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Older Obese Adults Can Benefit From Moderate Exercise

Moderate-intensity exercise can help even extremely obese older adults improve their ability to perform common daily activities and remain independent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
27-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Head Impact Exposure Increases as Youth Football Players Get Older, Bigger

Youth football players are exposed to more and more forceful head impacts as they move up in age- and weight-based levels of play, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
21-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Insurance vs. Out-of-Pocket Payment Not a Big Factor in Weight-Loss Outcomes

Individuals whose insurance covered the cost of a comprehensive medical weight-loss program had one-year outcomes very similar to those of patients who paid for the treatment out of pocket, according to an observational study conducted at Wake...
24-May-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Intensive Lowering of Blood Pressure Can Reduce Risk of Harm to Heart Muscle

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has shown that aggressive lowering of blood pressure in people with hypertension reduced the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). This condition, the enlargement and thickening...
22-May-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Behavioral Intervention Targets Latino Men at High Risk of HIV Infection

Men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for two thirds of all new HIV infections in the United States, with 26 percent occurring in Latinos, according to 2014 data. If those rates continue, it is estimated that one in four Latino MSM may be...
19-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reduction of Post -Traumatic Stress Symptoms Associated with Non-Invasive Neurotechnology

A closed-loop acoustic stimulation brainwave technology significantly reduced symptoms in people suffering from post-traumatic stress in a small pilot study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study is published in the April 19...
13-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ATV-Related Injuries in Children Remain Large Public Health Problem

All-terrain vehicle-related injuries remain a large public health problem in this country, with children more adversely affected than adults. According to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the major risk factors for young riders...
14-Apr-2017 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Novel Way to Induce Pancreatic Cancer Cell Death

Pancreatic cancer, most frequently pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), is the most lethal and aggressive of all cancers. Unfortunately, there are not many effective therapies available other than surgery, and that is not an option for many...
10-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hazards of Cigarette Smoking Extend Way Beyond the Lungs

The long list of conditions that smoking can cause, contribute to, increase the risk of or worsen runs from high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and stroke to gum disease, arthritis and erectile dysfunction.
13-Jun-2017 5:00 PM EDT

It’s Safe to Go In the Water, Just Don’t Swallow It

There is nothing better on a hot summer day than a refreshing dip in a pool, stream, lake or ocean. However, bacteria and parasites can lurk in all kinds of water and put a real damper on summertime fun unless people practice a few, simple...
30-May-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Kinesio Tape Sticking as a Treatment for Athletes and Others


Kinesio tape first gained widespread public attention when it was spotted on athletes during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but it has been around since the 1970s.
16-May-2017 6:00 PM EDT

Music Has Powerful (and Visible) Effects on the Brain


“Your brain has a reaction when you like or don’t like something, including music," says Jonathan Burdette, M.D.. "We’ve been able to take some baby steps into seeing that, and ‘dislike’ looks different than ‘like’ and much different...
12-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT

Two New Devices Enhancing Treatment for Certain Cardiovascular Problems


A miniaturized pacemaker that doesn’t have any wires and a coronary stent that gradually dissolves in the body – both approved by Food and Drug Administration within the past year – are being put to good use by heart and vascular specialists.
1-Mar-2017 6:00 PM EST

MRI-Guided Laser Surgery Proving Effective for Some Epilepsy Patients

The MRI-guided laser ablation method is far less invasive and time-consuming than conventional surgery and has produced good results for people with medial temporal lobe epilepsy.
21-Feb-2017 5:00 PM EST

Alcohol’s Effect Can Be More Damaging to Women

Listen up ladies. Women simply don’t metabolize alcohol in the same way as men. It’s called the telescoping effect.
21-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST

‘Hair of the Dog’ Won’t Cure That Hangover

The notion that having a drink can cure a hangover has been around since the 16th century. That doesn't mean it's true.
14-Feb-2017 3:00 PM EST

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