Daily Archives: October 12, 2014

When Healing Hurts

“I want to be a doctor.” It’s a bold decision. Some people make the choice when they are in elementary school, and realize how much they love playing “Operation,” and some people will make the same decision when they have long since finished college. People may choose to practice medicine because of a love for…

Mind the Gap: An In-Depth Look at the Invisible Communities of St. Louis

Images of children’s faces greet passersby who drive past the hospital complex in Central West End–faces on banners that happily announce the “coming soon” of this important center. Smiling faces, gleaming buildings, culminating wholeness. These signs, strung across cement blocks, illustrate a vision for a more efficient, as well as elegant, St. Louis health care…

Wearable Technology: The Pulse of a Team

With the announcement of an upcoming Apple Watch, and for those already wearing Fitbit and Jawbone activity trackers, the excitement over self-tracking technology is once again climbing with a deafening crescendo. But consumers are not the only ones with new devices to brag about. These wearable technologies are making a splash in research fronts traditionally…

American Horror Story: Superbugs

Imagine scraping your knee. In the 1900s, before antibiotics (and sanitation laws) were discovered, that wound could have led to bacterial infection and possible death. Today, deaths due to infectious disease have been cut to 5 percent since the dawn of the era of antibiotics. In countries where antibiotics are not prevalently used, strep throat can…

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