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 22, 2020
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Covid Testing, not a cure, is what investors need to watch
Wall Street Journal
September 4, 2020
Rich Head

Parson: 7,000-plus Missouri college students test positive
U.S. News & World Report/The Associated Press
September 3, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Milbrandt, Dr. Will Ross
Other outlets: Associated Press, UPI, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required), KMOV-TV News4, KTVI-TV FOX2News, KSDK-TV NewsChannel5, Columbia Missourian, Columbia Daily Tribune, KSDK-TV NewsChannel5 (additional video), Missourinet

Rushing a COVID-19 vaccine risks leaving behind the people most at risk | Opinion
Newsweek
September 9, 2020
Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis
Other outlets: Univision, MSN

Past vaccine disasters show why rushing a coronavirus vaccine now would be 'colossally stupid'
CNN
September 1, 2020
Dr. Michael Kinch
Other outlets: Politico, The Quint (India)

Here’s the latest good (and bad) news about the coronavirus
New York Magazine
September 1, 2020
WUSM

Could the MMR vaccine help prevent COVID-19? New trial may tell
U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay
September 4, 2020
Dr. Michael Avidan
Other outlets: HealthDay, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required), WGN America

The underdog coronavirus vaccines that the world will need if front runners stumble
Nature
September 9, 2020
Dr. Michael Diamond, Dr. David Curiel
Other outlets: Fox News
Related news release

Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine trials at SLU and Wash. U.
St. Louis Magazine
September 14, 2020
Dr. Rachel Presti

Coronavirus vaccine roundup, early September
KPLR-TV News 11
September 3, 2020
WUSM
Related news release

Scientists design proteins that could keep coronavirus from spreading COVID-19
GeekWire
September 9, 2020
WUSM
Other outlets: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

'We are therapists. After 6 months of lockdown, we're almost at breaking point'
Newsweek
September 8, 2020
Dr. Jessi Gold

No, the CDC has not “quietly updated” COVID-19 death estimates
The Scientist
September 1, 2020
Dr. Mark Halstead
Other outlets: Detroit Free Press, PolitiFact

How to get rid of and prevent muscle cramps, according to doctors
Prevention Magazine
September 13, 2020
Dr. Matthew Matava
Other outlets: MSN

Research roundup: Promising new ALS drug candidates, bee venom kills cancer cells and more
BioSpace
September 4, 2020
WUSM
Related news release

Older people with early, asymptomatic Alzheimer’s present higher risk of falling
Hindustan Times (India)
September 15, 2020
Drs. Susan Stark, John C. Morris, Beau M. Ances, and Audrey Keleman (PhD candidate)
Related news release

Suspect you're looking at a false positive pregnancy test? Here's what might be causing it
Parade
September 1, 2020
Dr. Ann Gronowski

There was a college mental health crisis before COVID-19. Now it may be worse.
Huff Post
September 15, 2020
Dr. Jessica Gold
Other outlets: Self, Yahoo

Here's the deal with donating convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients
Shape/MSN
September 2, 2020
Dr. Brenda Grossman

17 totally normal feelings to have as a college student right now
Self
September 3, 2020
Dr. Jessica Gold

Poor sleep linked with future amyloid-β build up
The Scientist
September 11, 2020
Dr. Brendan Lucey

Amazon Halo’s body scan feature isn’t just dangerous — it’s also potentially useless
OneZero
September 3, 2020
Dr. Ellen E. Fitzsimmons-Craft

Remember cancer screenings and other important health care
Houston Chronicle
September 8, 2020
Dr. Graham A. Colditz
Other outlets: The Alton Telegraph, The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Utilizing audio devices to better protect healthcare workers
Security Magazine
September 9, 2020
Dr. Jessica Gold

CDC is working to create a COVID-19 wastewater surveillance system as sewage samples prove effective
The Week
September 11, 2020
WUSM
Related news release

Immune cell and Its cytokine control exploratory behavior in mice
The Scientist
September 14, 2020
Dr. Kalil Alves de Lima, Dr. Jonathan Kipnis
Other outlets: Tech Explorist, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Related news release

Victoria J. Fraser: Missouri has much to show our lawmakers about our coronavirus needs
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required)
September 9, 2020
Dr. Victoria J. Fraser

Mental health support for frontline workers, from the ER to the grocery store
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
August 31, 2020
Dr. Chandra Aubin

Get the flu shot to prevent a 'twindemic,' the combination of the flu and COVID-19, Wash U infectious disease specialist says
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
September 1, 2020
Dr. Steve Lawrence
Other outlets: KMOV-TV News4, KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio), KTVI-TV FOX2News

Stop ‘demonizing’ college students for coronavirus spread, mental health experts urge
CNBC
September 12, 2020
Dr. Jessi Gold
Other outlets: KCUR-FM (Kansas City)

Wash U doctor answers your COVID-19 questions
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
September 3, 2020
Dr. Jason Newland

Study finds a racial gap in the timing of diagnoses of autism disorders
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
September 7, 2020
Dr. John N. Constantino
Related news release

100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America
Cell
September 15, 2020
Dr. Carlos Ponce

COVID-19 disproportionately impacting those with developmental disabilities
Disability Scoop
September 8, 2020
Dr. John N. Constantino
Other outlets: KTVI-TV FOX2News, KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)

LGBTQ Agenda: US gonorrhea, syphilis cases rise as stay-at-home orders recede
The Bay Area (California) Reporter
September 15, 2020
Dr. Hilary Reno

Messenger: Youth sports parents direct ire at Sam Page instead of the drivers of COVID-19 cases
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required)
September 15, 2020
Dt. Jason Newland

As the geography of the pandemic shifts, virus rates slow in St. Louis, rise in outlying counties
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required)
September 14, 2020
Stephen Liang

Wash U doctor answers your COVID-19 questions
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
September 10, 2020
Dr. Jason Newland

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