A former City of Ferguson corrections officer has been charged with the rape of a jail inmate. The incident occurred back on October 9, 2013, but the charges against Jaris Hayden -- for felony sexual contact with an inmate and permitting an escape -- were just filed on November 5 of this year. The ... More >>
You like beer. You like helping defenseless animals. Why not put the two together? Dierbergs (multiple locations) is doing just that. The market has partnered with Budwesier and Stray Rescue of St. Louis to help homeless dogs. See also: - Limited Edition Cupcakes at the Cup Benefit Back-to-School C ... More >>
Last month, Daily RFT broke the news that Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital were discontinuing their controversial practice of using live cats in a joint pediatric advanced life support (PALS) course. Animal-rights activists locally and nationally celebrated the news -- after y ... More >>
An intoxicated teenage girl smashed her car into a parked car and a garage wall, and then backed straight into a glass window at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield early this morning, police say. Miraculously, it appears that no one was hurt in the series of collisions, though the hospital's emer ... More >>
Bob Barker -- yes, Bob Barker -- is pressuring Washington University in St. Louis to end its controversial practice of using live cats in medical school training classes. "I love cats. I love all animals," the television host tells Daily RFT in a phone interview. "It's upsetting to me.... There's ... More >>
Is it necessary for Washington University to use live cats as part of a medical training program? That question was raised again last week when People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released an "undercover video" that gives viewers a look inside the medical school's practice of intubating anes ... More >>
Representative Bryan Spencer is promoting a bill that would offer immunity in certain cases to individuals who seek medical attention for a drug overdose -- and for the Missouri lawmaker, it's personal. "I had a student who died of heroin use," he tells Daily RFT. "He was a bright young man who ha ... More >>
Emergency paramedics were in such a rush last night to get a patient into Barnes-Jewish Hospital that they apparently forgot to secure their ambulance. When they went back outside, the vehicle was gone. "The patient...was in such critical condition," Tim Brown, a MedStar operations manager, tell ... More >>
Should med students practice tracheal intubation by sticking a plastic tube down a kitten's windpipe? Washington University's School of Medicine is one of the last pediatrics programs in the country that says "yes." This morning animal rights activists -- in town for a national convention -- stood ... More >>
St. Louis County Police have confirmed that one man was killed in last night's incident near Glen Echo Country Club. Robert H. Moore III, 22, was pronounced dead the scene by first responders. An unidentified man is in custody on suspicion of murder in connection with the case. His name will not be ... More >>
There are a few skills every aspiring pediatrician needs to master. Some, such as remaining straight-faced while insisting that a shot won't hurt, are relatively easy to pick up. Others, like intubating an infant -- a notoriously difficult procedure that involves inserting a plastic tube into a baby ... More >>
Studies suggest this is the precursor to excited delirium.Was "excited delirium" the reason a 42-year-old Metro East man died in an emergency room following his arrest last Friday? According to a news release ciculated by the Madison County Cornorer's Office over the weekend, the victim, Ant ... More >>
Let's say you're a single mother with four kids at home. This is very common. Suppose that one day you wake up feeling sick. So sick, in fact, that, as a precaution, you decide you should go to the emergency room. It could happen to any mom, right? But you wonder about who will watch the ki ... More >>
St. Louis son Yogi Berra briefly checked into a Florida hospital yesterday after taking a backward fall in the visitor's clubhouse at the Philadelphia Phillies spring training complex, according to a New York Times report. But the legend is fine. The 85-year-old Berra stumbled after his sne ... More >>
You know, every day I sit down at the computer terminal here in Rundown Headquarters (also known as my mother's basement), and I start tapping away at the keys. My goal is to try and come up with something that is either interesting, funny, informative, odd, or maybe all of the above. Some days ... More >>
In case you never understood the dangers of walking on snow and ice, this just in from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services... The entire press release follows the jump, including the tip: "Keep your eyes on where you are going."
You're not a doctor, but Trauma Center lets you play one on TV.
Friday, November 25; Bottleneck Blues Bar
(inside Ameristar Casino, St. Charles Landing, St. Charles)
At this benefit concert, you'll get the blues and a local Web site will get the green
Jury duty at the Civil Courts Building: same sit, different day; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Directed by Martin Scorsese
After years of taking it on the chin, Bob Goeggel struck back at his competitor. Thanks to his accusations of fraud, the state's largest ambulance company is on the operating table and the feds are doing the cutting.
In the chaos of the ER, patients with mental or behavioral problems receive scant attention