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Medical Technology

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Archdiocese Asks St. Louis to Stop Ice Bucket Challenge Donations to ALS Association

    Are you one of the countless philanthropists taking on the ice-bucket challenge and donating to the ALS Association? The Catholic Church says you're doing it wrong. The St. Louis Archdiocese has released a statement urging Catholics to donate to a research organization that doesn't support embryoni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Last Shot: Navigating the World of a Clinical Drug Trial

    [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

    July 23, 2013

    Last Shot: Tumor Levels On the Rise

    [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

    June 18, 2013

    Last Shot: The Difficulty Of Updating Friends About My Health

    [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

    February 25, 2013

    Videos: Top Ten TSA Airport Groping Scandals

    Last week, footage of Transportation Security Administration officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport trying to pat down a three-year-old girl in a wheelchair went viral -- and brought national attention to TSA in St. Louis. Nathan Forck, the father trying to get his family to Disney Wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Abandoned Forest Park Hospital: What's the Deal with All That Leftover Equipment?

    When Daily RFT first wrote about a collection of amazing photos from inside the closed Forest Park Hospital, it quickly became the week's most popular post. What's intriguing and eeire about urban explorer Nick Zulauf's photos is the careful documentation what got left behind. A child's trike. Rows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Wash. U. Scientists Use Brain Scans to Prove ADD Meds Really Work

    courtesy Washington UniversityA sample PET scan. The image on the right is brighter, which means it shows lower dopamine levels.​Though it seems like every kid who used to be labeled "hyperactive" now has attention deficit disorder, not all forms of ADD are the same, and some treatments can wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Dolphin Tale and All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry at West Main Cafe

    ​We usually forgo animal movies. Too often they turn into snuff films. Go ahead. Try to remember the last animal movie you saw that didn't end with the poor creature's death.We'll wait. Dolphin Tale is inspired by the true story of Winter, a bottlenose dolphin who lost her tail. She actually st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Man Loses Limb in Lawnmower Accident, But Not How You'd Think

    Wait! It's not that bad! Really. ​Richard Feaman lost his leg in a horrible lawnmower accident in September 2009 that he claims cost him $30,000 in medical bills. Now Feaman is suing those he believes are responsible for his injuries. And who could that be? The manufacturer of his riding lawnm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Wash. U. Scientists Listen to the Mind at Work on Newfangled Brain Radio

    image viaElectrocorticography in action. (Yes, those are electrodes on a human brain.)​Dr. Eric Leuthardt, who works at the Washington University School of Medicine, has the coolest toys of anybody in St. Louis: first the Monteris Medical AutoLITT System, a laser-tipped wand that zaps brain tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Chris Mucci Looking For A Cure This Weekend

    bethematchfoundation.org​Local musician Chris Mucci needs your help. He has Burkitt's lymphoma, a rare and highly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and he's looking for a stem cell donor. You can help him out this weekend by registering as a bone marrow or stem cell donor at two dif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Mizzou Scientists Experiment With Homegrown Replacement Joints

    image viaThe nice scientists at Mizzou helped Bunny grow a new shoulder!​It would be convenient if human bodies were like starfish, able to regenerate missing limbs or anything else they need. We can't yet, but a team of researchers at the University of Missouri and Columbia University may be clos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Babies Saving Lives!

    image via​Turns out babies aren't just cute. They're also potential medical superheroes.The Belleville News-Democrat tells us about 9-month-old Ben Alexander Schuetz, whose parents donated his umbilical cord blood when he was born. A few weeks ago, a representative from the St. Louis Cord Bl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2010
  • Music

    February 24, 2010

    Skeletonwitch/Howl

    7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 28. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    The Controversy of Tim Tebow's Super Bowl Ad is Old News in St. Louis

    Amen. Here in St. Louis we like to think we clap for the other team when they make a good play. We're gracious and forgiving of our pro athletes (fans here give needle-in-the-butt guys like Mark McGwire minutes-long standing ovations.) We love them, even when they're not talking about sports a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    The Latest from Birther Conspiracist, "World's Worst Person" -- Mo. Rep. Cynthia Davis

    On the positive side, Rep. Davis' new bill would guarantee they'll never be another politician just like her.​We here at Daily RFT love state Rep. Cynthia Davis (R - O'Fallon). Why? 'Cause she provides great copy. First time was back in June when Davis made headlines for a newsletter to her consti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Blurring the Lines of Dis- and Over-Abled

    Here we see Steve Austin training for the next Olympic games. But will he be allowed to compete? ​There's an outstanding article over at Gizmodo right now everyone, and I do mean everyone, should read. It's an article by Aimee Mullins, whose name you may not be all that familiar with, but you shou ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Missouri Stem Cell Advocates Hail Obama's Executive Order But Say Fight is Far From Over

    flickr.com/photos/dogwelderI don't see the evil here. You?The ink was barely dry on President Barack Obama's executive order on stem-cell research when the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures sent out an e-mail blast praising the president for his support. The order, signed Monday morning, remov ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2008

    Out on a Limb

    Good times, good cause

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Big Boobs: Read All About 'Em!

    RFT reader Michael Mindlin e-mailed us to scold St. Louis Post-Dispatch health and fitness editor Amy Bertrand for her October 8, 2007, column "Silicone vs. saline: Looking at breast implant options." Complains Mindlin: "While approved by the FDA, silicone implants are clearly dangerous, and [Amy ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2005

    Cell Block

    Missouri scientists fear embryonic research may remain embryonic

  • Music

    October 26, 2005

    Beat Happenings

    Week of October 26, 2005

  • News

    May 12, 2004

    Get Poked, Get Paid

    Clinical drug trials offer good money, comfy dorms -- and sometimes even a free buzz. But beware: They're gonna suck your blood like Dracula.

  • Film

    July 30, 2003

    Film Openings

    Week of July 30, 2003

  • Music

    March 5, 2003

    Sum of Their Parts

    With a twisted vision, Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs get a leg up on the competition

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best News Story To R.I.P.

    Steve Fossett, hot-air balloonist

  • News

    April 18, 2001

    Letters

    Week of April 18, 2001

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