Discovering where a common virus hides in the body has been a long-term quest for scientists. Up to 80 percent of adults harbor the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), which can cause severe illness and death in people with weakened immune systems. Now,...
3/11/2014 10:10 AM EDT
Fertility Prospects Don’t Increase Significantly When Fallopian Tubes Are Preserved Following Ectopic Pregnancy
A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center looked at pregnancy outcomes in regards to the two surgical treatments for ectopic pregnancy -- salpingectomy, in which the affected fallopian tube is removed, or salpingotomy, in which the tube is...
3/5/2014 4:25 PM EST
A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center indicates that systemic corticosteroids are prescribed by dermatologists even though expert guidelines discourage their use for psoriasis treatment.
2/20/2014 9:55 AM EST
The good news: More people survive stroke now than 10 years ago due to improved treatment and prevention.
The bad news: Women who survive stroke have a worse quality of life than men, according to a study published in the Feb. 7 online issue of the...
2/6/2014 3:00 PM EST
Rare Genetic Variations May Account for Life-Threatening Reaction to Long-Acting Beta Agonist Drugs in Some People
More than 25 million people in the United States have asthma, a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways causing recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing.
Although several types of drugs...
1/27/2014 5:00 AM EST
Tag plays at home plate have the highest injury rate in professional baseball, occurring 4.3 times more often than other base-running plays, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
1/21/2014 10:30 AM EST
Winter sports can be dangerous. Allston Stubbs, M.D.'s tips will help keep you injury-free.
1/20/2014 1:35 PM EST
Winter time woes extend beyond cold temperatures and sometimes gloomy weather. Your skin can react negatively to the constant temperature changes as you move indoor to outdoor for daily living activities.
Rita Pichardo-Geisinger, M.D., of the...
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If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, and they are unconscious, hands-only CPR can save his/her life.
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Getting a good night’s sleep means more than you probably think. “I would say the importance of sleep is definitely underestimated by the general public,” said Dr. Sandhya Kumar, assistant professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical...
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Cavities and other dental problems develop over time; Halloween candy is not to blame.
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