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Radio-wave Therapy Proves Effective Against Liver Cancer Cells

A new targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves has been shown to block the growth of liver cancer cells anywhere in the body without damaging healthy cells, according to a study conducted by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part...
31-May-2019 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Endovascular Aneurysm Procedure as Effective as Open Surgery, Study Finds

A minimally invasive procedure to repair abdominal aneurysms thought to be less effective than traditional open surgery has been shown to perform as well as the open repair and be as long-lasting.
28-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vascularized Kidney Tissue Engineered by WFIRM Scientists

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) researchers have shown the feasibility of bioengineering vascularized functional renal tissues for kidney regeneration, developing a partial augmentation strategy that may be a more feasible...
22-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Succeed in Testing Potential Brain-based Method to Diagnose Autism

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have taken the first step in developing an objective, brain-based test to diagnose autism.
20-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

6th annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course Set for June

The sixth annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course will be held June 10 - 14 in downtown Winston-Salem. The course is made possible through the collaborative partnership between the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) and the Wake Forest...
13-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Following DASH diet can reduce heart failure risk in people under 75

A diet proven to have beneficial effects on high blood pressure also may reduce the risk of heart failure in people under age 75, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.
10-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Mediterranean Diet Deters Overeating

Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true. But in a study published in the April 23 issue of the journal Obesity, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine found that nonhuman primates on a Mediterranean diet chose...
22-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University Announce Intent to Create Transformative Academic Healthcare System

Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to create a next-generation academic healthcare system. This enables three visionary healthcare organizations to invest...
10-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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Cognitive decline eventually affects everyone, just not to the same extent

Roughly four out of five people won’t ever experience memory issues more serious than the “senior moments” of normal aging.
16-May-2019 6:00 PM EDT

Don’t Forget to Block Sun from Eyes, Ears and Lips

23-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Doctors in the house: Hospitalists elevate level of care for inpatients

Hospital medicine is a relatively new discipline – the term for those who practice it, hospitalists, dates only to 1996 – but it is one of the fastest growing fields in medicine today because of dramatic ways health care has changed over the...
18-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT

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Congenital heart defects sometimes don’t cause problems until later in life

There’s currently no good way to tell when – or even if – congenital heart defects will become apparent. Even defects that are identified and treated in childhood can resurface and cause problems in adulthood.
21-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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Medical students go beyond curriculum to learn more about addiction

“Addiction is something we’re all going to encounter no matter what kind of medicine we end up practicing,” said Shane Stone, a fourth-year student at Wake Forest School of Medicine who led the effort to establish a student interest group in...
27-Feb-2019 8:00 PM EST

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Nuclear Medicine? It’s Probably Not at All What You Think It Is

The often-misunderstood specialty employs low doses of radioactive materials and advanced imaging technologies to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases.
20-Dec-2018 7:00 AM EST

Obesity a major – but hardly the only – reason behind rise in type 2 diabetes

“The increase in diabetes in our society is almost certainly driven by the increase in obesity,” says Alain Bertoni, M.D., of Wake Forest School of Medicine. “But not everybody who has diabetes is obese and not everybody who is obese has...
19-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center ( is a nationally prominent academic medical center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with an integrated health care network that incorporates hospitals, clinics, physician practices, diagnostic centers and other primary and specialty care facilities that serve the residents of 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia. The Medical Center’s divisions are Wake Forest Baptist Health, a regional clinical system that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital and 3 community hospitals in more than 150 locations, with more than1,300 physicians and 1,159 acute care beds; Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized national leader in cutting-edge research and experiential medical education; and Wake Forest Innovations, which commercializes the discoveries and research capabilities of the Medical Center and operates Innovation Quarter, an urban district devoted to driving regional economic growth and building vibrant community. Wake Forest Baptist clinical, research and educational programs are consistently rated among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.


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