Internal Medicine

  • Film

    March 13, 2014
  • Film

    January 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Last Shot: A Concert Photographer's Battle With Cancer

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Wash. U. Docs Provide Another Excuse to Keep Drinking Red Wine

    Red wine has been firmly established as the wonder drug of our time. It prevents blindness, skin cancer, diabetes, heart disease and tooth decay! It fights radiation and food poisoning! It makes you thin and young and lovely and French! Whoops, not French, sorry, we got a little carried away there. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    By 2030, Almost Two-Thirds of Missourians Will Be Really Fat People

    Picture, if you will, that you are standing in between two people. Look to your right, then to your left. If you are standing in this little huddle in Missouri 20 years from today, more than likely two of the three of you will be obese. At least, that's the vision of the future a new report out fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Scientists Figure Out How Red Wine Keeps You Young

    The glory days of Mad Men, when doctors prescribed regular cigarette smoking and judiciously-administered (daily) glasses of alcohol, are, sadly, long gone -- except for red wine, that miracle drink that keeps us young and healthy while also getting us drunk. Good Lord how we love it! For a long ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Dennis Iagulli: Defendant Details Brutal Slaying of Fellow Homeless Man

    Dennis Iagulli​Dennis Iagulli pleaded guilty yesterday to his role in a truly disturbing murder of a fellow homeless man in June 2010.Parts of 22-year-old Zachary Irvin's body were found on fire that month near an abandoned East St. Louis warehouse that served as a homeless camp. Authorities have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Wash. U. Scientists Reverse Effects of Type 2 Diabetes -- in Mice

    image viaA weeklong series of injections for this mouse can reverse the effects of months of bad eating. Can the same happen for humans?​For most people, a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes means a lifetime sentence to a regimen of insulin and monitoring for some of the disease's nastiest side effe ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    All This Soda Talk is Enough to Make Us Sick

    It's bad news for soda. Reuters reports that sugared soda consumption is dropping in America. It's not so great in the land of diet soda drinkers, either. A report presented at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions suggests that even sugar-free sodas can be linked to diabetes. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Pregnancy Causing Obesity Epidemic, St. Louis Doctor Claims

    image via zazzle.comGuess again, lady​National experts have suggested that if a woman is obese, she should gain far less weight when pregnant than previously thought: just 11 to 20 pounds.But one local doctor says even that is far too much. Dr. Raul Artal, chairman of the obstetrics and gynecology ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: May 20-22

    Egan O'KeefeA scene from 2009's Taste of Maplewood​The weather forecast for the weekend may be full of storms and gloom, but forget about it! There's plenty of booze, food and tunes to keep everyone out of the house. Take, for instance, the Missouri Brewfest in Westport or the 30th Annual Fine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Gluten-Free Summit Planned, and Not a Moment Too Soon​One person in 133 is gluten intolerant, and they're joining forces to hold the first Gluten Free Food Labeling Summit. The group will host the May 4 event in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to get legislators and food producers to follow the 2007 Food Allergen La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2011

    Matt Holliday Lost to Appendicitis

    Holliday, moments before the appendectomy caught up with him. ​The 2011 baseball season is exactly one game old. So far, here's the good news: David Freese's ankles have yet to catch on fire, Colby Rasmus looked good in game one, and Albert Pujols should be significantly more affordable after a se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    The Latest in Petri Dish Fashion: Designer Intestinal Bacteria

    image viaThere's a high proportion of these intestinal bacteria, Firmicutes, in people who have a high-fat, high-sugar diet.​We all have a vast collection of bacteria in our intestines, a library, if you will. Most of these bacteria are friendly and helpful, allowing us to digest foods we woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Click Here to Learn Amazing Secret for Reducing Belly Fat!

    image viaThe seeds of the bastard poon tree have been proven to reduce belly rats.​There are amazing secrets for reducing belly fat, some even advertised on this here blog. Daily RFT has never actually clicked on any of those ads, mostly because we're afraid there will be a giant payw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Patients at Area VA Hospital Denied Soft Foods

    Hospital officials get saucy.​No applesauce for you! In a devastating account of medical malpractice, four nurses who work at the John Cochran VA Medical Center have come forward to reveal a litany of violations occurring inside their facility. Their disclosures were made public during a pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Latest Possible Cause of Food Poisoning? The Body of Christ

