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Losing Weight Lowers Health Care Costs for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Overweight individuals with diabetes who lose weight by dieting and increasing their physical activity can reduce their health care costs by an average of more than $500 per year, according to a new study.
19-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Researchers Identify Potential Risk Factors for Urinary Tract Infections in Young Girls

Young girls with an intense, red, itchy rash on their outer genital organs may be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs). The treatment may be as simple as better hygiene and avoiding potential irritants such as bubble baths...
21-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Youth Football Study Receives $3.8 Million from National Institutes of Health

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $3.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue studying the effects of head impacts in...
13-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Search for Biomarkers Aimed at Improving Treatment of Painful Bladder Condition

Taking advantage of technology that can analyze tissue samples and measure the activity of thousands of genes at once, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are on a mission to better understand and treat interstitial cystitis (IC), a...
11-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on How To Stay Cool When It’s Hot

Working out when it’s hot isn’t such a hot idea. Just ask Bret Nicks, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
23-Jul-2014 2:45 PM EDT

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Reduce Cardiovascular Death in Type 2 Diabetes

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

Common Herbal Supplement Can Cause Dangerous Interactions with Prescription Drugs

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

Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on How to Avoid Summer Bites, Stings and Rashes

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

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Medicine Looking Deeper Into Vital Differences Between Women and Men

It is now commonly accepted that there is a biological basis for sex differences in a number of common conditions. And there’s active research into why other conditions occur more frequently in women than men.
12-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Dr. Rosenbaum’s “Tell” Signs for Faked World Cup Injuries

7-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Acne Can’t Be Prevented or Cured, but It Can Be Treated Effectively

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

It’s Safe to Go In the Water, Just Don’t Swallow It

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,...
28-Apr-2014 11:50 AM EDT

E-Cig Expert From Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

24-Apr-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Don’t Let Tick Bites Spoil Outdoors Activities

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

Liaison Programs Work to Prevent Fragility Fractures in Older Adults

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.
24-Mar-2014 6:00 PM EDT

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26-Feb-2014 9:00 AM EST

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