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...
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A routine blood test that measures kidney function can be a valuable predictor of short-term outcomes for stroke patients, according to a study led by a neurologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
30-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
Organized Prescription Drug Collection Programs May Have Minimal Impact on Reducing Availability of Controlled Medications
More than 3.8 billion controlled medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, Valium and Adderall, are dispensed by pharmacies annually in the United States. It has been estimated that only about 30 percent of these drugs are used by the people for...
15-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
If you’re trying to lose weight, what are your chances of success? Your brain may hold the key.
Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center believe they may have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with...
2-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Women Experience Marked Decline in Sexual Function in Months Immediately Before and After Onset of Menopause
Women experience a notable decline in sexual function approximately 20 months before and one year after their last menstrual period, and that decrease continues, though at a somewhat slower rate, over the following five years, according to a study...
2-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
A research team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been awarded a three-year grant for $2 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to compare the effectiveness of cognitive-behavior therapy and yoga on anxiety in...
28-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Scientists Identify Protein Involved in Restoring Effectiveness of Common Treatment for Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women, with estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) being the most common type. Drugs used to treat this cancer, such as tamoxifen and Faslodex, block the hormone estrogen receptor that ER+ cancer...
30-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Can having a few drinks help people with clinical depression feel better? Yes. At least in terms of biochemistry.
28-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
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
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
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
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
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
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
“Not only is the current older population more active, they’re not as willing as people once were to live in pain and tolerate it,” said Mark Shields, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “And the current...
22-Nov-2016 4:00 PM EST
Often called the suicide headache because of the excruciating intensity of the pain, cluster headaches are three times more likely to strike men than women.
18-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST