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12/23/2004

Ronald B. Mack, Nationally Recognized Poisoning Expert, Dies Ronald B. Mack, Nationally Recognized Poisoning Expert, Dies WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Ronald B. Mack, M.D., professor of pediatrics, emeritus, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and a national expert on poisoning, died Wednesday.

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12/23/2004

WFUBMC Researcher Says Patient Protection Laws Don't Favor Health Providers WFUBMC Researcher Says Patient Protection Laws Don't Favor Health Providers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Despite critics who say patients' bills of rights laws are actually designed to protect health care providers, new research publis

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12/22/2004

Nadeau to join slate of drivers for Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 Nadeau to join slate of drivers for Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Jerry Nadeau joins the slate of drivers scheduled to appear at the Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 on January 8 at the LJVM Coliseum. NASCAR drivers an

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12/21/2004

Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 to feature Winston Cup Museum Pavilion Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 to feature Winston Cup Museum Pavilion WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Attendees of the Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500, being held on January 8, 2005 at the Joel Coliseum and sponsored by Wake Forest University Bapt

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12/17/2004

Memorial Service is Sunday for Emery Miller, M.D. Memorial Service is Sunday for Emery Miller, M.D. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in Davis Chapel at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for Emery C. Miller, M.D., who died on Dec. 7. Miller, who

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12/16/2004

Research Study Evaluates Stroke Prevention Treatment Research Study Evaluates Stroke Prevention Treatment WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Doctors at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are evaluating a new treatment designed to prevent strokes caused by a small heart defect. The defect, patent foramen ov

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12/15/2004

National Study Finds Second Cesarean Section Safer than Normal Delivery National Study Finds Second Cesarean Section Safer than Normal Delivery WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - For a pregnant woman who already has had one cesarean delivery, an attempt at vaginal delivery is more dangerous for the baby than a se

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12/15/2004

Rusty Wallace and Carl Edwards Slated to Attend Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 Rusty Wallace and Carl Edwards Slated to Attend Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Rusty Wallace and Carl Edwards join the slate of drivers scheduled to appear at the Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 in Januar

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12/14/2004

Respected Neurosurgeon Assumes Additional Role Respected Neurosurgeon Assumes Additional Role WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Charles Branch, M.D., professor and chair of Surgical Sciences-Neurosurgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been appointed to a four-year term as editor-in-chief of Th

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12/14/2004

Genomics Center Awarded Grants to Study Asthma and Prostate Cancer Genomics Center Awarded Grants to Study Asthma and Prostate Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Center for Human Genomics at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been awarded $8.5 million by the National Institutes of Health to condu

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12/10/2004

Medical Center Receives Accredited Chest Pain Center Designation Medical Center Receives Accredited Chest Pain Center Designation WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to be granted the designation of Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society

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12/2/2004

Nationally Recognized Psychiatric Research Team Joins Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Nationally Recognized Psychiatric Research Team Joins Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A psychiatric research team that studies impulsive behavior has been recruited fro

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12/1/2004

Joseph M. Ernest III Named Associate Dean for Student Services Joseph M. Ernest III Named Associate Dean for Student Services WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Joseph M. "Mac" Ernest III, M.D., has been promoted to associate dean for student services at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, succeeding Patricia

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11/23/2004

PointDX Sold To IDX Systems PointDX Sold To IDX Systems WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - PointDX, one of the first companies started through the Wake Forest University Office of Technology Asset Management, has been sold to IDX Systems Corp. of Burlington, Vt. The purchase price is approximately $

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11/23/2004

WFUBMC Announces Slate of Drivers for Fitness 500 WFUBMC Announces Slate of Drivers for Fitness 500 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-- Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Brian Vickers, Jeff Green, Mark Green, Mike Wallace, David Reutimann, Ron Hornaday, and Terri McDonald are scheduled to appear at the Wake

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11/22/2004

System that Regulates Blood Pressure May Also Affect Aging System that Regulates Blood Pressure May Also Affect Aging WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The same system that regulates blood pressure may also play a role in aging, according to new research from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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11/18/2004

New Project Aims To Reduce Number of Teen Runaways New Project Aims To Reduce Number of Teen Runaways WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new Winston-Salem project will try to help teens who have run away from home to not run away again. With a $612,290 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

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11/18/2004

Michael Batalia named director of Technology Asset Management Michael Batalia named director of Technology Asset Management WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Michael A. Batalia, Ph.D., who has been acting director of the Office of Technology Asset Management at Wake Forest University Health Sciences, will becom

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11/17/2004

Location of Body Fat May be Important in Disability Risk, New Research Shows Location of Body Fat May be Important in Disability Risk, New Research Shows WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research suggests that higher levels of abdominal fat put people at just as much risk for future disability as overall b

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11/17/2004

Paige Wins National Fellowship Paige Wins National Fellowship WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Carleitta Paige, a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has won a fellowship from the Department of Homeland Security to pursue research on the agent that ca

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11/16/2004

Pediatricians wary about recommending complementary therapies to patients according to WFUBMC pediatrician Pediatricians wary about recommending complementary therapies to patients according to WFUBMC pediatrician WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Many pediatricians know their patients use complementary and al

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11/11/2004

Brenner Children's Hospital researcher elected to honorary post in the AAP Brenner Children's Hospital researcher elected to honorary post in the AAP WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Robert H. DuRant, Ph.D., a pediatric researcher at Brenner Children's Hospital (part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Ce

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11/11/2004

Tickets to Go On Sale for "An Evening of Healing Through Song," Tickets to Go On Sale for "An Evening of Healing Through Song," WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Tickets to the gospel concert sponsored by Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou to benefit the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest Universi

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11/10/2004

Annual Star Lighting Service Annual Star Lighting Service WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will hold its annual Christmas star lighting and worship service Monday, Nov. 29 at 5:45 p.m. The public is invited. The worship service will be held at the Wake Forest Bap

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11/9/2004

Professor Nominated For Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award Professor Nominated For Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Thomas J. Pulliam, M.D., vice president for professional affairs and assistant professor of gastroe

