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Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation visits The SPOT

Pop star’s organization highlights support the center offers Representatives from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation stopped by The SPOT in the Central West End on Thursday, Nov. 16, to celebrate and promote youth empowerment and the importance of positive environments. The foundation is visiting and bringing gifts to selected …

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Malaria breath test shows promise

People with malaria give off a distinctive “breath-print” that could be used as a test for the disease, according to American scientists. They had already tried out a crude prototype breathalyser in Africa, a tropical medicine conference heard. The test was reasonably good at detecting cases in children, but needs …

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Noticing the warning signs of opioid abuse

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Local experts report opioid abuse is having a serious impact on our city’s kids. It’s affecting not just the users, but their families; and the youngest victims are oftentimes the children of addicts. Dr. Jamie Kondis, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Washington University and St. Louis Children’s …

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Antibiotics warranted for kids with minor staph infections

The overuse of antibiotics has left some doctors questioning whether to give such drugs to children diagnosed with uncomplicated staph infections. Such infections often occur on the skin and look like a pus-filled bug bite. Now, research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that prescribing …

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Holtz Honored with Doris Duke Clinical Foundation Award

  Lori R. Holtz, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics was one of 17 junior physician scientists awarded The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Awards of $495,000 each over three years. Dr. Holtz’s project is Transmission and development of the human infant virome. Selected from a highly …

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Pediatrics names executive vice chair, three vice chairs The Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has named a distinguished pediatrician the department’s executive vice chair and three others as vice chairs. The positions are new. The department’s head, Gary A. Silverman, MD, PhD, the Harriet B. Spoehrer …