What is Autoimmune Hepatitis?

Hepatitis is a general term to describe inflammation of the liver tissue. Although it can arise from several causes, hepatitis from a viral infection is the most common. Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a rare and chronic disorder occurring when the body’s immune system attacks the liver cells, causing inflammation. Autoimmune Hepatitis. Image Credit: bangoland/Shutterstock.com Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) AIH is a […]

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How to Improve Your Mental State and Productivity As an Entrepreneur?

Everyone wants to become an entrepreneur. We want to set up a business where it can support our living while giving us freedom to control our time and balance it between work and life. However, not every entrepreneur becomes a successful one. The reality is an entrepreneur’s journey is often difficult and lonely. Your financial security solely depends on your […]

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Grab These Best Essential Oils to Ease Your Anxiety and Stress!

Most people experience anxiety and stress, pain, and even insomnia due to our hectic schedules in work and personal life. While most people tend to rely on pills to help manage the anxiety or stress they’re feeling, some people wish to take the alternative route. This prompted some people to discover the wonders of alternative medicine and experiment the benefits […]

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Podcast: What to make of CDC’s new masking guidelines

A new episode of our podcast, “Show Me the Science,” has been posted. At present, these podcast episodes are highlighting research and patient care on the Washington University Medical Campus as our scientists and clinicians confront the COVID-19 pandemic. After recently announcing that vaccinated people could safely take off their masks outdoors and gather in small groups with other vaccinated […]

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Finding alternatives to traditional antibiotics aim of $11 million grant

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received an $11 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to find new ways to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. The grant funds a two-pronged approach. One aims to identify and develop alternatives to antibiotics for […]

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22-Year-Old Md. Woman Locked Out of Fla. Hotel Room Dies After Being Stuck in Window

The Sheriff's Office and Marathon Fire Rescue were called to the scene around 7:30 a.m. where they pronounced Therriaault dead at the scene. An autopsy is pending, according to the Sheriff's Office. A friend to Therriault described the 22-year-old in a tribute as "a beautiful, selfless, free spirited soul." Private elementary school Butler Montessori also wrote a tribute to Therriault […]

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Calfee named division director in orthopedic surgery

Ryan P. Calfee, MD, an associate professor of orthopedic surgery and medical director of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Orthopedic Center, has been named director of the Hand and Microsurgery Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Calfee specializes in treating hand and upper wrist extremity disease, including nerve compression and injury, arthritis of the hand and wrist, and […]

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COVID-19 and Headache

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease characterized primarily by symptoms of cough, fever, and breathing difficulties. However, there are notable symptoms that are very common in COVID-19 including the loss of the sense of taste/smell and bodily pain/aches, including headache. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, epidemiological and case data have vastly improved our knowledge and understanding of the symptoms, […]

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How Could Nitric Oxide Treat Severe COVID-19?

Nitric oxide (NO) has been used for decades in cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a vasodilator, improving gas exchange in the lungs and allowing the blood to better oxygenate. NO is naturally produced by many cells of the body and plays an important role in signaling and homeostasis. It functions as a vasodilator by bonding with and […]

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