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11/8/2004

As Obesity Increases in People with Diabetes, So Does Risk of Cardiovascular Disease As Obesity Increases in People with Diabetes, So Does Risk of Cardiovascular Disease WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - As weight goes up among people with diabetes, so does risk for developing cardiovascular diseases, according to a

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11/5/2004

Cancer Specialist Robert Tucker Dies in Automobile Accident Cancer Specialist Robert Tucker Dies in Automobile Accident WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Robert W. Tucker, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine- hematology and oncology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, was killed in an automo

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11/4/2004

Renowned Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander Dies at 91 Renowned Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander Dies at 91 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Eben Alexander Jr., M.D., a pioneering academic neurosurgeon at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, died early today at his home here. He was 91. During his long career a

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11/1/2004

Curt Furberg Awarded Honorary Degree in Sweden for "Courageous Efforts" Curt Furberg Awarded Honorary Degree in Sweden for "Courageous Efforts" WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Curt D. Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded an honorary degree by his alma mater, Umea University in Umea, Sweden, for his "courageous effort

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11/1/2004

Electroconvulsive Therapy Improves Mood, Quality of Life Electroconvulsive Therapy Improves Mood, Quality of Life WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) improves mood, quality of life and activities of daily living in patients with major depression, according to researchers at Wake Forest

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10/29/2004

Gene For Diabetes Found Gene For Diabetes Found WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A gene involved in the action of insulin is associated with type 2 diabetes and the body's response to insulin, report scientists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Donald W. Bowden, Ph.D., the principal investi

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10/29/2004

Location of Body Fat Important in Predicting Heart Attack Risk Location of Body Fat Important in Predicting Heart Attack Risk WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - For elderly women, the location of body fat is more important than total fat amount in predicting future heart attacks, according to researchers from Wake Fo

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10/29/2004

Some Patients with Chest Pain May Benefit From More Evaluation Before Leaving ER Some Patients with Chest Pain May Benefit From More Evaluation Before Leaving ER WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research shows that almost 3 percent of patients who went to hospital emergency rooms with chest pain - but who weren

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10/28/2004

Research on Nerve Cell Circuitry Reveals Clue about Schizophrenia Research on Nerve Cell Circuitry Reveals Clue about Schizophrenia WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Animal research at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has found how one of the genes linked to schizophrenia might function to cause the dis

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10/27/2004

New Finding about Alcohol and Sleep New Finding about Alcohol and Sleep WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research about how alcohol affects sleep could lead to medications to address a common reason some alcoholics go back to drinking - disturbed sleep when they try to stop. The work was reported today by re

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10/27/2004

Adults with Dyslexia Can Improve with Phonics-based Instruction, Research Shows Adults with Dyslexia Can Improve with Phonics-based Instruction, Research Shows WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research shows that phonics-based instruction can actually change brain activity in adults with dyslexia, resulting in

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10/26/2004

Liver Surgery Offers Hope for Cancer Patients; Medical Center to Broadcast Procedure Live on Internet Liver Surgery Offers Hope for Cancer Patients; Medical Center to Broadcast Procedure Live on Internet WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Liver cancer patients now have new hope for long-term survival from a procedure that

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10/26/2004

New Technology Points to Possible Targets for Epilepsy and Alzheimer's Drugs New Technology Points to Possible Targets for Epilepsy and Alzheimer's Drugs WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Using new technology to measure protein levels in human tissue, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center hope to identify

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10/26/2004

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Receives Accreditation Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Receives Accreditation WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Medical Genetics Laboratory at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accr

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10/22/2004

Sickle Cell Disease Management and Cure is Topic of Maya Angelou Research Center Sickle Cell Disease Management and Cure is Topic of Maya Angelou Research Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Fall Lecture will focus on the management and treatment of sickle c

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10/22/2004

David Merrill Named Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology David Merrill Named Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - David C. Merrill, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine by William B. Ap

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10/21/2004

Investigator to Catalogue Ways of Saving Money on Prescription Drugs Investigator to Catalogue Ways of Saving Money on Prescription Drugs WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Despite the advent of powerful new drugs that have improved health dramatically, "globally, a large number of people are not receiving proper dru

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10/19/2004

Leading Stroke Researcher Says Screenings Vital to Reduce Stroke Rate Leading Stroke Researcher Says Screenings Vital to Reduce Stroke Rate WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A leading stroke researcher says the aging of the American population means that more people are at risk for stroke, and unless new approaches

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10/18/2004

Experimental Lupus Drug May Also Work Against Atherosclerosis Experimental Lupus Drug May Also Work Against Atherosclerosis WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A drug that reduces symptoms of systemic lupus in mice may turn out to be effective against hardening of the arteries and thus prevent heart attacks, according

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10/18/2004

Oprah Winfrey to Host Fundraiser for Maya Angelou Research Center Oprah Winfrey to Host Fundraiser for Maya Angelou Research Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey and best-selling author Maya Angelou will host a benefit gospel concert for the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority H

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10/18/2004

Soy Likely Doesn't Affect Fertility, According to Research in Monkeys Soy Likely Doesn't Affect Fertility, According to Research in Monkeys WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research shows that the plant estrogens in soy don't impair fertility in monkeys. The study was designed to test a theory that high-soy diets ca

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10/15/2004

Wake Forest University Baptist Behavioral Health Signs Letter of Intent Wake Forest University Baptist Behavioral Health Signs Letter of Intent WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Behavioral Health (WFUBBH) has signed a letter of intent for WFUBBH to be acquired by Keystone Education and Yout

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10/15/2004

Janice Grace Appointed Director of Industry Relations Janice Grace Appointed Director of Industry Relations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Janice Grace has been appointed as director of industry relations in the Office of Research at Wake Forest University Health Sciences by Sally A. Shumaker, Ph.D., associate

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10/13/2004

Research Refutes Value of Current Medical Practice Research Refutes Value of Current Medical Practice WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A standard medical practice at some of the nation's largest children's hospitals - using whole, recently donated blood for certain infant open heart surgeries - may do more harm tha

