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Hot Flashes, Night Sweats Last for More Than 7 Years in Many Midlife Women


Frequent menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS), including hot flashes and night sweats, lasted for more than seven years during the transition to menopause for more than half of the women in a large study, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Nancy E. Avis, Ph.D., Public Health Sciences, and coauthors analyzed data from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN), a multiracial/multiethnic study of women transitioning to menopause.

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New Valve Procedure Offered for Older Heart Disease Patients

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Wake Forest Baptist is the only medical center in the Triad offering the latest heart valve procedure for patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation by using a small high-tech clip that holds together a portion of the mitral valve leaflets to prevent blood from flowing back into the heart chamber.

Improving Cancer Surgery is Goal of New Invention

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With the goal of making it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, scientists have invented a new imaging system that causes tumors to "light up" when a hand-held laser is directed at them.

Insulin Nasal Spray Shows Promise as Treatment for Alzheimer’s


A recent pilot study has shown that a man-made form of insulin delivered by nasal spray may improve working memory and other mental capabilities in adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease dementia.

Wake Forest Baptist First in State with Novel, Alternative Technique to Open Heart Surgery


Physicians at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have successfully performed a rare cardiac procedure with a technique that creates a new pathway to the heart for valve replacement.


Last Updated: 09-23-2014
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