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12/24/2001

Wake Forest Faculty Member Named To Drug Safety Committee Wake Forest Faculty Member Named To Drug Safety Committee Curt D. Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., who has been campaigning for improved drug safety for the past six years, has been named to a new advisory committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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12/6/2001

Latest Treatment for Narrowed Heart Vessels Available Latest Treatment for Narrowed Heart Vessels Available A promising new treatment for keeping narrowed heart vessels open is available at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center through its selection for two national research studies. The Medical Ce

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11/30/2001

Universities Collaborate on Program to Increase Minority Science Students Universities Collaborate on Program to Increase Minority Science Students Increasing the number of minority students who pursue graduate-level science education is the aim of a collaborative effort between Wake Forest University Baptist

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11/27/2001

New Corporation to Reorganize Wake Forest Medical School, Subsidiaries New Corporation to Reorganize Wake Forest Medical School, Subsidiaries The Wake Forest University Board of Trustees has created a new corporation, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, as a wholly owned non-profit subsidiary of the unive

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11/6/2001

Alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy Shows Promising Results Alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy Shows Promising Results A study conducted in monkeys has found new evidence that tibolone, a steroid commonly prescribed in Europe as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy, is a promising trea

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10/22/2001

Wake Forest Announces Research Collaboration with Human Genome Sciences Wake Forest Announces Research Collaboration with Human Genome Sciences The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University announced today a broadly-based agreement with Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI), a leading biophar

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10/15/2001

Aggressive Treatment Recommended for At-Risk Older Adults with Hypertension Aggressive Treatment Recommended for At-Risk Older Adults with Hypertension The very group of patients that doctors are often reluctant to treat for high blood pressure - older adults with multiple risk factors for cardiovascular dise

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10/15/2001

Exercise May Reduce Disability in Older Adults Exercise May Reduce Disability in Older Adults Exercise may be an effective strategy for preventing disability that affects activities of daily living (ADL) in older adults and the person''s ability to remain independent. These findings of a study conducted by re

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10/9/2001

Art Exhibit Examining Child Abuse Opens at WFUBMC Art Exhibit Examining Child Abuse Opens at WFUBMC Tapestries of Hope, an art exhibit exploring the effects of child abuse, will open at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Wednesday, Oct. 10. The installation consists of four, five-foot long tape

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10/4/2001

Early Detection Important in Reproductive Cancers Early Detection Important in Reproductive Cancers Every hour, about 10 women in the United States are diagnosed with cancer of the reproductive organs. Gynecologic cancers, which include cancer of the ovaries, cervix, uterus, vulva and fallopian tubes, are the

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10/4/2001

Four Wake Forest University School of Medicine Researchers Win Awards Four Wake Forest University School of Medicine Researchers Win Awards Four Wake Forest University School of Medicine scientists have been awarded research awards in basic or clinical sciences at the school''s Fifth Annual Faculty Research A

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10/4/2001

New Gene Therapy Used to Treat Brain Cancer at Wake Forest New Gene Therapy Used to Treat Brain Cancer at Wake Forest Physicians at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical have treated a patient suffering from a malignant brain tumor with a live virus (ONYX-015) engineered to kill cancer cells while sparing no

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10/4/2001

New Treatment Available for Painful Osteoporosis Spine Fractures New Treatment Available for Painful Osteoporosis Spine Fractures For six weeks, Wilma A. Tedder of Sparta was in almost "unbearable" pain after a bone in her spine fractured from osteoporosis, or brittle-bone disease. "My husband had to do pr

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10/4/2001

Piedmont Patients Select Baptist as Their Favorite Hospital for Third Year Piedmont Patients Select Baptist as Their Favorite Hospital for Third Year For the third consecutive year, North Carolina Baptist Hospital has been selected by consumers in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point as their first choice

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10/4/2001

Research Support Jumps at Wake Forest University School of Medicine Research Support Jumps at Wake Forest University School of Medicine Outside support for Wake Forest University School of Medicine soared past the landmark $100 million mark in the year ending June 30, reaching $105,993,513, the faculty learne

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10/4/2001

Wake Forest Opens Dialysis Center in Northern Winston-Salem Wake Forest Opens Dialysis Center in Northern Winston-Salem To improve access to kidney dialysis for patients in northern Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University School of Medicine opened a new dialysis center today at 500 W. Hanes Mill Rd. The cent

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10/4/2001

Wake Forest Scientists Help Discover Genetic Switch in E. coli Bacteria Wake Forest Scientists Help Discover Genetic Switch in E. coli Bacteria Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School have uncovered backup protection that allows infectious bacterial cells to continue

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7/25/2001

WFUBMC Participates In Largest-Ever Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial WFUBMC Participates In Largest-Ever Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has begun enrolling healthy men age 55 and older in the largest-ever prostate cancer prevention study, to determine if seleniu

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7/19/2001

North Carolina Baptist Hospital Ranked as One of America's Best in Six Categories by U.S. News & World Report North Carolina Baptist Hospital Ranked as One of America's Best in Six Categories by U.S. News & World Report North Carolina Baptist Hospital again was listed as one of America''s Best Hospita

