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8/27/2014

 Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received an $18 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) to design and conduct community-based, multi-center screening, prevention and control cancer clinical trials.

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8/27/2014

Visit www.wakehealth.edu/besthealth for class listings and to register online. Unless otherwise noted, BestHealth events are free and open to the public.

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8/21/2014
Overweight individuals with diabetes who lose weight by dieting and increasing their physical activity can reduce their health care costs by an average of more than $500 per year, according to a new study.

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8/21/2014

Researchers Identify Potential Risk Factors for Urinary Tract Infections in Young Girls Winston-Salem, N.C. – August, 21, 2014 – Young girls with an intense, red, itchy rash on their outer genital organs may be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs), accordi

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8/13/2014
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will play several major roles as the official medical provider at the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament, held Aug. 16-23.

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8/13/2014
The lobby of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Adult Emergency Department was reopened today with a more open floor plan, additional seating, new quiet areas, improved family consultation spaces and brighter color schemes.

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8/13/2014

Cathleen Wheatley, M.S.N., R.N., C.E.N.P., has been named chief nurse executive and vice president of clinical operations at Wake Forest Baptist Health, effective September 8.

 

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8/12/2014
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $3.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue studying the effects of head impacts in youth league football.

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8/11/2014
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $7 million, seven-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of Health (NHLBI) to conduct clinical trials for the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL).

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8/11/2014

Scientists Look for Biomarkers to Improve Treatment of Painful Bladder Condition Winston-Salem, N.C. – August 11, 2014 – Taking advantage of technology that can analyze tissue samples and measure the activity of thousands of genes at once, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medica

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7/31/2014
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center faculty, staff, programs and departments that have been recognized by external entities in the past month.

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7/31/2014
Scientists have known for years that women are protected from cardiovascular disease before menopause, but their risk increases significantly after menopause.

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7/29/2014
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7/24/2014
Neurology researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have a new pilot study in the works thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Funding was made possible specifically through the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration Program within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) via a contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command. The grant will evaluate the use of High-resolution, relational, resonance-based, electroencephalic mirroring (HIRREM®) for reduction of symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military personnel.

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7/15/2014

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center continues to be ranked among the country’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Wake Forest Baptist’s inclusion in the online magazine’s 2014-15 Best Hospitals lists, released today, marked the 22nd consecutive year that the Medical Center has achieved national rankings. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked No. 2 overall in North Carolina and No. 1 in the state for its cancer program. No other Triad region hospital was nationally ranked among the top 50 Best Hospitals. 

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7/14/2014
A first-time comprehensive overview of cardiovascular disease in Hispanics in the U.S. outlines the burden of heart disease and stroke as well as emphasizes the importance of culturally appropriate healthcare for this population.

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7/11/2014
The parents of a newborn receiving intensive care at Brenner Children’s Hospital no longer have to be on-site to keep watch over their baby.

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6/29/2014

 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.

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6/27/2014
Wake Forest Baptist releases their June Awards and Recognitions.

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6/25/2014
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has become the first health care system in North Carolina and just the third in the United States to post patient satisfaction data and comments – both positive and negative – about staff physicians on its website.

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6/24/2014
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6/24/2014
At its most recent quarterly meeting, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s board of directors approved a change in title to reflect the scope of accountabilities for Karen Barbara “Bobbi” Carbone, M.D., M.B.A.

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6/20/2014
The adult emergency department at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will undergo lobby renovations beginning Monday, June 23. Construction is anticipated to take six weeks.

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6/16/2014
For decades, common medical wisdom has been “the lower the better” in treating the approximately one in three people in this country who have high blood pressure. But does that approach result in reduced risk for dangerous heart events?

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6/11/2014

Hospital readmission, an important measure of quality care, costs the United States an estimated $17 billion each year. And according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), about half of those readmissions could be avoided.  

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6/10/2014
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.

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6/5/2014

Ryan Terlecki, M.D., a urologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will discuss the connection between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease as part of the “Drive for Men’s Health,” an event designed to increase awareness about men’s health issues.

