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12/20/2002

Frank Killian Takes First Place in Student Research Day Frank Killian Takes First Place in Student Research Day WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Frank Killian of the class of 2005 at Wake Forest University School of Medicine took first place at the 18th Annual Medical Student Research Day for his project on the viabili

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12/17/2002

Medical Center Reduces Antibiotic Resistance, Wins Award for Quality Medical Center Reduces Antibiotic Resistance, Wins Award for Quality WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - In response to rising rates of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and rapidly increasing expenditures, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

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12/16/2002

Brenner Children?s Hospital Pediatrician Recommends Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy Brenner Children?s Hospital Pediatrician Recommends Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A pediatrician at Brenner Children's Hospital recommends acupuncture as part of a treatment plan for children with c

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12/16/2002

Color Your World Healthy: A personal journey Color Your World Healthy: A personal journey Who: Any adult who has been diagnosed with cancer. What: An art workshop based on the belief that we are all naturally creative. Spend two hours a week painting in an art studio using beautiful acrylic colors. Enjoy t

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12/16/2002

Less-Expensive Diuretics Found Superior In Treatment of Hypertension Less-Expensive Diuretics Found Superior In Treatment of Hypertension WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A major clinical trial of blood pressure medications has concluded that an inexpensive diuretic (water pill) is more effective in treating high blood

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12/11/2002

Reconstructive Surgery Found Effective for Patients with Leg-Threatening Injuries Reconstructive Surgery Found Effective for Patients with Leg-Threatening Injuries WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Patients with injuries that threaten their lower legs have similar outcomes whether they are treated by amputation or recons

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12/5/2002

Wake Forest, Pittsburgh Doctors Find Gene Behind Two Kidney Diseases Wake Forest, Pittsburgh Doctors Find Gene Behind Two Kidney Diseases WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh report in the current Journal of Medical Genetics that t

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12/3/2002

Stout Named Director of Industry Relations at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Stout Named Director of Industry Relations at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Terry L. Stout has been named director of industry relations, a new position, at Wake Forest University

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11/27/2002

Wake Forest, Kentucky Researchers Study Sleep Deprivation with $1.6 Million Award Wake Forest, Kentucky Researchers Study Sleep Deprivation with $1.6 Million Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A team of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers, joined by investigators at the University of Kentucky,

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11/18/2002

Expert on New Diabetes Treatment to Speak Saturday at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Expert on New Diabetes Treatment to Speak Saturday at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Breay W. Paty, M.D., of the University of Alberta, Canada, will speak here Saturday, Nov

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11/7/2002

Brenner Children?s Hospital Named Founding Hospital of Petty?s Victory Junction Gang Camp Brenner Children?s Hospital Named Founding Hospital of Petty?s Victory Junction Gang Camp RANDLEMAN, NC -- Brenner Children's Hospital of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been named a founding hospital o

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11/5/2002

Evidence Supports Two Types of Heart Failure, Report Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Researchers Evidence Supports Two Types of Heart Failure, Report Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Researchers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New evidence supports the existence of a second type of congestive

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11/5/2002

Screening Certain Infants Can Be Lifesaving, Wake Forest Study Shows Screening Certain Infants Can Be Lifesaving, Wake Forest Study Shows WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Investigators at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have demonstrated for the first time that screening newborn infants for a particular ge

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11/1/2002

Festival of Trees Kicks Off Holiday Season Festival of Trees Kicks Off Holiday Season WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Celebrate the start of the holidays with shopping, entertainment and the chance to view 40 fabulous Christmas trees. The 2002 annual Festival of Trees, benefiting Brenner Children's Hospital & He

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10/30/2002

Baptist Hospital Receives Highest Level of Accreditation Baptist Hospital Receives Highest Level of Accreditation WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina Baptist Hospital (NCBH) has received continued accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The hospital recei

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10/28/2002

Wake Forest Asks State for Permission To Open Three More Dialysis Centers Wake Forest Asks State for Permission To Open Three More Dialysis Centers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Faced with a mushrooming caseload, Wake Forest University Health Sciences has asked the state to approve the addition of three dialysis cent

