Be Involved in Changing the Future of Health Care

The treatments of tomorrow are being developed today by the ideas and innovations of our scientists and physicians. But these ideas and innovations require scientific study to advance. 

Wake Forest Baptist Health conducts hundreds of clinical trials every year in an effort to detect, treat and prevent disease. By participating in a research study, you may provide future generations with the promise of better health. 

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. 

 

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.

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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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Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for cardiac dysfunction, heart failure

Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of cardiac dysfunction but are rarely aware they have the heart-pumping problem that can lead to heart failure, according to Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., associate professor of public health sciences. His study is published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for cardiac dysfunction, heart failure
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Researchers seeking ways to help older adults preserve their mobility

There’s no getting around it: Simply getting around is a major issue for older adults. “People are in nursing homes for two reasons, either they can’t think or they can’t walk,” said Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D., director of the Sticht Center on Aging. Backed by a $5.3 million National Institutes of Health grant, Wake Forest Baptist and five other institutions are launching a multi-site study to determine if reducing the chronic, low-grade inflammation that is common in the elderly can help avert mobility problems.

Researchers seeking ways to help older adults preserve their mobility
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Model of tumor spreading may help doctors pinpoint best treatment

Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have developed one of the first laboratory models of cancer spreading from one 3D tissue to another. They hope that one day, doctors can use this mini-model of the human body to see how each patients's actual tumor responds to drugs and learn if and where the tumor is likely to spread.

 

 

Model of tumor spreading may help doctors pinpoint best treatment
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Mindfulness Meditation Provides Opioid-Free Pain Relief

Everyone knows that stubbing your toe hurts. What makes it stop hurting is the body’s main pain-blocking process – the endogenous opioid system. However, a research team led by Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist, reports in the Journal of Neuroscience that mindfulness meditation does not use the body’s opioid system to reduce pain.

Mindfulness Meditation Provides Opioid-Free Pain Relief
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Scientists Prove Feasibility of Printing Tissue

Wake Forest Baptist regenerative medicine scientists have proved in animal studies that it is feasible to print living tissue structures. The team said the printer is an important advance in the quest to make replacement tissue for patients.

 

Scientists Prove Feasibility of Printing Tissue
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Beetroot Juice Helped Older Patients with HFPEF

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist have found that a daily dose of beetroot juice significantly improved exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF).

Beetroot Juice Helped Older Patients with HFPEF
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Device Offers Alternative to Blood Thinner for Stroke Prevention in People with AFib

Device May Protect AFib Patients From Stroke

Wake Forest Baptist surgeons among the few in North Carolina offering this new minimally-invasive implant procedure.

Outreach Gives Patients a Supporter to Lean On

Outreach Gives Patients a Supporter to Lean On

Supporters of Health connect people with medical needs and more via outreach.

Low-dose CT screening effective in detecting lung cancer at early stage in longtime smokers

CT screening can help detect lung cancer early

Longtime smokers urged to take advantage of opportunity to avoid health problems.

Supporting Parents of Children with Complex Medical Needs

Supporting Parents of Children with Complex Medical Needs

The Pediatric Enhanced Care Program puts the power of a team of specialists behind individual children with complex medical conditions.

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