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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

Brain Volume Predicts Successful Weight Loss in the Elderly

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

Wake Forest Baptist Research Team Receives $2 Million Award

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

Alcohol Shown to Act in Same Way as Rapid Antidepressants

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

Acupuncture Reduces Hot Flashes for Half of Women, Study Finds

Hot flashes – the bane of existence for many women during menopause – can be reduced in frequency by almost half for about 50 percent of women over eight weeks of acupuncture treatment, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical...
28-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Gets Federal Grant for Alzheimer’s Research Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center a grant worth an estimated $8.7 million over five years for the establishment of a new center for research into Alzheimer’s disease.
28-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Active Population, Improved Technology Driving Increase in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries

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“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

Cluster Headaches: Painful but Treatable and Preventable

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

Early Detection a Key Factor in Fight Against Type 2 Diabetes

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Roughly 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the vast majority of them don’t even know they have it. But the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes is not inevitable, and there’s a simple blood test that can determine whether a...
16-Nov-2016 4:00 PM EST

Immunology Treatments Providing Hope for Late-Stage Melanoma Patients

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Therapies designed to help the body's immune system attack cancer cells are proving to be effective for some patients with advanced cases of the disease.
15-Nov-2016 4:00 PM EST

Medical Weight-Loss Programs Extend Far Beyond Diet

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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

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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

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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

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