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August 2017

St. Louis Magazine’s August issue highlights the region’s best doctors, as chosen by their peers. It also takes a look at St. Louis’ medical scene, including cutting-edge research, new facilities, and healthcare advice. Also inside: a local’s guide to dining at hotels and casinos, the largest—and wackiest—heist in St. Louis history, a candid look at living without kids in America’s most family-friendly city, and more.

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Photography by Paul Nordmann

Local physicians on memorable cases, new advances, everyday advice, and more more

Health

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Courtesy of the WISH Center

Dr. Jaye Shyken runs the Women and Infant Substance Help Center to treat heroin addiction and keep families together. more

Health

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ILLUSTRATION BY JOEL KIMMEL

A Cliffs Notes–style look at this hefty, 312-page issue more

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Courtesy of Trivers Associates

A bourbon bar, a new restaurant in the International Shoe Co. building, and more more

Dining

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

“We have regulars, casino guests who gamble and dine with us several times a week,” says Charlie Gitto Jr. “They celebrate wins with us—and if they don’t win, they still enjoy our hospitality with house-made [dishes].” more

Dining

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

These hot spots have become as much dining destinations as places to stay. more

Dining

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Celebrating an anniversary or a birthday? Consider a meal and a room. more

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Rooftop Terrace Bar, Lobby Lounge, Fox & Hounds, and more more

Dining

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Some locals may have overlooked these tucked-away eateries. No more. more

Dining

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Plus, where to go for brunch and buffets on weekend mornings more

Dining

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Courtesy of Washington University

From new hospitals to budding partnerships, the metro region is gaining medical resources. more

Health

Electronic charts, quantitative measures, rationed access, punch-clock schedules… Dr. Ira Kodner of Washington University and Dr. Kimbell Kornu of Saint Louis University School of Medicine talk about a new kind of doctoring. more

Health

Facilities are adding telemedicine, stem cell research, and cutting-edge procedures. more

Health

One study pronounced sepsis, the body’s own response to infection, the most expensive inpatient cost in American hospitals, with a price tag of nearly $24 billion a year. more

Health

Rock Steady Boxing helps Parkinson's patients counter the neurodegeneration of their disease. more

Health

From treatment breakthroughs for common conditions to a dramatic chance of ending cell death, Dr. Rajendra S. Apte knows how to restore the gifts of sight. more

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A new study is recruiting people with mild cognitive impairment and teaching them chess. Smart move. more

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"You have insurance companies shifting more costs to patients," says Dr. Steve Miller. more

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Thanks to a massive project led by Washington University School of Medicine, scientists are breaking new ground in brain science. more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Tran sat down with SLM to talk about his new restaurant, his family, and the future of the St. Louis culinary scene. more

Dining