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12/22/2000

Congress Appropriates $691,000 to Nutrition Center at Wake Forest Congress Appropriates $691,000 to Nutrition Center at Wake Forest WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Congress has awarded another $691,000 to the Center for Research on Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention at Wake Forest University School of Medic

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12/8/2000

Calcium Channel Blockers Not as Effective As Other Drugs Calcium Channel Blockers Not as Effective As Other Drugs Three standard drug treatments for high blood pressure - ACE inhibitors, beta blockers and diuretics - are significantly more effective than the newer, widely prescribed calcium channel blockers

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12/4/2000

Medical Center Web Sites Win Awards Medical Center Web Sites Win Awards The Web Marketing Association's 2000 competition for corporate web sites awarded the Outstanding Web Site award to the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University's web http://www.wfubmc.edu/cancer. The Outstanding Web Site awa

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11/13/2000

Heart Attack Victims More Vulnerable to Risk Factors Heart Attack Victims More Vulnerable to Risk Factors Smoking and having low levels of "good" cholesterol can be extra risky in people who''ve already had a heart attack, said researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) today at

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11/13/2000

Newest Hypertension Drugs May Improve Sexual Function Newest Hypertension Drugs May Improve Sexual Function Sexual dysfunction in men with high blood pressure may be aided by the newest type of hypertension drug, reported Carlos Ferrario, M.D., of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC), toda

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11/13/2000

Reducing Medications for Heart Transplant Patients Improves Side Effects Without Affecting Survival Reducing Medications for Heart Transplant Patients Improves Side Effects Without Affecting Survival Reducing the number of medications taken by heart transplant patients can eliminate unpleasant and unhealthy s

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11/8/2000

Annual Moravian Star Lighting Worship Service Annual Moravian Star Lighting Worship Service Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will hold its annual Moravian star lighting and worship service Friday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The 31-foot star is anchored to the roof of th

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11/6/2000

Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital Open House Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital Open House The Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital will hold a community open house Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The newly constructed 47,600-square-foot facility is located at 1200 Martin Lu

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11/6/2000

Triad Consumers Select Baptist Hospital as Their Favorite Triad Consumers Select Baptist Hospital as Their Favorite For the second consecutive year, North Carolina Baptist Hospital has been selected by consumers in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point as their hospital of choice. Based on surveys of pe

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11/1/2000

Research Suggests Possible Marker, Preventive Treatment for Preeclampsia Research Suggests Possible Marker, Preventive Treatment for Preeclampsia New research findings suggest a possible marker - and preventive treatment - for preeclampsia, the second leading cause of pre-term birth in the United States. R

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10/25/2000

Medical Center's Art Vending Machine to Benefit Brenner Children's Hospital Medical Center's Art Vending Machine to Benefit Brenner Children's Hospital Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has installed an Art-O-Mat, art vending machine as a fundraiser for Brenner Children''s Hospital and Health Serv

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10/11/2000

Symposium on Living and Coping With Invisible Chronic Disease is Oct. 28 Symposium on Living and Coping With Invisible Chronic Disease is Oct. 28 A symposium on living and coping with invisible chronic illnesses will be held at Babcock Auditorium of Wake Forest University School of Medicine on Saturday, Oct.

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10/10/2000

Research Support for Wake Forest University School of Medicine Reaches $94.5 million Research Support for Wake Forest University School of Medicine Reaches $94.5 million Outside support for Wake Forest University School of Medicine - mostly for research and related activities - increased by 7.6 percent in the

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9/26/2000

The Medical Center Provides Exhibition Space and Opportunity for Enrichment Center Artists The Medical Center Provides Exhibition Space and Opportunity for Enrichment Center Artists Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the Enrichment Center have partnered to provide permanent exhibition space for

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9/20/2000

Offspring of Premature Heart Attack Victims Show Early Signs of Disease Offspring of Premature Heart Attack Victims Show Early Signs of Disease The offspring of adults who have had premature heart attacks show signs of blood vessel disease at young ages, even when they don''t have other traditional risk facto

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9/8/2000

Stress Could Increase Risk of Heart Disease in Women Report WFUBMC Researchers Stress Could Increase Risk of Heart Disease in Women Report WFUBMC Researchers Reduced estrogen levels due to stress may put some young women on a high-risk course for heart disease, reported researchers from Wake Forest University

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8/29/2000

Major New Study Finds Long-acting Calcium Channel Blockers Inferior to Other Antihypertensive Drugs Major New Study Finds Long-acting Calcium Channel Blockers Inferior to Other Antihypertensive Drugs WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Up to 85,000 unnecessary heart attacks and cases of heart failure may occur worldwide

