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Nurse Involvement Promotes Discussion of Advanced Care Planning During Office Visits

Most doctors would agree that advanced care planning (ACP) for patients, especially older adults, is important in providing the best and most appropriate health care over the course of a patient’s life.
8-Jan-2021 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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LA based company donates masks to science institute in NC

LA based company Harmony Farms Inc. donates masks to the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in NC.
5-Jan-2021 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mindfulness Meditation May Decrease Impact of Migraine

In a recent clinical trial from Wake Forest Baptist Health, researchers showed that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) may provide benefit to people with migraine.
14-Dec-2020 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Leaders in stem cell science, regenerative medicine combine efforts in 2021

Leaders in stem cell science and regenerative medicine will combine two separate courses into one in June 2021.
14-Dec-2020 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Health Receives Grant to Improve Access to Cancer Clinical Trials for Underserved, Rural Populations

Despite advances in cancer treatment, disparities in cancer outcomes are prevalent, especially for minority, underserved and rural populations. With a $775,000 one-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), researchers at Wake Forest...
23-Nov-2020 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Mediterranean Diet Helps Reduce Effects of Stress in Animal Model, Study Shows

Even before the pandemic and the presidential election, Americans reported some of the highest perceived levels of stress in the world, according to the American Psychological Association.
16-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

NIH Awards $2.9 Million Grant to Wake Forest Baptist Scientists to Develop Flu Vaccine for Newborns Using Animal Model

Newborns and young infants are particularly susceptible to the flu and are six times more likely to die from the infection than older children. Currently there is no flu vaccine available for babies less than 6 months old.
9-Nov-2020 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Report Role for Dopamine and Serotonin in Human Perception and Decision-making

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have recorded real time changes in dopamine and serotonin levels in the human brain that are involved with perception and decision-making. These same neurochemicals also are critical to movement disorders...
9-Oct-2020 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WFIRM Scientist Available to Address New Strategy to Fight Botulinum Toxin

6-Jan-2021 3:50 PM EST

Allergies or COVID-19?

How do you know if the nasal congestion and sneezing you’re experiencing is spring allergies or COVID-19?
23-Mar-2020 2:30 PM EDT

Slumber disruptions caused by obstructive sleep apnea can take a toll on health

A study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that while approximately 30 million American adults have obstructive sleep apnea only about 6 million, or 20%, have been properly diagnosed and treated.
27-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST

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How hospital chaplains learn how to do what they do

Clinical pastoral education is an interfaith professional program that helps theological students, ordained clergy, members of religious orders and qualified laypersons develop the interpersonal skills needed to work as chaplains or spiritual care...
28-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST

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It’s a natural fact: There’s still no substitute for human blood

While the donation and transfusion of blood are very common, and relatively simple as far as medical procedures go, the path from donor to recipient is more complex than most people may realize.
19-Dec-2019 6:00 AM EST

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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

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