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 4, 2020
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Washington University spit test approved by FDA for virus
Associated Press/U.S. News & World Report
August 26, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Milbrandt, Richard Head
Other outlets: U.S. News & World Report, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio), KSDK-TV NewsChannel5, KTVI-TV FOX2News, KMOV-TV News4, Forbes, Columbia Missourian, Missouri Associated Press
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What a nasal spray vaccine against COVID-19 might do even better than a shot
August 28, 2020
Dr. David Curiel, Dr. Michael Diamond
Other outlets: Nature, Times of India, St. Louis Magazine, India Times
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As Covid-19 symptoms linger, demand for specialized clinics surges
Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
August 20, 2020
Dr. Victoria Fraser

I don’t know if my relationship will survive the pandemic
New York Times
August 26, 2020
Drs. Jessi Gold and Cynthia Rogers

How a hologram can show a patient’s heart during surgery
August 18, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Silva
Other outlets: Yahoo

Bringing up a baby—during a pandemic
Science Friday
August 21, 2020
Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis
Other outlets: Yahoo Finance

Whether from diet or surgery, weight loss has same benefits: Study
U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay
August 21, 2020
Dr. Samuel Klein, Dr. Mihoko Yoshino
Other outlets: HealthDay, MD Edge (registration required), Fox News
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Online therapy, coaches help ease eating disorders
U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay
August 31, 2020
Dr. Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, Dr. Denise Wilfley
Other outlets: HealthDay, Scientific American
Related news release

Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted those living with developmental disabilities
August 28, 2020
Dr. John Constantino
Other outlets: MSN

Pandemic parenting has turned me into a bad mom
Good Housekeeping
August 25, 2020
Dr. Cynthia Rogers
Other outlets: St. Louis Magazine

How politics muddied the waters on a promising COVID-19 treatment
Scientific American
August 25, 2020
Dr. Michael Kinch, Dr. Jeff Henderson

U.S. will revive global virus-hunting effort ended last year
New York Times
August 30, 2020

Cochlear implants improve hearing in older adults, with no side effects
August 27, 2020
Dr. Cameron Wick
Other outlets: KMOV-TV News4
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Black children typically experience a 3-year delay In autism diagnosis
August 27, 2020
Dr. John N. Constantino
Other outlets: KSDK-TV NewsChannel5, Disability Scoop, The Mighty, Drugs.com/HealthDay
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Blood tests for tau in Alzheimer's disease appear promising in several new trials
August 20, 2020
Dr. Suzanne E. Schindler
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COVID-19 plasma treatments may be safe, but we don’t know if they work
August 25, 2020
Dr. Suresh Vedantham

China’s vaccine front-runner aims to beat Covid the old-fashioned way
Bloomberg News
August 23, 2020
Dr. Michael Kinch
Other outlets: Xinhua, Politico Magazine

97,000 people got convalescent plasma. Who knows if it works?
August 21, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Henderson
Other outlets: Politico, South China Morning Post, Quartz, MSN

Seeking a better test for Alzheimer’s
Knowable Magazine/The Week
August 23, 2020
Dr. Randall Bateman
Other outlets: The Week

Race, the pandemic, and psychiatry
Psychology Today
August 25, 2020
Dr. Eugene Rubin, Dr. Charles Zorumski

Zoonotic diseases 101: How viruses jump from animals to humans
Mental Floss
August 21, 2020
Dr. Jennifer A. Philips
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Why blood clots are a major problem in severe Covid-19
Smithsonian/Knowable Magazine
August 31, 2020
Dr. John Atkinson
Other outlets: Knowable Magazine

Secretary Azar can't wait to address antibiotic resistance
The Hill
August 20, 2020
Dr. Jason Burnham

Has anyone asked the children about pandemic schooling?
Newsday (NY)/Chicago Tribune
August 27, 2020
Dr. Julie Spray
Other outlets: Chicago Tribune

How long does it take to get pregnant? A tryer’s guide
August 21, 2020
Dr. Kenan Omurtag

How often should you wash your hair during coronavirus? Experts weigh in
The Manual
August 18, 2020
Dr. Andrew Janowski

How will mask-wearing affect my toddler’s development? I asked two child psychologists
August 18, 2020
Dr. Neha Navsaria

Zika infection increases risk of severe dengue fever
The Scientist
August 27, 2020
Dr. Michael Diamond

Washington University doctor answers your coronavirus questions
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
August 23, 2020
Dr. Jason Newland

Will shame make students stop socializing?
Inside Higher Ed
August 21, 2020
Dr. Jessica Gold
Other outlets: Teen Vogue

What Is a colonoscopy? From prep to recovery, everything you need to know about the procedure
August 31, 2020
Dr. Natalie Cosgrove

More than 20 SLU students test positive for coronavirus during first week
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
August 19, 2020
Dr. Elvin Geng

Pediatricians say parents forgo immunizations, doctor visits during the pandemic
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
August 18, 2020
Dr. John Cole

Answering your COVID-19 questions with a Wash U doctor
KSDK-TV NewsChannel5
August 30, 2020
Dr. Jason Newland

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