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Our New Medical Education Building at Innovation Quarter

A new Medical Education Building for the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Innovation Quarter has just been announced.

We have launched a $50 million philanthropic capital campaign to fund the transformation of a former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company building into an optimal learning environment.

The building is adjacent to 525@vine, which houses our Physician Assistant Studies, and Division of Public Health Sciences, and near Wake Forest Biotech Place, our modern research facility.

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Study Shows Exercise Does Not Improve Cognition in Elderly

Kaycee M. Sink, M.D., associate professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine, evaluated whether a 24-month physical activity program would result in better cognitive function, lower risk of mild cognitive impairment or dementia, or both, compared with a health education program. The researchers found that moderate-intensity physical activity did not improve cognition compared with the health education program.  

 

Study Shows Exercise Does Not Improve Cognition in Elderly
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High iron intake may increase appetite, disease risk

Using an animal model, Donald A. McClain, Ph.D., director of the Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, and colleagues have found that dietary iron intake, equivalent to heavy red meat consumption, suppresses leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite. The study is published in the Aug. 24 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

High iron intake may increase appetite, disease risk
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Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety in Rural Older Adults

In a study recently published by JAMA Psychiatry, Gretchen A. Brenes, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, found that telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy was better at reducing worry, generalized anxiety disorder symptoms and depressive symptoms in older adults who live in rural areas.

Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety in Rural Older Adults
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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
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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 CBSNews.com and Health.com.
  • 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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