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Spring 2008


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A High-tech Hospital for the 21st Century

This high-tech transformation is particularly visible in three areas— neurosciences, cancer and heart care. In each case, Barnes-Jewish and Washington University physicians are bringing their patients a range of extraordinary new devices, some that are still being tested in clinical trials and others that exist at only a handful of medical centers in the nation.

The Battle for Your Brain

The word “stroke” used to trigger images of hopelessness, brain damage and people struggling to speak intelligibly or feed themselves. The outlook was bleak, not only for patients and families but also for the health care providers struggling to treat them.

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Also In the Issue

Breakthroughs
A look at three of the latest technological advances being used at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, including virtual I.V., valve replacement and cardiac ultrasound.

Profiles in Diversity
Four years ago, Scott Touzinsky thought his professional volleyball career was over after he tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) during a game in Greece.


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