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 3, 2015
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Weak brain connections may link premature birth and later disorders
NPR All Things Considered
October 19, 2015
Dr. Cynthia Rogers
Other outlets: Latinos Health, Northern Californian
Related WUSM news release

St. Louis hospital fulfills sick boy’s wish to become a police officer
NBC Today Show
October 26, 2015
Dr. Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric and Stacy Sedlack, CLS
Other outlet: KMOV-TV

Stereotyping makes life harder for young female surgeons
October 30, 2015
Dr. Arghavan Salles
Other outlets: Fox News, Egypt Independent, News Asia

Painkiller abusers aren’t completely abandoning prescription opioids for heroin, study shows
Health Day
October 28, 2015
Dr. Theodore J. Cicero
Other outlets: Forbes, WebMD, Science 2.0, Medical News Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pain News Network
Related WUSM news release

B cells can drive inflammation in MS
The Scientist
October 21, 2015
Dr. Anne Cross

8 things doctors tell patients about abortion
U.S. News & World Report
October 23, 2015
Dr. Colleen McNicholas

Genetic makeup may help explain methadone overdoses
Health Day
October 27, 2015
Dr. Evan Kharasch
Other outlets: Philadelphia Inquirer, Medical Xpress
Related WUSM news release

American Cancer Society says start mammograms at 45, not 40
Associated Press/St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 25, 2015
Dr. Catherine Appleton
Other outlets: KMOV-TV, St. Louis Business Journal

Cancer vaccines enter clinical trials
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 24, 2015
Drs. Robert Schreiber and William Gillanders
Other outlet: Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, Honolulu Star Advertiser
Related WUSM news release

Cold and flu season tips
October 26, 2015
Dr. Mark Levine

Prevent a trip to the ER on Halloween
KSDK – ShowMe St. Louis
October 20, 2015
Drs. Kathleen Berchelmann, Dehra Glueck and Kirstin Lee

Opinion: Addressing racial disparity in autism treatment
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 22, 2015
Dr. John Constantino
Related WUSTL news release

A microbiologist recreated ‘Starry Night’ with bacteria in a petri dish
Huffington Post
October 20. 2015
Dr. Melanie Sullivan

In her life or death struggle with cancer, she’s shifted her attention to finding meaning
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 31, 2015
Dr. Brian Van Tine

When should you be concerned when your child has a headache?
October 23, 2015
Dr. Bradley Schlaggar

Letters to the editor: Congress should increase spending for federal science agencies
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 21, 2015
Drs. Roberto Civitelli and Steven Teitelbaum

Asthma attacks: 6 hidden triggers
WTVM-TV (Columbus, Ga.)
October 23, 2015
Dr. Mario Castro

New device to help epilepsy patients
KPLR – Afternoons on 11
October 26, 2015
Dr. Matthew Smyth

Arm mole count predicts skin cancer risk
October 22, 2015
Dr. David Chen

CardioBrief: Low-carb diet a little better in meta-analysis
MedPage Today
October 23, 2015
Dr. Samuel Klein

The uncommon Commons: A soul in the center of the Cortex district
KWMU St. Louis Public Radio
October 29, 2015
WUSM is mentioned in story on Cortex

Washington University needs volunteers for weight-loss study
October 28, 2015
Dr. Luigi Fontana

Singer Hannah Donaldson uses her talent to give back
October 20, 2015
Sarah Colby, Arts + Healthcare Coordinator

The changing face of heroin: Users now mostly young white adults, many of them women
Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Ga.)
October 25, 2015
Story quotes WUSM research
Related WUSM news release

Are cats really as domesticated as we think they are?
Genetic Literacy Project
October 26, 2015
Dr. Wes Warren
Related WUSM news release

GRU doctor introduces new liver cancer treatment that extends patients’ lives
WAGT-TV (Augusta, Ga.)
October 27, 2015
WUSM liver program mentioned

Driving risk factors behind ventilator-associated pneumonia
MD Magazine
October 27, 2015
Dr. Marin Kollef
Related WUSM news release

Wen: The Doctor Is (Not?) Listening
October 26, 2015
WUSM graduate Dr. Leana Wen
Related WUSM news release

Breastfeeding can reduce risk of an aggressive cancer subtype
New York Daily News
October 28, 2015
WUSM research mentioned
Other outlet: e-science news

Scientists can tell whether you’re naughty or nice – with a simple brain scan
ZME Science
October 28, 2015
Dr. Marcus Raichle and the Human Connectome Project referenced
Related WUSM news release

Eye’s recycling process key to seeing color, bright light
Medical Xpress
October 28, 2015
Dr. Thomas Ferguson
Related WUSM news release

Opinion: Tattoo marks entrance in new club – future cancer survivors
Ozark County Times
October 28, 2015
Dr. Brian Nussenbaum

Treatment may help depression in older people
Tri County Sentry (Oxnard, Ca.)
October 29, 2015
Dr. Eric Lenze

Coverage for life-changing SDR surgery proves elusive for Ontario families
Yahoo News
October 27, 2015
Dr. T.S. Park
Other outlets: Taranaki Daily News, Wales Online

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