Luby honored for advancing understanding of brain, behavior disorders

Joan L. Luby, MD, the Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Ruane Prize for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The prize honors important advances in the understanding and treatment of early-onset brain and behavior disorders. A child psychiatrist, Luby is […]

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A Common Steroid May Reduce the Risk of Death in the Sickest COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19 has been ravaging the world for more than nine months, and in that time multiple medications—namely hydroxychloroquine (which had its emergency use authorization revoked by the FDA) and remdesivir (currently in the lead for proven, albeit modest benefits in treatment)—have been touted as "game-changers" in the fight against the virus. Now, researchers believe another drug may be a beneficial […]

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Hydroxychloroquine Doesn’t Benefit Severely Ill Coronavirus Patients—Here’s What the Latest Evidence Shows

An anti-malarial drug called hydroxychloroquine, commonly used to treat inflammatory conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, received a lot of attention earlier this year as a potential treatment for people with COVID-19. But is the excitement overblown? Based on the accumulated evidence to date, neither hydroxychloroquine nor its cousin, chloroquine, appears to be effective against COVID-19 infections. And there's no […]

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Pediatrics names vice chairs in clinical investigation, clinical informatics

The Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has named pediatricians Vikas Dharnidharka, MD, and Margaret Lozovatsky, MD, to the newly created roles of vice chair of clinical investigation and vice chair of clinical informatics. The positions aim to advance and integrate technology and research programs across the department and the Medical Campus. Dharnidharka, a […]

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Swollen Glands Might Be a COVID-19 Symptom—But Not in the Way You Think

It’s pretty common to get swollen glands when you have an infection—so it's understandable to wonder if COVID-19—a SARS-CoV-2 infection—might cause swollen glands like other infections, including colds, the flu, and even ear infections do. For what it’s worth, swollen glands aren’t on the official list of COVID-19 symptoms shared online by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—those […]

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Are At-Home Coronavirus Tests Accurate? Here's What Experts Say

When COVID-19 tests first appeared at doctors' offices and health care facilities last spring, they didn't have the best reputation. People who underwent testing told scary stories of having a long sterile swab shoved up their nose, while others described overrun testing sites with hours-long wait times. Some even reported receiving surprise medical bills—despite the federal government’s promise of free […]

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What October's Pisces Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Read what your sign's 2020 horoscope predictions have in store for you or check out the Pisces personality profile.  Welcome to October, Pisces! Last month, you worked on setting healthy boundaries to help cope with the stress of 2020. You took time for yourself to rest and revitalize. Now, during the full moon in bold Aries on Thursday, October 1, you're ready to […]

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