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7/9/2001

WFUBMC Receives Approval for Outpatient Cancer Center WFUBMC Receives Approval for Outpatient Cancer Center The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has conditionally approved a Certificate of Need (CON) application by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to build an Outpatient Comprehensive

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6/27/2001

James N. Thompson Resigns As Dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine James N. Thompson Resigns As Dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine James N. Thompson, M.D., has resigned as vice president and dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, effective July 1. In announcing his resig

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6/22/2001

WFUBMC's Level I Trauma Center Receives National Recognition WFUBMC's Level I Trauma Center Receives National Recognition The trauma center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) has been verified as a Level I trauma center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. A n

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6/20/2001

New PET Machine Will Open Door To Cancer Research New PET Machine Will Open Door To Cancer Research A new type of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for the first time will open the way to use PET imaging in basic cancer research, as well as expanding r

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6/19/2001

Summer Safety Tips from Brenner Children's Hospital and Health Services Summer Safety Tips from Brenner Children's Hospital and Health Services Each year, thousands of children visit area emergency rooms seeking treatment for injuries sustained in accidents. By taking a few moments to read the following safet

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6/4/2001

Results of Quality of Life Study of Patients with Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Reported Results of Quality of Life Study of Patients with Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Reported Results of a prospective health-related quality of life (HRQOL) study on prostate cancer patients were presented at th

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5/30/2001

Genetic Deficiency May Explain Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Genetic Deficiency May Explain Sudden Infant Death Syndrome A missing enzyme may be one possible explanation for sudden infant death syndrome, according to a report by a Wake Forest University School of Medicine gastroenterologist in the June issue o

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5/21/2001

Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Wake Forest Receives Accreditation Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Wake Forest Receives Accreditation The Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has received a 3-year accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematop

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5/21/2001

Smokers more likely to experience impotence, Wake Forest study shows Smokers more likely to experience impotence, Wake Forest study shows Men with high blood pressure who smoke are 26 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction --impotence -- than nonsmokers, John Spangler, M.D., M.P.H., of Wake Forest Uni

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5/21/2001

WFUBMC Offers Free Cancer Screening WFUBMC Offers Free Cancer Screening Dermatologists from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the community will conduct a free skin cancer screening from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 14 at the Medical Center''s dermatology clinic, 9th floor, Richard Jan

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5/18/2001

Wake Forest First in World to Perform New Brain Tumor Treatment Wake Forest First in World to Perform New Brain Tumor Treatment Physicians at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are the first in the world to treat a brain tumor patient with the newly FDA-approved GliaSite® Radiation Therapy System (

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5/18/2001

Wake Forest to Purchase One Technology Place for $8.5 M: Targacept to Lease Two Floors Wake Forest to Purchase One Technology Place for $8.5 M: Targacept to Lease Two Floors Wake Forest University School of Medicine will purchase One Technology Place from Samet Corporation for $8.5 million. The four-story, 91

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5/14/2001

Baptist Hospital Honors its Volunteers Baptist Hospital Honors its Volunteers N.C. Baptist Hospital will honor 92 of its volunteers for their service at a luncheon April 24 at The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center. The hospital has more than 600 volunteers who contribute about 130,000 hours of service a yea

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5/14/2001

Double-drug Therapy May Benefit Some Multiple Sclerosis Patients Double-drug Therapy May Benefit Some Multiple Sclerosis Patients People with the most common types of multiple sclerosis who don''t respond to traditional therapy may benefit from a combination drug therapy, a Wake Forest University Baptist Medi

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5/14/2001

Free CPR Training Offered on May 19 Free CPR Training Offered on May 19 Free one-hour classes in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19, 2001.

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5/14/2001

Local Community Outreach Programs Among Six in Nation to Get Federal Funds Local Community Outreach Programs Among Six in Nation to Get Federal Funds Two community outreach programs affiliated with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have been selected for a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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5/7/2001

New Study Finds that School-Based Intervention Programs Successful in Violence Prevention New Study Finds that School-Based Intervention Programs Successful in Violence Prevention A new curriculum appears to be effective in determining whether middle schools students will avoid using violence as a means to re

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5/3/2001

WFUBMC Is First Site in North Carolina To Offer STI-571 for Some Gastrointestinal Tumors WFUBMC Is First Site in North Carolina To Offer STI-571 for Some Gastrointestinal Tumors The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is the first site in North Carolina offering STI-57

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5/3/2001

Women's Health Activities Planned Women's Health Activities Planned The Women''s Health Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is sponsoring several public events to encourage women - who often spend time caring for others - to nurture themselves. Events during National Women'

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5/2/2001

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, according to a study in this month''s American Journal of the Medical Sciences, a publication of

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5/1/2001

New Drug Improves Heart Function by Removing Free Radicals New Drug Improves Heart Function by Removing Free Radicals A new drug being studied at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been shown to improve heart function following a heart attack, according to researchers speaking at the American A

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4/30/2001

Watching Wrestling Positively Associated with Date Fighting, Say Researchers at WFUBMC Watching Wrestling Positively Associated with Date Fighting, Say Researchers at WFUBMC The frequency of viewing wrestling on TV was positively associated with date fighting and other health risk behaviors, according to a ne

