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 20, 2016
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Dust-sized ‘fitbits’ offer new way to monitor the body from within
Reuters/CBC News (Canada)
September 7, 2016
Dr. Eric Leuthardt

Half of kids live or spend time in homes with guns but few pediatricians talk firearm safety, study finds
ABC News
September 14, 2016
Dr. Jane Garbutt, WUSM
Other outlets: CBS News U.S. News & World Report, ABC Radio, WTOP/(ABC Radio) The Christian Science Monitor, AOL, KTVI-TV FOX2, and FOX13 (Salt Lake City)
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New biologic drug tackles hard-to-control asthma
HealthDay News
September 7, 2016
Dr. Mario Castro, WUSM
Other outlet: Arizona Daily Sun/(HealthDay News)

Pot and pregnancy: no harm seen at birth, but many questions remain
September 8, 2016
Dr. Shayna Conner, WUSM
Other outlets: Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle and Slate

The football injuries most likely to end an NFL career
CBS News
September 8, 2016
Dr. Robert Brophy, WUSM
Other outlet: HealthDay

What the world has learned about Zika – and what it still needs to know
September 8, 2016
Dr. Michael Diamond, WUSM
Other outlet: Headlines & Global News
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Human brain map gets a bold new update
Scientific American
September 16, 2016
Dr. Matthew Glasser, WUSM
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How serious is pneumonia?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/(The Washington Post)
September 12, 2016
Dr. Ed Geltman, WUSM, BJH
Other outlets: McClatchy DC/(The Washington Post), and KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis)

Detecting early eye damage: medicine’s next big thing?
Ivanhoe Newswire/KSAT-TV
September 8, 2016
Dr. Rithwick Rajagopal, WUSM
Other outlet: KFDX-TV (Wichita Falls, TX)
Related news release

Battling brain cancer with lasers
Ivanhoe Newswire/KSAT-TV (San Antonio, TX)
September 12, 2016
Dr. Eric Leuthardt, WUSM
Other outlets: We Are GREEN BAY and WFMZ-TV (Allentown, PA)
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Opinion: Raising tobacco purchase age saves lives, money
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Dr. Timothy J. Eberlein

How has Alzheimer’s disease impacted your life?
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
September 8, 2016
Dr. Suzanne Schindler

Young blood a boon for APP mice
Alz Forum
September 14, 2016
Dr. Marco Colonna, WUSM
Related news release

What you should know about pneumonia
September 12, 2016
Dr. Randy Jotte

Barnes-Jewish Hospital offering free flu shots
KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis)
September 19, 2016
Dr. Steve Lawrence/BJH

Washington University team awarded $13 million Ebola research grant
St. Louis Business Journal
September 15, 2016
Drs. Gaya Amarasinghe and Maksym Artomov, WUSM
Other outlet: Bioscience Technology

New heart guidelines for athletes allow more with conditions to compete
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 9, 2016
WUSM’s Drs. George Van Hare and Alan Braverman comment.
Related news release

WashU receives grant to study gender in Alzheimer’s disease
KMOX (CBS radio St. Louis)
September 8, 2016
Dr. John Cirrito

SamJam is about more than the music
The State Journal-Register
September 4, 2016
The Washington University NF Center

Donations from southern Illinois delivered to kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
September 7, 2016
SLCH Foundation, SLCH Transport Team
Other outlet: The Southern Illinoisan

St. Louis Children’s Hospital empowering children at The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
KTVI – Fox2News
September 16, 2016
Dwayne Ingram/SLCH

Value of data from Nurses’ Health Study ‘cannot be underestimated’
September 1, 2016
Dr. Graham Colditz

WashU, pharma partners seek more tau intel from Alzheimer’s consortium
September 12, 2016
Dr. Randy Bateman, WUSM
Related news release

Probing the depths (or shallows) of candidates’ views on science and policy
September 13, 2016
Dr. Theodore Cicero
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New research grant will fund studies on sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease
September 7, 2016
Dr. John R. Cirrito

Little Rory halfway to dream of walking
Donegald Democrat
September 10, 2016
Dr. T.S. Park
Other outlets: The Courier, Irvine Times and The Echo

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