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Difficult Behavior in Young Children May Point to Later Problems

It’s normal for a young child to have tantrums and be otherwise disruptive, but researchers have found that if such ...


Depression, Overwhelming Guilt in Preschool Years Linked to Brain Changes

In school-age children previously diagnosed with depression as preschoolers, a key brain region involved in emotion is smaller than in ...


Changes to Testing for Neisseria Gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia Trachomatis

In March, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) Microbiology Laboratory began accepting pharyngeal (throat) and rectal swabs for nucleic acid amplification testing ...


April/May 2015

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Patient Stories

Young Teen Undergoes Rare Heart-Lung Transplant At St. Louis Children's Hospital

Spencer Kolman was a busy, seemingly healthy teen a year ago. He was involved in drama, band, hockey and Boy ...


SLCH Mourns The Loss Of Frederick Peterson, MD, Former Professor Of Pediatrics

Frederick D. Peterson, MD, a professor of clinical pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine, passed away last month at ...


Physician Profile: Joan Downey, MD

Joan Downey, MD, MPH
 Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, WU Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine, ...


Case Study: Enough

The following case study was used by Andrew J. White, MD, the James
 P. Keating, MD Professor of Pediatrics and ...


Berry Joins SLCH Foundation As Chief Development Officer

Malcolm E. Berry recently joined the executive leadership team as Chief Development Officer of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation. ...