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5/30/2014
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5/30/2014
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center was one of eight institutions chosen to take part in the American Heart Association’s Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (A-TRAC), a national virtual research center.

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5/27/2014
A carefully structured, moderate physical activity program can reduce risk of losing the ability to walk without assistance, perhaps the single most important factor in whether vulnerable older people can maintain their independence, according to a National Institute on Aging study.

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5/19/2014
Wake Forest Baptist announces awards and recognitions for May.

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5/13/2014
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s financial commitment to programs and activities defined as community benefits by a state agency totaled $258.9 million in fiscal year 2013.

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5/8/2014
Wake Forest Baptist study shows success of novel treatment option -- repeat radiation -- for lung cancer patients. 

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5/6/2014
An internationally recognized expert on the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease will be the featured speaker at a free public forum on the topic this Saturday (May 10).

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5/1/2014
Continuing efforts launched in November 2012 to transition to value-based health care and driven in part by rate cuts from government payors, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today said it would reduce the size of its workforce by approximately 350 employees to help close the increasing gap between growing expenses and declining reimbursement from federal and state health insurance and other revenue sources.

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4/30/2014
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

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4/30/2014
Robert J. “Bob” Gfeller, Jr. begins his role as executive director of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. He accepted the position last month and assumes the responsibilities and goals of this Medical Center leadership role, today.

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4/29/2014
In an initiative that exceeded expectations, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and six other hospitals teamed up with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare to significantly decrease the number of falls and fall-related injuries in their facilities over an 18-month period.

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4/28/2014
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4/28/2014
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.

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4/28/2014
Chad J. Brown, M.B.A., M.H.A., has been named the first president of both the Bermuda Run and Mocksville campuses of Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center effective June 2.

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4/23/2014
Center pilots programs to provide value-based patient care, while improving health
and reining in medical expenses

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4/22/2014
Some people have overactive glands and produce sweat excessively, a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. A Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center dermatologist offers tips to deal with the condition.

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4/17/2014

Wake Forest Baptist has the largest reported, single-center experience with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC and analysis of 20 years’ worth of patient data shows that outcomes have clearly improved for patients undergoing this treatment technique. 

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4/15/2014

A new study that looks at the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment in older adults enhances the existing literature on the subject.

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4/11/2014
The 10th annual Cheers! A toast to children’s health event will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at Old Salem Visitor Center.

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4/10/2014

Laboratory-Grown Vaginas Implanted in Patients, Scientists Report WINSTON-SALEM, NC – April 10, 2014 – Scientists reported today the first human recipients of laboratory-grown vaginal organs. A research team led by Anthony Atala, M.D., director of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s I

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4/8/2014
A new study led by a University of North Carolina School of Medicine researcher finds little to cheer about in the fight against childhood obesity, despite a recent report to the contrary.

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4/8/2014

The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc. of Atlanta, Ga., has once again awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers funding to expand clinical studies into the use of a noninvasive, drugless therapy that may help to reduce symptoms associated with a list of neurological conditions. This year’s grant totals $620,000.

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4/8/2014
Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory is the latest hospital to become a member of the Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network.

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4/7/2014
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center made Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” The list is a compilation of what the monthly publication calls “some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation.”

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4/2/2014

Timothy M. Hughes, Ph.D., M.P.H., Geriatrics, has published new research that indicates stiffening of the arteries appears to be associated with the progressive buildup of β-amyloid (Αβ) plaque in the brains of elderly patients without dementia, suggesting a relationship between the severity of vascular disease and the plaque that is a hallmark of Alzheimer disease.

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4/1/2014
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density.

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3/31/2014
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3/28/2014
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center individuals and departments that received awards and recognitions during the month of March.

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3/27/2014

Study Shows Promise of Preserving Fertility in Boys with Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 27, 2014 – Scientists have moved a step closer to being able to preserve fertility in young boys who undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer. The new research, published in Fer

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3/21/2014
Today at noon, seniors at Wake Forest School of Medicine will learn where they will begin their careers as doctors in the annual Match Day event. Every year graduating medical students across the country simultaneously open envelopes to learn where they “matched” and will spend the next three to seven years of residency training.

