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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.

Superheroes Visit Young Patients


For the second year in a row, window washers from Scottie’s Building Services put down their cleaning supplies and transformed into superheroes for a costumed descent down the side of Brenner Children’s Hospital to entertain young patients. The superheroes rappelled off the hospital roof down to a Brenner Children’s floor and interacted with patients inside of the hospital. 

Acupuncture Used in Clinical Settings Reduced Symptoms of Menopause


Acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by as much as 36 percent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The findings are published in the June issue of the journal Menopause.

Nearly half of all heart attacks may be ‘silent’

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Nearly half of all heart attacks may be silent and like those that cause chest pain or other warning signs, silent heart attacks increase the risk of dying from heart disease and other causes, according to new research published in Circulation. The multi-institutional research team was led by Zhu-Ming Zhang, M.D., and Elsayed Z. Soliman, M.D., of Wake Forest Baptist.

Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for cardiac dysfunction, heart failure

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Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of cardiac dysfunction but are rarely aware they have the heart-pumping problem that can lead to heart failure, according to Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., associate professor of public health sciences. His study is published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Last Updated: 05-28-2015
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