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Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model

Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles developed at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.
14-Nov-2019 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Awarded $6 Million Grant to Study Non-opioid Pain Management in Cancer Survivors

For many people who’ve had cancer, severe pain can persist even after treatment ends. In an effort to find a non-pharmaceutical approach to pain management for cancer survivors, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health have been awarded $6...
5-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gut Bacteria Is Key Factor in Childhood Obesity

New information published by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity.
30-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine Identify Genetic Variation Linked to Severity of ALS

A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have implications for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease with no known cure and only two FDA-approved drugs to...
16-Oct-2019 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New study to examine if sleep problems contribute to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s

Everybody knows sleep is good for your body. It may be good for your mind, too. That’s what scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine will attempt to determine thanks to a $5.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the...
10-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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HHS Awards Major Funding Award to WFIRM

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is the recipient of a major research funding award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support its lung-on-a-chip technology as a model to develop chemical injury...
8-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Receive $25 Million from National Cancer Institute

For the second time in five years, Wake Forest Baptist Health has been recognized for its expertise in conducting innovative cancer care research by the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) with a...
23-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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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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Wake Forest Baptist Health ( is a pre-eminent academic medical center and health care system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist Health’s main components are an integrated clinical system – anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem – that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital and a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, five community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations with more than 2,000 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking translational research and includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care.


  • Amy McMichael

    Professor, Dermatology

    Hair and Scalp Disease, Ethnic and Pigmented Skin Disease, Epidemiology of Skin Disease, Skin Care, Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Christopher A. Ohl


    Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Utilization , Impact on Clinical Outcomes , antimicrobial resistance
  • Dennis C. Ang

    Section Head

    Exercise, pain, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Pain Measurement
  • John Spangler


    Family Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine , Health Promotion and Disease Prevention , Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Cancer Prevention, Tobacco Cessation, Osteoporosis, Tobacco, Diabetes
  • Laura D. Baker

    Associate Professor

    Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, Cognition, Growth Hormone, Insulin, Hormones, Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone
  • Laura J. Veach

    Associate Professor, General Surgery

    Substance Abuse, substance abuse treatment, Ambulatory Care, Patient Compliance, socioeconomic factors
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