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12/31/2005

Cultural Differences May Explain Variations in Home Remedy Use Cultural Differences May Explain Variations in Home Remedy Use WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - While use of home remedies is common among people 65 and older, blacks and Native Americans tend to make much greater use of them than whites, according

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12/30/2005

Ambivalence about Migration May Contribute to Poor Mental Health in Latino Men Ambivalence about Migration May Contribute to Poor Mental Health in Latino Men WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Men migrating to the United States from Mexico and Central America often face competing desires: wanting to remain with their

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12/22/2005

Family Foundation Awards Grant for Breast Cancer Patient Education Family Foundation Awards Grant for Breast Cancer Patient Education WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Oncology Outreach Department of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been awarded a grant from t

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12/21/2005

James A. Van Rhee to Head Physician Assistant Studies James A. Van Rhee to Head Physician Assistant Studies WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - James A. Van Rhee, M.P.A.S., PA-C, will become associate professor and chairman of a new Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Wake Forest University School of Medicin

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12/20/2005

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Joins National Effort to Learn More about Injuries from Car Crashes Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Joins National Effort to Learn More about Injuries from Car Crashes WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The eighth national Crash Injury Research and Engineeri

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12/19/2005

New Program to Treat Teen Marijuana and Alcohol Abusers New Program to Treat Teen Marijuana and Alcohol Abusers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - An outpatient adolescent substance abuse program is being developed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for treatment of area teen-agers with alcohol and mari

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12/16/2005

Radiation Oncology Administrator Elected to Board of Directors of SROA Radiation Oncology Administrator Elected to Board of Directors of SROA WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - R. Scott Krewson, C.P.A., M.B.A., business administrator for the department of Radiation Oncology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical C

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12/12/2005

Researchers Find Genetic Link Between Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome Researchers Find Genetic Link Between Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine reported a genetic link between diab

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12/8/2005

Martin Elected to Serve on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Martin Elected to Serve on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - David F. Martin, M.D., of Lewisville, has been elected as a director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. The board consists of 18 direc

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12/7/2005

Wake Forest Medical Students To Sponsor Free Health Fair at Marketplace Mall Wake Forest Medical Students To Sponsor Free Health Fair at Marketplace Mall WINSTON-SALEM - Students at Wake Forest University School of Medicine will sponsor "Share the Health," a health fair designed to encourage the medicall

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12/6/2005

Heparin Antibodies May Pose Risk in Heart Surgery Patients Heparin Antibodies May Pose Risk in Heart Surgery Patients WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research suggests that patients who develop antibodies to the anti-clotting drug heparin nearly double their risk of death or serious complication after heart su

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12/6/2005

Research Suggests Doctor-assisted Suicide Wouldn't Undermine Patient Trust Research Suggests Doctor-assisted Suicide Wouldn't Undermine Patient Trust WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - There is little evidence to support the argument that legalizing physician-assisted death would reduce patients' trust in their docto

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12/5/2005

Animal Research Suggests Perimenopause Is a Critical Time for Women's Health Animal Research Suggests Perimenopause Is a Critical Time for Women's Health WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Research in monkeys suggests that the perimenopause - the five to 10 years before a woman's menopause - is a critical time f

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11/30/2005

Study Reveals Severity of Go-cart Injuries Study Reveals Severity of Go-cart Injuries WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center study of children who were hospitalized from motorized go-cart accidents found that the average hospital stay was almost five days and that more th

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11/30/2005

DuBose Receives National Award DuBose Receives National Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Thomas DuBose Jr., M.D., of Winston-Salem, has received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Heart Association's Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease. The award recognizes individuals wh

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11/29/2005

Brain Mapping Technique May Help Cerebral Palsy Patients Brain Mapping Technique May Help Cerebral Palsy Patients WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Children who have cerebral palsy (CP) may benefit from a new way of mapping the brain to guide which therapy can best help them, according to a neuroscientist at Wake

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11/28/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital Study Reveals Best Ways for Pediatricians to Educate Families Brenner Children's Hospital Study Reveals Best Ways for Pediatricians to Educate Families WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Shari Barkin, M.D., a pediatrician at Brenner Children's Hospital, says physicians who discuss numerous

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11/28/2005

Ellington Receives Doctoral Degree from Wake Forest University Graduate School Ellington Receives Doctoral Degree from Wake Forest University Graduate School WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Jennifer Ellington, daughter of John and Julieta Bento of Bermuda, has received her doctor of philosophy degree from Wake Fo

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11/28/2005

Frank Receives Doctoral Degree from Wake Forest University Graduate School Frank Receives Doctoral Degree from Wake Forest University Graduate School WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Steven Frank, son of David and Kim Frank of Springfield, Ohio, has received his doctor of philosophy degree from Wake Forest Universi

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11/28/2005

Gallagher Receives Doctoral Degree from Wake Forest University Graduate School Gallagher Receives Doctoral Degree from Wake Forest University Graduate School WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - James Gallagher IV, son of James Gallagher III and Susan Gallagher of Colmar, Pa., has received his doctor of philosophy degr

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11/28/2005

Li Receives Doctoral Degree from Wake Forest University Graduate School Li Receives Doctoral Degree from Wake Forest University Graduate School WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Xi Li, daughter of Changming Li and Li Xu of Beijing, China, has received her master of science degree from Wake Forest University Graduate

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11/28/2005

WFUBMC Named One of 50 Most Active Kidney Transplant Centers WFUBMC Named One of 50 Most Active Kidney Transplant Centers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center was one of the 50 most active kidney transplant centers in the country in 2004, according to the November issue of

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11/23/2005

Evening of Healing Through Song Evening of Healing Through Song The media are invited to cover the second annual "Evening of Healing Through Song," Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Rd. Proceeds from the program will benefit the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minor

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11/22/2005

Drug May Combat Weight Loss During Radiation Treatments Drug May Combat Weight Loss During Radiation Treatments WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues shows that a drug originally used to treat breast cancer may help combat the sev

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11/21/2005

Eye Screenings for Diabetics Scheduled in Forsyth County Eye Screenings for Diabetics Scheduled in Forsyth County WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Forsyth County residents who have diabetes and are uninsured or on Medicaid are invited to participate in free eye screenings to detect diabetic retinopathy, the leading

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11/18/2005

Churches Serving Minorities Invited to Attend Health Ministry Institute Churches Serving Minorities Invited to Attend Health Ministry Institute WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Triad area churches that serve predominantly African-American, Asian or Hispanic congregations or communities are invited to attend a year-

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11/18/2005

Drug May Fight Lupus and Atherosclerosis Simultaneously Drug May Fight Lupus and Atherosclerosis Simultaneously WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - People with lupus are prone to premature accelerated atherosclerosis. Now scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine think they have a way to prevent or dec

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11/16/2005

Common Anti-seizure Drug Could Be Effective for Lupus Patients Common Anti-seizure Drug Could Be Effective for Lupus Patients WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A common anti-seizure drug may be effective against certain conditions associated with lupus, according to animal research at Wake Forest University School

