Barnes Jewish Hospital

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Cops: David Sheridan Throws Girlfriend Out of Speeding Car on I-64, Leaves Her Unconscious

    Update: Police have charged David Wayne Sheridan, 46, in the horrible assault case on Interstate-64 that left a woman seriously injured over the weekend. Our original coverage of the incident is below. Sheridan, according to a probable cause statement from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Three Shootings Last Night: A Good Samaritan, An Eatery Shoot-Up, and Violent Robbery

    Shooting #1 went down in the Lewis Place neighborhood  just before 8:30 pm, police say. A 20-year-old black male was walking east in the 4400 block of Evans Ave when a navy Doge Magnum started coming towards him, but stopped ahead of him near a group of 7-10 black males standing in a vacant lot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Darryl Reed, St. Louis Homicide No. 89; Shot in Head in Drive-By on Martin Luther King Dr.

    Last night at about 9:30 pm, 25-year-old Darryl Reed of Dutchtown was sitting in the front passenger seat of an SUV that was rolling east on Martin Luther King Drive, at the northern edge of Fountain Park.  Another young guy, age 26, was driving, police say. As they approached Euclid, the drive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Wanderlust Pizza Trucking Out of St. Louis

    via Facebook​Well, contra my earlier comment about the proliferation of new food trucks, here's a news item about a truck leaving St. Louis:Wanderlust Pizza, which serves pizza from a wood-fired oven installed in a vintage Airstream, announced via Twitter and Facebook that it is leaving St. Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Ozark Sushi, or Why You Shouldn't Eat Live Crawfish [Video]

    ​We understand that this week's feature story, "Stupid People Tricks: The raw crawfish conundrum," is a little hard to get through. The idea of eating a live crawfish is gross. The idea that a little worm that lives in the crawfish can make its way into a human's...uh, well... Let's just say i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Chris Mucci Memorial Set for Saturday, April 9

    Shirley and Chris Mucci of Alton, Il. ​Back in January we told you about a local musician looking for a cure. Chris Mucci, 61, of Alton, passed away on February 21 surrounded by his friends and family. This weekend, Chris's friends and accomplices in the music community are hosting a memorial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Heart Failure Gene Discovered...In the Kidney

    image viaDr. Gerald W. Dorn II​Researchers at Washington University have identified a gene sequence that indicates a person is at risk for heart failure even before there are any outward signs, like high blood pressure. Surprisingly, this gene isn't connected to the heart. It's related to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Barnes Doctors Experiment With Cool New Toy That Kills Brain Tumors

    image viaThe Monteris Medical AutoLITT System at work.​The doctors at Barnes Jewish Hospital have a new toy to play with and use to kill brain tumors: the Monteris Medical AutoLITT System. It's not an especially catchy name, but it sure does look cool: a thin metal wand with a glowing red lase ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    BJC Debuts New "Lean" (But Not Mean) Nursing Unit

    image viaBarnes Jewish Hospital feels bloated, so it's time to get lean.​Judging from the mauve and turquoise color scheme, it's been about 25 years since Barnes Jewish Hospital's abdominal transplant unit's old digs on the sixth floor got remodeled. It's entirely probable that 25 years from n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    This Month in Science

    image via​Here in St. Louis, lots and lots of people are working tirelessly to explain the meaning of life -- not in the philosophical sense, but literally: How does the universe work? Here are some of the discoveries they've made this month, as reported in Riverfront Times and Daily RFT: It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Barnes Hospital to Patients: We Don't Want You Back

    image viaY'all don't come back here, ya hear?​You'd think that once you're discharged from the hospital, you're no longer sick. Right? But a 2009 study by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that in 2004, one in five Medicare beneficiaries was readmitted to the hospital within ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    New CWE Taylor Park Takes Shape

    For all you Central West End residents wondering what, exactly, has been under construction of late at Taylor Avenue between Lindell and Maryland, we've got good news -- it's a park.Okay, so maybe it's more of a courtyard than a park, but it's still a public space where you'll be able to sit and enj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    R.I.P. Patrick Wessel, Jumbling Towers Champion and Charismatic St. Louis Advocate, 1985-2010

    Patrick John Wessel, 1985-2010.​People who know someone who becomes a celebrity often say that they just "knew" that person was destined for stardom. Patrick Wessel wasn't a star - yet -- but he was on his way. And his friends, and even acquaintances, agree: Whatever "it" is, he had it in spad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Prepare Ye for Reading the Way of Curious George

    courtesy Houghton Mifflin​You may be unaware, but today, May 14, is St. Louis Reads Day. (It's also the Independence Days of Paraguay and Israel and the birthday of Danny Wood, the least-celebrated of the New Kids on the Block.) In celebration, you could go outside and sit under a tree with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Randy Hospital Workers and Hot Basketball Coaches: Another Week in Missed Connections

    Each week, we scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the most intriguing posts. Here are some that caught our eye​Barnes Jewish Hospital - m4w - 28 - (Big place)So I work the night shift at BJH and pt. load is down, so I have fre ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2003

    Demolition Man

    To save St. Louis public schools, Bill Roberti and his band of hired guns plan to blow things up. Who'll pick up the pieces when they're gone?