The United Way of Greater St. Louis recently announced several chairs for the upcoming 2014 campaign. For the second year, MARILYN BUSH will chair the Women’s Leadership Society, and NINOSKA and PATRICK CLARKIN will co-chair of the Multicultural Leadership Society. JOHN STUPP will chair the de Tocqueville Society. JOE AMBROSE and RAY FARRIS will co-chair the Men’s Leadership Society. SARAH ROULAND will chair the Young Leadership Society, and REUBEN and D’ANNE SHELTON will co-chair the African American Leadership Society.
Janet McAfee Real Estate has welcomed NANCY FRANCIS and MELINDA McCARTHY as sales associates.
The Harris-Stowe State University board of regents has appointed DWAUN WARMACK as president, effective July 14. He previously worked as Bethune-Cookman University’s vice president, the youngest in the school’s history.
RONALD NORWOOD and BRIDGET HOY have been appointed as chairman and vice chair, respectively, of Lewis Rice Fingersh’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Mercy Hospital continues to stand by its commitment to provide compassionate service to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. To bolster this effort, the hospital will hold its 10th annual Mardi Gras Masquerade on March 1 at The Chase Park Plaza.
LELIA FARR, DR. MICHAEL STERN, ROBERT WILLIAMS, JOSEPHINE WEIL and PEGGY RITTER have been appointed to the Missouri Botanical Garden’s board of trustees.
No matter how much we fight it, aging changes the skin. We no longer produce copious amounts of natural oils to keep things smooth; and decades of sun damage, from those tans that looked so good when we were in our 20s and 30s, takes its toll as brown spots and wrinkles become more prominent.
You may think that people who have Down syndrome (DS) aren’t capable of the same things as you. That may be the biggest misconception out there about the condition, caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21.
During October, expect plenty of news stories and public events dedicated to sharing information about symptoms, diagnosis and medical treatment of breast cancer. But one important aspect of care is often left out: The supportive services available to help women who are diagnosed cope and manage the day-to-day reality of the disease.
Polsinelli senior partner DOREEN DODSON has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. The commission directs the association’s efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees in the United States.
10th annual BENEFIT FOR KIDS DINNER AUCTION at The Ritz-Carlton to benefit Mercy Health Foundation, 251-1800 or mercy.net/benefitforthekids.
Anyone can be overwhelmed when they go into the hospital for treatment, but for children, the unfamiliar sights and sounds can be even more intimidating. “We had a young child, who was admitted to the hospital after being physically abused,” recalls Dr. John Mantovani, chairman of pediatrics at Mercy Children’s Hospital. “She had some injury to her abdomen and was very fearful and quiet. Although she was a very verbal preschooler, she wasn’t really talking.”
Chris Carpenter with Mason, 12; Trenton, 15; Margo, 2; and Clayton, 6
Let’s begin with one of the biggest myths about arthritis: There are two kinds—osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Wrong!
When speaking with an allergist, there’s a chance you may briefly forget you’re talking with a doctor and imagine you’re chatting with a botanist. These medical specialists can reel off plant names, expected dates of pollination and various pollen attributes.
When a contaminated batch of injectable steroids was linked to 541 cases of fungal infections this fall, causing 36 deaths, officials immediately looked for the source. Although no cases were reported in Missouri, people across the country wondered about the safety of the drug supply. Yet the contaminated steroids were not made by one of the major pharmaceutical companies. Instead, they were manufactured by the New England Compounding Center, a company that produced ‘compounded pharmaceuticals.’
Clue to Alzheimer’s Found in Brain Samples
RANDALL BATEMAN was recognized as the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor in Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine.
Asthma is one of the most common childhood ailments. Children who suffer from this pulmonary condition may find themselves wheezing, coughing and struggling for breath while their friends play and participate in sports.
The Children’s Heart Foundation-Missouri Chapter welcomes JAIME SEITRICH (1) and LAURA BOHON to its Founding Board of Directors.
Kidneys may not get as much attention as some other major organs, yet these filters that clean the blood, removing waste that would otherwise become toxic, are crucial to our health. Fortunately, increased awareness campaigns have highlighted the importance of healthy kidneys and the prevention of chronic kidney disease.
During their stays at the Park Avenue Ronald McDonald House, Alexis Henson and Dawson Cutler often would text each other from their rooms and make plans to walk together to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center for treatment. Although they both were facing difficult paths in their fights against cancer, their fast friendship made a huge difference. “Alexis was a blessing to Dawson,” says Rachael Cutler Jones, Dawson’s mother. “She helped him open up and want to fight.”