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5/4/2015
Stress. Life’s trauma, physical or non-physical, can cause a flight-or-fight, or a freeze, stress response. Most experience it. Some are crippled by it. So how can stress, the body’s responses to what life throws at us, be assessed?

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4/30/2015

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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4/27/2015
Refining the results of a 2013 study, researchers have found that atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, is associated with only one type of heart attack – the more common of the two types.

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4/23/2015
Martha A. Alexander-Miller, Ph.D., a member of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center faculty since 1997, has been appointed chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

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4/22/2015

The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been awarded a grant of up to $200,000 for patient navigation programs aimed at medically underserved and vulnerable people facing breast cancer.

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4/15/2015

The day Madi Pope was born last June she had serious difficulty swallowing and breathing. Her doctors transferred her to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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4/15/2015

As part of a “Body on a Chip” project funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in collaboration with partners from around the country, are developing miniature hearts, livers, blood vessels and lungs that will be used to predict the effects of chemical and biologic agents and used to test the effectiveness of potential treatments. 

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4/13/2015

A research program led by Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., professor of surgery, nephrology and physiology-pharmacology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been awarded an $8.5 million grant by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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4/7/2015

 The 11th annual Cheers! A toast to children’s health, a wine-tasting event that benefits Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, will be held Friday, April 10, at Old Salem Visitor Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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4/6/2015
A commonly prescribed antidepressant caused up to a six-fold increase in atherosclerosis plaque in the coronary arteries of non-human primates, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Coronary artery atherosclerosis is the primary cause of heart attacks.

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4/2/2015
Joseph McAbee, third-year medical student at Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM), has been chosen as one of 40 young scholars in the U.S. to receive a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. McAbee also was selected to participate in the National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge (NIH OxCam) Scholars Program.

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3/31/2015
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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3/24/2015
Kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African-American donors may improve through rapid testing for apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) renal risk variants at the time of organ recovery, according to a new study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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3/24/2015
Six months ago, three of North Carolina’s leading health systems announced plans to create a new company, owned by all three organizations, with the goal of working together to improve quality and affordability for patients across the state.  Today, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Vidant Health and WakeMed Health & Hospitals continue to forge ahead with the innovative, value-based business model, naming the shared services company as well as its president, Mark W. Tribbett.

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3/23/2015

The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found.

 

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3/20/2015
Medicine obviously can’t do much good if it sits on a pharmacy shelf. Yet more than one-quarter of the acne patients surveyed by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers didn’t get medications prescribed by their dermatologists.

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3/18/2015
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center plastic surgeon, Lisa David, M.D., has long been known for her dedication to patients, medical missions, research, medical students and residents. Now she is being recognized as one of 10 finalists for North Carolina Doctor of the Year nominated by members of the N.C. Medical Society.

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3/12/2015
A recently developed risk-evaluation protocol can help hospital emergency department personnel more efficiently determine which patients with acute chest pain can be sent home safely, according to a randomized trial conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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3/11/2015

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition that affects approximately 200,000 people a year in the United States and has a higher mortality rate than breast and prostate cancer combined. The condition most often occurs in people who are critically ill or who have significant injuries; those who do survive it often experience profound skeletal muscle weakness.

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3/6/2015
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, have received one of five national “Preservation’s Best of 2014” awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and Preservation Action.

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3/2/2015

Wake Forest Baptist First in State Offering New Prostate Treatment Winston-Salem, N.C. – March 2, 2015 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is the first center in North Carolina to offer a new treatment for the urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate gland. During a mi

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3/2/2015
In its commitment to provide the best level of health care, orthopaedics and sports medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is proud to announce a unique partnership with D1 Sports Training

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2/27/2015
Louis C. Argenta, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Michael Morykwas, Ph.D., professors of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, have received Wake Forest University’s highest honor, the Medallion of Merit.

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2/27/2015

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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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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