Alert: Water Main Break and Road Closures

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Friday, July 31, 1:00 pm - The water main break at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s main campus has been resolved and repairs are underway. As normally occurs during a disruption in water service, there is a temporary discoloration of water in some isolated areas of the Medical Center. The water is safe, but bottled water has been and will continue to be provided as an alternative until the discoloration has passed.

While additional repair work to the broken water main continues, Medical Center Boulevard − from Hawthorne Road to just east of the Main Entrance – remains closed to traffic until repair work is completed. The Main Entrance to the Medical Center remains open.


Welcoming Patients at Sports Medicine – Stratford

Wake Forest Baptist Health is now welcoming patients at its new Sports Medicine – Stratford site in Winston-Salem.

An experienced team of orthopaedic surgeons, family medicine doctors, physical therapists and massage therapists are on hand to diagnose and treat your simple to complex injuries and conditions. 

Extended weekday and Saturday hours available. 


Comprehensive Cancer Center Launches Precision Medicine

Wake Forest Baptist Health has launched its Precision Medicine Program, a comprehensive, personalized approach to treating cancer based on the individual genetic makeup of the patient’s tumor.

While traditional methods treat cancer by disease type (breast, colon, lung, etc.), precision medicine looks at specific cancer-associated genes in cells.

Precision medicine is designed for adult and pediatric patients who have active cancer that has failed standard treatment.

Same Day/Next Day Appointments

Learn more about same day/next day appointments.

We believe you deserve the very best care available, even when you don’t have a lot of time to wait. So now we’re able to see most new and existing primary care and orthopaedic services patients in 24 hours or less – often the same day or next business day. Take advantage of faster access to our most requested services.

Simple, Secure Access to Your Medical Information

Sign up for our FREE patient portal today.

At Wake Forest Baptist, we are committed to providing our patients with a simple, secure way to access their medical information (such as lab results and future appointments) and e-mail their healthcare providers for more information (including prescription refills) about their care.

Access your health information online, anytime. Please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for information on how to get started.  

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Exercise as Potential Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

In the study reported at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Laura Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine, found that a potent lifestyle intervention such as aerobic exercise can impact Alzheimer’s-related changes in the brain.

Exercise as Potential Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Clinical Trial Helps Patients Who Suffer from Rare Skin Disorder that Limits Time Outdoors

Herbert Bonkovsky, M.D., professor of gastroenterology, was a contributing author on a study recently published by the New England Journal of Medicine that showed how a melanin-producing synthetic hormone could significantly increase pain-free exposure in people with a rare genetic disorder resulting in excruciating pain within minutes of sun exposure.

Clinical Trial Helps Patients Who Suffer from Rare Skin Disorder that Limits Time Outdoors
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Are Sugar and Honey Just As Bad For You As High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

Some experts contend that consuming any form of added sugar, be it table sugar, all-natural honey or high-fructose corn syrup, is equally damaging to your health. But according to Kylie Kavanagh, D.V.M., assistant professor of pathology and comparative medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, not all calories are created equal.

  • Read more about the debate in a HealthDay article that was picked up by several outlets including and
  • View Dr. Kavanagh’s research on the damaging health effects of dietary fructose.
  • Learn more about Comparative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist

Are Sugar and Honey Just As Bad For You As High-Fructose Corn Syrup?
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Researchers Study Muscadine Grape Extract

Thanks to a $20 million gift from an anonymous donor, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers will launch a number of studies to determine the effects of muscadine grape extract on prostate and breast cancers. Career oncology researchers Patricia Gallagher, Ph.D., and Ann Tallant, Ph.D., will lead the multidisciplinary study which will include 26 faculty from a variety of disciplines including cancer biology, hematology, hypertension and vascular research, pathology, public health sciences, radiation biology, radiology and urology.

  • Read more about the donation.
  • Learn more about Dr. Gallagher’s and Dr. Tallant’s research.
  • Watch media coverage about the gift.
  • Browse local coverage here and here.

Researchers Study Muscadine Grape Extract

Scientists Advance Efforts to Build Replacement Kidneys in the Lab

 Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working to make use of the more than 2,600 kidneys that are donated each year that must be discarded due to abnormalities and other factors. The scientists aim to “recycle” these organs to engineer tailor-made replacement kidneys for patients.



 Scientists Advance Efforts to Build Replacement Kidneys in the Lab
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Preventing Swimmer's Ear

Wake Forest Baptist pediatric otolaryngologist Adele Evans, M.D., provided some tips for protecting you and your children against swimmer’s ear.

Preventing Swimmer
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