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11/16/2005

Early Experience May Shape our Sensory Perceptions, New Research Shows Early Experience May Shape our Sensory Perceptions, New Research Shows WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Our brain's ability to combine sensory information from a single event - such as seeing an ambulance and hearing its siren - has been shown t

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11/15/2005

Researchers Uncover Clues to Vitamin A Resistance in Lung Cancer Researchers Uncover Clues to Vitamin A Resistance in Lung Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Researchers hope that a newly identified protein can one day help improve treatment for lung cancer. The findings are reported today by researchers from

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11/15/2005

Scientists Work to Discover How Music Training Affects the Brain Scientists Work to Discover How Music Training Affects the Brain WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research shows that the special training of music conductors seems to enhance the way their senses work together - enabling them to quickly tell who

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11/14/2005

Angelou Research Center Fall Lecture to Focus on Helping Physicians Improve Their Performance Angelou Research Center Fall Lecture to Focus on Helping Physicians Improve Their Performance WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wally R. Smith, M.D., associate professor of medicine and chairman of the Division of Quality H

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11/10/2005

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. 28 at 5:45 p.m. at the employee parking lot on Cloverdale Avenue across from the Shell gas station. T

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11/10/2005

Essential Tremor Workshop to be held on Dec. 10 Essential Tremor Workshop to be held on Dec. 10 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will host a free seminar, "Learning about Essential Tremor: Diagnosis and Treatment Options" on Dec. 10 from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Babcoc

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11/8/2005

Roberta Flack, Ashford & Simpson and CeCe Winans To Perform at Maya Angelou Research Center Fundraiser Roberta Flack, Ashford & Simpson and CeCe Winans To Perform at Maya Angelou Research Center Fundraiser WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Pop singer and songwriter Roberta Flack, husband-and-wife duo Nickola

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11/7/2005

Parker Honored with Industry's Highest Award Parker Honored with Industry's Highest Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Bob Parker, vice president for home and community health for Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, was presented with the 2005 Dr. Ellen B. Winston Award during the Association for Hom

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11/7/2005

Resetting Epigenetic Code Could Aid Lupus Patients Resetting Epigenetic Code Could Aid Lupus Patients WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia hope to reset part of the "epigenetic code" in lupus patients and thus improve treatment.

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11/7/2005

Surgeons to Treat Difficult Cancer During Live Internet Broadcast Surgeons to Treat Difficult Cancer During Live Internet Broadcast WINSTON-SALEM -- A major difficulty in treating patients with cancer that has spread widely on lining surfaces in the stomach cavity (abdomen, peritoneal cavity) is that it

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11/3/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician Nominated for National Award Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician Nominated for National Award WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Kathi J. Kemper, M.D., a pediatrician at Brenner Children's Hospital, has been named one of five finalists for the Bravewell Leadership Award, a

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11/3/2005

Festival Of Trees Fundraiser to Be Held for Brenner Children's Hospital Festival Of Trees Fundraiser to Be Held for Brenner Children's Hospital Winston-Salem, N.C. -- The magical sights and sounds of the 18th annual Festival of Trees are an excellent way for families to kick off the holiday season with p

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11/2/2005

Studies Find No Evidence That Estrogens in Soy Increase Uterine Cancer Risk Studies Find No Evidence That Estrogens in Soy Increase Uterine Cancer Risk WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Studies in monkeys and women suggest that unlike traditional estrogen therapy, a diet high in the natural plant estrogens found i

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11/1/2005

Diabetic Blacks Have Less Coronary Artery Disease than Diabetic Whites Diabetic Blacks Have Less Coronary Artery Disease than Diabetic Whites WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - In a surprising outcome, investigators at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center found that diabetic black men have dramatically low

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11/1/2005

Interracial Gospel Choir from New Orleans to Perform Benefit Interracial Gospel Choir from New Orleans to Perform Benefit WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - "Shades of Praise," an interracial gospel choir from New Orleans, will perform a benefit concert at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center on Friday Nov

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11/1/2005

Lesser Elected to Board Lesser Elected to Board WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Glenn J. Lesser, M.D., associate professor, of hematology and oncology at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of Neuro-Oncology.

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10/31/2005

Research Identifies Novel Treatment Target for Deadly Brain Tumors Research Identifies Novel Treatment Target for Deadly Brain Tumors WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have identified a second promising treatment target for glioblastoma multiforme, one of

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10/31/2005

Study Shows that Dialysis Patients Often Have Close Family Members Also on Dialysis Study Shows that Dialysis Patients Often Have Close Family Members Also on Dialysis WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Nearly one-fourth of all dialysis patients have a close relative on dialysis, researchers at Wake Forest University

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10/28/2005

Botox® Injections Effective for Treating Stroke Spasticity Botox® Injections Effective for Treating Stroke Spasticity WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research shows that repeated treatments of botulinum toxin type A (BoNTA) over one year after a stroke can improve muscle tone and reduce pain in the arms and ha

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10/27/2005

Shows that Environment is a Major Factor in Addiction Recovery Shows that Environment is a Major Factor in Addiction Recovery WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research in monkeys suggests that, although living in an "enriched" environment can make someone less vulnerable to abusing cocaine, once started, extend

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10/26/2005

Middle-Age People More Likely to Use Alternative Medicine Middle-Age People More Likely to Use Alternative Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Middle-age people are more likely than younger or older adults to use complementary and alternative medicine, according to researchers at Wake Forest University School

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10/25/2005

Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Seeks Volunteers for Second Annual Fundraiser Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Seeks Volunteers for Second Annual Fundraiser WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical C

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10/24/2005

Research Shows that Simple Tests May Help Predict Patients' Pain after Surgery Research Shows that Simple Tests May Help Predict Patients' Pain after Surgery WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center shows that having patients complete a series of simple tests b

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10/24/2005

Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Receives $450,000 Fannie E. Rippel Foundation Grant Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Receives $450,000 Fannie E. Rippel Foundation Grant WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Bapti

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10/21/2005

Michael L. Clements Named President-Elect of North Carolina Public Health Association Michael L. Clements Named President-Elect of North Carolina Public Health Association WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Michael L. Clements, director of the Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital has been named president-elect

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10/20/2005

Cardiac Ultrasound and Stress Testing at WFUBMC Receives Renewed National Accreditation Cardiac Ultrasound and Stress Testing at WFUBMC Receives Renewed National Accreditation WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Cardiac Ultrasound and Stress Testing Laboratory at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has r

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10/20/2005

Civil Rights Attorney Julius L. Chambers, Columnist Molly Ivins Join Board of Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Civil Rights Attorney Julius L. Chambers, Columnist Molly Ivins Join Board of Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Civil rights attorney Julius L.

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10/19/2005

Gamma Knife Effective in Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia Gamma Knife Effective in Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia WINSTON-SALEM - Research at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical has shown that Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery (GKRS) is an effective treatment for t

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10/18/2005

Radiation Therapy Can Help Spare Vision in Patients with Melanoma of the Eye Radiation Therapy Can Help Spare Vision in Patients with Melanoma of the Eye WINSTON-SALEM - Treating a rare form of eye cancer with radiation therapy can spare patients from significant vision loss, according to new research at

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10/18/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatric Oncologist says Steroids and Chicken Pox are Not A Good Mix Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatric Oncologist says Steroids and Chicken Pox are Not A Good Mix WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Children who have been treated with steroids and are exposed to chicken pox tend to hav

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10/17/2005
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center lung-disease specialist Jill Ohar, M.D., will take part in a national research project as part of the search for a cure for an asbestos-related cancer called mesothelioma.

