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12/27/2011
A multidisciplinary group of researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $7.3 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) to continue for another five years its investigation into the health consequences of exposure to steroids before birth.

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12/21/2011

Our deepest condolences go to Professor Emeritus Vardaman M. Buckalew Jr., M.D., and his wife, Sherry, on the tragic death of their son, Jeffrey Buckalew, his wife, Corinne, and their two young children. The family’s small plane crashed yesterday in New Jersey.

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12/16/2011
Seventeen alumni and their families collectively have committed more than $10.5 million to Wake Forest School of Medicine. The group, representing current and past Medical Alumni Association (MAA) leaders,  the other members of the MAA Board of Directors to cumulatively match or exceed the gift with commitments of their own over the next year.

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12/15/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University have received a $2.5 million multi-year grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to create the Wells Fargo Faculty Scholars Program. The program aims to accelerate the growth of innovative research conducted at both institutions, which are the leading economic drivers in the Piedmont Triad.

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12/14/2011
Preclinical Surgical Services (PSS) at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has partnered with the Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) of Harleysville, Pa., in the making of educational materials for veterinary and biomedical personnel and institutions.

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12/14/2011
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found that there could be an increased risk of cancer for certain individuals who are exposed to multiple CT scans.

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12/12/2011

The holidays are upon us and, for many Americans that means some degree of weight gain and the subsequent New Year’s resolution to diet. However, shedding the pounds may have some negative consequences on the overall health of older women if the weight loss is not maintained, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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12/9/2011

 

A next-generation defibrillator that provides more treatment options and will likely reduce readmissions for patients with heart failure has been implanted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center – the first hospital in North Carolina to do so.

 

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12/9/2011

When it comes to manufacturing tissues and organs to cure disease and save lives, regenerative medicine is just like any other industry where automation, quality and efficiency are keys to success. That’s why Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine is teaming up with North Carolina State University’s Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering with the goal of applying the latest advances in industrial engineering to the new field of regenerative medicine.

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12/8/2011
Research led by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’sInstitute for Regenerative Medicine has been named one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of the year by Time magazine. The research team was the first in the world to use patients’ own cells to build tailor-made urinary tubes in the lab and successfully replace damaged tissue in five boys.

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12/6/2011
Radio station 99.5 WMAG will broadcast a two-day radiothon to benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8 and 9.

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12/6/2011

 A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center sought to determine if breast reconstruction after mastectomy is safe for older women. The answer is yes.

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11/22/2011

Wake Forest Baptist November Awards and Recognitions

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11/21/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s annual Christmas star lighting and worship service will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1.

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11/21/2011
Interventional cardiologists have waited 30 years for a successful way to clear atherosclerotic plaque from a particularly complicated type of heart vessel. Now clinical researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are testing a new investigational device to determine if it will work.

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11/18/2011
Motorists who wish to display their support for Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center can now order special North Carolina license plates for their vehicles.

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11/18/2011
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are teaming up for a research project aimed at advancing the treatment of military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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11/10/2011
The Wake Forest School of Medicine’s research center that focuses on brain tumors will be named in honor of the former Wake Forest University president who helped direct funding to the cause both before and during his battle with the disease.

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11/9/2011
William B. Applegate, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.C.P., Wayne B. Jonas, M.D., and Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D., have been recognized with awards from the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) of the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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11/7/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has named Steve Snelgrove chief operating officer of its two affiliate hospitals, Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Health-Davie Hospital.

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11/3/2011
A festive winter village full of shops, a gingerbread village, holiday sounds and a collection of more than 60 elaborately decorated Christmas trees will highlight the 24th annual Festival of Trees. The annual November tradition in the Education Building at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds benefits patients and programs at Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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11/3/2011
For the first time, researchers have combined gene therapy and stem cell transplantation to successfully reverse the severe, crippling bleeding disorder hemophilia A in large animals, opening the door to the development of new therapies for human patients.

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11/2/2011

The poor safety profile of the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix™) makes it unsuitable for first-line use, according to a study published in the Nov. 2 edition of the journal PLoS One, an online publication of the Public Library of Science.  

