You probably haven't heard of primary ciliary dyskinesia. It's a genetic disorder that affects only one in 20,000 babies, mostly by causing chronic respiratory problems. What makes it even trickier is that, because it's so rare, and because respiratory problems are caused by a wide range of things, ... More >>
Springtime in St. Louis -- the season your car turns a pale green regardless of its paint color. Yep, there's a lot of pollen in the air. Worse, it's in your nose and eyes, producing bucketloads of snot and phlegm and making you weep harder than a guest on Dr. Phil. But here's the good news ... More >>
Courtesy of Mary Ann StarrThis spring, when we reported on the untimely passing of Danny McClain, the fearless drummer who was a fixture in the local improvisational music community and member of explosive instrumental trio Grand Ulena, not all of the story's questions had been answered. The ... More >>
8 p.m., Sunday, June 26 at Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
image viaIf you paid any attention at all in your elementary-school health class, you'd know by now that smoking a lot leads to lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But what leads some people to smoke more than others? An international team of researchers, led by two ... More >>
Heads up to anyone who was planning on hitting the Drive-By Truckers show this Thursday, February 26, at the Pageant: Don't. Due to illness -- specifically, Patterson Hood's walking pneumonia, which he's still recovering from -- the concert is now slated for Saturday, March 28. Perhaps a blessing in ... More >>
Janet Jackson's brother Michael is officially not in need of a lung transplant or at death's door. To celebrate, a classic single "If."
Attend medical school — on the cheap!
A campaign of violence against aid workers threatens food relief in Somalia. (New York Times) The FDA may ease last year's restrictions against seafood imported from China. (USA Today) A new study finds that women who eat nuts while pregnant may put their children at greater risk for asthma. (Los ... More >>
Dr. Joel Cooper pioneered lung-volume-reduction surgery to save the lives of thousands of emphysema patients. Now he wants the government to get out of the way.