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10/17/2005

Outside Support for Wake Forest University Health Sciences Reaches $188.9 Million Outside Support for Wake Forest University Health Sciences Reaches $188.9 Million WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Outside funding for Wake Forest University Health Sciences research and related projects increased by nearly $2.9 mil

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10/14/2005

Computers Can Teach Patients about Screening for Cancer, Researchers Say Computers Can Teach Patients about Screening for Cancer, Researchers Say WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Even patients with minimal education and no computer skills can be successfully educated about health topics using computers, according t

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10/13/2005

Amos Cottage Guild Honors Alice W. Hinman Amos Cottage Guild Honors Alice W. Hinman WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- The Amos Cottage Guild honored Alice W. Hinman for her more than 50 years of service to the Amos Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and Developmental Evaluation Clinic (DEC). A special medal and a boun

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10/12/2005

Presentation on Science Careers for Women To be Held at Wake Forest University School of Medicine Presentation on Science Careers for Women To be Held at Wake Forest University School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A free panel presentation at Wake Forest University School of Medicine will give high s

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10/11/2005

Palestinian Student Wins Research Day Competition at Wake Forest University School of Medicine Palestinian Student Wins Research Day Competition at Wake Forest University School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Hazim El-Haddad, an international student from Gaza, has won the 21st annual Medical Student

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10/6/2005

WFUBMC and YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Enter Partnership WFUBMC and YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Enter Partnership WINSTON-SALEM -- In support of a mutual mission to encourage healthy living, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina (NWNC) have enter

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10/5/2005

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and NCBH reach agreement Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and NCBH reach agreement Winston-Salem hospital will re-join the BCBSNC provider network Chapel Hill and Winston-Salem, NC -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC

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10/3/2005

Children's Hospital Pediatrician Says One Symptom No Longer a Clear Sign of Child Abuse Children's Hospital Pediatrician Says One Symptom No Longer a Clear Sign of Child Abuse WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Children who come to a pediatrician's office with genital or anal warts may not be the victims of child abu

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9/30/2005

Black String Band Tunes and Early Blues Music Black String Band Tunes and Early Blues Music WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons will present a musical performance titled "Black String Band Tunes and Early Blues" at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center at 12:15 p.m., Thursday O

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9/30/2005

Guitar Duo "Finishing Touch" to Perform Guitar Duo "Finishing Touch" to Perform WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Guitar duo "Finishing Touch" performs at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center at 2 p.m., Friday Oct. 21 and 2 p.m., Friday Nov. 18 in the auditorium of the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging &amp

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9/28/2005

Assistant Director Named for Wake Forest Office of Technology Asset Management Assistant Director Named for Wake Forest Office of Technology Asset Management WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Stephen J. Susalka, Ph.D., has been named assistant director of the Office of Technology Asset Management of Wake Forest

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9/28/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics Offer safety tips for Halloween Brenner Children's Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics Offer safety tips for Halloween WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. To ensure children have a safe holi

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9/26/2005

Cancer Patients Offered Day of Fun Cancer Patients Offered Day of Fun WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Cancer Patient Support Program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is honoring patients of their Comprehensive Cancer Center with a "Just for You" activities day on Wednesday, September 28.

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9/26/2005

Smoking May Increase Risk of Diabetes Smoking May Increase Risk of Diabetes WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Smoking may increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to new research by investigators at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. The surprising finding emerged when resea

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9/26/2005

Survey of Poultry Workers Shows High Rate of Injuries, Suggests Need for Uniform Enforcement of Safety Regulations Survey of Poultry Workers Shows High Rate of Injuries, Suggests Need for Uniform Enforcement of Safety Regulations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A survey of poultry workers in western North Carolina

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9/23/2005

Local Physician Included in "Women Who Dare" Calendar Local Physician Included in "Women Who Dare" Calendar WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Kathi Kemper, M.D., a pediatrician at Brenner Children's Hospital and author of "The Holistic Pediatrician," is one of 53 women included in the Library of Congress's 2006

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9/23/2005

Scientists Breed Special Rats to Learn More about Hypertension, Heart Disease and Estrogen Scientists Breed Special Rats to Learn More about Hypertension, Heart Disease and Estrogen WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have created a better research rat - the

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9/22/2005

149 Doctors from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Included in The Best Doctors in America® 149 Doctors from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Included in The Best Doctors in America® WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The latest update of the Best Doctors in America® database includes 149 phy

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9/21/2005

Wake Forest University Names Executive Director for Research Park Wake Forest University Names Executive Director for Research Park WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Christopher H. Price, Ph.D., has been named executive director for the Piedmont Triad Research Park (PTRP). He also holds the title senior vice presid

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9/20/2005

Study to Examine the Effects of Synthetic Steroids on Blood Pressure and Kidney Function Study to Examine the Effects of Synthetic Steroids on Blood Pressure and Kidney Function WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers have received a grant of about $5 million fro

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9/19/2005

Carlos Ferrario, M.D. to be Honored by American Heart Association Carlos Ferrario, M.D. to be Honored by American Heart Association WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center hypertension specialist Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., will receive the 2005 Arthur C. Corcoran Award for hi

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9/19/2005

Medicaid Patients with Diabetes from some Piedmont and Southeastern Counties Asked to Participate in Study to Prevent Blindness Medicaid Patients with Diabetes from some Piedmont and Southeastern Counties Asked to Participate in Study to Prevent Blindness WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - About 3,000 North Carolin

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9/16/2005

"First of Its Kind" Training Program Funded "First of Its Kind" Training Program Funded WINSTON-SALEM - A new training program to help ensure that the latest scientific advances in cancer research are applied to patient care has been launched at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The Traini

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9/16/2005

Big Ron Hunter and Margo Myers from the Have Mercy Band To Perform Big Ron Hunter and Margo Myers from the Have Mercy Band To Perform WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Big Ron Hunter and Margo Myers from the Have Mercy Band will perform a blues music concert at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center at 12:1

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9/15/2005

Timing of Women's Labor May Determine Effectiveness of Pain Medication Timing of Women's Labor May Determine Effectiveness of Pain Medication WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Natural daily body rhythms may influence the effectiveness of spinal-epidural pain medication for women in labor, according to new research f

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9/14/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician to study ways to get Latino population more active Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician to study ways to get Latino population more active WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Shari Barkin, M.D., a pediatrician at Brenner Children's Hospital, will partner with the Winston-Sa

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9/13/2005

Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital Holds Annual Free Prostate Cancer Screening Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital Holds Annual Free Prostate Cancer Screening WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital will hold its annual free prostate cancer screening Thursday, Sep