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11/1/2011
National Research Corp. (NRC) has named Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center the winner of the 2011-2012 Consumer Choice Award as the top-rated hospital in the Winston-Salem area.

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10/31/2011
Tech-savvy teens with acne used their medicine more frequently when they also took part in a web-based survey, a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center finds.

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10/31/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has introduced a new level of care for heart patients by opening the Radial Lounge, a state-of-the-art comprehensive recovery area.

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10/28/2011
A new therapy being studied in non-human primates by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and colleagues is demonstrating promise as a potential tool for combating cardiovascular disease by increasing good cholesterol and lowering triglycerides in the blood.

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10/27/2011
Researchers have identified a safer, more cost effective way to provide anesthesia for patients undergoing endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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10/24/2011
A new “eye-popping” trend among American teens has created several health concerns that beg the question, how far should one go for a Halloween costume?

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10/24/2011
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center uses a simple assessment tool to determine how well older adults diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) can handle treatment.

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10/20/2011
The Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center a grant of $86,495 per year for three years to support expansion of the Pediatric Enhanced Care Program, which serves children with chronic illnesses who require special services, into five rural counties near Winston-Salem.

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10/18/2011
Anthony Atala, M.D., chair and professor of urology and director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is one of 65 new members named to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM).

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10/18/2011
Family matters, especially when it comes to African-Americans and living kidney donation. In a study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, researchers found that African-Americans donate almost exclusively to family members for living kidney transplants, as compared to Caucasians.

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10/17/2011
Wake Forest Baptist October Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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10/12/2011
A nursing director at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a prestigious award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

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10/6/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has added another seasoned health care executive to its leadership team, Sanjay Saha.

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10/3/2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – October 3, 2011 – Both women and men go to great lengths, ranging from at-home-kits to cosmetic bleaching, to make their smile full of pearly whites. But what if there were more natural ways to keep teeth white instead of experiencing the repercussions of using these chemicals?

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9/30/2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 30, 2011 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the American Heart Association (AHA) will host a free shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon, in the parking lot of the Miller Plaza building, located at 2200 Cloverdale Ave.

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9/28/2011
Internationally acclaimed harpist Christina Tourin will perform in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Davis Chapel at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The event is free and open to the public.

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9/27/2011
Intensive control of blood sugar levels beyond standard targets provides no additional protection against cognitive decline in older people with diabetes than standard treatment, according to a national study coordinated by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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9/26/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will open the Brenner Children’s Hospital Pediatrics – Clemmons in the new Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Plaza located at the corner of Lewisville-Clemmons Road and Peace Haven Road in February 2012.

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9/26/2011

Wake Forest Baptist September Awards and Recognitions

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9/26/2011
A renowned clinician and researcher in the area of women’s health is joining Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in a dual role.

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9/26/2011
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist  have made a discovery that brings them one step closer to being able to better predict which patients have the best chance of surviving breast cancer.

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9/21/2011
Lead author and researcher Marissa Howard-McNatt, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, said there has been a national trend of women with breast cancer choosing to have both breasts removed even though they only have cancer in one breast. 

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9/19/2011
Ronald Reagan was president, gasoline cost around 90 cents a gallon, The Cosby Show topped the television ratings and a children’s hospital was established in Winston-Salem.

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9/16/2011
Wake Forest School of Medicine has been ranked #9 on  U.S. News and World Report’s Short List of 10 Least Expensive Private Medical Schools. 

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9/15/2011
A study by epidemiologists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and colleagues suggests that a high intake of calcium causes prostate cancer among African-American men who are genetically good absorbers of the mineral.

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9/13/2011

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center report that sickle cell trait is not a risk factor for the development of severe kidney disease in African-Americans. This study, published in the August online issue of Kidney International, contradicts findings from a 2010 study that first suggested that having one copy of the sickle cell gene was a kidney disease risk factor.

