Children's Health

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    St. Louis is Sixth Most Segregated City in America, But Still Better than NYC, Chicago

    That the St. Louis area is heavily segregated is not necessarily news. But a new study details how that segregation plays out and how racial inequality in St. Louis compares to other cities around the country. Where We Stand, a study conducted by the East West Gateway Council of Governments, found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Michaels Store in Brentwood Apologizes For Telling Breastfeeding Mom to Leave

    Employees at the Brentwood Michaels Arts and Crafts caused a stir on social media this week after telling a nursing mother she had to go outside to breastfeed, despite the store's policy. Jessa Marie says she and her mother were shopping for supplies her daughter's first birthday party when she rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Russell Bucklew: Supreme Court Delays First Execution Since Botched Oklahoma Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court stayed the execution of a Missouri death-row inmate who has a birth defect that affects his blood vessels just hours before he was scheduled to die. Justice Samuel Alito delayed the execution with just two hours to spare so the entire high court can weigh in on the appeal of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Breast-Feeding Bill Helps Nursing Missouri Moms Delay Jury Duty, Requires "Discretion"

    A bill before the Missouri General Assembly this legislative session would protect nursing mothers, forbidding restrictions on breast-feeding in public and excusing mothers with a doctor's note from serving on juries. But one word in the bill is making nursing mothers nervous. The bill requires "di ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
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    September 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Learn How To Make Homemade Baby Food at Onesto

    If you've ever eaten baby food, first of all, we sincerely hope you've had a baby, and second, you know it usually doesn't taste very good. Chef Brian Miller of Onesto Pizza & Trattoria (5401 Finkman Street; 314-802-8883) wants to change that perception by teaching people how to make their own bab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Breastfeeding: Senator Rob Schaaf Proposes Bill To Protect Moms, Nursing In Public

    Here's a health-related bill from a Republican lawmaker in Missouri that just perhaps may not face intense backlash from women's rights groups across the state and country. It's State Senator Rob Schaaf's breast-feeding bill -- a proposal to give women better protections to nurse in public. "It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Askinosie Chocolate Expands Lunch Program

    No, not to you. The award-winning Springfield, Missouri-based chocolate company will be using proceeds from two of its products to fund school lunch programs in villages in Tanzania and the Philippines. The PTA's at Mwaya Secondary School in the Kyela region of Tanzania and Malagos Elementary Scho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Bubblehead or Tragic Medical Condition?: FAQs on Hydrocephalus

    In last week's paper we told you about five St. Louis ghost stories that just won't die. One was the sad tale of "The Bubbleheads," a mythical family in north county with heads the size of pumpkins. Urban legend has it that their deformity was caused by experimental drugs or inbreeding. Other theo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    [VIDEO] Breastfeeding Mothers Attempt World Record

    Okay. So perhaps it didn't generate as much buzz as that Time cover a few months ago, still August 5 was a big deal for breastfeeding. Women across 23 countries and 626 cities gathered at 10:30 a.m. in their local times zones to "simultaneously" breastfeed their children.[View video below.]St. Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Fat Kids Are Worse at Math, Says Mizzou Study

    If we want to improve American kids' performance in math, it may behoove us to no longer consider cafeteria pizza a serving of vegetables. According to a new study out from the University of Missouri-Columbia, kids who were persistently obese did worse on math tests than thinner children. That's b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Wentzville Students Outraged Over Condiment Limits

    ​Wentzville Holt High School got national exposure this week when Fox & Friends highlighted a student boycott over the district's school lunches. As student Hannah Lucas explained to the show's host Gretchen Carlson (video below), the school got rid of ketchup and mustard dispensers this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Cal Ripken Jr. to Honor St. Louis Native Kevin Kline For Cancer Research Fundraising

    Kevin Kline and Chelsey Campbell ​Chelsey Campbell's brown hair was long. On the cold morning he met her, that's what Kevin Kline noticed first. During an on-location broadcast at the Texas Children's Cancer Center in 2005, the morning radio host was idle in the time between the show's 5:30 a. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Baby Food Confiscated By the TSA, and Other Unsafe Foods

    funnyden.comThis is why the TSA searches kids.​There's a reason why the TSA searches kids and babies. It just takes one rogue tot with some explosives in his puréed turkey and noodles to cause a national tragedy! Thursday morning, a mother flying from Dallas to Chicago with her eight-month- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Breed More Fat Kids, Pay More Taxes?

    ​Well, that might be the philosophy one Illinois lawmaker, who suggested yesterday that parents of obese children should perhaps lose their $2,000 state tax deduction. As the Post-Dispatch reports, state Senator Shane Cultra, a Republican of Onarga, suggested that loading up junior with too m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Once Under Cloud, Local Charity Changes Name, Rights Ship

    ​Five years ago, an investigation into a St. Louis charity called Reach Our Children revealed that its president, David J. Lovell, had poured 3 million dollars into a marketing company co-owned by his wife. Lovell was quickly shown the door, and a new president, Renee Verhoff, came on board ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2010

    Active Child

    9 p.m. Tuesday, October 26. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. Childhood Obesity

    It's the beginning of the week. Here, via Eater, is a video from Funny or Die to help get your week started on the right (i.e., funny) foot. Behold Rowdy Roddy Piper taking on his most dangerous foe to date, childhood obesity:

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Monarch Readies New Menu, Helps National Children's Cancer Society

    Robin WheelerJosh Galliano, executive chef at Monarch​Monarch (7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-3995) -- which some hack called the second-most important restaurant to open in St. Louis last decade -- will reopen this Monday, August 2, after several weeks of renovations and menu planning. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2010

    Islands, Active Child, Steel Phantoms at Firebird, Friday, July 9

    Bryan SutterIslands at Firebird on July 9​A decent-sized crowd turned out at the Firebird last night for the infectious energy of the polymorphous pop group Islands. Openers Steel Phantoms were almost shockingly good. Though the Brooklyn band has been playing as a foursome for less than a yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    St. Louis Pediatrician Works a Peanut Butter Miracle in Haiti

    Image sourceDr. Patricia Wolff and one her Haitian patients.​Even before last January's earthquake, Haiti was the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Thirty percent of its budget came from foreign aid. Infant mortality was high. So was the rate of childhood malnutrition; according to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 3.27

    A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services finds a lack of proper record-keeping on safety issues throughout the food chain. (Reuters)NBC has canceled superstar chef Marco Pierre White's first U.S. cooking show, Chopping Block, after only three episodes. (Eater)A dairy surplus at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Wash. U. Study: Buffet No Exercise = Fat

    File this one under I Gotta Get Me One of Those Government Grants: A new study by a Washington University professor, funded by the NIH and the CDC and published in the December issue of the journal Preventive Medicine, found, according to a Wash. U. press release, "people who eat out often at buffet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 11.20

    Yes, it's that time again: the Beaujolais Nouveau is here. This year, though, producers aren't very excited. (Wall Street Journal) A new study suggests that childhood obesity rates could be cut by banning fast-food ads. (Reuters) A year of trouble for Kosher meatpackers in the U.S. has led to a sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11.19

    A new study suggests that obese children are actually eating fewer calories than they need -- and almost none of the nutrients their bodies require. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) Nestle recalls some Lean Cuisine frozen dinners because of plastic in the food. (Los Angeles Times) Restaurants with a str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9.22

    China's food-safety head steps down as the melamine-tainted infant formula crisis widens: Over 53,000 have been sickened. (CNN) In Japan, the agriculture minister steps down after a scandal over contaminated rice. (AP) A look at the new PBS series featuring Mario Batali, Mark Bittman and Gwyneth P ... More >>