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9/13/2005

Study Will Examine Legal, Ethical Implications of Patients Paying for More of Their Medical Costs Study Will Examine Legal, Ethical Implications of Patients Paying for More of Their Medical Costs WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - With patients being required to pay more of their medical costs, a new study will l

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9/7/2005

Renowned Alternative Medicine Researcher and Medical School Graduate to Speak at Alumni Event Renowned Alternative Medicine Researcher and Medical School Graduate to Speak at Alumni Event WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wayne B. Jonas, M.D., nationally known in the field of complementary and alternative medicine,

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9/6/2005

Expectations About Pain Can Affect Its Intensity, Research Shows Expectations About Pain Can Affect Its Intensity, Research Shows WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - When it comes to controlling pain, positive thinking can be as powerful as a shot of morphine, according to new brain imaging research at Wake Forest

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9/2/2005

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Prepared To Take Patients, Send Personnel for Hurricane Relief Efforts Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Prepared To Take Patients, Send Personnel for Hurricane Relief Efforts Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is cooperating with state

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9/1/2005

Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Schedules Health 2005 National Conference Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Schedules Health 2005 National Conference WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health will hold its 2005 National Conference Sept. 8-9 at the Marriott

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8/31/2005

African-American Alumni Establish Minority Scholarship At Wake Forest University School of Medicine African-American Alumni Establish Minority Scholarship At Wake Forest University School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - African-American alumni of Wake Forest University School of Medicine have raised mo

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8/31/2005

EEG Laboratory at WFUBMC Becomes The Only Accredited Lab in North Carolina EEG Laboratory at WFUBMC Becomes The Only Accredited Lab in North Carolina WINSTON-SALEM - The Electroencephalographic (EEG) Laboratory at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been accredited by the Laboratory Accredi

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8/31/2005

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Receives National Medal Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Receives National Medal WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been awarded the Health Resources and Services Administration organ donation Medal of Honor

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8/30/2005

Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health To Receive Award for Eliminating Health Disparities Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health To Receive Award for Eliminating Health Disparities WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Bapti

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8/29/2005

Certain Herbs and Supplements Can Help "Tummy Aches," But Others Should Be Avoided Certain Herbs and Supplements Can Help "Tummy Aches," But Others Should Be Avoided WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - As more parents choose home remedies for their children's gastrointestinal complaints, the question arises, which one

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8/26/2005

Potter Named Vice President for Development & Alumni Affairs Potter Named Vice President for Development & Alumni Affairs WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Norman D. Potter has been named vice president for development and alumni affairs at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Potter previously was

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8/23/2005

New Drug Reverses Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Brain New Drug Reverses Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Brain WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Research in monkeys suggests that a new drug can temporarily improve performance and reverse the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain, which would be a breakthrou

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8/23/2005

Outpatient Surgery Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Receives Best in Adapting to Change Award Outpatient Surgery Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Receives Best in Adapting to Change Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's Outpatient Surgery Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) has won t

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8/10/2005

Genetics May Affect How Older Adults Respond to Exercise Genetics May Affect How Older Adults Respond to Exercise WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research suggests why some older adults who exercise have better physical function than others. Surprisingly, researchers found that an enzyme involved in blood pres

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8/9/2005

Allison Brashear Named Chairwoman of Neurology at Wake Forest Allison Brashear Named Chairwoman of Neurology at Wake Forest WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Allison Brashear, M.D., a neurologist at Indiana University School of Medicine, will become chairwoman of the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest Univer

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8/5/2005

WFUBMC Designated a UnitedHealth Premium Cardiac Specialty Center WFUBMC Designated a UnitedHealth Premium Cardiac Specialty Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been designated a UnitedHealth Premium cardiac specialty center, reflecting national recognition of

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8/3/2005

Forsyth Tech Biotech Students Take Internships at WFU School of Medicine Forsyth Tech Biotech Students Take Internships at WFU School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Six Forsyth Technical Community College biotechnology students are completing internships at Wake Forest University School of Medicine

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8/2/2005

Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital to Host Free Glaucoma Screening Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital to Host Free Glaucoma Screening WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital will host a free glaucoma screening sponsored by the Friends of the Congressional Glauc

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8/1/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics Offer Back to School Tips Brenner Children's Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics Offer Back to School Tips WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -To ensure children enjoy their return to school, Brenner Children's Hospital and the American Ac

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7/26/2005

Cranberry Usage Common for Urinary Tract Infections, According to Study by Pediatricians at Brenner Children's Hospital Cranberry Usage Common for Urinary Tract Infections, According to Study by Pediatricians at Brenner Children's Hospital WINSTON-SALEM - New research suggests that while it's fairly co

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7/22/2005

Statin Therapy May Be Associated With Lower Mortality in Patients With Diastolic Heart Failure Statin Therapy May Be Associated With Lower Mortality in Patients With Diastolic Heart Failure WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Cholesterol-lowering statin therapy may improve survival in patients with diastolic heart f

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7/21/2005

Cardiologist William C. Little Elected to Serve on American Board of Internal Medicine Sub-Specialty Board Cardiologist William C. Little Elected to Serve on American Board of Internal Medicine Sub-Specialty Board WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Cardiologist William C. Little, M.D., has been elected to serve on

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7/21/2005

Pulmonoligist Honored by American Thoracic Society Pulmonoligist Honored by American Thoracic Society WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Jill A. Ohar, M.D., professor of pulmonary, critical care, allergy and immunologic diseases at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will be honored by the American Thorac

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7/20/2005

Ann Lambros Named Assistant Dean for Education at WFU School of Medicine Ann Lambros Named Assistant Dean for Education at WFU School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - M. Ann Lambros, Ph.D., has been appointed assistant dean for education at Wake Forest University School of Medicine by William B. Apple

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7/20/2005

New Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Aneurysm Repair Procedure Now Offered New Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Aneurysm Repair Procedure Now Offered WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Vascular surgeons at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are the first in the Triad to offer a minimally-invasive treatment for tho

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7/14/2005

North Carolina Baptist Hospital Extends Waiver of Out-of-Network "Penalties" for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Members North Carolina Baptist Hospital Extends Waiver of Out-of-Network "Penalties" for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Members WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina Baptist Hospital has extended indefi

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7/11/2005

46 Wake Forest Medical Students Engaged in Summer Research Projects 46 Wake Forest Medical Students Engaged in Summer Research Projects WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A record 46 students at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have been awarded summer fellowships to conduct research projects in either bas

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7/11/2005

Groban Receives Prestigious Research Award Groban Receives Prestigious Research Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Leanne Groban, M.D., an anesthesiologist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, is one of 11 physician/scholars nationwide to be named a Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging

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7/11/2005

Local Ophthalmologist Accepted into National Eye Society Local Ophthalmologist Accepted into National Eye Society WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been accepted into the American Ophthalmological Society. Only two othe

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7/6/2005

Study to Determine if Air Pollution Accelerates Development of Cardiovascular Disease Study to Determine if Air Pollution Accelerates Development of Cardiovascular Disease WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Piggybacking on a major national study, scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and several o

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7/5/2005

Animal Research Suggests New Treatment Target for Epilepsy Animal Research Suggests New Treatment Target for Epilepsy WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research suggests novel treatment targets for the most common form of childhood epilepsy - with the potential to have fewer side effects than traditional therapy

