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    Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

    Mar 20 2020
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    Washington University in St. Louis is closely monitoring the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) as the situation continues to develop. At this time, there are no known cases on the university’s Medical Campus. However, whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms, visitors who have been in locations with an elevated risk of COVID-19 exposure within the past 14 days are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events. In addition, visitors who have had direct contact with a patient confirmed to have COVID-19 or with someone who is under care for suspected exposure to COVID-19 are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events within 14 days of such contact. 

    Take Heart: 5 Tips for Cardiac Health

    Feb 26 2019
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    Take Heart: 5 Tips for Cardiac Health

    As American Heart Month winds down, you might have seen at least one heart health poster warning you of the dangers of heart disease. And with good reason — according to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 deaths in the United States are due to heart disease.

    Autism Update: Wearable Brain-Imaging Tool for the Very Young

    Apr 25 2018
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    The latest generation of a wearable neuroimaging tool called DOT is allowing researchers to peer into the brains of very young children, with and without autism, to see how they process language and other information relevant to social interactions. The goal, says MIR researcher Adam T. Eggebrecht, PhD, is to gain a better understanding of how autism affects brain function and behavior.

    Suite Deal: New IR Space Open for Business

    Mar 20 2018
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    The new, five-room IR suite at the Parkview Tower of Barnes-Jewish Hospital means interventional radiologists can better meet the demand for services, says Michael M. Darcy, MD, chief of interventional radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

    A Five-Second Save for Christine

    Oct 10 2017
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    About five seconds more. That’s how much longer it took Christine Jochim to have her 3D mammogram rather than a standard mammogram. Jochim, now 59, credits those few extra seconds and the breast imaging experts at MIR with finding her cancer early and, ultimately, saving her life.

    13-Ton Wonder Used in Brain Imaging

    Jul 21 2017
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    Although the brain weighs about three pounds, it took five men, a forklift and one large crane to hoist and position the newest piece of equipment that will examine the organ.

    Are Varicose Veins Preventing You From Showing Some Leg?

    Jun 21 2017
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    If you’re thinking about varicose vein surgery, you should know about endovenous ablation. It’s a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure meant for people whose varicose veins are accompanied by pain, fatigue and/or swelling in their ankles or legs.