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First-in-human trial of senolytic drugs encouraging

UT Health San Antonio researchers, collaborating with the Mayo Clinic and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, are the first to publish results on the treatment of a deadly age-related disease in human patients with drugs called senolytics. The...
7-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Canine volunteers contribute to patients’ care and comfort

Therapy dogs provide comfort and affection to people in a variety of settings, from hospitals and nursing homes to airports and disaster sites. They are not service animals or emotional support animals, which serve one specific person. Therapy dogs...
2-Jan-2019 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Suggest Ways to Reduce Head Impacts in Youth Football

The high head impact and concussion rates in football are of increasing concern, especially for younger players.
20-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gut Microbiome May Affect Some Anti-diabetes Drugs

Why do orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for some people but not others? According to researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, bacteria that make up the gut microbiome may be the culprit.
11-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Provides New Evidence of Role of Diet in Breast Health

The relationship between the gut microbiome and human health is widely accepted in the medical community. Now, new research shows that the breast gland also has a microbiome, and like the gut microbiome, it too can be affected by diet, according...
27-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diagnostic Protocol Effective in Identifying Emergency Room Patients with Acute Chest Pain Who Are Suitable for Early Discharge

A relatively new accelerated diagnostic protocol is effective in identifying emergency department patients with acute chest pain who can be safely sent home without being hospitalized or undergoing comprehensive cardiac testing, according to...
27-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Receives Two Federal Grants to Join National Networks Studying Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center two five-year grants, each worth approximately $1.5 million, to participate in two...
11-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


‘Mindful People’ Feel Less Pain; MRI Imaging Pinpoints Supporting Brain Activity

Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness.
6-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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


Eating right is a vital part of the game plan for high school-age athletes

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


A Little Preparation and Common Sense Go a Long Way in the Great Outdoors

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

Urologist Warns Against Pop-up Men's Clinics that Promote P-shots

6-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT


Skin color no small factor in diagnosis, treatment of dermatologic conditions

The majority of skin problems – including the most common, acne – occur in people of every ethnicity and skin color. However, the amount of melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color, an individual has can greatly influence their...
15-Jun-2018 3:00 PM EDT

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