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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

A Little Vigorous Exercise May Help Boost Kids’ Cardiometabolic Health

As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study led by a researcher at Wake Forest...
24-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Having Athletic Trainers Could Benefit Youth Football Organizations

Youth football organizations can benefit from the presence of a certified athletic trainer at their practices and games, according to an anecdotal report by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
16-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Uncovers Potential Health Risks of Travel to Mars

Using mice transplanted with human stem cells, a research team from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has demonstrated for the first time that the radiation encountered in deep space travel may increase the risk of leukemia in humans.
8-Mar-2017 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Names Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., Chief Executive Officer


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced Julie Ann Freischlag, (pronounced FRY-shlog), M.D., as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Freischlag joins the medical center on May 1 and succeeds CEO John D. McConnell, M.D., who last year...
14-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

Setting the Record Straight on Some Common Beliefs About Food and Health


When it comes to what certain foods can do to or for you, it’s probably best to take motherly advice, familiar sayings and other bits of conventional wisdom with a grain of salt.
14-Feb-2017 6:00 AM EST

Too Much Sun, Mosquito Bites Can Wreck Tropical Travel

If the last blast of winter has you longing for sun-soaked beaches in tropical locales, be sure to stop at the drug store for sunscreen and insect repellant before leaving for spring vacation.
10-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST

Tips to Treat Seasonal Dry Eye

If your eyes feel like the Sahara desert or your vision seems blurrier than usual, don’t panic. It may just be seasonal dry eye.
20-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST

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