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9/13/2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 16, 2011 – More than 200 people from across the region attended an inspiring community event on Upper Limb Spasticity (ULS), hosted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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9/13/2011
Wake Forest School of Medicine is one of six leading research institutions across the country to be chosen by Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) to enhance the development, testing and implementation of new automotive safety innovations.

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9/12/2011
New data out of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows there is room for improvement for stroke patients’ medications instructions.

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9/10/2011

Once again, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center its top quality award for stroke care as measured by the Get WithThe Guidelines℠ program.

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9/8/2011
Wake Forest Baptist September Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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9/7/2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – September 7, 2011 – Now that school has started, children will face several new experiences, including the possible run-in with the school bully. Many parents do not realize this harassment can happen at school or even at home.

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8/31/2011
A new community event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, will raise awareness about childhood obesity, with proceeds benefiting the Brenner FIT program at Brenner Children’s Hospital.

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8/24/2011
Heart rate and blood pressure regulation may hold the key to treating unexplained chronic nausea in children.

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8/23/2011

The Advanced Cardiac Care and Transplant Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has earned an advanced specialty certification from the nation’s leading evaluator of health care institutions.

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8/16/2011
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – August 16, 2011 – Flu season is right around the corner and with it comes the last thing anyone wants including headaches, sneezing, coughing and sniffling.

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8/11/2011
Hospitals & Health Networks magazine has recognized Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as one of the nation’s 25 Most Improved hospitals in the adoption of health information technology.

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8/10/2011
Wake Forest Baptist August Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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8/9/2011
Researchers have built the first functional anal sphincters in the laboratory, suggesting a potential future treatment for both fecal and urinary incontinence.

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8/5/2011

Being small is a big deal, especially when there’s a medical emergency. That’s why Brenner Children’s Hospital – the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in North Carolina – has opened a new emergency facility tailored to the unique needs of its young patients from across the region.

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7/27/2011
Wake Forest Baptist and Wake Forest University have joined research institutions from across the country in an effort to accelerate the deployment of ultra-high-speed computer networks in their communities.

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7/25/2011
Researchers have identified several traits that can be used to differentiate between dying suddenly versus living through a heart attack.

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7/25/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Health will be teaming up with the Matthew Gfeller Foundation on Saturday, July 30, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., to co-host the Matthew Gfeller Sports Safety Spectacular at BB&T Field. This all-day event is aimed at tackling the diagnosis and treatment of sports related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in Forsyth County and will include NFL Hall of Famers and former NFL coaching legends Dan Reeves and Jim Mora.

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7/21/2011
Wake Forest Baptist has been recognized as one of the 118 “Most Connected Hospitals” in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

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7/20/2011
Ninety-four physicians from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have been named on the first “Top Doctors” list issued by U.S. News & World Report. 

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7/19/2011
The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants names Reamer L. Bushardt, Pharm.D, R.Ph, PA-C, editor in chief.

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7/19/2011
"Best Hospitals," "Top Doctors" and "Most Connected" among honors.

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7/18/2011
Beginning today, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s aquatic programs and certified instructors will provide a new aquatic course designed for individuals with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases or musculoskeletal conditions.

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7/14/2011
Wake Forest Baptist July Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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7/6/2011

Women don’t fake them. Soccer injuries, that is.

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7/4/2011
Smoking cigarettes is a dangerous habit that many are struggling to break, but for the smokers who choose to use one of the most popular smoking cessation drugs on the market, new warnings about the risk of serious cardiovascular events are on their way.

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6/30/2011

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is conducting the first ever, randomized, controlled clinical research study in the country using Brainwave Optimization to treat people with insomnia. Brainwave Optimization™ is a non-invasive technology that helps the brain balance itself for optimal performance.

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6/29/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center allocated $179.5 million to programs and activities defined as community benefits during the 2010 fiscal year, an all-time high for the institution and an increase of $33.2 million, or 22.7 percent, over the previous year’s record total.

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6/27/2011
All Chick-fil-A restaurants in Forsyth County will begin a “Brewing for Brenner” campaign on July 1 to raise funds for Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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6/27/2011
Ivor Hill, M.D., M.B., Ch.B., professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).

