Michele Munz, The Pantagraph

Michele Munz

The Pantagraph

St. Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Michele:

Precious cargo: Donor lungs get seat on Southwest flight to St. Louis as transplant team fights time and snowstorm

Dr. Katharine Caldwell says the transplant team refused to give up when their plane was grounded. → Read More

Young pastor, tested by COVID-19, makes it home in time for Christmas

The deadly virus sickened family members, and nearly took his life. What the ordeal taught him. → Read More

Report shows more Missourians experiencing hunger, biggest increase in country

17% of Missouri households experienced food insecurity last year → Read More

How social networks affect recovery after a stroke, patient turns the research into art

Stroke patient and artist Lindsay Obermeyer, 49, of St. Louis, brings her doctor's research to life with crochet mandalas. → Read More

10 action steps to reduce painkiller abuse in Missouri

Six major health care provider groups in Missouri have released recommendations on how their members can reduce opioid painkiller addiction across the state. → Read More

More babies going to the NICU, and more than half are normal weight, study finds

More obesity in moms, opiod addiction get part of blame → Read More

Get down baby: Dancing through labor eases pain and improves health

Dancing for Birth can trace its roots to the St. Louis area. → Read More

Computerized braces could help St. Charles girl walk

She would be youngest in world to be outfitted. → Read More

SLU initiative aims to transform care of elderly, wins $2.5 million federal grant

The university leads effort to screen 90 percent of Missourians over the age of 65 for leading causes of disability, hospitalization and early death. → Read More

Semicolon tattoos signify new start, inspire hope in others with mental illness

Millions across the globe are being inspired by Project Semicolon — a movement dedicated to presenting hope and love to those struggling with depression, suicide, addiction and self-injury. → Read More

Hospitals say efforts improving to prevent nurses' injuries

Hospital workers suffer injuries at nearly twice the national average rate for workers. Nearly half of the injuries are from lifting and moving patients. → Read More

Moving crews, helicopters to rural areas gets patients to urban trauma centers faster

St. Louis Children's Hospital is latest to make changes to ensure critical care → Read More

Missouri's 'right to try' law no guarantee patient will get experimental drugs

Manufacturer may choose not to participate. → Read More

A sanitary pad can change the life of an Ethiopian girl, and a WU doctor aims to help

Menstrual supplies and even underwear to attach them to are unaffordable for impoverished families in Ethiopia. → Read More

Eads, King bridges will close Sunday for new, flatter GO! marathon

Runners will cross the Eads and Martin Luther King bridges into Illinois. → Read More

Dance therapy comes weekly to Cardinal Glennon, kids wants more

Program in hospitals and schools uses movement to help children heal physically and emotionally. → Read More

Valentine Mardi Gras makes for romantic day

The last time Valentine's Day fell on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday was 1953, and the next time it will happen will be 2026. → Read More

Valentine Mardi Gras makes for romantic day

The last time Valentine's Day fell on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday was 1953, and the next time it will happen will be 2026 → Read More

Nigerian-born Wash U engineer wins annual St. Louis Award for his cancer-seeing glasses

His wearable technology could impact the outcomes of cancer patients across the world. → Read More

Silent march through downtown St. Louis ends loudly at Arch, closes monument

'We don't always have to be vocal and loud. Silence can make a powerful statement,' said one organizer. → Read More