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Wake Forest Baptist Researchers Using NIH Grant to Study Cumulative Effects of Head Impacts in High School Football Players

Supported by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant worth a projected $3.3 million over five years, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center investigators have expanded their research into the cumulative effects of head impacts in young football...
21-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Shows it May be Time to Abandon Dreaded Digital Rectal Exam

The dreaded finger exam to check for prostate cancer used to be a mainstay of check-ups for older men. With its value now in question, some doctors share the risks and benefits with their patients and let them decide. So, should they or shouldn’t...
6-Sep-2016 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Combination Drug Therapy for Asthma Patients Is Safe

A post-marketing safety study mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has shown that a combination drug therapy for the treatment of asthma is safe and effective.
30-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Report on Safe, Non-Addictive Opioid Analgesic in Animal Model

Since the isolation of morphine from opium in the 19th century, scientists have hoped to find a potent opioid analgesic that isn’t addictive and doesn’t cause respiratory arrest with increased doses.
29-Aug-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Researchers Successfully Test Modified Stun Gun with Heart Monitoring Capability

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have successfully tested a prototype conducted electrical weapon (CEW) capable of recording a subject’s heart rate and rhythm while still delivering incapacitating electrical charges.
9-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Using Animal Model Provides Clues to Why Cocaine Is So Addictive

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are one step closer to understanding what causes cocaine to be so addictive.
1-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Acupuncture Used in Clinical Settings Reduced Symptoms of Menopause

Acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by as much as 36 percent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
24-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults Without Increasing Risk of Falls

Intensive therapies to reduce high blood pressure can cut the risk of heart disease in older adults without increasing the risk for falls, according to doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
18-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Medical Weight-Loss Programs Extend Far Beyond Diet


People with serious weight problems who are not interested in or candidates for bariatric surgery can turn to physician-supervised weight-loss programs go beyond diet and exercise to tackle obesity from multiple angles.
13-Jul-2016 4:00 PM EDT

Getting a Better Handle on Hispanics’ Health


Medical researchers, policymakers and providers are paying greater attention to race, national origin, immigration status and a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic factors in addressing the health of the country's large, growing and diverse...
21-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Researchers Seeking Ways to Help Older Adults Preserve Their Mobility


Mobility is a major issue for older adults, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers are working with colleagues across the country to help keep seniors on their feet.
5-Apr-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Is Football Safe? Issue Not Limited to NFL Players

24-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Medical Expert Available on the Safety of Nutritional Supplements

19-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST

Low-Dose CT Screening Effective in Detecting Lung Cancer at Early Stage in Longtime Smokers


The screening is recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and numerous other organizations for people 55 and over with no symptoms of lung cancer who have smoked the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years and who still...
22-Dec-2015 8:00 AM EST

Issues Raised in ‘Concussion’ Not Limited to NFL Players

17-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST

Banning Kids from Playing Football Is Not the Right Call

10-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST

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