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8/24/2000

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Slow Heart Disease, Despite Improvements in Cholesterol Hormone Therapy Doesn't Slow Heart Disease, Despite Improvements in Cholesterol In the full report of a major study of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and heart disease, researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Ce

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8/10/2000

Physicians have seen a rise in the number of infants suffering from rickets Physicians have seen a rise in the number of infants suffering from rickets In the past 10 years, physicians have been seeing an increase in the number of infants diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency rickets, a disease once considered

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8/8/2000

Wake Forest Opens New Dialysis Center at Lake Norman Wake Forest Opens New Dialysis Center at Lake Norman Lake Norman Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University will open on Monday (Aug. 7) to serve kidney dialysis patients from southern Iredell and northern Mecklenburg counties. It is located at 164 Profes

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8/2/2000

Adaptive Water Skiing Workshop to be Held for People with Disabilities Adaptive Water Skiing Workshop to be Held for People with Disabilities People with disabilities are invited to participate in a free workshop this summer, sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, that will teach adaptive

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8/2/2000

Women's Center of Excellence Hosts Triathlon Women's Center of Excellence Hosts Triathlon Triad residents will have an opportunity to see the newest Olympic sport in action when the third annual Excellence Triathlon makes a big splash at 8 a.m. August 12 at Wake Forest University. More than 300 athletes fr

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7/18/2000

Nutrition Center Receives $693,750 Grant Nutrition Center Receives $693,750 Grant The Center for Research on Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention at Wake Forest University School of Medicine has received a $693,750 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to pay for major equi

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7/14/2000

Managing Menopause with Food Managing Menopause with Food "Managing Menopause with Food," is a two-minute health story about soy at http://www.ivanhoe.com/cooking . The story features Dr. Greg Burke, chairman of Public Health Sciences at WFUBMC, talking about his soy research, and Donna Ziobro, registered

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6/29/2000

Wake Forest Medical School Hires Genomics Faculty Members Wake Forest Medical School Hires Genomics Faculty Members Wake Forest University School of Medicine has appointed five new key faculty members for the school's recently announced Center for Human Genomics. The new faculty are Eugene Bleecker, M.D.,

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6/16/2000

WFUBMC Establishes Special Nursing Service for Abuse Victims WFUBMC Establishes Special Nursing Service for Abuse Victims Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has established a special service within its Emergency Department to treat victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. It is

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6/13/2000

National Cancer Survivors Day Scheduled for June 24 National Cancer Survivors Day Scheduled for June 24 The 12th annual National Cancer Survivors Day will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem on Saturday, June 24th from 11:30am - 2:00pm. More than 500 people, including over 300 cancer survivo

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5/26/2000

Wake Forest Physicians to Answer Women's Health Questions During On-Line Chats Wake Forest Physicians to Answer Women's Health Questions During On-Line Chats Two physicians from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will answer questions about women''s health issues during live, on-line chats on drkoo

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5/23/2000

MRI is First Non-invasive Test to Detect Re-narrowed Heart Arteries MRI is First Non-invasive Test to Detect Re-narrowed Heart Arteries Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can accurately detect re-narrowed heart arteries in people who''ve had balloon angioplasty or other artery-clearing procedures, report resear

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5/15/2000

Higher Dose of Electroconvulsive Therapy Works Better to Relieve Depression Higher Dose of Electroconvulsive Therapy Works Better to Relieve Depression More powerful shocks of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) speed relief of depression, researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and two other

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5/10/2000

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Retains Level 1 Trauma Status Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Retains Level 1 Trauma Status Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center''s Level 1 Trauma Center designation was renewed by the Trauma Subcommittee of the State Emergency Medical Servi

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5/5/2000

Use of Smokeless Tobacco May Lead to Breast Cancer, Wake Forest Team Reports Use of Smokeless Tobacco May Lead to Breast Cancer, Wake Forest Team Reports Preliminary results suggest that using smokeless tobacco may dramatically increase the risk of breast cancer, Wake Forest University School of Medicine rese

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5/3/2000

Quality of Life Returns to Normal in Year Following Brachytherapy Quality of Life Returns to Normal in Year Following Brachytherapy In the first study of its type, Wake Forest University investigators reported today (May 3) that the quality of life for prostate cancer patients returns to normal within one yea

