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$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

Primary Care Residents Unlikely to Detect Hazardous Alcohol Use

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

Reduction in Menopause-related Symptoms Associated with Non-invasive Neurotechnology

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

Scientists Invent System to Improve Effectiveness of Cancer Surgery

With the goal of making it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, scientists have invented a new imaging system that causes tumors to “light up” when a hand-held laser is...
20-Jan-2015 12:05 PM EST

Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Dementia

A man-made form of insulin delivered by nasal spray may improve working memory and other mental capabilities in adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease dementia, according to a pilot study led by researchers at Wake Forest...
8-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws Negatively Affects Immigrant Hispanics’ Use of Health Care

State and local enforcement of federal immigration laws can have an adverse impact on the use of health care services by immigrant Hispanics, according to a North Carolina-based study by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers.
16-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Genetic Variations Found to be Associated with Traits Underlying Type 2 Diabetes in Mexican-Americans

While people of Mexican ancestry are nearly twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes as people of European heritage, the majority of research in this area has focused on those of European origin.
17-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to Build New Medical Education Facility

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced plans for a new medical education building for its School of Medicine. Funding for this $50 million capital project is part of a larger capital campaign that will be publicly launched next summer.
8-Dec-2014 3:45 PM EST

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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

Holiday Fare May Present Problems for People with Food Allergies

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

Body Mechanics Key to Avoiding, Relieving Chronic Lower Back Pain

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

Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on Making Healthy Lunches

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

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