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Player Athleticism Increases Head Impact Exposure in Youth Football

Speed, agility and strength are definitely assets on the football field. But when it comes to hits to the head, those talents may actually increase exposure for the young athletes who account for about 70% of this country’s football players.
6-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diet’s Effect on Gut Bacteria Could Play Role in Reducing Alzheimer’s Risk

Could following a certain type of diet affect the gut microbiome – the good and bad bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract – in ways that decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease?
3-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment Can Learn – and Benefit from – Mindfulness Meditation

Pilot study shows promising evidence that adults with MCI can learn to practice mindfulness meditation, and by doing so may boost their cognitive reserve
15-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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COMPASS Study Website Shares Post-Stroke Care Insight, Resources with Patients, Caregivers and Health Care Providers

The numerous insights and resources gained by health care providers, stroke survivors, and their caregivers during the COMPASS post-acute stroke services study are available to anyone online through the COMPASS study website.
8-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Internet can be valuable tool for people with undiagnosed rare disorders

The internet can serve as a pathway to diagnosis and care for people who suspect they have a rare condition that has not been identified by their physicians, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest...
7-Aug-2019 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National Cancer Institute Awards $1.6 Million Grant to Wake Forest Baptist toTest iPad Colon Cancer Screening App

Doctors know that screening for colorectal cancer reduces mortality. However, more than one-third of age-eligible Americans go unscreened every year even though colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
1-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Health Unveils The Birth Center and The Dale and Karen Sisel Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Mothers-to-be now have a new option when it comes to their prenatal care and birth of their babies. Wake Forest Baptist Health today revealed a two-floor, state-of-the-art labor and delivery center and a leading-edge neonatal intensive care unit...
25-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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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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

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    Section Head

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    Professor, Dermatology

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