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2/26/2015
A $1 million challenge grant from the Hartman Foundation of Austin, Texas, is helping researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as they study Alzheimer’s disease.

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2/24/2015
Thanks to a $14 million, five-year award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) – an independent, non-profit, nongovernmental research funding organization created through the Affordable Care Act and authorized by Congress − stroke patients across North Carolina will help determine whether longer-term, post-stroke care improves their daily function. A secondary goal is to measure and reduce the degree of caregiver stress.

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2/24/2015

When it comes to detecting alcohol misuse, newly minted primary care physicians ask the wrong questions at the wrong times, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 

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2/24/2015
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center released its second quarter earnings Monday and reported a gain in unrestricted net assets of $8.1 million for the six months ended December 31, 2014. This gain is comprised of an operating income of $19.2 million and net non-operating losses of $11.1 million.

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2/18/2015

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 and African American women reported the longest total VMS duration, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

 

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2/11/2015

Nearly nine out of 10 premenopausal and postmenopausal women in the United States experience hot flashes, night sweats or other disturbances in mood and sleep. Unfortunately, there aren’t many safe and effective therapies available to manage these symptoms. 

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2/11/2015
José Figueroa had forgotten what it’s like to not feel sick and groggy. Kidney failure had slowly zapped him of his energy over the past five years until recently.

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2/10/2015
After a year in development, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced a new Precision Medicine program at its National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Precision medicine was introduced to the nation during President Obama’s State of the Union address in January. He called the novel therapy “a bold new effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.”

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2/9/2015
Donald A. McClain, M.D., Ph.D., a nationally recognized leader in diabetes and obesity research, has been named founding director of the new Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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2/5/2015
B. Scott Segal, M.D., professor and chair of anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center in Boston since 2010, has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Co-Executive Director of Perioperative Services at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, effective March 30.

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2/4/2015
Effective Thursday, Feb. 5 at 8 a.m., temporary visitor restrictions in place at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Health-Davie Medical Center will be lifted.

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1/29/2015

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center faculty, staff, programs and departments that have received awards or been recognized in the past month.

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1/28/2015
Five years ago the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center launched its Telestroke Network to help patients in rural communities receive timely state-of-the-art stroke therapies.

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1/28/2015
Three different screenings will be available to the public free of charge on Saturday, Feb. 14 when Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Center conducts its annual Heart Health Screening Day.

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1/21/2015

What a difference a year makes. Patricia Lytton recalls how much better her health is today compared to a year ago thanks to a new valve procedure offered at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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1/20/2015

Scientists Invent System to Improve Effectiveness of Cancer Surgery   Winston-Salem, N.C. – Jan. 20, 2015 – 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 imagi

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1/15/2015
Rahn Bailey, M.D., a national leader whose community-based programs focus on providing care for the traditionally underserved and those with complex medical/psychiatric conditions, joined Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center this week as Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.

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1/13/2015
The Abdominal Organ Transplant Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center performed its 3,000th kidney transplant on Jan. 5. The total includes more than 2,800 kidney and nearly 200 kidney-pancreas transplants.

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1/13/2015
Thanks to $876,000 from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, patients will have access to expanded integrated mental health services.

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1/12/2015
The Heart and Vascular Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centerdonated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to West Forsyth High School and Reagan High School during the schools’ basketball game on Friday night at West Forsyth. West Forsyth principal Charles McAninch and Reagan principal Frank Martin accepted on each school’s behalf.

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1/8/2015
Synthetic insulin nasal spray may improve working memory, other mental capabilities, in adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease dementia.

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1/6/2015
Free screenings and other health-related services will be available to the public on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the 16th annual Share the Health Fair.

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1/5/2015
WFBMC physicians successfully perform a rare cardiac procedure; technique creates a new pathway to the heart for valve replacement.

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