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NIH Awards Grant to Study Combination Treatment for Pain to Wake Forest School of Medicine

Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) – daily pain in the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves that lasts for six months or longer – contributes to approximately 21% of worker disability issues in this country and costs $500 billion...
26-Oct-2021 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Medicaid Expansion Increased Access to Bariatric Surgery for Obesity

Following the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion, access to bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity increased by 31% annually for lower-income Medicaid-covered and uninsured white adults age 26 to 64 but not for Hispanic and Black...
8-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Begins Delivering COVID-19 Vaccines via Drone with UPS Flight Forward

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and its healthtech business enterprise operated through the Innovation Quarter, iQ Healthtech Labs, are taking COVID-19 vaccination efforts to new heights with drone deliveries – the first COVID-19 vaccine drone...
24-Aug-2021 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Awards $15 million to Wake Forest School of Medicine for Alzheimer’s Research

NIH Awards $15 million to Wake Forest School of Medicine for Alzheimer’s Research
12-Aug-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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RegeneratOR Workforce Development Receives NSF Award

With the recent announcement of the RegeneratOR Test Bed to support regenerative medicine start up companies, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and the RegenMed Development Organization (RemDO) are embarking on the next...
3-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lifestyle Adjustments Can Boost Vascular Health in Seniors with Obesity

Small lifestyle changes really can make a big difference in improving vascular health in older adults with obesity, according to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
30-Jul-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest School of Medicine Awarded $2.8 Million from The Duke Endowment to Address Social Determinants of Health

Wake Forest School of Medicine has received $2.8 million from The Duke Endowment to support five projects that will examine the role social determinants play in access to health care for people in North Carolina.
26-Jul-2021 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Personalized Immunotherapy Response Studied in Body-on-a-Chip Cancer Models

Wake Forest researchers and clinicians are using patient-specific tumor ‘organoid’ models as a preclinical companion platform to better evaluate immunotherapy treatment for appendiceal cancer.
19-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Restricted Access to School Bathrooms Harms Students with Health Conditions

20-Sep-2021 10:10 AM EDT

Tips from Wilderness Medicine Expert on Staying Safe Outdoors

As many people are making plans to enjoy the great outdoors this spring and summer, Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Wilderness Medicine experts are sharing some important information to help make it a safe and enjoyable time for the whole...
18-May-2021 2:10 PM EDT

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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