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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

African-Americans with ALS Live Longer

A new study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health found that African-Americans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) lived longer than Caucasians with ALS, even though the disease is more common in whites.
1-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Generic Weight-Loss Drug May Be Safe and Effective for Long-term Treatment

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...
22-Mar-2019 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Receives NIH Grant to Study Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s

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...
6-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mobile Bedside Bioprinter Can Heal Wounds

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.
28-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Novel Molecular Mechanism Involved in Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health have identified a novel mechanism and potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
11-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Can healthier habits help preserve mental skills?

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...
7-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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23-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT


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


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


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


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

Tips to Make Holiday Meals Enjoyable and Safe for People with Food Allergies

Enjoying good times around the holiday table can sometimes be difficult for people with food allergies.
13-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST


Ethanol Injection a Viable Treatment Option for Some Thyroid Problems

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

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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.


  • 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
  • Christopher A. Ohl


    Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Utilization , Impact on Clinical Outcomes , antimicrobial resistance
  • Amy McMichael

    Professor, Dermatology

    Hair and Scalp Disease, Ethnic and Pigmented Skin Disease, Epidemiology of Skin Disease, Skin Care, Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Dermatology
  • 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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