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Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of Only One Type of Heart Attack

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Refining the results of a 2013 study, researchers have found that atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, is associated with only one type of heart attack – the more common of the two types. The study, led by Elsayed Z. Soliman, M.D., Public Health Sciences, is published in the April 27 online issue of Circulation.

Collaboration Leads to Invention of Potentially Lifesaving Medical Device at Wake Forest Baptist


To perform a series of life-saving operations on newborn Madi Pope, Adele Evans, M.D., a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist at Wake Forest Baptist, needed a special type of small plastic tube that split into two smaller tubes to help the baby breathe. Trouble was, there was no such device.

More Than 25% of Acne Patients Fail to Get Prescribed Medications


Medicine obviously can't do much good if it sits on a pharmacy shelf. Yet more than one-quarter of the acne patients surveyed by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers didn't get medications prescribed by their dermatologists.

Exercise Lessens Lung Injury and Muscle Wasting in Critically Ill Patients


Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition that affects approximately 200,000 people a year in the United States and has a higher mortality rate than breast and prostate cancer combined. Efforts to fight ARDS with various drug therapies aimed at the lungs have failed. However, doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have tried a different approach – exercise.

Wake Forest Baptist and Wexford Science + Technology Take National Award for Redevelopment of Building 90


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, have received one of five national “Preservation’s Best of 2014” awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and Preservation Action.

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.




Last Updated: 09-23-2014
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