Wake Forest Baptist In The News

Mindfulness Meditation Trumps Placebo in Pain Reduction


Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found new evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo. The research, led by Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy, is published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Landmark NIH Blood Pressure Study Confirms Lower Blood Pressure Target Can Reduce Heart Disease


NIH-supported researchers reported more details on the landmark SPRINT study that announced preliminary findings in September showing a lower blood pressure target can save lives and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in a group of non-diabetic adults 50 years and older with high blood pressure. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is the national Coordinating Center for the SPRINT clinical trial.

New Technologies Help Young Patients Cope with Being Hospitalized

Brenner Robot

Patients at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, will have extra help and attention in their care and recovery thanks to new technology and the generosity of others. Both a robot and a 3-D sensory unit will help these young patients feel less overwhelmed when it comes to the medical conditions and procedures they face.

Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Hypertension Complication


Lowering systolic blood pressure below the currently recommended target can reduce the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), the most common complication of high blood pressure, according to new research conducted by Elsayed Soliman, M.D., director of the Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Severely Obese Children May Be at Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes


More than 3 million children in the United States who are severely obese may be at a higher risk of developing heart disease and diabetes than overweight children, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Landmark NIH Study Shows Intensive Blood Pressure Management May Save Lives

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More intensive management of high blood pressure, below a commonly recommended blood pressure target, significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular disease and lowers risk of death in adults  with high blood pressure, according to the initial results of a landmark clinical trial (SPRINT) funded by the National Institutes of Health. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is the national Coordinating Center for the SPRINT trial and also heads one of the five networks conducting the trial.

Last Updated: 05-28-2015
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