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Daily Dose of Beetroot Juice Improved Endurance and Blood Pressure in Older Patients with Common Type of Heart Disease

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found that a daily dose of beetroot juice significantly improved exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF).
11-Feb-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Slow Heart Rate Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Bradycardia – a slower than normal heartbeat – does not increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study is published in the Jan.19 online...
15-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Link Found Between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found an association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents.
15-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Most Top-Selling, Over-the-Counter Sexual Treatments Unproven, Some Could Be Harmful, Review Shows

From horny goat weed to ginseng and maca, over-the-counter dietary supplements sold to improve male sexual health contain a wide variety of “natural” ingredients. A review of the scientific evidence for the most common ingredients to determine...
11-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Report Possibility of Using Unused Human Pancreata to Build New Organs

Researchers have been working for years to develop an artificial pancreas in the lab to help the millions of people with type 1 diabetes. But what if the answer is to “recycle” the more than 300 human pancreata from organ donors that aren’t...
10-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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