    Wash those hands!​From Newsday, via Gawker, comes a twist to the usual food-poisoning story: exposure to hepatitis A during the communion portion of a Catholic mass in Long Island.Department and church officials did not name the source of the virus, but said that people who attended services [on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    A Treasury of Dutch Illustrations About Constipated Women

    Earlier today, I went searching for a photograph of a toilet to illustrate a post about restaurant toilets being cleaner than restaurant high chairs. I found a perfectly adequate photo of a toilet.I also stumbled upon these illustrations, apparently from Holland, of constipated women. What more can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Video: Dave Grohl Mock-Sues Scissor Sisters For Jake Shears' Peek-A-Boo Balls

    (Via BIllboard) During a recent show, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears apparently exposed his testicles. Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl was in attendance, and filmed a hilarious video in which he discusses a mock-lawsuit he's filed against the band, Ticketmaster, the venue and others. The fallo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    No, Really, Escolar is the Shit(s)

    Image viaEscolar: Goes well with grilled asparagus, a four-pack of Charmin and a stack of magazines.​In this week's review of Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800), I praise chef Kevin Willmann's poached Hawaiian escolar.However, I do issue a parenthetical caution about escolar, in general: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    New York Times Reports on the Six "Ignored" Strains of E. Coli

    Image viaE. coli, magnified.​A terrifying article in today's New York Times should jump to the top of your must-read list. The headline of William Neuman's piece really says it all: "In E. Coli Fight, Some Strains Are Largely Ignored."The most common strain of E. coli, responsible for most E. coli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    The Sweet Scout Tries Gluten-Free Goodies

    User "Jellyfish Juice," Wikimedia Commons​Gluten-free foods intrigue me. Why live without gluten? Celiac disease causes an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat; those suffering from celiac disease can suffer numerous health problems if they ingest it. However, recent studies have shown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Farmers' Market Share: Sunchoke and Potato Gratin

    Alissa Nelson​A few years ago, local chefs started hopping on the sunchoke bandwagon. Suddenly you had sunchoke purées and soups and risottos popping up like mushrooms after a week of fall rain. This happened to correspond to my first farm-share experience. As it turns out, Biver Farms is quite t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 7.2

    The E. coli outbreak linked to Colorado's JBS Swift Beef Co. has hospitalized a dozen. (AP)McDonald's enters the "upscale" fast-food burger battle. (CNN Money)France resorts to a tax cut to get derrieres back in restaurant seats. (AP)

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 6.29

    A Colorado company recalls beef for possible E. coli contamination. (Reuters)Could eating farmed fish put you at risk for mad cow disease? (Reuters)An electronic "nose" can pinpoint a wine's origins down to the barrel. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 6.23

    The recall of Nestlé Toll House cookie dough for E. coli contamination could lead to as many as 200 layoffs. (CNN)A Chicago-area company has recalled ground beef contaminated with E. coli. (Chicago Breaking News)The Chinese love Bordeaux, apparently. (AP)

  • Music

    June 3, 2009


    7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 2.20

    In these belt-tightening times, Americans just can't get enough Spam and other low-cost foods. (AP)Outbreaks get all the attention, but last year one in four Americans suffered from food poisoning of some kind. (AP)Speaking of which: A scientist has found more diarrhea-causing toxins in crabs, oyste ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2008

    Please, Please Cheese Me

    Fascinating fromage

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008
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    October 5, 2007
  • Music

    July 11, 2007

    Treaty of Paris

    5 p.m. Friday, July 13. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    Butt Out

    "...[D]onning togas and hamming it up for the camera outside of a Greek eatery, all before flocking to the closest drug store in search of a tube of Preparation H"?? So that's what they mean by "Greek Style"! -Unreal

  • News

    April 27, 2005

    Great Bowels Afire

    Unreal shills for Boeing (in song!), gets the straight poop on irritable bowel syndrome and sniffs out a local blogger. Plus: Is this billboard for a childhood center -- or a hot new album?

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    Dying to Get Out

    Some inmates tell horror stories about healthcare at the women's prison in Vandalia. Some didn't live to tell their tales.

  • Music

    September 24, 2003

    Best Underground Club

    Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

  • Music

    July 30, 2003

    Public Enema

    For the noble souls of Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, relieving social constipation has become a real pain in the ass

  • News

    May 21, 2003
  • News

    February 27, 2002

    Dead Man Talking

    Pete Parisi's life was a mess, and the Big Sleep didn't change that