Wake Forest Baptist In The News

Hot Flashes Making You Feel Like It’s Still Summer?

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Research conducted by Nancy Avis, Ph.D., Public Health Sciences, shows hot flashes can be reduced in frequency by almost half for about 50 percent of women over eight weeks of acupuncture treatment.

Pain Relief Through Mindfulness Meditation


Research conducted by Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., Neurobiology and Anatomy, has shown that mindfulness meditation can help reduce pain.

Time to Abandon DRE Exam

Doctor and Patient

The dreaded finger exam to check for prostate cancer used to be a mainstay of check-ups for older men. But new research puts the value of the test in question. “The evidence suggests that in most cases, it is time to abandon the digital rectal exam,” according to Ryan Terlecki, M.D., a Wake Forest Baptist urologist who recently published an article on the topic in Current Medical Research and Opinion. “Our findings will likely be welcomed by patients and doctors alike.” 



Scientists Report on Safe, Non-addictive Opioid Analgesic in Animal Model

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Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center report that in an animal model a novel pain-killing compound is not addictive and does not have adverse respiratory side effects like other opioids.

Wake Forest Baptist Researchers Successfully Test Modified Stun Gun with Heart Monitoring Capability

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Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have successfully tested a prototype conducted electrical weapon (CEW) capable of recording a subject’s heart rate and rhythm while still delivering incapacitating electrical charges.

Wake Forest Baptist Marks 20 Years of National Ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” List

Best Hospitals

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has once again been named among America’s “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World report, marking 20 consecutive years among the nation’s finest hospitals.
In the 2012-13 edition of the annual rankings, Wake Forest Baptist was among the top 50 hospitals in seven specialties: Cancer (#26), Gastroenterology (#42), Geriatrics (#50), Nephrology (#12), Neurology & Neurosurgery (#42), Pulmonology (#21) and Urology (#41). The Medical Center was also nationally ranked as “high performing” in five specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gynecology and Orthopedics.

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