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6/27/2011
Unsightly as it is, subcutaneous fat (right under the skin) is not as dangerous to overall health as the fat deep in the belly surrounding vital organs.

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6/23/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will hold the 26th annual Burn Reunion on Tuesday, July 5 at the Winston-Salem DASH baseball game for burn survivors, their families and burn center staff.

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6/23/2011
Infants born to mothers who received the influenza (flu) vaccine while pregnant are nearly 50 percent less likely to be hospitalized for the flu than infants born to mothers who did not receive the vaccine while pregnant, according to a new collaborative study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and colleagues.

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6/21/2011

Recent research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center draws on the findings of previously published studies to further understanding about how marijuana affects the brains of chronic users, with specific focus on how the drug affects the decision-making process.

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6/17/2011
William C. Little, M.D., chief of Cardiology, McMichael professor and vice-chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been named Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease.

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6/14/2011
Over the past decade, much progress has been made regarding the understanding and promise of personalized medicine. Scientists are just beginning to consider the impact of gene-diet interactions in different populations in regards to disease prevention and treatment.

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6/13/2011
Wake Forest Baptist June Awards and Recognitions

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6/9/2011
The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma has received $5,200 from proceeds of a raffle organized by Sunnen Products Company and the International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS).

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6/8/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has begun site preparation for the construction of a six-floor addition to its Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

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6/7/2011
When it comes to infertility treatment, the Wake Forest Baptist Center for Reproductive Medicine enjoys a high rate of success, landing it at number 2 on the top 25 list for successful in vitro fertilization treatment for women in the age category 38-40.

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6/6/2011

A natural nutritional supplement, marketed for the last decade as a sexual aid, has been shown to significantly improve overall quality of life for female cancer survivors.

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6/4/2011

This weekend, more than one dozen Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center employees continued sorting through more boxes of materials found yesterday at properties and storage units of a former employee charged with felony larceny of medical center paperwork and records. The former employee, Linda Turner, who was fired June 1, has been fully cooperative in assisting medical center staff in retrieving the materials. All of the materials are being carefully examined, assessed and inventoried.

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6/2/2011
The North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NC OEMS) has chosen a Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center emergency medicine physician to be the new director of the State Emergency Medical Services.

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6/1/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center presents its first Livestrong Cancer Transitions Program beginning June 2. This free six-week workshop will help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.

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5/31/2011
The gold standard long-term glucose monitoring test for patients with diabetes proved to be of limited value in dialysis patients, according to a new study at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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5/27/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center began using its newest helicopter, AirCare 2, during the month that commemorates the establishment of the air ambulance service 25 years ago.

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5/26/2011
Edward Abraham, M.D., became dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine in August 2011.

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5/25/2011
The registration deadline for the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Translational Science Institute (TSI) and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI) Innovation Summit has been extended to June 6 and is open to the public. The daylong event will focus on drug discovery, chemical biology, drug delivery, innovation and collaboration.

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5/25/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center participated in the Wilkes Regional Medical Center groundbreaking event on May 11 for the expansion of the Emergency Department (ED) and the addition of a new heart center.

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5/23/2011
Wake Forest Baptist May Awards and Recognitions

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5/23/2011
New findings out of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reveal that a common test may be useful in predicting early death in individuals with diabetes.

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5/20/2011

Claiming the lives of approximately 4,000 children each year, drowning is the leading cause of death for infants and young children.

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5/18/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Sports Medicine team will offer free sports pre-participation physicals for local high school athletes.

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5/16/2011
Four teams of high-level executive and legislative branch decision makers from South Dakota, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia have completed a late-April policy development workshop offered by the Addiction Studies Program for the States (ASP), which is supported by Wake Forest School of Medicine. 

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5/16/2011
A new discovery in mice by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center may one day allow doctors to spare some patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) from toxic treatments, while also opening the door for new therapeutic research.

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5/11/2011

Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Community Medicine have developed what is believed to be the first on-line teaching and training modules for medical students aimed at improving outcomes for overweight and obese patients – www.newlifestyle.org.