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4/25/2001

Area's First CT Simulation for Radiation Treatment Performed Area's First CT Simulation for Radiation Treatment Performed The Radiation Oncology Department of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center recently performed the first computed tomographic (CT) simulation in the Piedmont Triad. Also called virt

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4/16/2001

General Clinical Research Center Awarded $14.7 million General Clinical Research Center Awarded $14.7 million The General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, where thousands of area residents have participated in clinical trials or population studies since 1993, h

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4/16/2001

Wake Forest Investigators Receive State Funds To Produce Spanish-Language Video on Pesticide Safety Wake Forest Investigators Receive State Funds To Produce Spanish-Language Video on Pesticide Safety Using state money from the Pesticide Environmental Trust Fund, Wake Forest University School of Medicine inves

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4/4/2001

Piedmont Triad Forges Missing Link for North Carolina's High-Tech Corridor; Business-Plan Presentations, Research Expertise on Display April 5 at Connectivity Piedmont Triad Forges Missing Link for North Carolina's High-Tech Corridor; Business-Plan Presentations, Research Expertise on Display April 5 at Connectivit

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4/4/2001

Wake Forest University School of Medicine Ranks 8th in Geriatrics, 43rd in Research Wake Forest University School of Medicine Ranks 8th in Geriatrics, 43rd in Research Wake Forest University School of Medicine ranked 43rd in research among the nation''s medical schools according to rankings in the current (Ap

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3/30/2001

Wake Forest Mammography Invention Going to Market Wake Forest Mammography Invention Going to Market A new type of mammography based on an imaging technology developed by a Wake Forest University School of Medicine faculty member and licensed by the school to Instrumentarium Imaging Inc. has received approval

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3/21/2001

WFUBMC Seeks to Build Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center WFUBMC Seeks to Build Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center proposes to build one of the most advanced and complete outpatient cancer treatment facilities in the region, a 257,350-square-foot Outpatient

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3/16/2001

Depression May Increase Risk of Death from Heart Disease Depression May Increase Risk of Death from Heart Disease Depression increases the risk of dying from heart disease, sometimes dramatically, according to research conducted in Holland and being published by a Wake Forest University faculty member in the

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3/16/2001

Medical Ethics Expert To Speak At Wake Forest on Ethics, Reason and Faith Medical Ethics Expert To Speak At Wake Forest on Ethics, Reason and Faith Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D., who founded and now directs the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, will speak at Wak

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3/16/2001

Wake Forest Discovery Going to Market Wake Forest Discovery Going to Market For a decade, investigators at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have been developing heated chemotherapy -- in conjunction with surgery -- as a method to treat certain types of advanced abdominal cancers. Through technolo

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2/23/2001

National Program Office of Faith in Action To Be Located at Medical Center National Program Office of Faith in Action To Be Located at Medical Center Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will become the home of the national office of a seven-year, $100 million health care support program funded by th

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2/15/2001

Second Form of Heart Failure Common Among Elderly Second Form of Heart Failure Common Among Elderly A study of almost 5,000 older adults living in four U.S. communities showed that more than half of those with heart failure had a little-understood form of the disorder that doctors know little about treating,

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2/13/2001

Workshops are Planned for Journalists on Latest Addiction Science Workshops are Planned for Journalists on Latest Addiction Science Journalists who cover drug-related issues on any beat - including business, crime and the courts, sports, entertainment and education, as well as medicine and science - are invit

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2/1/2001

Wake Forest Professor to Evaluate Managed Care Patient Protection Laws Wake Forest Professor to Evaluate Managed Care Patient Protection Laws The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $583,964 grant to Wake Forest University School of Medicine to support an evaluation of managed care patient protection

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1/29/2001

Wake Forest Professor Directs Substance Abuse Policy Research Program Wake Forest Professor Directs Substance Abuse Policy Research Program The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $749,968 grant to Wake Forest University School of Medicine for continued national direction of the Foundation''s Substan

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1/25/2001

Medical Students Sponsor Minority Health Fair at Marketplace Mall Medical Students Sponsor Minority Health Fair at Marketplace Mall Students at Wake Forest University School of Medicine will sponsor "Share the Health," a health fair targeting African Americans, Hispanics and other underserved populations, Sat

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1/23/2001

Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Reduces Strokes Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Reduces Strokes A drug already being used to lower cholesterol and prevent heart attacks sharply reduced strokes in patients who already had heart disease, according to a study in the Jan. 23 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Hear

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1/22/2001

WFUBMC Recognized as Mother-Friendly Business by State of North Carolina WFUBMC Recognized as Mother-Friendly Business by State of North Carolina Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center''s ActionHealth department has received a Certificate of Excellence from the North Carolina Department of Health and H

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1/4/2001

Second Form of Heart Failure Needs More Study, Say WFUBMC Researchers Second Form of Heart Failure Needs More Study, Say WFUBMC Researchers A study of patients with life-threatening symptoms of heart failure showed that one-half had a little-understood form of the disorder, report researchers from Wake Forest

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