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Rapid Testing for Gene Variants in Kidney Donors May Optimize Transplant Outcomes

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

Blood Test Can Help Identify Stroke Risk Following Heart Surgery

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

More Than 25% of Acne Patients Fail to Get Prescribed Medications

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

Therapeutic Exercise Lessens Lung Injury and Muscle Wasting in Critically Ill Patients

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

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

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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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