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7/1/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician to Found National Section To Expand Knowledge, Research of Complementary Medicine Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician to Found National Section To Expand Knowledge, Research of Complementary Medicine WINSTON-SALEM - A pediatrician at Brenner Children's Hospit

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7/1/2005

Catchers Mitts Don't Provide Enough Protection Catchers Mitts Don't Provide Enough Protection WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Despite improvements in the catchers' mitts used by professional baseball players, the gloves still do not adequately protect players' hands from injury, according to a study by Wake Forest

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7/1/2005

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Hires New Faculty, Offers New Service Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Hires New Faculty, Offers New Service WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has recently hired new faculty mem

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7/1/2005

Does Manganese Inhaled from the Shower Represent a Public Health Threat? Does Manganese Inhaled from the Shower Represent a Public Health Threat? WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new analysis based on animal studies suggests that showering in manganese-contaminated water for a decade or more could have permanent

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6/30/2005

Study by Pediatricians at Brenner Children's Hospital to Look At How Music Soothes Premature Infants Study by Pediatricians at Brenner Children's Hospital to Look At How Music Soothes Premature Infants WINSTON-SALEM - A new study, by researchers at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest Unive

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6/29/2005

Abramson selected to chair CDC committee on immunization practices Abramson selected to chair CDC committee on immunization practices WINSTON-SALEM - Jon S. Abramson, M.D., physician-in-chief of Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been named chair of th

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6/24/2005

WFUSM Reaches 32nd in NIH Funding; Public Health Sciences Ranks No. 1 WFUSM Reaches 32nd in NIH Funding; Public Health Sciences Ranks No. 1 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -The Department of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine has climbed to first in the nation in grant support from

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6/23/2005

Aging Eye More Susceptible to Serious Damage, Scientists Report Aging Eye More Susceptible to Serious Damage, Scientists Report WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Increasing stiffness of the aging eye may make older adults more susceptible to eye damage following trauma, according to research at Wake Forest-Virgini

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6/23/2005

Researchers Grow Stem Cells from Human Skin Researchers Grow Stem Cells from Human Skin WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have successfully isolated stem cells from human skin, expanded them in the laboratory and coaxed them into becoming fat, muscle and bone

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6/22/2005

Medical School Forms Affiliation with Medical University of Vienna Medical School Forms Affiliation with Medical University of Vienna WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Leaders of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the Medical University of Vienna have formed an affiliation in hopes that contrasts between

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6/20/2005

Sleep Laboratory at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Reaccredited Sleep Laboratory at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Reaccredited WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has re-accredited the Sleep Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Ce

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6/15/2005

Exposure to Sunlight May Decrease Risk of Prostate Cancer Exposure to Sunlight May Decrease Risk of Prostate Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - In the largest such study to date, a research team from three cancer centers measured sunlight exposure in men and found that increased exposure to sunlight may decre

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6/14/2005

Many Drugs Prescribed for Chronic Insomnia Are Not Approved for That Purpose Many Drugs Prescribed for Chronic Insomnia Are Not Approved for That Purpose WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The most frequently used drugs for treating chronic insomnia have never been approved for that purpose by the U.S. Food and Dr

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6/6/2005

Leading Sleep Expert at Wake Forest to Speak at NIH Consensus Conference Leading Sleep Expert at Wake Forest to Speak at NIH Consensus Conference WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A leading sleep expert at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been invited to speak to an experts consensus conference on c

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6/5/2005

Suppressing Growth Hormone in Early Adulthood May Prevent Cancer Suppressing Growth Hormone in Early Adulthood May Prevent Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A modest suppression of growth hormone and related compounds beginning in early adulthood may delay the onset or progression of several types of cancer,

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6/3/2005

Kids' Triathlon to Benefit Brenner Children's Hospital Kids' Triathlon to Benefit Brenner Children's Hospital WINSTON-SALEM - The third annual Kids for Kids Triathlon, benefiting Brenner Children's Hospital, will be held on Saturday, July 9 at 8 a.m. at Wake Forest University. Kids ages 7 to 10 will co

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6/1/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital To Hold Open House for Resource Center Brenner Children's Hospital To Hold Open House for Resource Center WINSTON-SALEM - Brenner Children's Hospital will host an open house for its new Family Resource Center (library) on Friday, June 24th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The center

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5/27/2005

Physician Receives Prestigious Award Physician Receives Prestigious Award WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Dixon M. Moody, M.D., professor and chief of neuroradiology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, was awarded the prestigious 2004 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Outstanding Researche

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5/26/2005

North Carolina Baptist Hospital Will Waive Out-of-Network "Penalties" for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Members North Carolina Baptist Hospital Will Waive Out-of-Network "Penalties" for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Members WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina Baptist Hospital will waive all financial "penalti

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5/26/2005

Portion of Book Sales to Support Maya Angelou Research Center Portion of Book Sales to Support Maya Angelou Research Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will benefit from the sale of a new book by Craig Marberry

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5/26/2005

Study Finds Research Participants Concerned About Genetic Discrimination Study Finds Research Participants Concerned About Genetic Discrimination WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new study - the largest to date of public attitudes about genetic discrimination - finds that 40 percent of people already undergoing

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5/25/2005

Researchers Study Natural Products That May Prevent.. Researchers Study Natural Products That May Prevent.. WINSTON-SALEM - Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have been awarded a $1 million grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study properties of a folk medicine and a

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5/25/2005

Researchers Studying Effects of Caffeine on Brain Activity Researchers Studying Effects of Caffeine on Brain Activity WINSTON-SALEM - Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the effects of caffeine on blood flow and brain activity i

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5/25/2005

Studies Suggest that Donation Criteria can be Expanded... Studies Suggest that Donation Criteria can be Expanded... WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - What makes a donated kidney or pancreas "acceptable" for transplant? Results from two pilot studies suggest that it may be possible to expand the current acceptance cr

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5/24/2005

Free Skin Cancer Screening at WFUBMC Free Skin Cancer Screening at WFUBMC 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 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday June 2 at the Medical Center's dermatology cl

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5/23/2005

College Students Who Get Drunk Weekly Have Higher Risk of Injuries and Sexual Victimization than Other Drinkers College Students Who Get Drunk Weekly Have Higher Risk of Injuries and Sexual Victimization than Other Drinkers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - College students who get drunk at least once a week are sig

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5/20/2005

Researchers Studying MRI to Detect Pediatric Cancers Researchers Studying MRI to Detect Pediatric Cancers WINSTON-SALEM - Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are participating in a national research study to evaluate whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting tum

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5/18/2005

Genes May Influence Nutritional Composition of Breast Milk Genes May Influence Nutritional Composition of Breast Milk WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The nutritional composition of a mother's breast milk may depend not just on her diet - but on her genes - according to new research at Wake Forest University Baptis

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5/18/2005

Multiple Views from CT Scans May Improve Diagnosis, Research Shows Multiple Views from CT Scans May Improve Diagnosis, Research Shows WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Routinely reformatting computed tomography (CT) scans to view organs from several different directions may help radiologists improve diagnosis, accor