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10/8/2004

Animal Research Suggests Low-Dose Estrogen Therapy May be Effective for Heart Disease Prevention Animal Research Suggests Low-Dose Estrogen Therapy May be Effective for Heart Disease Prevention WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Research in monkeys found that low-dose estrogen therapy significantly reduced the progressi

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10/8/2004

Soy Could be Good for the Heart and Bones of Premenopausal Women Soy Could be Good for the Heart and Bones of Premenopausal Women WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research in monkeys suggests that a diet high in soy could be good for the hearts and bones of premenopausal women. The findings from two separate st

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10/8/2004

Study Shows Type of Hormone Therapy May Affect Heart Attack Severity Study Shows Type of Hormone Therapy May Affect Heart Attack Severity WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Research in monkeys suggests that the type of progestin in hormone therapy could dramatically affect heart attack severity. The study, by a Wak

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10/7/2004

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Awards $1 Million to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Awards $1 Million to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Acting Assistant Secre

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10/7/2004

Provocative Speaker Will Offer Healthy Living Tips Provocative Speaker Will Offer Healthy Living Tips WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - "How to Die Healthy and Live Well" - including the hazards of being normal - is the topic for a fun and provocative presentation Friday (Oct. 8) by Donald B. Ardell, Ph.D., a prolific wr

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10/6/2004

Ronald H. Small is Promoted to Vice President for Quality Outcomes Ronald H. Small is Promoted to Vice President for Quality Outcomes WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Ronald H. Small, formerly director of pharmacy at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has accepted the position of vice president for qual

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10/6/2004

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to host Spooktacular Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to host Spooktacular WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ?? BestHealth, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will sponsor a Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, October 23 from 2 until 5 p.

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10/5/2004

Medical Center Researchers Honored for Excellence Medical Center Researchers Honored for Excellence WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University School of Medicine has honored four of its researchers with awards for excellence: Jonathan H. Burdette, M.D., associate professor of radiology, received

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10/4/2004

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Wins Excellence Award Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Wins Excellence Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has won the 2004 Working to End Domestic Violence Excellence Award. The award is given by Family Serv

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10/1/2004

Susan Hutson named Deputy Associate Dean for Research Susan Hutson named Deputy Associate Dean for Research WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Susan M. Hutson, Ph.D., has been named deputy associate dean for research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine by William B. Applegate, M.D., dean. He said she would

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10/1/2004

Endowed Chair Established to Honor Dr. John H. Felts III, M.D. Endowed Chair Established to Honor Dr. John H. Felts III, M.D. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Friends of John H. "Jack" Felts III, M.D., professor emeritus of internal medicine - nephrology, have established an endowed chair in internal medicine in hi

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9/30/2004
Eleven registered nurses at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center received The Great 100 award during a ceremony held in Greensboro on Sept. 25.

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9/29/2004

Parental involvement can help prevent underage drinking Parental involvement can help prevent underage drinking WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Parents play an important role in their children's underage drinking, according to a recent study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The stud

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9/29/2004
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center announced the Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 today at a press conference at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The event will take place on Saturday Jan. 8, 2005, from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Joel Coliseum.

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9/28/2004

Outside Support for Research Up 17 Percent to $186 million Outside Support for Research Up 17 Percent to $186 million WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Outside support for research and related activities increased by more than $28 million at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the fiscal year ending June 3

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9/27/2004

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Wins Consumer Choice Award Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Wins Consumer Choice Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has won the 2004-05 Consumer Choice Award for Winston-Salem. The award, by National Resear

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9/23/2004

Starling-Edwards Named Heart Center Outreach Coordinator Starling-Edwards Named Heart Center Outreach Coordinator WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Heart Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has created the role of outreach coordinator - to ensure smooth access to services for referring phys

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9/23/2004

Renato M. Santos, M.D. Joins Cardiology Faculty Renato M. Santos, M.D. Joins Cardiology Faculty WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Renato M. Santos, M.D., has joined the cardiology faculty at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center as assistant professor. An interventional cardiologist, Santos is certif

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9/23/2004

Licensing Revenues Surge 77 percent at Wake Forest Licensing Revenues Surge 77 percent at Wake Forest WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Licensing revenues at Wake Forest University increased by 77 percent in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, reaching $34,296,000, according to Michael Batalia, Ph.D., acting direct

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9/20/2004
Using sophisticated new software that integrates a variety of imaging methods, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers will probe the mystery of what causes dyslexia with a four-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health

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9/20/2004

Heart Center Sponsors Heart Health Fair at Virginia International Raceway Heart Center Sponsors Heart Health Fair at Virginia International Raceway WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Heart Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will sponsor a Heart Health Fair at the Grand American Rolex Sports C

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9/17/2004

Free Prostate Cancer Screening Free Prostate Cancer Screening WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital will hold its annual free prostate cancer screening Thursday, Sept. 23, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Screenings will be performed by appointment only. "According to the Amer

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9/17/2004

Service of Remembrance for Sickle Cell Patients Service of Remembrance for Sickle Cell Patients WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's Sickle Cell Center of Excellence is sponsoring a service of remembrance for sickle cell patients who have died during the past five years

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9/13/2004

Steve Block Named Associate Dean for Faculty Services Steve Block Named Associate Dean for Faculty Services WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Steven M. Block, M.B., B.Ch., has been named as associate dean for faculty services and career development of Wake Forest University School of Medicine by William B. Applega

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9/9/2004

Brenner Children's Hospital Establishes Mended Little Hearts Support Group Brenner Children's Hospital Establishes Mended Little Hearts Support Group WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Brenner Children's Hospital and Health Services, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has established North Carolin

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9/8/2004

Cancer Drug May Reduce Kidney Disease in Lupus Cancer Drug May Reduce Kidney Disease in Lupus WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A drug that is already being tested as an anticancer agent, especially in lymphoma, may also reduce the kidney disease that is a result of systemic lupus, according to a researcher at Wake

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9/8/2004

Level 1 Trauma Center Designation is Renewed Level 1 Trauma Center Designation is Renewed WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's Level 1 trauma center designation has been renewed by the state Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). Wake Forest Baptist was also re-veri