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5/11/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has partnered with the Hope Outreach Church in High Point by donating a 48-foot tractor trailer to deliver donated goods to people who have been affected by the recent tornadoes in Alabama.

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5/10/2011
A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center sheds light on what causes certain kidneys to do better than others after being transplanted, providing doctors with an easy way to screen for donor kidneys that have the best chance of survival.

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5/9/2011
Wake Forest Baptist May Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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4/29/2011
Cheryl E. H. Locke, vice president and chief human resources officer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been recognized as an honoree in The Business Journal’s 12th-annual Women in Business awards program.

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4/21/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Translational Science Institute (TSI) and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI) are hosting a joint summit focusing on drug discovery, chemical biology, and drug delivery on Friday, June 10 at the Benton Convention Center.

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4/19/2011
Wake Forest Baptist April Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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4/18/2011
Janice D. Wagner, D.V.M., Ph.D, has been named Vice President/Senior Associate Dean for Research at Wake Forest School of Medicine. 

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4/13/2011
Charles L. Branch, M.D., chair and professor of Neurosurgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been named one of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America by Becker's Orthopedic & Spine's Annual Review.

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4/12/2011
Neuroscience with a musical twist is the theme of an upcoming symposium to be held Tuesday, April 26 at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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4/8/2011
More than 100,000 patients who suffer from severe aortic stenosis, a condition that restricts blood flow from the heart to the body, are ineligible for open-heart valve replacement surgery. Today, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced the enrollment of the first three patients in North Carolina to receive transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) as part of the Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Clinical Trial.

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4/6/2011

Meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain, according to new research published in the April 6 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience.

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4/5/2011

Despite a growing number of cities instituting smoking bans across the country, hookah bars are cropping up everywhere – from chic downtown cafes to locations near college campuses, where they’ve found a loyal customer base in young adults. 

A new study done by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center sheds light on the increasingly popular pastime, and the results are discouraging.  

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4/1/2011

Wake Forest Baptist to Conduct Disaster Drill SundayWINSTON SALEM, N.C. – March 31, 2011– Patients and visitors will notice some unusual activity at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Sunday. Media may hear unusual radio communications involving this drill. THIS

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3/29/2011

Kathryn E. Weaver, Ph.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, set out to characterize patterns and context of smoking among recently diagnosed cancer patients and their family caregivers.

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3/28/2011
Wake Forest Baptist March Recognitions and Announcements

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3/25/2011

The Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) announces collaboration with Appalachian State University's College of Health Sciences. The intention of this collaboration is to provide students with an opportunity to have learning

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3/22/2011
Dermatologist Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., has been researching what’s known as “contagious itch.” Contagious itch is visually transmitted and anecdotal evidence suggests it occurs in daily life when we see other people itch and scratch, he said.

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3/21/2011

For a patient at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), keeping up with what pills to take at different times of the day can be tedious. Window sills lined with prescription bottles – a pill for cholesterol, another for blood pressure, and an aspirin to keep blood thin and flowing – the list can get quite long and, as a result, many people, especially the elderly, often forget doses or take the wrong pill at the wrong time.  

But what if there was a single pill that had all the benefits of multiple medications in one dose? Would people take it? Would doctors prescribe it? And would it be effective?  

A new study done by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center provides evidence that, in fact, such a pill may be a viable option for developing countries, where CVD is strongly emerging and the demand for cost-effective, low maintenance treatment is high.

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3/21/2011
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the American Heart Association (AHA) will host a free shredding day on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the parking lot of Miller Plaza, located at 2200 Cloverdale Ave. 

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3/17/2011
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center today revealed the first physical evidence of its full integration this morning, announcing a change in the names of its integrated clinical structure, that of its educational and research enterprises and a new visual identity.

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3/16/2011

The sixth annual 99.5 WMAG-FM Radiothon raised nearly $100,000 to help patients and their families at Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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3/16/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today began construction of two medical office buildings in Clemmons to expand healthcare services to western Forsyth County.

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3/15/2011

Wake Forest University School of Medicine has once again been recognized by U.S.News & World Report for its quality academic medical center programs.

