Wake Forest Baptist In The News

Match Day 2015

Match Day 2015

On March 20, seniors at Wake Forest School of Medicine learned where they will begin their careers as doctors at Match Day, an annual event at which graduating medical students learn where they’ll be doing their residencies. This year 113 Wake Forest medical students, 59 men and 54 women, matched in 20 specialties.

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

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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

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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.

 

 

 

New Valve Procedure Offered for Older Heart Disease Patients

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Wake Forest Baptist is the only medical center in the Triad offering the latest heart valve procedure for patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation by using a small high-tech clip that holds together a portion of the mitral valve leaflets to prevent blood from flowing back into the heart chamber.

Improving Cancer Surgery is Goal of New Invention

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With the goal of making it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, scientists have invented a new imaging system that causes tumors to "light up" when a hand-held laser is directed at them.

Last Updated: 09-23-2014
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