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9/7/2004

Pediatricians Treating More Children with Behavioral Health Disorders, Study Shows Pediatricians Treating More Children with Behavioral Health Disorders, Study Shows WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Pediatricians are diagnosing and treating a growing number of children with behavioral health problems. However, t

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9/7/2004

Craig Greven Named Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology Craig Greven Named Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Craig M. Greven, M.D., professor of surgical sciences - ophthalmology, has been named chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Wake Fo

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9/3/2004

Injury Prevention Clinic to be held for Female Athletes Injury Prevention Clinic to be held for Female Athletes WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Sports Medicine Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will host a seminar on "Injury Prevention and Sports Performance in Female Athletes" from 5:

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9/3/2004

Free Skin Cancer Screening Set For Sept. 10 Free Skin Cancer Screening Set For Sept. 10 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Residents and faculty from the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will conduct a free skin cancer screening (on exposed parts of the body only) on Frida

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9/3/2004

Block to be Honored by March of Dimes Block to be Honored by March of Dimes WINSTON-SALEM- Stephen M. Block, M.D., professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Brenner Children's Hospital, will be honored at a test

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9/3/2004

Wake Forest Baptist Named to "Family-Friendly" List Wake Forest Baptist Named to "Family-Friendly" List WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is one of 40 companies in North Carolina recognized by Carolina Parenting Inc. as "family-friendly." Carolina Parenting Inc., wh

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8/30/2004

New Assistant Dean for Research Named New Assistant Dean for Research Named WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Paula M. Means, M.P.A., currently director of the Office of Research Services at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named assistant dean for research at Wake Forest University School of Medici

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8/25/2004

Wake Forest Cardiac Rehab Program Joins Pulmonary Rehab Program Wake Forest Cardiac Rehab Program Joins Pulmonary Rehab Program WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest University Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, the first such program in North Carolina and one of the first in the nation, has relocated to

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8/19/2004

Scientist Works to Predict Progression of Prostate Cancer Scientist Works to Predict Progression of Prostate Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Karin Drotschmann, Ph.D., a researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has won the "New Investigator Award" from the Department of Defense, Pros

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8/18/2004

Scientists Closer to Finding Genes that Affect Prostate Cancer Risk Scientists Closer to Finding Genes that Affect Prostate Cancer Risk WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Scientists believe they are on track for finding a gene, or genes, that can increase prostate cancer risk for some men - and have new evidence t

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8/17/2004

Snake Venom Reveals Clues about Heart Drug Snake Venom Reveals Clues about Heart Drug WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - With the help of snake venom and sophisticated laboratory testing, scientists believe they've uncovered the reason why a group of new heart medications were doing some patients more harm than go

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8/17/2004

Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Receives $209,000 Grant Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Receives $209,000 Grant WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has received a $209,552 grant fro

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8/10/2004

Public Open House Scheduled for New Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center Public Open House Scheduled for New Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The public is invited to attend free opening activities for the new Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University

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7/30/2004

Blood Pressure Hormone May Inhibit Growth of Lung Cancer Blood Pressure Hormone May Inhibit Growth of Lung Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- A hormone that is important in the control of blood pressure may also inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, say scientists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center,

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7/29/2004

Studies Show Tacrolimus is More Effective than Pimecrolim For the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis Studies Show Tacrolimus is More Effective than Pimecrolim For the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis NEW YORK, N.Y. - Data presented here today at the Academy 2004 meeting of the American Academy of Dermatolog

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7/28/2004

Foothills Chamber Music Festival Performance Foothills Chamber Music Festival Performance WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will sponsor An Afternoon With the Foothills Chamber Music Festival Thursday, Aug. 5, at 12:15 p.m. in Davis Memorial Chapel. Admission is fre

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7/28/2004

Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption, Hypertension and Diabetes Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption, Hypertension and Diabetes WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will seek to determine the influence of alcohol consumption on risk of developing

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7/23/2004

Center for Dermatology Research Receives $1 million Grant from Galderma Laboratories Center for Dermatology Research Receives $1 million Grant from Galderma Laboratories WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Center for Dermatology Research at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has received a $1 million

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7/22/2004

Comprehensive Cancer Center Becomes Full Member of National Brain Tumor Group Comprehensive Cancer Center Becomes Full Member of National Brain Tumor Group WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been awarded the status of fully-funded

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7/21/2004

Cardiologist Studying New Method of Screening for Heart Disease Cardiologist Studying New Method of Screening for Heart Disease WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A multi-center study led by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center cardiologist David M. Herrington, M.D., M.H.S., suggests that measuring the st

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7/16/2004

Researcher Appointed to Editorial Board of the Hypertension Researcher Appointed to Editorial Board of the Hypertension WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Mark C. Chappell, Ph.D., associate professor of surgical sciences at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been appointed to the editorial board of

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7/16/2004

National Institutes of Health Awards $1.5 M Grant to Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center National Institutes of Health Awards $1.5 M Grant to Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Cen

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7/13/2004

Wake Forest Baptist Team Developing New Defenses Against Plague, Smallpox Wake Forest Baptist Team Developing New Defenses Against Plague, Smallpox WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Using a federal biodefense grant, a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center team will try to develop new approaches to immuniz

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7/9/2004

Animal Research Suggests that Stress May Increase Risk of Uterine Cancer Animal Research Suggests that Stress May Increase Risk of Uterine Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Research in monkeys suggests the possibility that stress may increase risk for the most common type of uterine cancer, according to a

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7/8/2004

North Carolina Baptist Hospital Again Ranked As One Of America's Best By <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> North Carolina Baptist Hospital Again Ranked As One Of America's Best By <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina Baptist Hospital is listed

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7/6/2004

Animal Research Suggests Plant Estrogens in Soy Do Not Increase Breast Cancer Risk Animal Research Suggests Plant Estrogens in Soy Do Not Increase Breast Cancer Risk WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Research in monkeys suggests that a diet high in the natural plant estrogens found in soy does not increase the ris