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10/17/2002

Wake Forest Medical Students Host Symposium On Caring For Elderly Wake Forest Medical Students Host Symposium On Caring For Elderly WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Students from the schools of medicine at Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a symposium on caring for the

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10/16/2002

Heart Failure Mortality Substantial Among Elderly, Report Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Researchers Heart Failure Mortality Substantial Among Elderly, Report Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Researchers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A recently recognized form of congestive heart failure -

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10/16/2002

Wake Forest Pediatric Heart Surgeon to repair heart defect on Live Webcast Wake Forest Pediatric Heart Surgeon to repair heart defect on Live Webcast Winston-Salem, N.C. - A pediatric heart surgeon at Brenner Children's Hospital will use video-assisted surgery to repair a heart defect in a one-year-old boy du

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10/16/2002

Wake Forest Receives $450,000 Grant To Fund Minority Stroke Education Project Wake Forest Receives $450,000 Grant To Fund Minority Stroke Education Project WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University School of Medicine has been awarded a $450,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLB

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10/10/2002

Venter Speaks Tonight at Wake Forest, Medical School Centennial Events Begin Venter Speaks Tonight at Wake Forest, Medical School Centennial Events Begin J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., the national pacesetter in the race to decode the human genome, will be the featured speaker tonight (Thursday) to kick off the cele

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10/10/2002

Wake Forest Honors Bowman Gray With Monument at Medical School Wake Forest Honors Bowman Gray With Monument at Medical School Bowman Gray, the man responsible for bringing Wake Forest University School of Medicine to Winston-Salem will be honored with a six-foot statue. The monument will be unveiled Friday, O

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10/8/2002

Ten Nurses at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Receive Awards Ten Nurses at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Receive Awards WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Ten registered nurses at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center received The Great 100 award during a ceremony held in Greensboro o

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10/4/2002

Lay Health Educators Needed for Project in Columbus and Robeson Counties Lay Health Educators Needed for Project in Columbus and Robeson Counties WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Southeastern North Carolina ranks among the highest in the nation for cardiovascular disease. For a project to help improve health in Columbus

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10/3/2002

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Listed as ?Family-Friendly? by Piedmont Parent Magazine Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Listed as ?Family-Friendly? by Piedmont Parent Magazine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - For the fourth consecutive year, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is li

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10/2/2002

New Exhibit Tells History of Wake Forest University School of Medicine New Exhibit Tells History of Wake Forest University School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - "The Legacy and Promise," an exhibit highlighting the history of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, will open at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 11 wit

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10/1/2002

Research Support Reaches New High at Wake Forest University School of Medicine Research Support Reaches New High at Wake Forest University School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Outside support for research and related activities at Wake Forest University School of Medicine reached $145.6 million in the yea

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9/30/2002

Wake Forest Receives $20 Million NIH Grant to Oversee Diabetes Genetics Study Wake Forest Receives $20 Million NIH Grant to Oversee Diabetes Genetics Study WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest University School of Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant by the National Institute of Diabetes, Di

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9/27/2002

Treatable Depression Often Accompanies Even Mild Memory Loss Treatable Depression Often Accompanies Even Mild Memory Loss WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Symptoms of depression, irritability, and apathy are common among people with mild memory loss, known to doctors as "mild cognitive impairment," and often can be succ

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9/26/2002

N.C. Task Force Makes Recommendations to Curb Childhood Obesity N.C. Task Force Makes Recommendations to Curb Childhood Obesity WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Members of the North Carolina Task Force for Healthy Weight in Children and Youth met today in Chapel Hill to introduce new recommendations to help prevent chil

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9/25/2002

Pediatric Researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Hopes to Reduce College Problem Drinking Pediatric Researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Hopes to Reduce College Problem Drinking Winston-Salem, NC - A pediatric researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Cen

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9/20/2002

Online Course Teaches Health Care Professionals to Help Patients Stop Smoking Online Course Teaches Health Care Professionals to Help Patients Stop Smoking WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) at Wake Forest University School of Medicine has developed an online interactive c