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4/24/2000

Dietary Changes Don't Prevent Recurrent Polyps, Eight-Center Study Shows Dietary Changes Don't Prevent Recurrent Polyps, Eight-Center Study Shows The Polyp Prevention Trial, one of the largest studies aimed at preventing colon cancer by dietary change, came to an unexpected conclusion : "The Polyp Preve

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4/10/2000

Attending Religious Activities May Help Delay Sexual Activity, According to Recent Study Attending Religious Activities May Help Delay Sexual Activity, According to Recent Study Parents who take their families to religious services regularly may be helping their children develop aspects of spirituality that a

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4/4/2000

Hypertension Drug Effective at Preventing Atherosclerosis Hypertension Drug Effective at Preventing Atherosclerosis Blocking the hormone that causes high blood pressure can reduce the development of heart vessel disease, report researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in this week''s iss

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4/3/2000

Study Shows Women Suffer from Study Shows Women Suffer from When it comes to the treatment of severe psoriasis, there is no equality between the sexes. Men have enjoyed the benefit of powerful drugs that address the disease, but women of childbearing age have gone without, according to dermatologists at th

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3/30/2000

North Carolina Baptist Hospital Receives Grant to Expand Dental Services North Carolina Baptist Hospital Receives Grant to Expand Dental Services The Duke Endowment has awarded $310,000 to North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc. (NCBH), to develop a community-based dental clinic for Medicaid and other patients

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3/13/2000

Computerized Analysis of Heart Arteries Shows No Benefits of Hormone Therapy Computerized Analysis of Heart Arteries Shows No Benefits of Hormone Therapy In a major new study of the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on heart disease, researchers found that neither estrogen, nor estrogen combined wi

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3/9/2000

Study Stopped Early: High Blood Pressure Drug Less Effective than Diuretic Study Stopped Early: High Blood Pressure Drug Less Effective than Diuretic The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has stopped part of a large clinical trial of blood pressure medications because doxazosin (sold under the

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3/7/2000

Fat Particles Released During Heart Surgery Can Damage Brain, Study Shows Fat Particles Released During Heart Surgery Can Damage Brain, Study Shows The longer heart surgery takes, the more tiny particles of fat enter the bloodstream and circulate to the brain, blocking tiny blood vessels, Wake Forest Universi

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2/25/2000

North Carolina Pediatric Society Honored for Health Care Advocacy North Carolina Pediatric Society Honored for Health Care Advocacy The North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPS), was recently honored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for it

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2/21/2000

Tobacco Farm Workers May Contract Tobacco Sickness, Study Shows Tobacco Farm Workers May Contract Tobacco Sickness, Study Shows Green tobacco sickness, characterized by headache, nausea, vomiting and dizziness, may be increasing as family tobacco farms are consolidated into large commercial operations and wor

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2/17/2000

Mini Medical School Registration Underway Mini Medical School Registration Underway Registration is now being taken for Mini Medical School, a series of health lectures for the general public hosted by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The winter series focuses on topics such as hormone replac

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2/16/2000

Volunteers Donate Hundreds of Items to Brenner Babies Volunteers Donate Hundreds of Items to Brenner Babies Two years ago, Laura Reavis gave birth two months prematurely to a 3 pounds, seven ounce girl. While the child was perfectly developed, her tiny size required her to stay in the hospital two weeks in or

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2/16/2000

Wake Forest Spinoff Gets $2.6 million in Financing Wake Forest Spinoff Gets $2.6 million in Financing Amplistar Inc., a spinoff company from Wake Forest University School of Medicine that is developing cancer screening products, today received $2.6 million in financing from Eno River Capital, manager of the $

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1/25/2000

Celiac Disease Not As Uncommon As Once Thought Celiac Disease Not As Uncommon As Once Thought Celiac disease is common in the United States and often goes undiagnosed, according to a study published in the January edition of the Journal of Pediatrics by physicians at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Cen

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1/20/2000

Wake Forest Starts Center for Human Genomics Wake Forest Starts Center for Human Genomics Wake Forest University School of Medicine is establishing a Center for Human Genomics to facilitate the identification of high-risk genes linked to common diseases, enabling improved treatment for these diseases. The mu

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1/20/2000

Wake Forest University School of Medicine Launches Major Research Initiative Wake Forest University School of Medicine Launches Major Research Initiative Wake Forest University School of Medicine will hire more than 60 new faculty members in five research areas and strengthen its support of other research eff

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1/18/2000

Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dementia Linked in WWII Vets Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dementia Linked in WWII Vets or World War II and Korean War veterans who develop dementia as they age, there's a risk that painful war memories may be unlocked, triggering violent episodes of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTS

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