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Mindfulness Meditation Trumps Placebo in Pain Reduction

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found new evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo.
10-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Robert Gfeller Named Vice President of Communications, Marketing & Media and Chief Marketing Officer at Wake Forest Baptist

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced Robert J. “Bob” Gfeller Jr. will assume additional responsibility at the medical center. Adding to his role as executive director for the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma (CIPT), Gfeller...
20-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Hypertension Complication

Lowering systolic blood pressure below the currently recommended target can reduce the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), the most common complication of high blood pressure, according to new research.
13-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Creates $15 Million Program to Develop Life Science Technologies

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced the creation of a Technology Development Program, a $15 million program to develop the ideas, discoveries and inventions of the faculty and staff of the Medical Center into life science technologies...
7-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Severely Obese Children May Be at Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

More than 3 million children in the United States who are severely obese may be at a higher risk of developing heart disease and diabetes than overweight children, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the...
30-Sep-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Common Antidepressant May Change Brain Structures Differently in Depressed and Non-depressed Individuals

A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
4-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High Iron Intake May Increase Appetite, Disease Risk

Here’s one more reason to cut down on the amount of red meat you eat. Using an animal model, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found that dietary iron intake, equivalent to heavy red meat consumption, suppresses leptin, a...
24-Aug-2015 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vitamin D Supplements Could Help Reduce Falls in Homebound Elderly

Every year falls affect approximately one in three older adults living at home, with approximately one in 10 falls resulting in serious injury. Even if an injury does not occur, the fear of falling can lead to reduced activity and a loss of...
17-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Holiday Fare May Present Problems for People with Food Allergies

During the holidays, the variety and complexity of foods served by friends and relatives can present landmines for people with food allergies.
23-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST

Ultrasound Is Making New Waves Throughout Medicine


For decades, ultrasound was employed in only a handful of medical specialties. But today it is being used across the spectrum of disciplines, from anesthesiology to urology.
2-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Researchers Probing Potential Power of Meditation as Therapy


Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are examining the effectiveness of meditation as a therapy for mild cognitive impairment and migraine headaches and as a way to reduce pain.
8-Apr-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Gluten-Free Diet Is Treatment, Not Trend, for Those with Celiac Disease

For people who have celiac disease, going gluten-free isn't a lifestyle choice, it's a necessity. For everyone else, steering clear of gluten isn't necessarily a good idea.
27-Jan-2015 9:00 AM EST

Pediatric Urologist, and Frequent Miralax Prescriber, Addresses Controversy About Safety

8-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

Research Points to Need for New Approaches in Treatment of High Blood Pressure

Recent findings have punctured some long-held beliefs about hypertension, its triggers and effects, and the best ways to treat it.
9-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

Healthy Holiday Potluck and Seasonal Fire Safety: Medical Experts Available

A registered dietitian is available to offer delicious, nutritious food ideas for holiday potlucks; and a trauma/burn expert can discuss fire safety and burn prevention as they relate to the holiday season.
9-Dec-2014 10:45 AM EST

Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on Having a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Sticking to a gluten-free diet over Thanksgiving may sound like no fun, but many people don’t have a choice.
20-Nov-2014 2:25 PM EST

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