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9/19/2002

The Pink Ribbon Talks, An Event for Women with Breast Cancer, to Include National Speaker and Local Specialists The Pink Ribbon Talks, An Event for Women with Breast Cancer, to Include National Speaker and Local Specialists WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 2002 - The Pink Ribbon Talks, the first local annual event

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9/18/2002

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Is North Carolina Site for National Lung Screening Trial Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Is North Carolina Site for National Lung Screening Trial WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Current and former smokers are needed to participate in a new research study to det

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9/17/2002

Study shows Internet successful in educating health care practitioners on herbal and dietary supplements Study shows Internet successful in educating health care practitioners on herbal and dietary supplements WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Scientists in the Center for Human Genomics at Wake Forest University School o

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9/12/2002

Medical Centers Join Forces for Prostate Cancer Screening Medical Centers Join Forces for Prostate Cancer Screening WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Downtown Health Plaza of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Novant Health's Medical Park Hospital will again offer a free prostate cancer screening. T

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9/12/2002

Medicine Man to Visit the Triad Medicine Man to Visit the Triad WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A medicine man from South Dakota will be visiting the Triad during September, speaking about the work he has done for 50 years.Harry Charger is a member of the Sans Arc band of the Lakota people and lives in Eagle Butte, Sou

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9/6/2002

Free Children?s Dental Clinic to Visit Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Free Children?s Dental Clinic to Visit Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - "Christina's Smile," a free children's dental clinic, held in conjunction with the PGA/Senior PGA Golf Tour, will be o

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9/5/2002

Genes Play a Role in Heart Function Report Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Researchers Genes Play a Role in Heart Function Report Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Researchers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Genes play a significant role in heart function, and may partly determine who develops

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9/4/2002

Medical Students Don't Receive Enough Training In Helping Patients Quit Smoking Medical Students Don't Receive Enough Training In Helping Patients Quit Smoking WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -Though tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States., medical schools are not doing enough to

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8/28/2002

Heart Smart Natural Food Day to be Held Sept. 7 Heart Smart Natural Food Day to be Held Sept. 7 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Heart Smart Natural Food Day, an event featuring free heart-healthy food samples and blood pressure screenings, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at Doug Brendle's Natural Health Sup

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8/27/2002

N.C. Trauma Centers Hope New Bill Will Provide Funding Source N.C. Trauma Centers Hope New Bill Will Provide Funding Source WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Representatives from area trauma centers will meet to hear about a new proposal a North Carolina senator says will provide funding for trauma services, research and

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8/26/2002

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Researchers Study Effectiveness of Soy Pills Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Researchers Study Effectiveness of Soy Pills WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Could lowering your cholesterol be as simple as taking a pill containing the plant estrogens found in soy?

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8/13/2002

Winston-Salem Plans Major Expansion of Downtown Research Park Winston-Salem Plans Major Expansion of Downtown Research Park WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Plans were announced today to pursue a 180-acre expansion of Piedmont Triad Research Park in downtown Winston-Salem, anchored by a new "research campus" for Wake Fo

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8/7/2002

Celebrity Golf Classic Raises $85,000 for Brenner Children?s Hospital & Health Services Celebrity Golf Classic Raises $85,000 for Brenner Children?s Hospital & Health Services The 14th annual Brenner Children's Hospital Celebrity Golf Classic held recently at Bermuda Run Country Club and Tanglewood Go

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8/7/2002

Free Event to Answer Questions About Hormone Replacement Therapy Free Event to Answer Questions About Hormone Replacement Therapy WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Physicians and researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will answer questions about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at a public meetin

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7/24/2002

Wake Forest Team To Test Effectiveness of National Program Aimed at Head Start Families Wake Forest Team To Test Effectiveness of National Program Aimed at Head Start Families WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - How effective is a new national program that aims to prevent substance abuse and other risky behaviors in Head S

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7/24/2002

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Again Named One Of Nation?s 100 Most Wired Hospitals & Health Systems Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Again Named One Of Nation?s 100 Most Wired Hospitals & Health Systems WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center wa

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7/24/2002

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center?s Ranking Improves After Correction Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center?s Ranking Improves After Correction WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina Baptist Hospital has had its ranking as a cancer center boosted to 23rd in America by U.S. News & World R

