Wake Forest Baptist In The News

Common Herbal Supplement Can Cause Dangerous Interactions with Prescription Drugs

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St. John’s wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Lower Isn't Necessarily Better for People with High Blood Pressure

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In a study published in the June 16 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, a research team led by Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., associate professor of public health sciences, found that lowering systolic blood pressure below 120 does not appear to provide additional benefit for patients. Systolic pressure is the top number in a standard blood pressure reading (e.g., 120/80).

 

 

Brenner Children’s Hospital Again Ranked among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report

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For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country. Brenner Children’s was ranked in two specialties, neonatology (No. 26) and orthopaedics (No. 39).
• Read the news coverage in the Winston-Salem Journal and the Triad Business Journal
• Read the news release
• Find out more about Brenner Children’s Hospital

Liaison Program Works To Prevent Fragility Fractures in Older Adults

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Last fall, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center became one of the first academic medical centers in the country to establish a formal fracture liaison service program.

It’s Safe to Go In the Water, Just Don’t Swallow It

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There is nothing better on a hot, summer day than a refreshing dip in a community pool, water park, lake or ocean. However, bacteria and parasites can lurk in all kinds of water and put a real damper on summertime fun unless people practice a few, simple safety tips says Christopher Ohl, M.D., professor of infectious diseases.
• View news coverage on LiveScience.com and Toronto Telegraph.
• Read the release.
• Find out more about infectious diseases.

Lab-Grown Vaginal Organs Implanted in Patients

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 A research team led by scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has reported the long-term success of vaginal organs that were engineered in the lab and implanted in four teenage girls. The young women were born with a rare genetic defect in which the vagina and uterus are undeveloped or absent. Scientists said the breakthrough can potentially be applied to other conditions, such as uterine cancer, and that the study illustrates how regenerative medicine strategies can be applied to a variety of tissues and organs.

Screening Tests for Vitamin D Deficiency Surge

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Physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density, new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests.

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More News Coverage

May. 07, 2014   The Canadian Press
 
May. 07, 2014   Mail On Sunday
 
May. 06, 2014   Winston-Salem Journal (AP)
 
May. 05, 2014   DrWeil.com
 
May. 03, 2014   Jackson Free Press
 
May. 01, 2014   Physician Briefings
 
May. 01, 2014   Marine Corps Times
 
Apr. 30, 2014   The Columbian
 
Apr. 30, 2014   Bloomberg
 
Apr. 30, 2014   AANS Neurosurgeon
 
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