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3/13/2014
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Edward G. Chadwick, M.B.A., has decided to leave the Medical Center at the conclusion of his five-year contract, effective June 30, so that he and his wife can relocate to the Midwest to be closer to their family.

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3/11/2014
William B. "Bill" James, M.H.A., has been named president of Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center effective April 21.

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3/11/2014

Discovering where a common virus hides in the body has been a long-term quest for scientists. Up to 80 percent of adults harbor the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), which can cause severe illness and death in people with weakened immune systems.

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3/7/2014
The 2014 Best Doctors in America database includes 278 physicians from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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3/5/2014

A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center looked at pregnancy outcomes in regards to the two surgical treatments for ectopic pregnancy -- salpingectomy, in which the affected fallopian tube is removed, or salpingotomy, in which the tube is preserved.

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2/27/2014
Wake Forest Baptist employees and departments that received awards and recognitions during the month of February.

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2/27/2014
Events organized by BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist that are scheduled to take place during the month of March

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2/24/2014

Neuroscience research from Wake Forest Baptist conducted in an animal model might be able to shed some light as to what's going on in the brains of children dealing with ADHD and autism. 

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2/20/2014
A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center indicates that systemic corticosteroids are prescribed by dermatologists even though expert guidelines discourage their use for psoriasis treatment.

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2/17/2014
Four different screenings will be available to the public free of charge this Saturday (Feb. 22) when Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center conducts its annual Heart Health Screening Day.

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2/12/2014
For the first time, guidelines have been developed for preventing stroke in women.
“If you are a woman, you share many of the same risk factors for stroke with men, but your risk is also influenced by hormones, reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth and other sex-related factors,” said Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., M.H.S., author of the new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

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2/7/2014
The good news: More people survive stroke now than 10 years ago due to improved treatment and prevention.
The bad news: Women who survive stroke have a worse quality of life than men, according to a study published in the Feb. 7 online issue of the journal Neurology.

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2/4/2014
Edward Abraham, M.D., dean of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, has announced the appointment of three new endowed chairs at the school.

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2/3/2014
Intensive blood pressure and cholesterol lowering was not associated with reduced risk for diabetes-related cognitive decline in older patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a study at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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1/28/2014
Chad Eckes, M.B.A., will join Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as its new vice president and chief information officer (CIO) during the first week of March.

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1/27/2014
BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist February Events

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1/27/2014

More than 25 million people in the United States have asthma, a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways causing recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. Although several types of drugs are available to treat asthma, long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) are among the most commonly used and work well for most people. However, for a small subgroup of people with asthma, LABAs can cause severe, life-threatening side effects and carry a boxed safety warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

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1/23/2014
Wake Forest Baptist January Awards and Recognitions

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1/22/2014

Researchers found that women who participated in prenatal care delivered in a group setting as opposed to the traditional approach saw a 22 percentage point reduction in the risk of excessive gestational weight gain.

 

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1/21/2014
The newly expanded Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has a new director. Boris Pasche, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, will assume the post March 1.

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1/21/2014
Tag plays at home plate have the highest injury rate in professional baseball, occurring 4.3 times more often than other base-running plays, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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1/14/2014
Karen Barbara "Bobbi" Carbone, M.D., M.B.A., has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Wake Forest Baptist Health, effective March 1.

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1/14/2014
Everybody feels pain differently, and brain structure may hold the clue to these differences. In a study published in the current online issue of the journal Pain, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that the brain’s structure is related to how intensely people perceive pain.

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1/6/2014
Free screenings and other health-related services will be available to the public on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the 15th Annual Share the Health Fair.

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1/6/2014
A grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem will help Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center expand an innovative faith-based program into 11 North Carolina counties.

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1/2/2014
Doctors may need to treat high blood pressure in women earlier and more aggressively than they do in men, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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