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5/17/2005

Wake Forest Scientists Find New Combination Vaccine Effective Against Plague Wake Forest Scientists Find New Combination Vaccine Effective Against Plague WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Plague, a bacterium that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages and is today one of the most feared potential agents of bio-terrorism,

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5/17/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician Encouraging Parents To Be Involved In Mediating Media Use For Their Children Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician Encouraging Parents To Be Involved In Mediating Media Use For Their Children WINSTON-SALEM -Parent's active involvement in what their children

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5/17/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician Looking at Ways to Address Discipline Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatrician Looking at Ways to Address Discipline WINSTON-SALEM -Parent's upbringing plays a large role in how they decide to discipline their own children, according to new research at Wake Fore

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5/16/2005

Ablation Therapy Improves Survival for Patients with Inoperable Liver Tumors Ablation Therapy Improves Survival for Patients with Inoperable Liver Tumors WINSTON-SALEM - Using radiofrequency energy or liquid nitrogen to remove inoperable liver tumors can extend patient survival, according to new research

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5/16/2005

Research Finds Lower Doses of Chemotherapy Equally Effective in Most Children Research Finds Lower Doses of Chemotherapy Equally Effective in Most Children WINSTON-SALEM -- A pediatric oncologist at Brenner Children's Hospital hopes his latest research into treating a common childhood cancer will reduce

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5/13/2005

Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Fundraiser at Noble's Restaurant in Charlotte Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Fundraiser at Noble's Restaurant in Charlotte WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical

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5/12/2005

Parents Can Reduce Summer's Injury Threat, according to pediatricians at Brenner Children's Hospital Parents Can Reduce Summer's Injury Threat, according to pediatricians at Brenner Children's Hospital Unintentional injury is the No. 1 killer of America's children, taking more lives than disease, violence and

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5/9/2005

Eighth Annual Excellence Triathlon Set for May 21 Eighth Annual Excellence Triathlon Set for May 21 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Women's Health Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will hold its eighth Excellence Triathlon at a new location this year. The sprint triathlon will

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5/7/2005

Research Studies Offer New Molecular Approaches to Therapies for the Most Deadly Cancers Research Studies Offer New Molecular Approaches to Therapies for the Most Deadly Cancers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have found promising new molecular targets a

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5/6/2005

Researchers Studying How Genes Affect Patients' Responses to Asthma Treatment Researchers Studying How Genes Affect Patients' Responses to Asthma Treatment WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is one of eight centers nationwide involved in a new study of how patients' genes

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5/4/2005

"I See in NC" Launched To Prevent Blindness in Diabetic Patients "I See in NC" Launched To Prevent Blindness in Diabetic Patients WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center team is launching a high-tech study to determine if early screening using a special camera and images t

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5/3/2005

Spring Arts Alive! Concerts Scheduled Spring Arts Alive! Concerts Scheduled WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Big band and jazz music will be featured this spring as part of the Arts Alive! performing arts series at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. All performances are free and open to the public.

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5/2/2005

Tools for Diagnosing Heart Attack could be Inaccurate in Some Populations Tools for Diagnosing Heart Attack could be Inaccurate in Some Populations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A computerized tool to help emergency room physicians determine whether a patient is having a heart attack may not work as well among s

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4/29/2005

Pediatric Researcher to Speak at International Conference Pediatric Researcher to Speak at International Conference WINSTON-SALEM -- Robert H. DuRant, Ph.D., a pediatric researcher at Brenner Children's Hospital, will be a guest panelist at the Anifest Film Festival, held in the Czech Republic from May 5 - 11

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4/29/2005

Watauga Medical Center Becomes North Carolina Baptist Hospital Affiliate Watauga Medical Center Becomes North Carolina Baptist Hospital Affiliate WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Watauga Medical Center, Boone, North Carolina, and North Carolina Baptist Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

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4/28/2005

Animal Research Shows that Eliminating Enzyme.... Animal Research Shows that Eliminating Enzyme.... WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - How does cholesterol in our diets end up as artery-clogging plaque that can cause heart attacks and strokes? Research in animals suggests that a little-studied enzyme may play a ma

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4/28/2005

Study of Iron Overload Yields Surprising Results Study of Iron Overload Yields Surprising Results WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Early results of the largest and most diverse screening study of a genetic condition that causes too much iron to build up in the body show that Asians and Pacific Islanders have the hi

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4/27/2005

Wake Forest Physician, Others Develop On-line Course on Herbs, Dietary Supplements Wake Forest Physician, Others Develop On-line Course on Herbs, Dietary Supplements WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - With growing research and clinical interest in using herbs and dietary supplements to treat patients, a new experim

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4/26/2005

Renowned Cardiologist, Nobel Laureate to Speak at Hooding Ceremony Renowned Cardiologist, Nobel Laureate to Speak at Hooding Ceremony WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Bernard Lown, M.D., a pioneering cardiologist who invented defibrillation in 1961 and who established the world's first coronary care unit, will sp

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4/25/2005

"Living Waiting Room" at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center "Living Waiting Room" at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WHAT: "Living Waiting Room" A mock "living waiting room" will represent the approximately 2,619 North Carolinians who are currently on the National

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4/22/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital to participate in Bike Rodeo on April 30 Brenner Children's Hospital to participate in Bike Rodeo on April 30 The Forsyth County chapter of SAFE KIDS will hold a Bike Rodeo, to celebrate National SAFE KIDS Week, on April 30th from 12 to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, o

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4/22/2005

WFUSM Working with Targacept on National Study WFUSM Working with Targacept on National Study WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University School of Medicine is one of 15 centers nationwide recruiting participants for a research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug as an oral tr

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4/21/2005

Three Wake Forest Medical Students Chosen As Schweitzer Fellows Three Wake Forest Medical Students Chosen As Schweitzer Fellows WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Three first-year students at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have been chosen as 2005-2006 N.C. Schweitzer Fellows:: • Nicholas E. Cr

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4/20/2005

N.C. Baptist Hospital Honors Its Volunteers N.C. Baptist Hospital Honors Its Volunteers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina Baptist Hospital will honor 105 of its volunteers at a breakfast on Friday, April 22 at The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center. Hospital volunteers serve in a variety of ro

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4/20/2005

New Findings about Anti-Cancer Agent Could Make it More Effective New Findings about Anti-Cancer Agent Could Make it More Effective WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New research has revealed the power behind an anti-tumor agent being studied in the laboratory. The findings, by scientists at Wake Forest University School

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4/19/2005

Scientist Works to Reduce Side Effects of Radiation Therapy Scientist Works to Reduce Side Effects of Radiation Therapy WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A Wake Forest University School of Medicine researcher has received a $1.5 million grant to study whether the same drugs that fight obesity and diabetes may be abl

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4/14/2005

Anthrax Symposium Planned at Graylyn on May 26 Anthrax Symposium Planned at Graylyn on May 26 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Six of the nation's leading authorities on anthrax will speak at a one-day symposium on "Anthrax: The Biotechnology of Biodefense" on May 26 at Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston

