Wake Forest Baptist In The News

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings for the 24th consecutive year.

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The five specialties earning top-50 spots in the nation were Cancer (No. 19), Nephrology (No. 25), Ear, Nose & Throat (No. 35), Diabetes & Endocrinology (No. 36) and Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 46).

Study using animal model provides clues to why cocaine is so addictive


Scientists in the physiology and pharmacology department at Wake Forest Baptist are one step closer to understanding what causes cocaine to be so addictive.

New Era of Medical Education Celebrated with Opening of Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education


The Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education opened on July 19, 2016 in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem after an 18-month renovation of a former Reynolds American tobacco manufacturing plant. The timing of the opening coincided with Wake Forest School of Medicine introducing one of the most advanced medical school curricula in the country.

Tips on Reducing Risk of Kidney Stones


Summer increases everyone’s risk of heat stroke and sunburn, but there’s another warm weather risk that often flies under the radar—kidney stones.



Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults Without Increasing Risk of Falls


Intensive therapies to reduce high blood pressure can cut the risk of heart disease in older adults without increasing the risk for falls, according to doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


Seasonal farmworkers face battle to get health insurance

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Farmworkers living in the U.S. legally through the h-2A visa program must be insured like most citizens. But reaching them is an uphill battle.  Thomas Arcury, Ph.D., said farmworkers work long hours, don’t have access to transportation or accumulate paid sick days.

Last Updated: 05-28-2015
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