An inexpensive weight-loss drug approved 60 years ago for only short-term use also may be safe and effective for longer-term treatment, according to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health and the Patient Outcomes Research to...
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Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health have been awarded $3.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to determine if a procedure used to treat Parkinson’s patients can improve age-related cognitive abilities and counteract the effects of...
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Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have created such a mobile skin bioprinting system – the first of its kind – that allows bi-layered skin to be printed directly into a wound.
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Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health have identified a novel mechanism and potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
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Researchers in Finland recently found that lifestyle choices can help older adults stay mentally sharp.
Now scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine hope to find confirmatory evidence this is indeed the case by coordinating a large, national...
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Intensive control of blood pressure in older people significantly reduced the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor of early dementia, in a clinical trial led by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake...
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Thousands of young athletes seek medical treatment every year for elbow and shoulder injuries, with many occurring among baseball pitchers, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
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A diagnosis of prediabetes should be a warning for people to make lifestyle changes to prevent both full-blown diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
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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
“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
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
“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
Enjoying good times around the holiday table can sometimes be difficult for people with food allergies.
13-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol ablation for thyroid conditions is a minimally invasive procedure that is quick and cost-effective, with side effects about the same as those of a flu shot.
12-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT
In addition to following a balanced diet, young competitors need to know when to eat what types of food to allow enough time for the digestion and absorption of the nutrients they need to perform at their best.
22-Aug-2018 1:10 PM EDT
Recognizing your limits, knowing where you’re going and what you might encounter there, and being aware of the environment you’re in are the best ways to avoid the bites, stings, cuts, sprains and other mishaps that can spoil outdoor activities
23-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT