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Scientists Discover that Nicotine Promotes Spread of Lung Cancer to the Brain

Among people who have the most common type of lung cancer, up to 40% develop metastatic brain tumors, with an average survival time of less than six months.
3-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Has Potential to Reduce Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Intensive blood pressure control may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heartbeat that can lead to serious complications such as stroke, heart failure and heart attacks, according to scientists at Wake Forest School of...
1-May-2020 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Shares Key Elements Needed in Setting Up Designated COVID-19 Unit

In an effort to rapidly provide specialized care for patients with coronavirus-like symptoms while protecting the safety of health care workers, doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Health created a special respiratory isolation unit from an existing...
30-Apr-2020 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest School of Medicine Receives NIH Diabetes Research Center Grant with Partner Institutions

Wake Forest School of Medicine, in partnership with University of North Carolina School of Medicine (UNC), Duke University School of Medicine and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T), has been awarded a $5.7 million...
27-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist, Oracle, Javara launch community-based COVID-19 research study

In an effort to better fight COVID-19 in multiple regions of the country, Wake Forest Baptist Health has joined forces with Javara Inc. – a leading integrated clinical research organization headquartered in Winston-Salem – to conduct a...
14-Apr-2020 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist, Oracle, Javara launch community-based COVID-19 research study

In an effort to better fight COVID-19 in multiple regions of the country, Wake Forest Baptist Health has joined forces with Javara Inc. – a leading integrated clinical research organization headquartered in Winston-Salem – to conduct a...
13-Apr-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Testing shows type of cloth used in homemade masks makes a difference, doctors say

Homemade masks can play an important role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but the type of fabric used is key to their effectiveness, according to tests performed at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
2-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Legal Marijuana Products Too Strong for Pain Relief

More than 90% of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown that doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, according to a study published in the March 26 online edition of...
25-Mar-2020 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Allergies or COVID-19?

How do you know if the nasal congestion and sneezing you’re experiencing is spring allergies or COVID-19?
23-Mar-2020 2:30 PM EDT

Slumber disruptions caused by obstructive sleep apnea can take a toll on health

A study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that while approximately 30 million American adults have obstructive sleep apnea only about 6 million, or 20%, have been properly diagnosed and treated.
27-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST

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How hospital chaplains learn how to do what they do

Clinical pastoral education is an interfaith professional program that helps theological students, ordained clergy, members of religious orders and qualified laypersons develop the interpersonal skills needed to work as chaplains or spiritual care...
28-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST

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It’s a natural fact: There’s still no substitute for human blood

While the donation and transfusion of blood are very common, and relatively simple as far as medical procedures go, the path from donor to recipient is more complex than most people may realize.
19-Dec-2019 6:00 AM EST

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Concussion is more than just a headache, so it’s good to know the symptoms

Concussion is the most common and mildest type of traumatic brain injury, but it should never be taken lightly. Any concussion, however slight, temporarily disturbs vital brain activity and can cause a range of physical, mental and emotional...
6-Nov-2019 6:00 AM EST

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While There’s No Cure for Osteoarthritis, Its Symptoms Can Be Managed

Osteoarthritis can produce joint pain and stiffness sufficient to limit and even prohibit the performance of everyday tasks. It becomes more common with age, once it starts it typically gets worse and there’s no known cure. But there are therapies...
10-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT

Cover up to reduce the risk of short- and long-term skin damage from the sun’s UV rays

If you let the sun burn your skin you’ll pay a price right away, with painful redness, peeling and possible blistering. But sunburn can also generate long-term problems, such as premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.
24-Jun-2019 6:00 PM EDT

Where there’s a grill there’s a way: Cookouts can be part of a healthy diet

You just have to be smart about what you grill and how you grill it, and be willing to broaden your view of what qualifies as proper cookout fare.
22-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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