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4/13/2005

Scientists Identify Protein that Controls Cancer Cells Scientists Identify Protein that Controls Cancer Cells WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Scientists from Wake Forest University School of Medicine have identified a protein that seems to control the malignant features of brain tumor cells, suggesting a new treat

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4/12/2005

Historic Natural Water Feature Adopted for Clean-up Historic Natural Water Feature Adopted for Clean-up WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Richard H. Dean, M.D., CEO and president of Wake Forest University Health Sciences, and Dan Besse, city councilman for the southwest ward of Winston-Salem, have partnered to f

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4/11/2005

Leaders in Tissue Engineering Meet at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Leaders in Tissue Engineering Meet at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A future in which laboratory-grown organs and stimulated growth of muscle, bones and nerves could play a major role

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4/8/2005

Liver May Be Source of "Good" Cholesterol, Animal Study Suggests Liver May Be Source of "Good" Cholesterol, Animal Study Suggests WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Research in mice suggests that the liver may produce most of the body's "good" cholesterol, an unexpected finding that might one day help scientists deve

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4/7/2005

Maya Angelou Research Center Sponsors Spring Lecture Economic Segregation in Health Care: Does Class Matter? Maya Angelou Research Center Sponsors Spring Lecture Economic Segregation in Health Care: Does Class Matter? WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Second Annual Spring Lecture of the Maya Angelou Research Center o

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4/7/2005

One of Five Research Centers on Dietary Supplements to be Located At Wake Forest University School of Medicine One of Five Research Centers on Dietary Supplements to be Located At Wake Forest University School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University School of Medicine has received a $7.5

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4/5/2005

Surgeon to Perform Image-Guided Sinus Surgery In Live Internet Broadcast Surgeon to Perform Image-Guided Sinus Surgery In Live Internet Broadcast WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - For many patients with chronic inflammatory sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery has brought great relief, although the close proximity of

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4/5/2005

Wake Forest to Host National Meeting for Teachers of Pediatrics Wake Forest to Host National Meeting for Teachers of Pediatrics WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A leading figure in arts in education will speak to a national meeting of the doctors who teach pediatrics to medical students on April 7-10, hosted by W

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4/4/2005

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to Host National Alcohol Screening Day Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to Host National Alcohol Screening Day WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is partnering with Step One, an affiliate of Partnership for a

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4/1/2005

Wake Forest Baptist's Medical Training Programs Nationally Ranked Wake Forest Baptist's Medical Training Programs Nationally Ranked WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University School of Medicine ranks 14th in geriatrics, 30th in primary care and 41st in research among the nation's medical schools in the

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3/30/2005

Scientists Seek Answers on What Activates Deadly Anthrax Spores Scientists Seek Answers on What Activates Deadly Anthrax Spores WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Scientists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and three other institutions are setting out to find what activates the spores in anthrax, the

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3/29/2005

Study Finds That Coordinating Care of Chronically Ill Patients Does Not Increase Liability Study Finds That Coordinating Care of Chronically Ill Patients Does Not Increase Liability WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Conventional wisdom is wrong: primary care doctors who coordinate the care of their patients by spe

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3/28/2005

Deficiency of Growth Hormone and IGF-1 Reduces Cancer and Kidney Disease, but Creates Other Problems Deficiency of Growth Hormone and IGF-1 Reduces Cancer and Kidney Disease, but Creates Other Problems WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Deficiencies of growth hormone and similar compounds may reduce cancer and kidne

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3/28/2005

Fat May Promote Inflammation, New Study Suggests Fat May Promote Inflammation, New Study Suggests WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Why does extra fat around the waist increase the risk of heart disease? A new study by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers and colleagues suggests that inflammatio

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3/22/2005

Carolina Chamber Symphony Trio to Perform Carolina Chamber Symphony Trio to Perform WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Carolina Chamber Symphony Trio will perform a concert of classical music Thursday, April 7 at 12:15 p.m. in Davis Memorial Chapel at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Admission is fr

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3/21/2005

Scientist Works on Innovative Treatments for Brain Tumors Scientist Works on Innovative Treatments for Brain Tumors WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - With a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researcher will continue his quest to offer n

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3/16/2005

Ethical Discussion Should Come Before Research, Scientists Say Ethical Discussion Should Come Before Research, Scientists Say WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The time for ethical reflection is before experimentation begins, especially in the case of potential new methods for creating human embryos for research, ac

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3/14/2005

Bioethics Scholar to Speak in Winston-Salem Bioethics Scholar to Speak in Winston-Salem WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Haavi Morreim, Ph.D., a nationally recognized bioethics scholar, will give several lectures at Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center that are open to the publi

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3/11/2005

Age Shouldn't be a Factor in Kidney Transplantation, Researchers Say Age Shouldn't be a Factor in Kidney Transplantation, Researchers Say WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Growing evidence suggests that age alone shouldn't prevent older adults from being organ donors - or having a kidney transplant themselves - acco

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3/10/2005

Free Colon Cancer Screening Free Colon Cancer Screening Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Affiliates Sponsor Free Colon Cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Colon cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer death. The reason for the high m

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3/10/2005

Stephen Rapp Receives Award for Quality of Life Research in Brain Tumor Patients Stephen Rapp Receives Award for Quality of Life Research in Brain Tumor Patients WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Stephen R. Rapp, Ph.D., of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has received the Award for Excellence in Qual

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3/8/2005

Merritt to Speak About Raising Emotionally Healthy Children Merritt to Speak About Raising Emotionally Healthy Children WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Terri H. Merritt, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., therapist in Pastoral Counseling Services at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will speak about the challenges par

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3/8/2005

New Research Lab to Study Impulsive Behavior in Children and Adults New Research Lab to Study Impulsive Behavior in Children and Adults WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new research laboratory for the study of impulsivity in adults and children has opened in a renovated building at the corner of Cloverdale and

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3/7/2005

New Treatment Options for Some Difficult Cancers Improve Survival and Quality of Life New Treatment Options for Some Difficult Cancers Improve Survival and Quality of Life WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have shown that surgery combined with inserting h

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3/7/2005

Researcher Receives Prestigious Award for Contributions to Space Biology Researcher Receives Prestigious Award for Contributions to Space Biology WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - April Ronca, Ph.D., an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been awarde

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3/4/2005
Citing the refusal of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) to agree to adequate reimbursement rates that will allow the hospital to continue to provide medical services, North Carolina Baptist Hospital has given notice that it will cancel its primary contracts with BCBSNC, effective June 4, 2005.