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7/19/2002

North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Winston-Salem State University Collaborate on Nursing Education Tract North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Winston-Salem State University Collaborate on Nursing Education Tract WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - To foster nursing as a career, North Carolina Baptist Hospitals Inc., and Wi

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7/12/2002

N.C. Baptist Hospital Ranked Among America?s Best In Patient Satisfaction N.C. Baptist Hospital Ranked Among America?s Best In Patient Satisfaction WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Patient satisfaction scores at N.C. Baptist Hospital of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are among the highest in the country a

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7/12/2002

North Carolina Baptist Hospital Again Ranked As One Of America's Best By U.S. News & World Report North Carolina Baptist Hospital Again Ranked As One Of America's Best By U.S. News & World Report WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina Baptist Hospital is listed as one of America''s Best Hospitals in six

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7/10/2002

Investigators Stop Part of Drug-Taking In Women's Health Initiative Investigators Stop Part of Drug-Taking In Women's Health Initiative WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Women in one major study group of the massive Women''s Health Initiative -- those who are taking a combination of estrogen plus progestin as hormone rep

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7/2/2002

Monkeys That Drink Heavily Develop Signs of Liver Disease, Wake Forest Study Shows Monkeys That Drink Heavily Develop Signs of Liver Disease, Wake Forest Study Shows WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Monkeys that choose to drink alcohol heavily develop early signs of alterations in the liver, according to research by a t

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7/2/2002

Wake Forest Researchers Find Brain Region "Exquisitely" Sensitive to Alcohol Wake Forest Researchers Find Brain Region "Exquisitely" Sensitive to Alcohol WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University School of Medicine scientists are closing in on why drinking alcohol before bedtime paradoxically improves slee

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7/1/2002

Wake Forest Investigator Shows New Way That Alcohol Affects Brain Wake Forest Investigator Shows New Way That Alcohol Affects Brain WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A Wake Forest University School of Medicine researcher today challenged a commonly accepted view on how alcohol acts in the brain in a plenary session prese

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6/28/2002

DuBose To Become Chairman of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest DuBose To Become Chairman of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Thomas D. DuBose Jr., M.D. will become chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine on Sept. 1, 2002 according to an

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6/24/2002

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Help Prevent Heart Vessel Disease, Says Wake Forest Researcher Hormone Replacement Therapy May Help Prevent Heart Vessel Disease, Says Wake Forest Researcher WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Based on a review of research in postmenopausal women and monkeys, Thomas B. Clarkson, D.V.M., of

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6/20/2002

Is Nicotine Addictive? Israeli Scientist Challenges Findings Is Nicotine Addictive? Israeli Scientist Challenges Findings WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - An Israeli scientist will challenge the widely held belief that nicotine is addictive in a talk on Wednesday, June 26, at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. T

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6/19/2002

Latest Advances in Reading Disorders will be Addressed in Symposium Latest Advances in Reading Disorders will be Addressed in Symposium WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Major strides have been made in recent months in predicting, diagnosing and correcting reading disorders in children. These developments will be reporte

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6/19/2002

Medical Students Win $20,000 Grant for Health Promotions Campaign Medical Students Win $20,000 Grant for Health Promotions Campaign WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Students at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have been awarded a "Caring for Community" grant by the Association of American Medical Colleges in co

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6/18/2002

Small Amounts of Deadly Toxin Proving Successful at Preventing Headaches Small Amounts of Deadly Toxin Proving Successful at Preventing Headaches WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Small amounts of the most deadly toxin known to man are proving effective at preventing debilitating headaches. At a press conference prior to

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6/14/2002

Live Voice Surgery to be Webcast by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Live Voice Surgery to be Webcast by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The nation's first live internet broadcast of surgery to restore a patient's voice is scheduled for July 30 at Wake Forest U

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6/6/2002

Free Event on Women?s Heart Health Scheduled for June 15 Free Event on Women?s Heart Health Scheduled for June 15 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Women's Heart Day, a free event featuring health screenings and information about women and heart disease, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15 at the Winston-Salem YWC

