, 2017
Dr. Luigi Fontana

Cats and itch – the curious cases of Rutherford and Fry
BBC
November 5, 2017
Dr. Brian Kim

This could finally be the secret to committing to your fitness tracker
Shape Magazine
November 7, 2017
Related news release
WUSM

Cyberbullying’s chilling trend: Teens anonymously target themselves online, study finds
USA Today
November 8, 2017
Dr. Patricia Cavazos

Is too much time online raising suicide risk in teen girls?
Health Day
November 14, 2017
Dr. Anne L. Glowinski
Other outlet: U.S. News & World Report

If you’re obese, a single gene may be to blame
Men’s Health
November 16, 2017
Dr. Samuel Klein

Black tea and wine may help gut bacteria to reduce flu symptoms, says research
Good Housekeeping (UK)
November 14, 2017
Dr. Thaddeus Stappenbeck

Health care providers try to recover from impasse
NPR (Illinois)
November 9, 2017
WUSM

Cardiologists in St. Louis react to landmark study showing stents may not ease chest pain
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 7, 2017
Dr. David Brown
Other outlets: U.S. News & World Report and United Press International

Talking trauma: Georges Benjamin, M.D., says only comprehensive primary care truly heals
St. Louis American
November 8, 2017
Dr. Will Ross

New shingles vaccine almost 100 percent effective
KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis)
November 7, 2017
Dr. Steve Lawrence

Will this girl be the first survivor of childhood Alzheimer’s?
Daily Beast
November 10, 2017
WUSM

Woman with Alzheimer’s gene cares for mother with dementia, advocates for a cure
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
November 9, 2017
Dr. Beau Ances

25 things you didn’t know you could do with peanut butter
Mental Floss
November 10, 2017
WUSM

Are you a bored senior? We have a few ideas for you
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 11, 2017
Dr. Eric Lenze

Local family with little one battling Spinal Muscular Atrophy says “miracle drug” is changing their daughter’s life
FOX4KC.com
November 13, 2017
Dr. Anne Connolly

Your brain can’t tell whether you’re spending $5 or $50k, study shows
Observer
November 7, 2017
Dr. Camillo Padoa-Schioppa
Related news release

Expert discusses Tourette syndrome and tic disorders
KTVI-TV FOX2News
November 13, 2017
Dr. Kevin Black

Washington University in St. Louis receives $10 million
Philanthropy News Digest
November 12, 2017
Dr. David H. Perlmutter

Could excessive brain connections be the cause of autism?
Autism Parenting Magazine
November 13, 2017
Dr. Azad Bonni

Maternal deaths on the rise in Missouri
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
November 13, 2017
Dr. Ebony Boyce Carter

New guidelines for high blood pressure released
KOB4
November 13, 2017
Drs. Angela L. Brown and Andrew Kates
Other outlets: St. Louis Post-Dispatch and WPSD6

WashU doctors develop heart goggles
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
November 15, 2017
Drs. Jon and Jennifer Silva
Other outlet: KSDK-TV NewsChannel5 (direct link to video only)

Preventing seniors from falling: HUD awards WUSTL $665K for healthy homes research
St. Louis American
November 15, 2017
Dr. Susy Stark

Missouri university studies whether laughing gas can help to deter suicide
Missourinet
November 20, 2017
Dr. Peter Nagele

Washington University wants to help smokers kick the habit
KTVI-TV FOX2News
November 16, 2017
Dr. Li-Shiun Chen

Wash U researchers warn that cuts to NIH funding could threaten public health
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
November 16, 2017
Dr. Michael Kinch
Other outlet: The Scientist
Related news release

The first study to find brain games prevent dementia shows why statistics don’t tell the whole story
Quartz Media
November 17, 2017
Dr. Jason Hassenstab

Lady Gaga foundation spreads message of empowerment at local teen center
KTVI-TV FOX2News
November 17, 2017
Dr. Katie Plax/Spot

Dr. Sesh Cole: Premature births
KMOV-TV News4
November 6, 2017
Dr. Sesh Cole
Other outlet: KTVI-TV FOX2News

Toys delivered in honor of fallen trooper

KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
November 13, 2017

SLCH

How roundworms tolerate stress may lead to future treatment
NBC San Diego
November 7, 2017
Dr. David Wang

Cell phone depression (News 4 This Morning at 6am)
KMOV-TV News4
November 15, 2017
Dr. Eric Spiegel

Benefits of a protein-packed breakfast fuels ideas for Start Right Foods
HEC-TV
November 9, 2017
Marilyn Tanner-Blasiar, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Kidney specialist takes fresh approach with each patient
St. Louis Jewish Light
November 20, 2017
Dr. Seth Goldberg

Florissant family shares story of miracles, tragedy for Prematurity Awareness Month
KMOV-TV News4
November 15, 2017
Dr. Barb Warner

Health, safety concerns over smoke following five-alarm fire
KTVI-TV FOX2News
November 16, 2017
Dr. Fred Coste

Jingle Bell nearly cost West County toddler a finger
KMOV-TV News4
November 17, 2017
Dr. Brad Warner

‘Young Athlete Center’ opening at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
November 20, 2017
Dr. Mark Halstead and Jaimie Bauerlein, PT

Breakthrough study at Wash U could let you lose weight without diet or exercise
KMOV-TV News4
November 17, 2017
Dr. Irfan Lodhi

The Pulse – New treatment to fight blood cancers
KPLR-TV News 11
November 19, 2017
Drs. John Dipersio and Armin Gho-Badi

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