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7/6/2004

Frequent Tanners May Be Lured by the "Feel-Good" Effects of UV Light Frequent Tanners May Be Lured by the "Feel-Good" Effects of UV Light WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Frequent tanning bed users may be getting more out of the experience than darker skin. Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center sa

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7/1/2004

Surprising Finding Could Lead to New Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Surprising Finding Could Lead to New Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The surprising finding that people with cystic fibrosis (CF) produce too little airway mucus - rather than too much, as it commonly believed - could

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7/1/2004

Study Identifies Promising Treatment for Kidney Cancers Study Identifies Promising Treatment for Kidney Cancers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- A study of patients with kidney cancer has shown that radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive, kidney-sparing procedure, can be a successful treatment option for p

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6/30/2004

Sickle Cell Adolescent Support Group Meets Sickle Cell Adolescent Support Group Meets WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is holding its second Sickle Cell Adolescent Support Group this summer to help teenagers with the disease ta

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6/25/2004

Free Event to Answer Questions About Hormone Therapy Free Event to Answer Questions About Hormone Therapy WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Physicians and researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will answer questions about hormone therapy at a public meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday

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6/25/2004

Pianist Deborah Lambeth to Perform Free Concert Pianist Deborah Lambeth to Perform Free Concert WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Pianist Deborah Lambeth will perform at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Thursday, July 15, at 12:15 p.m. in Davis Memorial Chapel. Admission is free. Her performance

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6/23/2004
Estrogen therapy does not prevent dementia or even a mild decline in memory function in older women, according to research reported by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues in two articles in this week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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6/14/2004

Giannini Brass to Perform Free Concert Giannini Brass to Perform Free Concert WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Giannini Brass will perform at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Tuesday, June 29, at 12:15 p.m. in Davis Memorial Chapel. Admission is free. The crowd-pleasing sextet's performance

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6/14/2004

Program Improves Asthma Care, While Reducing Costs Program Improves Asthma Care, While Reducing Costs WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and community agencies from throughout the region are collaborating on a program to help eligible Medicaid recipients manage their a

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6/4/2004

Media Disaster Plan at the Medical Center Media Disaster Plan at the Medical Center Friday, June 04, 2004 An incident is in progress that may result in treatment of a large number of patients at the Medical Center. Here are some general instructions for the media: • The main number for Public Rela

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6/4/2004
The Ken Rhodes Trio will perform a concert of jazz standards and original compositions at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Thursday, June 10 at 12:15 p.m. in Davis Memorial Chapel. Admission is free.

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6/4/2004

Wake Forest Baptist Treating Patients Injured in School Explosion Wake Forest Baptist Treating Patients Injured in School Explosion DISASTER DRILL ONLY, NOT AN ACTUAL DISASTER RELEASE IS FOR DRILL PUPOSES ONLY WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The emergency department at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical

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6/1/2004

Some Hospice Patients and Families Talk Of Hastening Death Some Hospice Patients and Families Talk Of Hastening Death WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - More that half of social workers who treat hospice patients report that they had been told by one or more patients that they were considering hastening their dea

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5/27/2004

Wake Forest Baptist Reaches $114 Million in NIH Funds Wake Forest Baptist Reaches $114 Million in NIH Funds WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center gained nearly $10 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30,

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5/26/2004

North Carolina Baptist Hospital Named to Solucient Top 100 North Carolina Baptist Hospital Named to Solucient Top 100 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina Baptist Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has ranked as one of the Solucient Top 100 Hospitals in the nation, as reported in

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5/25/2004

Genes Appear to Play a Role in Development of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Genes Appear to Play a Role in Development of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center lung disease specialist has reported that some smokers may be geneticall

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5/25/2004

Diabetes Increases Deaths Among People 65 and Older Diabetes Increases Deaths Among People 65 and Older WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new study involving tens of thousands of people 65 and older suggests that even among older people, diabetes substantially increases premature deaths, according to research

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5/25/2004

Less-Invasive Treatment Increases Survival Rates in Patients with Brain Metastases Less-Invasive Treatment Increases Survival Rates in Patients with Brain Metastases WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -The survival rate of selected patients with cancer that has spread to the brain (brain metastases) is improved by more than

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5/24/2004

Medical Center Pulmonoligist Receives Grant to Research Cure for Asbestos-Related Cancer Medical Center Pulmonoligist Receives Grant to Research Cure for Asbestos-Related Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center lung-disease specialist Jill Ohar, M.D., will take part in a n

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5/21/2004

Laser Surgery Offers Advantages for Voice Disorders Laser Surgery Offers Advantages for Voice Disorders WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The newly developed pulsed-dye laser surgery for voice disorders has been found to be faster, cheaper, better tolerated, and less complicated than standard surgery that requires genera

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5/21/2004

Transnasal Esophagoscopy Reduces Major Complications in Diagnosing Transnasal Esophagoscopy Reduces Major Complications in Diagnosing WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new method of diagnosing swallowing disorders and problems caused by gastroesophageal reflux can significantly reduce the major complications associat

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5/20/2004
The cells that line the larynx or voice box have strategic immune functions that could have a major impact on diseases and conditions such as cancer and asthma, according to a British researcher who spoke today at an international conference here.

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5/18/2004

Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center Receives $10 Million Grant Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center Receives $10 Million Grant Winston-Salem, N.C. - The Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has received a $10 million grant from the National Heart

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5/18/2004

Matching Method Helps Doctors Successfully Transplant Higher-Risk Kidneys Matching Method Helps Doctors Successfully Transplant Higher-Risk Kidneys Winston-Salem, N.C. - By carefully matching the estimated function of kidneys from deceased donors with the needs of potential recipients, surgeons can successful

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5/14/2004

Research in Monkeys Suggests Estrogen Therapy May Lower Androgens in Postmenopausal Women Research in Monkeys Suggests Estrogen Therapy May Lower Androgens in Postmenopausal Women Research in monkeys suggests that long-term use of estrogen therapy may reduce levels of androgens - hormones involved in mainta