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5/31/2002

National Cancer Survivors Day Scheduled for June 8 National Cancer Survivors Day Scheduled for June 8 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The annual National Cancer Survivors Day celebration will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, corner of Peace Haven and Country Club Road, on Saturday, June 8th, from 11:30am to 2 pm. Mor

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5/31/2002

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Receives Employer of the Year Award Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Receives Employer of the Year Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has received the Employer of the Year of Persons with Disabilities Award by th

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5/21/2002

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Offers Free Cancer Screening Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Offers Free Cancer Screening WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Dermatologists from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the community will conduct a free skin cancer screening from 5:30 unti

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5/10/2002

QualChoice Will Discontinue Medicare+Choice Product QualChoice Will Discontinue Medicare+Choice Product WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - QualChoice of North Carolina Inc. is now notifying its MedicareGold plan enrollees that it will discontinue the plan at the end of calendar year 2002. Notices have been mailed to enrol

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5/10/2002

Triathlon Set for May 25 at Wake Forest University Triathlon Set for May 25 at Wake Forest University WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - More than 300 athletes from across the Southeast will compete in the fifth annual Excellence Triathlon and Family Fun Run on May 25 at Wake Forest University (WFU). The event - to raise

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5/9/2002

Applegate Announces Appointment of Four Deans Applegate Announces Appointment of Four Deans WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Four key administrative appointments were announced this week by William B. Applegate, M.D., M.P.H., dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and senior vice president of Wake Forest Univ

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5/9/2002

University Dental Associates Receives Full Accreditation Status University Dental Associates Receives Full Accreditation Status WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - University Dental Associates has received full accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. University Dental Associates is amon

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5/9/2002

WFUBMC Surgical Webcast Scores Big with Viewers WFUBMC Surgical Webcast Scores Big with Viewers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - More than 1,300 viewers logged on for the live internet broadcast of a deep brain stimulator (DBS) implantation for symptoms of Parkinson's disease, performed at Wake Forest University Baptist

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5/7/2002

Free CPR Training Offered on May 18 Free CPR Training Offered on May 18 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Free classes in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) will be offered at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on May 18 at five community locations. The event is sponsored by Forsyth County EMS, local fire stations, the America

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5/2/2002

Study May Provide Clues to Human Disability and Longevity Study May Provide Clues to Human Disability and Longevity WINSTON-SALEM -- In humans, physical performance declines with increasing age. Standardized performance measure scores in non-disabled older persons can predict the incidence of disability and r

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4/26/2002

Wake Forest Investigators Complete Spanish-Language Video on Pesticide Safety Wake Forest Investigators Complete Spanish-Language Video on Pesticide Safety WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University School of Medicine investigators have completed "El Terror Invisible," a Spanish-language educational video o

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4/23/2002

Wake Forest and Chamber of Commerce Survey Finds Growing Need for Full and Part-Time Workers in Health Care and Research Field Wake Forest and Chamber of Commerce Survey Finds Growing Need for Full and Part-Time Workers in Health Care and Research Field WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Winston-Salem and Forsyth County w

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4/22/2002

Baptist Hospital Honors Its Volunteers Baptist Hospital Honors Its Volunteers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, N.C. Baptist Hospital will honor 65 of its volunteers for their service at a luncheon April 26 at The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center. The hospital has more than

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4/16/2002

Double-drug Therapy Shows Promise for Some Multiple Sclerosis Patients Double-drug Therapy Shows Promise for Some Multiple Sclerosis Patients WINST0N-SALEM, N.C. - People with the most common types of multiple sclerosis who don't respond to traditional therapy may benefit from a combination drug therapy, a Wa

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4/16/2002

Medical Center to ?Webcast? Live Surgical Procedure for Parkinson?s Medical Center to ?Webcast? Live Surgical Procedure for Parkinson?s The world's first live Internet broadcast of a deep brain stimulator implantation for Parkinson's disease will take place at 5:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Wake

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4/12/2002

HMO Patients More Likely To Get Health Counseling, Preventive Services HMO Patients More Likely To Get Health Counseling, Preventive Services WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Patients of health maintenance organizations that pay their doctors a fixed amount for each "covered life" are more likely to get health counselin

