A bi-weekly review of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine media appearances.
IN THE NEWS September 1, 2017
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

This 6-year-old suddenly had trouble reading. Why was she going blind?
STAT
August 16, 2017
Dr. Paul Golumbek

We need to start spoiling our black children
The Washington Post
August 14, 2017
WUSM
Related news release

Op-Ed: Take it from me as a former NFL player: Pot is better for pain than opioids
Los Angeles Times
August 17, 2017
WUSM
Related news release

Your UTI keeps coming back because we use too many antibiotics
Popular Science
August 23, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Henderson
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Pham has special helpers customize his spikes
MLB.com
August 20, 2017
SLCH and Siteman Kids
Other outlets: CBSsports.com, Vivaelbirdos.com, ESPN-National, SBNATION.com, Washington Post, ESPN.com, TheScore.com, 1580TheFanatic.com, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KSDK-TV NewsChannel5

How an itch hitches a ride to the brain
Science News
August 17, 2017
Dr. Zhou-Feng Chen
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Ophthalmologists warning people to protect their eyes for the solar eclipse

KTVI-TV FOX2News
August 14, 2017
Drs. Jay Pepose and Kumar Rao
Other outlet: KPLR-TV News 11

Hope for families of children with ‘childhood Alzheimer’s’ as clinical trials show groundbreaking drug could slow the disease in its tracks
Daily Mail (UK)
August 10, 2017
Dr. Daniel S Ory
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Most U.S. teenagers do not get HPV vaccines to prevent cancer
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 11, 2017
WUSM/SCC

Taking a test for Zika could someday be as easy as taking a pregnancy test
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
August 11, 2017
Dr. Jerry Morrissey
Related news release

A study finding a huge increase in alcoholism may have been seriously flawed
Vox
August 16, 2017
Dr. Richard Grucza

New treatment for deadly blood cancers expected to be approved soon
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 19, 2017
Dr. Armin Ghobadi, SLCH and Siteman Kids/Dr. Robert Hayashi

Spencer Kolman

Fox Sports Midwest
August 16, 2017
SLCH and Siteman Kids

Love red wine, black tea or blueberry cheesecake? You are shielded from flu
The HealthSite/(ANI)
August 17, 2017
Dr. Ashley Steed
Related news release

Many U.S. football players had brain disease, data show
Science News for Students
August 16, 2017
Dr. David Brody

Study: Young female athletes at higher knee injury risk
KMOV-TV News4
August 17, 2017
Dr. Jeff Nepple

St. Louis-area hospitals expect influx of patients to coincide with eclipse
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
August 20, 2017
Dr. Doug Char

How avocado seed husk, high dose injections of vitamin C beat cancer
The Guardian (Nigeria)
August 22, 2017
Dr. Todd Druley
Related news release

Local athlete beats odds to land softball scholarship
KMOV-TV News4
August 27, 2017
SLCH/Dr. Matt Dobbs

Being on the brink of puberty is scary and expensive for this transgender kid and her family
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
August 21, 2017
Transgender Center of Excellence/Dr. Abby Hollander

Dr. Mark Rallo: Eclipse eye protection
KMOV-TV News4
August 16, 2017
Dr. Mark Rallo/St. Louis Children’s Hospital Eye Center
Other outlet: Belleville News-Democrat and STLMommy.com

Cheers! 9 Surprising health benefits of drinking red wine
Marie France Asia
August 22, 2017
WUSM
Related news release

Can poor sleep lead to Alzheimer’s or dementia?
PIX 11 (New York)/CNN Wire
August 24, 2017
Dr. Yo-El Ju
Related news release
Other outlet: KTLA 5 News

Tea vs coffee – which cuppa should you be drinking?
The Telegraph (UK)
August 21, 2017
WUSM
Other outlet: Stuff (NZ)
Related news release

Healthy new school year
Ladue News
August 24, 2017
Drs. Margaret Reiker, Rachel Orschein and Steve Lawrence

We all must stand against hatred
St. Louis American
August 24, 2017
Dr. Will Ross

Depression On the Rise for Teenage Girls
WWNO (New Orleans Public Radio)
August 24, 2017
Dr. Anne Glowinski

Eye safety during total solar eclipse
KTVI-TV FOX2News
August 16, 2017
Dr. Thomas Krummenacher

Worried you may have damaged your eyes during the eclipse? Take this test
KTVI-TV FOX2News
August 23, 2017
Dr. Steven Couch
Other outlet: FOX 13 (Salt Lake City), KMOV-TV News4 and KSDK-TV NewsChannel5

A new way for doctors to share their medical mysteries
Wired
August 28, 2017
WUSM

Insulin inhaler provides alternative to traditional injection therapy
KTVI-TV FOX2News
August 25, 2017
Drs. Marina Litvin and Janet McGill.

Meet the babies born during the eclipse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Magazine
August 21, 2017
Drs. Eric Strand and Tammy Son
Other outlets: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KMOV-TV News4, KTVI-TV FOX2News, and KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis)

Dr. Halstead: Concussions
KMOV-TV News4
August 15, 2017
Dr. Mark Halstead

Four hospital nurses switch to work in St. Louis schools
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 15, 2017
SLCH and BJC/Ta’Lisa Davis, RN and Greta Todd
Other outlet: St. Louis American

Indy race car driver visits Children’s Hospital
KMOV-TV News4
August 24, 2017
SLCH/Jennifer Sprague, MD
Other outlets: KTVI-TV FOX2News

News 4 at 6pm
KMOV-TV News4
August 26, 2017
SLCH, Paws For Hope/National Dog Day
Other outlet: KSDK-TV NewsChannel5

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