Saturday, 30 Sep 2023

Personal Health

Follow these Skincare Tips to Soothe Your Dry Skin This Winter Season!

Most people dread the Winter Season due to the cold, dry, and frosty weather it brings. It interferes with our routine as we’re forced to cancel out our plans in favor of staying in or snowed in at our house. Most of all, we don’t want to go outside because our skin cracks and dries […]

Payne named to national health care AI code of conduct steering committee

Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, the Janet and Bernard Becker Professor and director of the Institute for Informatics, Data Science & Biostatistics (I2DB) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has joined the steering committee of a National Academy of Medicine working group to draft a code of conduct for artificial intelligence (AI) in health, […]

Tsai named a 2023 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Tony Tsai, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of developmental biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a 2023 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. He is one of 22 early-career researchers in the biomedical sciences to receive the honor. The four-year grant will fund Tsai’s investigation into how the […]

Dean’s Impact Awards recognize faculty for extraordinary efforts during pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to stop the world on its axis, those in medicine and biomedical science kept moving. Their tireless, noble efforts to innovate, test, treat, vaccinate and educate cannot be forgotten. While everyone in every role at Washington University School of Medicine deserves recognition for remarkable work during the pandemic, the newly […]

Fatigue Is Common Among Older Adults, and It Has Many Possible Causes

Nothing prepared Linda C. Johnson of Indianapolis for the fatigue that descended on her after a diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer in early 2020. Initially, Johnson, now 77, thought she was depressed. She could barely summon the energy to get dressed in the morning. Some days, she couldn’t get out of bed. But as […]

Miller receives Rainwater Prize for Brain Research

Timothy Miller, MD, PhD, the David Clayson Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a winner of the Rainwater Annual Prize for Outstanding Innovation in Neurodegenerative Disease Research. The prize recognizes scientific progress that could lead to innovative, effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases associated with the accumulation […]

Trickle of Covid Relief Funds Helps Fill Gaps in Rural Kids’ Mental Health Services

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Mary Hill Youth and Family Center’s building has long been at a crossroads overlooking this rural Appalachian city, but its purpose has evolved. For 65 years, residents of Nelsonville and the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio traveled to the hilltop hospital seeking care. Then, in 2014, the 15-bed hospital, which was […]

Even Well-Intended Laws Can’t Protect Us From Inaccurate Provider Directories

If you have medical insurance, chances are you’ve been utterly exasperated at some point while trying to find an available doctor or mental health practitioner in your health plan’s network. It goes like this: You find multiple providers in your plan’s directory, and you call them. All of them. Alas, the number is wrong; or […]

Overdose Deaths Behind Bars Rise as Drug Crisis Swells

Annissa Holland should be excited her son is coming home from prison after four long years of incarceration. Instead, she’s researching rehab centers to send him to as soon as he walks out the gate. She doesn’t know the person who’s coming home — the person who she said has been doing every drug he […]

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