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5/14/2004

Heart Center Recognized for Excellence by UnitedHealth Group® Heart Center Recognized for Excellence by UnitedHealth Group® Winston-Salem, N.C. - The Heart Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been selected by UnitedHealth Group® to join a newly created network of hospitals and physicia

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5/13/2004

New Research Suggests Two Brain Areas Critical for Short-term Memory New Research Suggests Two Brain Areas Critical for Short-term Memory Winston-Salem, N.C. - Research in animals has revealed new information about how animals and humans may store and retrieve short-term memories, say researchers from Wake Fo

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5/11/2004

WFUBMC One of Eight Centers in Country Chosen to Conduct Asthma Studies WFUBMC One of Eight Centers in Country Chosen to Conduct Asthma Studies Winston-Salem, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is one of eight centers in the country, and the only one in the South, selected to join a network

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5/10/2004

Shumaker Named Associate Dean for Research Shumaker Named Associate Dean for Research WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Sally A. Shumaker, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine by William B. Applegate, M.D., dean of the medical school. She succeeds James E. Smith

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5/10/2004

Less Educated People Have Lower Stress, But More Health Effects Less Educated People Have Lower Stress, But More Health Effects Winston-Salem, N.C. - While less educated people report fewer stressful days than those with more education, their stress is more severe and has a larger impact on their health, repo

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5/7/2004

Multidisciplinary Center for Biomolecular Imaging Formed At Wake Forest Baptist Multidisciplinary Center for Biomolecular Imaging Formed At Wake Forest Baptist Winston-Salem, N.C. - A new Center for Biomolecular Imaging at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will enhance imaging research. "We have

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5/7/2004

New Findings on Stroke Prevention Surgery Should Change Medical Practice New Findings on Stroke Prevention Surgery Should Change Medical Practice Winston-Salem, N.C. - New evidence confirming that surgery to open narrowed neck vessels can dramatically reduce stroke risk means more people should be getting the

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5/7/2004

Experimental Drug Improves Sleep in Older Patients, Wake Forest Baptist Study Shows Experimental Drug Improves Sleep in Older Patients, Wake Forest Baptist Study Shows Winston-Salem, N.C. - Older people with insomnia slept better and longer after taking an experimental sleep medication, according to research

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5/7/2004

Downtown Health Plaza Receives $240,000 Grant From Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Downtown Health Plaza Receives $240,000 Grant From Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust The Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital has received a $240,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to meet the needs o

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5/5/2004

Ongoing Study Evaluates Pediatricians' Effectiveness at Changing Behaviors Associated with Violence Prevention Ongoing Study Evaluates Pediatricians' Effectiveness at Changing Behaviors Associated with Violence Prevention WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Although 95 percent of parents think it's important to control th

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5/5/2004

Noble's Grille Joins Heart Center Dining Program Noble's Grille Joins Heart Center Dining Program Noble's Grille has joined the Heart Center Dining Program of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The restaurant joins an impressive array of triad restaurants, cafeterias and food stores serving heart-

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5/3/2004

Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center use botox to increase upper body function in cerebral palsy patients Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center use botox to increase upper body function in cerebral palsy patients Winston-Salem, N.C. - Botox, or botulinum toxin, o

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5/3/2004

In Male Monkeys, Too Much Soy Has Adverse Effects In Male Monkeys, Too Much Soy Has Adverse Effects Winston-Salem, N.C. - While soy may be beneficial to women in a variety of ways, research in monkeys suggests that it could have an adverse effect on the behavior of men, according to researchers from Wake Fore

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5/3/2004

Vaughn McCall Is New President of Association for Convulsive Therapy Vaughn McCall Is New President of Association for Convulsive Therapy WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - W. Vaughn McCall, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Cente

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5/3/2004

Wake Forest Baptist Physicians Help Piedmont Companies Snuff Out Employee Tobacco Addiction Wake Forest Baptist Physicians Help Piedmont Companies Snuff Out Employee Tobacco Addiction WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Two Family and Community Medicine physicians at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are taking

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5/1/2004

Anemia Associated with Disability and Poorer Physical Performance Anemia Associated with Disability and Poorer Physical Performance WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Older adults with anemia have more disabilities and score lower on physical performance and strength tests than those without anemia, report researchers fro

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4/30/2004

Media are invited to tour new children's surgical suites Media are invited to tour new children's surgical suites WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Members of the media are invited to tour Brenner Children's Hospital's new surgical suites on May 3 from noon until 7 p.m. Seven suites, are now dedicated to the care of chil

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4/29/2004

Free Skin Cancer Screening at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Free Skin Cancer Screening at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Winston-Salem, N.C. - Dermatologists from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the community will conduct a free skin cancer screening from 5:30

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4/27/2004
Michael A. Moore, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.H.A., has received the Physician of the Year Award from the American Heart Association (AHA).

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4/26/2004

Prudent Layperson Laws Help Get Insurance Coverage for Emergency Room Visits Prudent Layperson Laws Help Get Insurance Coverage for Emergency Room Visits Embargoed for Release at Noon (EDT) on Monday, April 26, 2004 Prudent Layperson Laws Help Get Insurance Coverage for Emergency Room Visits WINSTON-SALE

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4/24/2004

Medical Residents Need Training to Interact with Pharmaceutical Representatives Medical Residents Need Training to Interact with Pharmaceutical Representatives WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Medical residents need to learn that there's "no free lunch" when it comes to their interactions with drug company representativ

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4/23/2004

Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health to Host Minority Ministers Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health to Host Minority Ministers Winston-Salem, N.C. - The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will host a luncheon meeting of local

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4/23/2004

Couples Therapy to be Tested as Treatment for Major Depression Couples Therapy to be Tested as Treatment for Major Depression Winston-Salem, N.C. - Treating a couple together and not just an individual partner might be a better therapy for that individual's depression, say researchers at Wake Forest Universit

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4/22/2004

Seventh Annual Excellence Triathlon set for May 22 Seventh Annual Excellence Triathlon set for May 22 Winston-Salem, N.C. - The Women's Health Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will hold its seventh annual Excellence Triathlon beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 on t

