Wake Forest Baptist In The News

Meditation May Mitigate Migraine Misery

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Meditation might be a path to migraine relief, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study, conducted by Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, is published in the online edition of the journal Headache.
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Milestone Reached in Project to Build Replacement Kidneys

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Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have addressed a major challenge in the quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab. Working with human-sized pig kidneys, the scientists developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in the new organs open and flowing with blood. If proven successful, the new method could potentially be applied to other complex organs that scientists are working to engineer, including the liver and pancreas.

Youth Football Study Receives Grant from National Institutes of Health

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $3.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue studying the effects of head impacts in youth league football.

 

 

 

Hispanic Americans need culturally tailored heart care

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A first-time comprehensive overview of cardiovascular disease in Hispanics in the U.S. outlines the burden of heart disease and stroke as well as emphasizes the importance of culturally appropriate healthcare for this population. The American Heart Association scientific statement is published in the Association’s journal Circulation.“This segment of the population has been somewhat ignored,” said Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H., lead statement author and chair of the writing group and an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. “Given the large Hispanic population in the U.S., it would be very hard to improve the health of the nation if this population is left behind.”

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• Read the entire AHA news release.
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Soy Protein More Effective than Animal Protein in Preventing Heart Disease in Animal Model

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Scientists have known for years that women are protected from cardiovascular disease before menopause, but their risk increases significantly after menopause. Although estrogen is thought to be the protective factor, post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy remains controversial due to the side effects. In an effort to find a safer and more effective therapeutic option, scientists conducted an animal study to determine whether a high soy protein diet reduced the risk of coronary artery atherosclerosis, hardening and narrowing of the arteries, after menopause. The study is published in the current online edition of the journal Menopause.

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• Read the news release.
• Learn more about Heart Center research.

Common Herbal Supplement Can Cause Dangerous Interactions with Prescription Drugs

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St. John’s wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Lower Isn't Necessarily Better for People with High Blood Pressure

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In a study published in the June 16 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, a research team led by Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., associate professor of public health sciences, found that lowering systolic blood pressure below 120 does not appear to provide additional benefit for patients. Systolic pressure is the top number in a standard blood pressure reading (e.g., 120/80).

 

 

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