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Scientists Identify Gene Mutations in Smoking-related Cancers

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African-Americans typically have worse outcomes from smoking-related cancers than Caucasians, but the reasons for this remain elusive. However, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have taken a big step toward solving this puzzle.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Expands Clinical Services to Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center recently announced plans to expand clinical services at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center during a celebration and official welcome for hospital employees and town leaders.

 

 

Two Triad Hospitals Partner to Provide Cardiac Rehabilitation that Keeps Patients Close to Home

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People living in the communities surrounding Surry County will have access to the state’s leading care in cardiac rehabilitation thanks to a partnership Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Northern Hospital of Surry County announced in early May.

 

Brenner Children's Hospital Welcomes Three Mascots to its Family

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Brenner Children’s, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has adopted three playful yet comforting puppy mascots—Brenn, Belle and Beau. These costumed Brenner pups will work together to spread compassion, offer encouragement and educate the youngest residents of the 24 counties that the hospital serves.

Researchers Find Novel Way to Induce Pancreatic Cancer Cell Death

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Pancreatic cancer, most frequently pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), is the most lethal and aggressive of all cancers. Unfortunately, there are not many effective therapies available other than surgery. 

Older Obese Adults Can Benefit from Moderate Exercise

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Moderate-intensity exercise can help even extremely obese older adults improve their ability to perform common daily activities and remain independent, according to Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D., director of the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention at Wake Forest Baptist. Findings from his National Institutes of Health-funded study are published in the July issue of the journal Obesity.

Last Updated: 05-28-2015
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