Do you remember what school lunches were like? During my high school years at Cor Jesu Academy, certain days (like toasted ravioli and hot-from-the-oven chocolate-chip-cookie days) attracted more attention than others--a sure bet the line would be longer than usual.
As highlighted in a recent issue of Missouri Medicine, researchers in the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development are working on a variety of vaccines to treat everything from influenza to ebola.
“There is tremendous joy at how complete the family is right now, it just didn't feel complete until we were together," says Scott Wells, starting center for the St. Louis Rams and father of six.
Innovative research at Washington University' Genome Institute has gotten a big boost with a $25 million endowment from longtime philanthropists Elizabeth and James McDonnell.
When December becomes icy and dark, the garden may go to sleep for the winter, but my kitchen window showcases the flurry of activity around our row of bird feeders.
Tom Schlafly, Richard Gephardt, Dr. Pat and Mike Wolff, dean of stlu law school
Last month, I attended my first-ever Eye Ball, an annual benefit for the Lifelong Vision Foundation. One of the evening's honorees was College Bound, a local organization whose mission is to equip promising students in under-served neighborhoods with the skills they need to thrive in college. The Foundation partners with College Bound to provide students with some of the basics we take for granted, such as eye exams and glasses, to help improve their chances of success in school and beyond.
Two local women just returned from Washington, where they joined more than 100 other volunteers from across the country to decorate the White House for the holidays.
Oscar season is upon us, and the indie theaters are packed with potential nominees. If you're keeping a checklist handy, here's the current indie recap:
Story: The heart is a lonely hunter, said novelist Carson McCullers. So it is with Nance, a 30s-something divorcee who juggles her responsibilities as a social worker with the trials and tribulations of raising a teenage daughter. Through a dating service she comes in contact with Tom, a divorced salesman who cautiously picks an art museum for their first meeting.
The Nipher Middle School Orchestra
He is nothing like we have had in St. Louis lately: Jason Heyward is big, strong, athletic and yes, African-American. The last African-American starter for the Cardinals was Reggie Sanders back in 2005. Four years ago, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Heyward was considered the consensus No. 1 MLB prospect. Why not? He has a rocket right arm, arguably the best in baseball. He has incredible range in right field. He could be the best defensive outfielder in the game right now. Not many in history have two gold gloves by the time they are 25 years old. He also is fast enough to steal 20 bases a season.
At Advanced Heart and Vascular, patients with heart blockages are benefiting from a relatively new, rarely used procedure: radial arterial cardiac catheterization.
Almost every parent is convinced at some point in time that their child must be 'hyperactive.' And, since hyperactivity is one symptom of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, that child must have ADHD. The American Psychiatric Association states the incidence of ADD to be about 5 percent, though some reports suggest that it is higher.
Gateway to Hope, which provides uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients and those at high risk of having breast cancer with comprehensive care at no cost, has announced MARY LEE SALZER as its executive director.
If the Hunger Games sequel isn't floating your boat—or you've already seen it twice—you may want to consider a rental. Here's what's worth watching:
With so many deserving organizations, it can be hard to decipher where and what to give this holiday season. For your consideration, LN has compiled a list of just a handful of the area’s most worthy causes, and what’s topping their wish lists.
Although it’s been 20 years since David Halen was named concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, he still savors that moment. “The announcement was made the night Isaac Stern was featured soloist for our orchestra," he recalls.
A St. Louis holiday tradition is making its 'entrée' onto The Touhill stage this month: Saint Louis Ballet's production of The Nutcracker is set for 10 performances, from Dec. 18 to 23.