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4/21/2004

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Chorale Performances Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Chorale Performances The Arts Alive! performing arts series at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will sponsor two performances by the Medical Center Chorale, Wednesday, April 28 at noon

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4/20/2004

Temperature and Humidity Can Affect LASIK Surgery Results Temperature and Humidity Can Affect LASIK Surgery Results Winston-Salem, N.C. - Humidity and temperature levels can affect LASIK surgery results, increasing the number of people who need follow-up procedures, report researchers from Wake Forest Univers

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4/19/2004

Supplement Use Growing Among Children and Adolescents Supplement Use Growing Among Children and Adolescents WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - More than 50 percent of all young children and more than 30 percent of all adolescents in the United States have used a dietary supplement, according to research by a pediatrician

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4/19/2004

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to sponsor health fair at Hanes Mall Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to sponsor health fair at Hanes Mall Winston-Salem, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will sponsor a health fair on Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hane

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4/19/2004
In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, North Carolina Baptist Hospital will honor 84 of its volunteers at a luncheon Friday April 23 at The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center. The hospital has more than 600 volunteers who contribute more than 125,000 hours of service a year.

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4/16/2004

Wake Forest Center for Structural Biology Receives Grant From the N.C. Biotechnology Center Wake Forest Center for Structural Biology Receives Grant From the N.C. Biotechnology Center Winston-Salem, N.C. - The Center for Structural Biology at Wake Forest University has received an Institutional Development Gr

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4/15/2004

Lenoir Physician Makes Gift to Wake Forest University School of Medicine Lenoir Physician Makes Gift to Wake Forest University School of Medicine Jack L. Church, M.D., of Lenoir, an associate clinical professor of radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, has established the Jack L. Church, M.D.

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4/14/2004

Construction to Begin on Research Park's New Building Construction to Begin on Research Park's New Building WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Ground will be broken for the first building in the expansion of the Piedmont Triad Research Park (PTRP) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, at the intersection of First Street an

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4/13/2004

Barrett Receives 2004 North Carolina Hospital Association Trustee Service Award Barrett Receives 2004 North Carolina Hospital Association Trustee Service Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - C. Dan Barrett, chairman of the Davie County Hospital board of trustees, will receive a hospital trustee award from the North C

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4/5/2004

Wake Forest Baptist Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center Recognized for Public Outreach Wake Forest Baptist Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center Recognized for Public Outreach Winston-Salem, N.C. - The Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has re

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4/2/2004

Medical Training Programs Nationally Ranked Medical Training Programs Nationally Ranked Winston-Salem, N.C. - Wake Forest University School of Medicine ranks 12th in geriatrics, 23rd in primary care and 40th in research among the nation's medical schools in the 2005 edition of the book, "America's Best Gradua

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4/2/2004

Nationally Recognized Brain Tumor Expert Joins Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Nationally Recognized Brain Tumor Expert Joins Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Waldemar Debinski, M.D., Ph.D., a nationally recognized physician-scientist who pioneered a method t

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4/2/2004

New Information About Heart Enzymes Could Lead to Better Treatments New Information About Heart Enzymes Could Lead to Better Treatments Winston-Salem, N.C. - New evidence in animals about hormones that regulate blood pressure and heart function could lead to better treatments for humans after heart attacks, s

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4/1/2004

Surgeons to Perform Gastric Bypass Surgery in Live Webcast Surgeons to Perform Gastric Bypass Surgery in Live Webcast Winston-Salem, N.C. - Surgeons at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will use laparoscopic surgery to perform a gastric bypass during a live webcast at 5 p.m. EDT April 20. This p

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3/31/2004

Wake Forest Sponsors 10th Annual Student National Medical Association Banquet Wake Forest Sponsors 10th Annual Student National Medical Association Banquet The Wake Forest University School of Medicine chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) will sponsor the Tenth Annual SNMA Medical Excel

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3/31/2004

Maya Angelou Research Center to Inaugurate First Spring Lecture Series Maya Angelou Research Center to Inaugurate First Spring Lecture Series WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will inaugurate a Spring Lecture Series Satur

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3/30/2004

Burned Hands Heal Faster Utilizing Technology Pioneered at Wake Forest Baptist Burned Hands Heal Faster Utilizing Technology Pioneered at Wake Forest Baptist Winston-Salem, N.C. - According to a study at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, use of the Vacuum Assisted Closure (V.A.C®) device on sec

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3/29/2004

David Good, Rehabilitation Director, Picked to Head National Steering Committee David Good, Rehabilitation Director, Picked to Head National Steering Committee Winston-Salem , N.C. - David C. Good, M.D., professor of neurology and director of rehabilitation at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, ha

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3/29/2004

Researchers Say Criterion for Diagnosing Child Abuse Based on Faulty Evidence Researchers Say Criterion for Diagnosing Child Abuse Based on Faulty Evidence WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - At least one of the "definitive" criteria used to diagnose child abuse may be wrong, report researchers from Wake Forest University

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3/26/2004
Michael Rocco, M.D., of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been named vice chair of a National Kidney Foundation committee that will direct the foundation’s Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative, which is aimed at improving outcomes for kidney patients.

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3/26/2004
Gregory L. Burke, M.D., M.S., professor and chairman of the Department of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will receive an Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

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3/26/2004

Study To Test Whether More Frequent Dialysis Will Improve Outcomes Study To Test Whether More Frequent Dialysis Will Improve Outcomes WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will participate in a multi-center clinical trial to determine if patients benefit from receiving dialysis i

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3/24/2004

Almost Half Of Rural North Carolina Adults Report Using 'Home Remedies' Almost Half Of Rural North Carolina Adults Report Using 'Home Remedies' WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Almost half of the adults in rural western North Carolina use home remedies, not only for specific ailments but also to enhance their mental hea

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3/17/2004

New Findings on Nerve Cell Proteins Show Promise for Reducing Disability New Findings on Nerve Cell Proteins Show Promise for Reducing Disability WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New findings in animals suggest a potential treatment to minimize disability after spinal cord and other nervous system injuries, say neurosci

