Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability among people with Type 2 diabetes. In fact, at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from some form of heart disease or stroke, according to the American Heart...
16-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT
St. John’s wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
30-Jun-2014 8:00 AM EDT
When summer rolls around, nothing beats soaking up the rays, hiking in a forest or playing Frisbee with the family … until a mosquito, bee or poisonous plant ruins the fun.
26-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT
For decades, common medical wisdom has been “the lower the better” in treating the approximately one in three people in this country who have high blood pressure. But does that approach result in reduced risk for dangerous heart events?
16-Jun-2014 9:05 AM EDT
Hospital readmission, an important measure of quality care, costs the United States an estimated $17 billion each year. And according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), about half of those readmissions could be avoided.
11-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Riding a motorcycle, like most thrilling activities, comes with its own set of dangers. The Emergency Department at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center alone treated 166 motorcycle-related cases during fiscal year 2013.
12-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT
An old idea of retreating lung tumors with radiation is new again, especially with the technological advances seen in radiation oncology over the last decade.
8-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT
‘Take me out to the ballgame’ doesn’t exactly conjure up images of apple slices and kale chips. The more likely culprits include French fries, soda and the occasional box of Crackerjacks.
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Recent advances in both medications and approaches to care have significantly reduced the impact acne once had on both skin and self-esteem.
3-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT
There is nothing better on a hot, summer day than a refreshing dip in a community pool, water park, lake or ocean. However, bacteria and parasites can lurk in all kinds of water and put a real damper on summertime fun unless people practice a few,...
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Warmer temperatures and longer days beckon outdoors enthusiasts and gardeners alike to get out and enjoy the season. However, Christopher Ohl, M.D., professor of infectious diseases at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and medical director of...
1-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Well-established and with proven records of success abroad, fracture liaison services – preventive-care programs designed to foster bone health and reduce the risk of bone breaks in older adults – are catching on in the United States.
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