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 To protect the health of patients, their loved ones and the medical staff, at 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will implement temporary visitor restrictions that will remain in effect through the remainder of the flu season.  



Listen up ladies. Women simply don’t metabolize alcohol in the same way as men. It’s called the telescoping effect.



Dolores Van Vorst loves to cook. From cheesecake to the special cookies for her grandchildren and great grandchildren, there is no recipe she is not willing to tackle.

But late last year, the 79-year-old Salisbury resident could tell that something was zapping her energy. She became tired easily and often felt dizzy.



The device, called the Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold System, was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is the first fully absorbable stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease.

Wake Forest Baptist is the first hospital in the region to offer this groundbreaking treatment.



 Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced Julie Ann Freischlag, (pronounced FRY-shlog), M.D., as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Freischlag joins the medical center on May 1 and succeeds CEO John D. McConnell, M.D., who last year announced that he would transition to a new position at the Medical Center, after leading it since 2008.  



Evan and Emily Moon are proud of their love story. After meeting at a Colorado hospital where they both worked as nurses, they soon became best friends. That friendship led to marriage and eventually to Wake Forest School of Medicine. Evan graduated from the school’s Nurse Anesthesia Program in 2016, and Emily will graduate from the program in August.

Continuing a School of Medicine tradition of service to others, the couple has just returned from a mission trip to Kenya where they cared for people who do not have regular access to quality health care.



If the last blast of winter has you longing for sun-soaked beaches in tropical locales, be sure to stop at the drug store for sunscreen and insect repellant before leaving for spring vacation. 


A routine blood test that measures kidney function can be a valuable predictor of short-term outcomes for stroke patients, according to a study led by a neurologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.



If your eyes feel like the Sahara desert or your vision seems blurrier than usual, don’t panic. It may just be seasonal dry eye.



Recognizing that having an MRI can be stressful for patients, Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging has opened a new space with custom features designed to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. 



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