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3/15/2004

New Study Looks for Ways to Delay Disability in Older Adults New Study Looks for Ways to Delay Disability in Older Adults WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - As the life expectancy of Americans increases, learning how to prevent or delay age-related physical disability has become a major health priority. Wake Forest Univer

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3/15/2004

Tumor Characteristics May Help Predict Survival in Breast Cancer Patients Tumor Characteristics May Help Predict Survival in Breast Cancer Patients WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - An 11-year study of breast cancer patients who had tumors removed but had no evidence of cancer in their lymph nodes has confirmed that cert

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3/11/2004

Study Compares Overnight Dialysis to Treatment in Centers Study Compares Overnight Dialysis to Treatment in Centers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center nephrologist will lead a national research study in patients with chronic kidney disease to test whether six-times-a-week ho

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3/5/2004

Downtown Health Plaza Receives "Downtown Excellence Award" Downtown Health Plaza Receives "Downtown Excellence Award" WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital has been chosen to receive a "Downtown Excellence Award" by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership. The Downtown Health P

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3/1/2004

Celtic Music Performance at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Celtic Music Performance at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Arts Alive! Performing arts series at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will sponsor a performance titled "Celtic Music from

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2/26/2004

New Findings on Memory Could Enhance Learning New Findings on Memory Could Enhance Learning WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research in monkeys may provide a clue about how the brain manages vast amounts of information and remembers what it needs. Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have id

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2/24/2004

Multi-Center Study to Focus on Critically Ill Patients with Acute Kidney Failure Multi-Center Study to Focus on Critically Ill Patients with Acute Kidney Failure WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and 30 other centers are exploring better ways to treat acute kid

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2/24/2004

JAMA Editor and WROC-TV Anchor Win First Addiction Studies Awards JAMA Editor and WROC-TV Anchor Win First Addiction Studies Awards WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A medical news editor with the Journal of the American Medical Association and a television news anchor/reporter from Rochester, N.Y., have won the first tw

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2/24/2004

Study Provides New Insights about Brain Organization, Report Researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Study Provides New Insights about Brain Organization, Report Researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New evidence in animals suggests that th

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2/17/2004

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Doctor to Appear on Reality TV Show Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Doctor to Appear on Reality TV Show WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Paayal Mehta, a first-year resident physician in internal medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will ap

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2/13/2004

Brosnihan to Attend International Hypertension Meetings in Brazil Brosnihan to Attend International Hypertension Meetings in Brazil WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - K. Bridget Brosnihan, Ph.D., professor of surgical sciences-general at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will attend two international meetings

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2/12/2004

Soccer Clinic Offered by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Soccer Clinic Offered by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Sports Medicine Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will hold a soccer clinic from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 a

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2/10/2004

State Ranks High in Economic Impact of Medical Centers State Ranks High in Economic Impact of Medical Centers North Carolina ranks 10th in the nation in economic impact of its medical colleges and teaching hospitals, with more than $10.3 billion a year in direct and indirect benefit to the state, according to

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2/10/2004

New Device to be Tested on Patients with Major Depression New Device to be Tested on Patients with Major Depression WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a technique that uses repeated short bursts of magnetic energy to stimulate nerve cells in the brain, will soon be tested at Wake F

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2/6/2004

Forsyth County SAFE KIDS Coalition Holds Child Safety Seat Check Forsyth County SAFE KIDS Coalition Holds Child Safety Seat Check WINSTON-SALEM- Members of the Forsyth County SAFE KIDS Coalition will host a Child Safety Seat Check on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Babies R Us on Hanes Mall Blvd.

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2/5/2004

Free Legal Help Available for Older Adults Free Legal Help Available for Older Adults WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Elder Law Clinic, a free legal service for adults 60 and over with low to moderate income, is now accepting new clients. The clinic is sponsored by Wake Forest University's School of Law and is loca

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2/3/2004

Vitamins Do Little to Prevent Recurrent Stroke Vitamins Do Little to Prevent Recurrent Stroke WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A major national study testing whether high-dose vitamins could prevent another stroke found that the vitamins had little effect, according to a report in today's (Feb. 4) issue of the Journal o

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2/2/2004

Researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Honored for Significance of Work Researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Honored for Significance of Work WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Paul Dawson, Ph.D., associate professor of internal medicine (gastroenterology) at Wake Forest Univers

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1/30/2004

Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center Hosts Public Seminar on Heart Disease Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center Hosts Public Seminar on Heart Disease WINSTON-SALEM - The Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will hold a public seminar on women an

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1/29/2004

Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician Awarded Grant Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician Awarded Grant Winston-Salem, NC -- Kathi J. Kemper, M.D., a pediatrician at Brenner Children's Hospital, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Kohlberg Foundation to establish the North Carolina Academic Allian

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1/23/2004

Downtown Health Plaza Receives March of Dimes Grant Downtown Health Plaza Receives March of Dimes Grant WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital has received a $12,480 grant from the North Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes to provide blood glucose testing supplies to uninsured

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1/22/2004

Good Housekeeping Names Wake Forest among 44 Top Cardiac Centers for Women Good Housekeeping Names Wake Forest among 44 Top Cardiac Centers for Women WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Heart Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been named one of the "44 Top Cardiac Centers for Women" in America

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1/14/2004

Department of Biomedical Engineering Wins Regional Award Department of Biomedical Engineering Wins Regional Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been honored with a special award by the nine-state Southeastern Region of the I

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1/13/2004

Researchers to Study Link Between Diabetes and Memory Researchers to Study Link Between Diabetes and Memory WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Understanding the link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease - as well as how diabetes relates to other forms of memory loss - is the focus of a new nationwide study that will b

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1/12/2004

Lyles Named Chairman of Biochemistry Lyles Named Chairman of Biochemistry WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Douglas Lyles, Ph.D., of Winston-Salem, has been named professor and chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "We are fortunate to have a scientist and leader

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1/6/2004

Wake Forest Cardiothoracic Surgeon to Perform Valve Replacement Live Online Wake Forest Cardiothoracic Surgeon to Perform Valve Replacement Live Online WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Neal Kon, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will

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