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4/9/2002

Wake Forest University School of Medicine Ranks 39th in Both Research and Primary Care Wake Forest University School of Medicine Ranks 39th in Both Research and Primary Care WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University School of Medicine ranked 39th in both research and primary care among the nation''s medica

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4/3/2002

Neighborhood Heritage Day to Kick Off Walking Trails Neighborhood Heritage Day to Kick Off Walking Trails WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Neighborhood Heritage Day - an event to honor East Winston residents and dedicate new community walking trails - will be held on April 20. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a c

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4/2/2002

Gene Enhances Effects of Estrogen on Good Cholesterol Reports Researcher from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Gene Enhances Effects of Estrogen on Good Cholesterol Reports Researcher from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A genetic variant seems to determine how

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3/25/2002

Bone Loss Resumes When Hormone Replacement Therapy Stops, But At Normal Rate Bone Loss Resumes When Hormone Replacement Therapy Stops, But At Normal Rate WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Stopping hormone replacement therapy does not appear to accelerate loss of bone in postmenopausal women, according to a long-term foll

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3/20/2002

Wake Forest Commercializes New Technologies through Licenses With Kernersville Company Wake Forest Commercializes New Technologies through Licenses With Kernersville Company WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University School of Medicine has licensed three soy-related technologies to Physicians Laboratories o

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3/19/2002

Hormone Therapy May be Most Protective in Women with Healthiest Blood Vessels Hormone Therapy May be Most Protective in Women with Healthiest Blood Vessels WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - When it comes to protection against heart disease, women with the healthiest blood vessels may have the most to gain from estrogen r

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3/18/2002

New Support Group for Cancer Patients New Support Group for Cancer Patients WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Cancer Patient Support Program (CPSP) of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) is offering a new support group for patients currently in active treatment for cancer. The Active Treatment S

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3/18/2002

Project Home Mobile Safety Classroom to visit Brenner Children?s Hospital Project Home Mobile Safety Classroom to visit Brenner Children?s Hospital WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- On Friday, March 22, Brenner Children''s Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of

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3/14/2002

Common Hypertension Drug Could Delay Disability in Elderly Common Hypertension Drug Could Delay Disability in Elderly WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A group of commonly prescribed hypertension drugs shows promise for delaying muscle loss and disability in older adults, report researchers from Wake Forest University Ba

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3/13/2002

Neighborhood Walking Groups Forming in Winston-Salem Neighborhood Walking Groups Forming in Winston-Salem WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A 12-week project to increase physical activity and build community connections is seeking residents from six East Winston neighborhoods to join walking groups. People living in t

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3/13/2002

Wake Forest Ranks 36th Among American Medical Schools in Latest NIH Figures Wake Forest Ranks 36th Among American Medical Schools in Latest NIH Figures WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Buoyed by a $17.8 million increase in funding from the National Institutes of Health, Wake Forest University School of Medicine ranked 3

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3/12/2002

Patient Trust is Not Harmed when HMOs Pay Doctors a Bonus for Holding Down Costs Patient Trust is Not Harmed when HMOs Pay Doctors a Bonus for Holding Down Costs WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Contrary to popular belief, patient trust of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) increases when patients are told that the

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3/6/2002

Medical Centers, Eckerd and WXII Join Forces to Fight Colon Cancer Medical Centers, Eckerd and WXII Join Forces to Fight Colon Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer death. The reason for the high mortality r

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2/28/2002

Stress Could Increase Risk of Heart Disease in Women Stress Could Increase Risk of Heart Disease in Women WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Reduced estrogen levels during women''s pre-menopausal years may set the stage for heart disease later in life, reports Jay Kaplan, Ph.D., from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical

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2/22/2002

LUXIQÃ’ FOAM IMPROVES COMPLIANCE, QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PATIENTS WITH SCALP PSORIASIS; ZINC PYRITHIONE DOES NOT INCREASE EFFICACY OF OLUXÃ’ FOR PSORIASIS LUXIQÃ’ FOAM IMPROVES COMPLIANCE, QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PATIENTS WITH SCALP PSORIASIS; ZINC PYRITHIONE DOES NOT INCREASE EFFICACY OF OLUXÃ’ FOR PSORIASIS Winston-Sa

