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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
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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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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