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Emergency Heart Valve Replacement Surgery Saves Triad Man’s Life

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s heart and vascular team, one of only a few hospital teams in the state that participated in clinical trials six years ago to test transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), is the first team in the region to perform an emergent valve replacement that saved Jack Vynalek’s life.

 

Insurance vs. out-of-pocket payment not a big factor in weight-loss outcomes

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Individuals whose insurance covered the cost of a comprehensive medical weight-loss program had one-year outcomes very similar to those of patients who paid for the treatment out of pocket, according to an observational study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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.

 

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. 

ATV-Related Injuries in Children Remain Large Public Health Problem

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All-terrain vehicle-related injuries remain a large public health problem in this country, with children more adversely affected than adults. According to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the major risk factors for young riders also are entirely preventable. 

A Little Vigorous Exercise May Help Boost Kids' Cardiometabolic Health

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As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study led by Justin B. Moore, Ph.D., associate professor of family and community medicine.

Last Updated: 05-28-2015
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