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2/22/2002

Multimillion-dollar Pain Research Center Funded at WFUBMC Multimillion-dollar Pain Research Center Funded at WFUBMC WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Better management of persistent nerve-injury pain through a better understanding of how pain medicines operate is the goal of a new $6.1 million research center at Wake For

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2/6/2002

William Applegate Named Dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine William Applegate Named Dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - William B. Applegate, M.D., M.P.H., will become dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and senior vice president of Wake Forest U

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2/4/2002

ALS Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center One of 17 Certified Centers ALS Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center One of 17 Certified Centers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The ALS Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been certified by the ALS National Associati

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2/1/2002

Exposure to Toxin in Certain Foods Could Cause Testicular Cancer Exposure to Toxin in Certain Foods Could Cause Testicular Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A Wake Forest University cancer researcher has proposed that a compound found in certain foods may be a cause of testicular cancer in young men. Writing in th

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1/31/2002

Researchers Develop Primate Stem Cells from Unfertilized Embryo Researchers Develop Primate Stem Cells from Unfertilized Embryo WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) of Worcester, Mass. report in today''s Science that they have deve

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1/29/2002

Americans Speak Out, Select the "Best and Worst Voices in America" In Online Polling by the Center for Voice Disorders of Wake Forest University Americans Speak Out, Select the "Best and Worst Voices in America" In Online Polling by the Center for Voice Disorders of Wake Forest University WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.

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1/29/2002

Support Group Hosts Series of Lectures Support Group Hosts Series of Lectures WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Coping with the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of cancer can be as overwhelming as coping with the disease itself. The Cancer Patient Support Program (CPSP) of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of

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1/25/2002

Wake Forest Medical Students Sponsor Health Fair at Marketplace Mall Wake Forest Medical Students Sponsor Health Fair at Marketplace Mall WINSTON-SALEM--Students at Wake Forest University School of Medicine will sponsor "Share the Health," a health fair emphasizing preventive health care and providing informa

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1/24/2002

New Treatment for Parkinson?s Disease Approved New Treatment for Parkinson?s Disease Approved WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for Parkinson's disease - a "pacemaker" for the brain that can improve symptoms such as tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity. K

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1/22/2002

New Treatment for Parkinsons Disease Approved New Treatment for Parkinsons Disease Approved WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for Parkinson''s disease - a "pacemaker" for the brain that can improve symptoms such as tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity. Kn

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1/22/2002

Researchers at Brenner Children?s Hospital Say Immunization Program Working Researchers at Brenner Children?s Hospital Say Immunization Program Working WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The U.S. Immunization program has been successful in preventing many children from suffering the ill-effects of life-threatening diseas

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1/20/2002

Research Shows Social Rank Affects Vulnerability to Cocaine Abuse in Monkeys Research Shows Social Rank Affects Vulnerability to Cocaine Abuse in Monkeys WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Social rank, whether an individual is dominant or subordinate, has a significant influence on susceptibility to cocaine abuse in monke

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1/18/2002

Wake Forest Opens Dialysis Center in Elkin Wake Forest Opens Dialysis Center in Elkin WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - To improve access to kidney dialysis for patients in southern Surry, Yadkin and Wilkes counties, Wake Forest University School of Medicine has opened Elkin Dialysis Center at 941 Johnson Ridge Road in E

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1/9/2002

Blood Pressure Medications Not Equal, Researchers Say Blood Pressure Medications Not Equal, Researchers Say A blood pressure medicine''s success at lowering pressure shouldn''t be the only measure of its effectiveness, say researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues in an edi

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1/2/2002

New Year ?. New Start for Davie County Hospital New Year ?. New Start for Davie County Hospital A new chapter in the history of Davie County Hospital began today as North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc. (NCBH) assumed management of the hospital. "We are very excited about the opportunity to assist Davie Coun

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1/2/2002

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Celebrates King Holiday Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Celebrates King Holiday Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will hold its sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday, Jan. 21 at 12:15 p.m. in Babcock Auditorium. The p

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