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3/14/2011
New research from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center finds that depression and other psychological disorders may be more prevalent in adolescent acne patients.

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3/10/2011
A grant from the March of Dimes North Carolina Chapter will help Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center add a program to address unmet maternal and child health needs in Forsyth County.

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3/10/2011
Brain Awareness Week, which is an international observance of the benefits and promise of brain research from March 14 to March 20, 2011, has grown in Winston-Salem to include several major activities throughout March and April, for participants of all ages and backgrounds.

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3/9/2011
Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, received book donations from White Plains Elementary School kindergarteners on Tuesday, March 8.

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3/7/2011
Researchers at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and colleagues reported today on a new advance in tissue engineering. The team is the first in the world to use patients’ own cells to build tailor-made urinary tubes and successfully replace damaged tissue.

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3/4/2011
The Translational Science Institute (TSI) at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, recently hosted an Innovation Summit at the Benton Convention Center. The Summit focused on mobile computing technology for research and clinical care support.

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3/3/2011
Physician Assistant students and faculty from Wake Forest School of Medicine left the confines of the classroom and took to the halls of the U.S. Congress, meeting with Sens. Richard Burr, Kay Hagan and Rep. Virginia Foxx to discuss important issues regarding the PA profession. 

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3/1/2011
More than 200,000 patients annually in the United States can't have a MRI scan because they have an implanted pacemaker. The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center  cardiology team is the first in the Triad to implant the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan pacing system into a patient. This new Food and Drug Administration approved device will now allow millions of patients needing pacemakers to safely have MRI scans. 

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2/24/2011
A feasibility study to test the use of a scalp cooling device that breast cancer patients will wear while undergoing chemotherapy treatment will be conducted at  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. This will be part of the first significant study of the medical device in the United States.

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2/23/2011
Wake Forest Baptist March Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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2/22/2011
Brenner Children's Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center recently received Level I Pediatric Trauma Center status from the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. Brenner Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital in North Carolina to receive this prestigious designation.

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2/17/2011
The Biomedical Informatics Program (BMIP) at the Wake Forest School of Medicine  is hosting an Innovation Summit at the Benton Convention Center on Wednesday, March 2.The Summit will focus on mobile computing technology for research and clinical care support.

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2/17/2011
When Justin Bowers was growing up in Elkin, he was fascinated when AirCare, the air ambulance service of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, flew to Hugh Chatham Hospital.

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2/17/2011
Growing up in Mt. Airy, Roger Horton dreamed about flying and being a paramedic.  Now, his dream has come true.

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2/15/2011
WMAG-FM, 99.5, will broadcast a two-day radiothon to benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4.

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2/10/2011
Wake Forest Baptist February Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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2/7/2011

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center scientists are using an imaging technology called magnetoencephalography (MEG) to look into the brains of epilepsy patients with childhood absence seizures. The researchers are trying to determine whether these seizures can be “seen” prior to the involvement of the whole brain. If this is possible, then perhaps less harmful drugs could be used to interrupt the seizures before they start. 

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2/7/2011
The Blazeman Foundation for ALS has awarded a grant of $11,300, with the possibility of providing an additional $11,000, to support research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) being conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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2/4/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced plans today to bring its world class healthcare services to Davie County.

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1/26/2011
The Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has joined with the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine to form the Virginia Tech/Wake Forest Center for Veterinary Regenerative Medicine (CVRM). Researchers from both organizations will work collaboratively to develop new regenerative medicine treatments for animals and human patients.

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1/26/2011
Wake Forest Baptist Announces their January Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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1/25/2011
Nationally syndicated radio personality Delilah will serve as spokesperson for Together for Kids, a national alliance of children’s hospitals.

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1/21/2011
The Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography, CT, ultrasound and MRI as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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1/20/2011
The Pediatric Sleep Center at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist, has been awarded a five-year term of accreditation as a result of a review by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

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1/12/2011
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s dedication to improving wound care not just in the region, but around the world has been internationally recognized.

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1/4/2011

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center  (WFUBMC) has received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide.

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