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3/2/2005

African-Americans Receive Less Aggressive Heart Attack Treatment African-Americans Receive Less Aggressive Heart Attack Treatment WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - According to a study at the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, African-Americans continue to re

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2/28/2005

Celtic Music Group Gaelwynd Performs St. Patrick's Day Celtic Music Group Gaelwynd Performs St. Patrick's Day WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Celtic music group Gaelwynd will give a St. Patrick's Day performance titled "Music of the British Isles" Thursday, March 17 at 12:15 p.m. in Davis Memorial Chapel at Wake

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2/25/2005

Outreach Program to Take Psychiatric Services to Frail Elderly in Their Homes Outreach Program to Take Psychiatric Services to Frail Elderly in Their Homes WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A groundbreaking outreach program for frail elderly who need psychiatric services in their homes - believed to be the first o

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2/24/2005

Fresh Market Joins Heart Center Dining Program Fresh Market Joins Heart Center Dining Program WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Fresh Market grocery store in Winston-Salem has joined the Heart Center Dining Program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The Heart Center Dining Program consists o

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2/24/2005

N.C. Biotechnology Center Awards $249,500 for Powerful MRI Machine N.C. Biotechnology Center Awards $249,500 for Powerful MRI Machine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - An enormously powerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine for research on small animals has been installed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medic

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2/24/2005

Physician Receives Merit Award from National Institutes of Health Physician Receives Merit Award from National Institutes of Health WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Cardiologist Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D., professor of cardiology and director of the echocardiography program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medica

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2/16/2005

Hormone Therapy Controversy Raises Drug Safety Issues Hormone Therapy Controversy Raises Drug Safety Issues WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The history of hormone therapy drugs - once thought of as almost magic pills to keep women healthy, vital and young - shows why it is so important to conduct research studies

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2/11/2005

New Chapter of Crohn's and Colitis Foundation to Meet New Chapter of Crohn's and Colitis Foundation to Meet WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new support group has been established at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to address the needs of people who suffer from chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder

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2/7/2005

Commonwealth Fund Awards $213,763 to Maya Angelou Research Center On Minority Health to Create Resource Book on Minority Health Issues Commonwealth Fund Awards $213,763 to Maya Angelou Research Center On Minority Health to Create Resource Book on Minority Health Issues WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Maya An

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2/7/2005

Milk, Fruits and Vegetables May Help Reduce Disability Risk, New Research Shows Milk, Fruits and Vegetables May Help Reduce Disability Risk, New Research Shows WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - There may be more reason than ever to drink your milk and eat your fruits and vegetables. A Wake Forest University Baptist

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2/2/2005
Many of the drugs commonly prescribed to treat agitation, delusions and other symptoms that can accompany dementia are not effective, researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues report this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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1/31/2005

Wake Forest Baptist Surgeon Performs Revolutionary New Procedure Wake Forest Baptist Surgeon Performs Revolutionary New Procedure WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new procedure that could save millions of dollars annually in medical costs - and result in much better patient outcomes and satisfaction - was performed on

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1/26/2005

Wake Forest Baptist Now Able to Produce Mice for Studying Human Disease Wake Forest Baptist Now Able to Produce Mice for Studying Human Disease WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has set up a new laboratory to develop special mice to model human disease and treatments a

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1/25/2005

Cardiologist Elected President of the Association of Professors of Cardiology Cardiologist Elected President of the Association of Professors of Cardiology WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Cardiologist William C. Little, M.D. has been elected president of the Association of Professors of Cardiology. Little is pro

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1/25/2005

Physicians Awarded Title Of European Hypertension Specialists of the European Society of Hypertension Physicians Awarded Title Of European Hypertension Specialists of the European Society of Hypertension WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center hypertension specialists Carlos M

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1/24/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital named to NIH Pediatric Heart Network Brenner Children's Hospital named to NIH Pediatric Heart Network WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, was recently invited to participate in the National Institutes of H

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1/24/2005

Law Enforcement Use of Non-Lethal Weapons Focus of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Study Law Enforcement Use of Non-Lethal Weapons Focus of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Study WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Injuries produced by law enforcement use of so-called non-lethal weapons will

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1/21/2005

Brenner Children's Hospital to open Metabolic Syndrome Clinic Brenner Children's Hospital to open Metabolic Syndrome Clinic WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, recently opened a new Clinic to treat children suffering from metabolic s

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1/21/2005

Moderate Alcohol Intake May Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline And Dementia in Older Women Moderate Alcohol Intake May Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline And Dementia in Older Women WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Older women who drink a moderate amount of alcohol each day may be helping to keep their minds sharp, acc

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1/20/2005

Medical Center Receives Approval for New Diagnostic Tool Medical Center Receives Approval for New Diagnostic Tool WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has received state approval to become one of only 18 clinical sites in the country,

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1/20/2005

Researchers Hope Monkeys Can Provide New Insights into Depression Researchers Hope Monkeys Can Provide New Insights into Depression WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Monkeys get depressed, too, and scientists hope that studying them could lead to better treatments for depressed people. Researchers from Wake Forest U

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1/18/2005

Editorial Urges "Black-Box" Warning for Bextra and Celebrex Editorial Urges "Black-Box" Warning for Bextra and Celebrex WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Physicians should avoid prescribing Bextra altogether, or use it only as a drug of last resort, says a researcher from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Cente

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1/12/2005

Local Obstetrician Recognized by Health Magazine for Research Local Obstetrician Recognized by Health Magazine for Research WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Research by Paul Meis, M.D., an obstetrician at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been named one of the "Top 10 Advances for 2004" by Health m

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1/12/2005

Medical Centers Partner in Stroke Programs Medical Centers Partner in Stroke Programs WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Forsyth Medical Center have been awarded a grant by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to administer North Carolina (NC) Stroke Association prog

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1/12/2005

Northwest Officials Discuss Health Concerns at First Breakfast Meeting Northwest Officials Discuss Health Concerns at First Breakfast Meeting WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Regional health issues and initiatives were the topics when eight North Carolina General Assembly members - from Forsyth, Davie, Wilkes, Davi

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1/11/2005

Sale of Wake Forest Baptist Behavioral Health Is Concluded Sale of Wake Forest Baptist Behavioral Health Is Concluded WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The sale of Wake Forest University Baptist Behavioral Health (WFUBBH) to Keystone Education and Youth Services has been concluded. Keystone is a Nashville, Tenn., c

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1/10/2005

Biventricular Pacemaker Implantation to Be Performed Live on Internet Biventricular Pacemaker Implantation to Be Performed Live on Internet WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Electrophysiologist Thomas Wannenburg, M.D., assistant professor of cardiology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will implant a

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1/6/2005

Fan participants picked to join drivers for Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 Fan participants picked to join drivers for Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Twelve fan participants have been selected from a nationwide pool to compete in the Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 Saturday at the LJ

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1/6/2005

Gospel Concert Raises $127,797 for Maya Angelou Research Center Gospel Concert Raises $127,797 for Maya Angelou Research Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A gospel music concert sponsored by Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou in November raised $127,797 for the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at

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1/5/2005

Book by WFUBMC Professor to be Featured by National Booksellers Book by WFUBMC Professor to be Featured by National Booksellers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new health and diet book by Floyd "Ski" Chilton, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will b

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1/5/2005

Health Systems Announce Healthcare Collaboration Health Systems Announce Healthcare Collaboration WINSTON-SALEM - Forsyth Medical Center (FMC) and North Carolina Baptist Hospital (NCBH) announced today collaborative agreements with Stokes and Yadkin Counties to help promote local access to healthcare in

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1/4/2005

Burton and Spencer to join slate of drivers for Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 Burton and Spencer to join slate of drivers for Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Jeff Burton and Jimmy Spencer join the slate of drivers scheduled to appear at the Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 on January

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