Kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African-American donors may improve through rapid testing for apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) renal risk variants at the time of organ recovery, according to a new study led by researchers at Wake Forest...
24-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT
The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found.
23-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT
Medicine obviously can’t do much good if it sits on a pharmacy shelf. Yet more than one-quarter of the acne patients surveyed by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers didn’t get medications prescribed by their dermatologists.
18-Mar-2015 2:35 PM EDT
New Protocol Can Help Emergency Departments More Efficiently Evaluate Patients with Acute Chest Pain
A recently developed risk-evaluation protocol can help hospital emergency department personnel more efficiently determine which patients with acute chest pain can be sent home safely, according to a randomized trial conducted at Wake Forest Baptist...
12-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition that affects approximately 200,000 people a year in the United States and has a higher mortality rate than breast and prostate cancer combined. The condition most often...
11-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT
$14 Million Funding Award to Support First Statewide Study of Comprehensive Post-Stroke Treatment, Based on Wake Forest Baptist Model
The South is known as the Stroke Belt with good reason. Residents of North Carolina are 20 to 40 percent more likely to die of stroke than those living in other parts of the country.
25-Feb-2015 9:50 AM EST
When it comes to detecting alcohol misuse, newly minted primary care physicians ask the wrong questions at the wrong times, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
24-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST
Nearly nine out of 10 premenopausal and postmenopausal women in the United States experience hot flashes, night sweats or other disturbances in mood and sleep. Unfortunately, there aren’t many safe and effective therapies available to manage these...
11-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST
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
8-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST
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
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
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
During the holidays, the very variety and complexity of foods served can make it difficult for someone with a food allergy to know what to avoid and what to try.
11-Nov-2014 9:40 AM EST
Most chronic pain is caused by damage to the discs in the lumbar region. And much of that damage is caused by poor body mechanics – the way people stand, walk, lift, carry, reach, bend, sit and sleep – in which the back is too often flat, not...
6-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT
Which lunch option would most children prefer: pizza, soda and fries or a PB&J sandwich, carrot sticks and yogurt?
19-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT