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4/1/2013

Researchers are First to Use Common Virus to “Fortify” Adult Stem Cells WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 1, 2013 – Using the same strategy that a common virus employs to evade the human immune system, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicin

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2/27/2013

Wake Forest Baptist Urologist Named a Physician of the Year WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Feb. 27, 2013 -  Gopal Badlani, M.D., professor and vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Urology  at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is one of three physicians nationwide selected to re

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12/21/2012
BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases January Events

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12/21/2012
Among overweight adults, participation in an intensive lifestyle intervention (that included counseling sessions and targets to reduce caloric intake and increase physical activity) was associated with a greater likelihood of partial remission of type 2 diabetes, however the absolute remission rates were modest, according to a study in the December 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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12/21/2012

Chronic pain from childbirth is remarkably rare, according to a study from the January issue of Anesthesiology. Additionally, in a second study, researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., found the biologic changes after delivery may prevent the development of pain.

 

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12/20/2012
People with Type 2 diabetes have two to four times the risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people without the disease. The best way for doctors to predict which diabetes patients are at the greatest risk for heart disease is to use a coronary artery calcium (CAC) test in addition to the most commonly used assessment tool, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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12/19/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center psychologist offers New Year's Resolution thought.

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12/18/2012

Research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that about a third of African-American women cite complications of hair care as the reason they do not exercise or exercise less than they would like, according to Amy J. McMichael, M.D., the lead author of the study published online today by Archives of Dermatology, a JAMA network publication.

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12/18/2012
Granville Health System (GHS), in partnership with WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, announced today the launch of its innovative Telestroke program.

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12/17/2012
Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., professor of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has conducted the first study of its kind to assess the prevalence of pain related to common skin cancers.

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12/13/2012
In a first for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a 67-year old from Taylorsville successfully received a newly FDA-approved endovascular stent graft that has fenestrations or small openings to treat a complex abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Wake Forest Baptist is the second hospital to perform the complex procedure in the state.

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12/13/2012

Investigators at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have concluded research on a new postmenopausal hormone therapy that shows promise as an effective treatment for menopausal symptoms and the prevention of osteoporosis without increasing the risk for heart disease or breast cancer.

 

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12/12/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has created a new operating division to translate its academic and clinical research and discoveries into marketable products and services that will benefit patients.

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12/10/2012

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that gaining weight back after intentional weight loss is associated with negative long-term effects on some cardiometabolic (CM) risk factors in postmenopausal women.

 

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12/7/2012
Wake Forest Baptist December Awards and Recognitions

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12/3/2012
99.5 WMAG-FM will broadcast a two-day radiothon to benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6-7.

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12/3/2012
College football and basketball games may provide more than a way for students to show school spirit – they could help prevent the flu.

According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, colleges and universities should implement new or improved influenza vaccine strategies, such as giving flu shots at sporting events or during campus-wide, day-long campaigns, to increase the number of their students who get the annual flu vaccine.

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11/30/2012
Forsyth Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have entered into an agreement with Winston-Salem Forsyth County Public Schools to transition the unified athletic trainer program for high school athletes to the school system effective December 1, 2012.

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11/30/2012
The 2012-13 Best Doctors in America® database includes 298 physicians from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a 3.4 percent increase from the previous list. This includes 49 pediatric specialists at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist, and 29 other specialties.

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11/29/2012
Fifty-eight current and former leaders of the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) and their families have presented Wake Forest School of Medicine with a gift of more than $5.8 million as part of the MAA Challenge, a fundraising effort that has raised nearly $16.4 million since fall 2011.

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11/27/2012

Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine developed a novel hybrid bioprinter as part of a project to "print" cartilage.

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11/26/2012
BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases December Events

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11/21/2012
Perched 12 stories up on top of the roof of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a 31-foot Moravian star, one of the largest in the world, will usher in the holiday season for the 20th year.

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11/20/2012
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have modified electrically-conductive polymers, commonly used in solar energy applications, to develop revolutionary polymer nanoparticles (PNs) for a medical application. When the nanoparticles are exposed to infrared light, they generate heat that can be used to kill colorectal cancer cells.

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11/19/2012
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have conducted a pilot clinical study to determine whether a non-invasive approach, that uses musical tones to balance brain activity, can ‘reset’ the brain and effectively reduce insomnia.

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11/14/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center began a journey in 2009 toward accountable, value-based care through the implementation of a series of transformational initiatives outlined in a multi-year strategic plan called A Roadmap to Excellence. To ensure continued strength, the Medical Center is proactively and aggressively reengineering its cost structure, operating model, quality and overall strategy.

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11/13/2012
The Brenner FIT Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $200,000 challenge grant from the Mebane Foundation to establish a new teaching kitchen that will be housed at Winston-Salem’s William G. White Jr. Family YMCA.

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11/8/2012
What do a tight, fitted bed sheet and a blood clot in the wrist have in common? Both are associated with a condition called sheet fitting palsy. True to its name, the palsy is reported in those who spend a long period of time repeatedly trying to pull a fitted bed sheet over the corner of a mattress. But it has also been reported in basketball players and in those who do push-ups as exercise.

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11/8/2012
The Medical Alumni Association (MAA) of Wake Forest School of Medicine recognized the achievements of M. Robert Cooper, M.D., Patricia H. Petrozza, M.D., and Terri M. Welfare during its annual Dean’s Leadership Circle dinner on Oct. 28.

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11/7/2012
World-renowned scientists are taking what they’ve learned from their multicenter research collaboration studying the health impact of fatty acids on diverse populations to set up a genetics center in India.

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11/5/2012
A festive winter village with shops, elaborately decorated Christmas trees, holiday sounds and gingerbread houses will highlight this year’s 25th annual Festival of Trees. The popular November tradition benefits Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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10/31/2012
It’s no secret that obesity is a major problem in America.
More than one-third of adults and one-sixth of children are obese and it is one of the leading causes of preventable death. The costs associated with obesity are estimated at $99 million annually, comparable to the economic toll of cigarette smoking.

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10/30/2012
Beating cancer is just the first step.
More than one third of the 12.6 million cancer survivors in the United States have physical or mental problems that put their overall health in jeopardy, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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10/26/2012
BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases November Events

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10/24/2012
Wake Forest Baptist October Awards and Recognitions

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10/15/2012

Timothy S. Pardee, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of hematology and oncology at Wake Forest Baptist, said that previous studies of AML have shown that when patients express high levels of the MN1 gene, chemotherapy doesn't help as much and they die sooner from the disease.

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10/12/2012
While it is well known that starfish, zebrafish and salamanders can re-grow damaged limbs, scientists understand very little about the regenerative capabilities of mammals. Now, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine report on the regenerative process that enables rats to re-grow their bladders within eight weeks.

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10/11/2012
Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have taken the first steps to create neural-like stem cells from muscle tissue in animals. Details of the work are published in two complementary studies published in the September online issues of the journals Experimental Cell Research and Stem Cell Research.

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10/10/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is outfitting 13 middle schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system with portable electronic devices that have the power to save lives.

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10/8/2012

The high rate of non-diabetic kidney disease in African-Americans is strongly associated with variations in a particular gene. Yet, not everyone who inherits these variations develops the disease. 

 

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10/5/2012

Atala, Williams Named Fellows of Regenerative Medicine Organization WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Oct. 3, 2012 – Anthony Atala, M.D., and David Williams, Ph.D., from the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, are among 22 regenerative medicine leaders from

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10/5/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is participating in a nationwide study designed to determine the best way to treat severe tibia injuries sustained by the military.

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10/3/2012

Reserach shows that ovarian cell function in a rat model can be stimulated in the lab, suggesting the potential to treat infertility.

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10/3/2012

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to Host Career Day for High School Students WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – October 3, 2012 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is hosting a Research Career Day on Saturday, Oct. 20 to introduce high school students in western North Carolina to career opp

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10/2/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the American Heart Association (AHA) want to help you clean up your home office. They will host a document shredding event for the public on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. until noon, in the parking lot of the Miller Plaza building at 2200 Cloverdale Ave.

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9/26/2012
The ninth annual Brett’s Ride for Pediatric Cancer Research will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, in Hickory, with proceeds benefiting research on childhood cancers at Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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9/26/2012

Fewer than 100 people in the world are known to be affected by a movement disorder called rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism (RDP), but its symptoms are life-changing. Seemingly normal young people are suddenly and dramatically unable to control movement of their arms or legs and have trouble speaking or swallowing.  A normal life is nearly impossible.

RDP is caused by a genetic mutation (ATP1A3) that often runs in families. Now Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers believe that same the genetic predisposition might also be associated with psychiatric problems, such as anxiety, mood disorders and substance abuse/dependence.

 

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9/25/2012
BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases October Events

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9/24/2012
Concussion experts at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center can now remotely assess student athletes from Winston-Salem, via a mobile telemedicine robot, a first in the state and Southeast.

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9/19/2012
A genetic mutation that occurred thousands of years ago might be the answer to how early humans were able to move from central Africa and across the continent in what has been called "the great expansion," according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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9/19/2012

Research Suggests Promise of Cell Therapy for Bowel Disease WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 18, 2012 – New research shows that a special population of stem cells found in cord blood has the innate ability to migrate to the intestine and contribute to the cell population there, suggesting

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9/18/2012
Adolescents who are tasered by law enforcement officers do not appear to be at higher risk for serious injury than adults, according to new a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers.

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9/14/2012
Wake Forest Baptist September Awards and Recognitions

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9/13/2012
Imagine a prosthetic device capable of restoring decision-making in people who have reduced capacity due to brain disease or injury. While this may sound like science fiction, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have proven for the first time that it is possible in non-human primates, and believe that one day it will be possible in people.

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9/13/2012

The drinking water at one-third of migrant farmworker camps in eastern North Carolina failed to meet state quality standards, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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9/10/2012
A continuing initiative by Kohl’s Department Stores to promote the health of children and their families has provided more than $100,000 this year to the Brenner FIT Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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9/10/2012
The Downtown Health Plaza, an outpatient department of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that provides full-service medical care to low-income residents of Forsyth County, has received a grant of $12,500 from the John W. and Alice Rose Alspaugh Memorial Funds of The Winston-Salem Foundation to provide for prenatal patient education and staff training.

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9/10/2012
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are leading a four-year, $8.9 million national project to identify variations in the human genome and corresponding changes in the arterial proteins associated with premature development of atherosclerosis.

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9/7/2012
An international consortium of researchers, including lead author Carl Langefeld, Ph.D., associate professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has identified a region on chromosome 1 that strongly influences the age at which an individual develops amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). For the first time, scientists have found that people with ALS, who have a specific genetic signature within this region on chromosome 1, had an age of onset that is approximately two-and-a-half years earlier than those without it. The study was funded in part by The ALS Association and published in the Sept. 7 issue of Neurobiology of Aging.

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8/31/2012
Here is a list of BestHealth events, screenings and classes for September 2012.

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8/30/2012
Wake Forest Baptist August Awards and Recognitions

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8/30/2012
Dr. James W. Hoekstra, chair of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been named Vice President for Clinical Business Development effective September 1, 2012. Hoekstra will continue to serve as Chair of Emergency Medicine. 

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8/28/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has launched an online health store, www.shopbesthealth.com, to meet the needs and demands of its patients, BestHealth members, employees and public.

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8/27/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researcher, K. Bridget Brosnihan, Ph.D., professor in the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center, has received nearly $1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to purchase a state-of-the-art system that produces the non-invasive functional, anatomic and visual information needed to assess potential treatments for the major diseases that affect people around the world.

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8/21/2012
Heart calcium scans are far superior to other assessment tools in predicting the development of cardiovascular disease in individuals currently classified at intermediate risk by their doctors, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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8/20/2012
A consortium of local health and social service providers has been announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 17 additional sites across the nation to participate in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP). The Triad consortium is the first in North Carolina to receive CMS funding for a hospital to home transition program.

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8/17/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will play several major roles as the official medical provider of the Winston-Salem Open throughout the event scheduled for Aug. 18 to Aug. 25.

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8/16/2012
The second annual Brenner Walk and Bike Race will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at Old Salem Museum and Gardens. The event raises awareness about childhood obesity and raises funds to benefit the Brenner FIT (Families In Training) program at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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8/14/2012
Richard F. Loeser Jr., M.D., section chief of molecular medicine and professor of internal medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has earned a prestigious MERIT grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) worth nearly $1.9 million.

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8/8/2012
Nine nurses from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center were selected for the 2012 Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina award.

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8/7/2012
BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases August Events

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8/7/2012

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center epidemiologists shows that prescribing calcium and vitamin D supplements for men at risk of bone loss from hormonal treatment for prostate cancer does not prevent bone loss and, in fact, may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and aggressive prostate cancer.

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8/6/2012
When a stroke patient is discharged from the hospital, they often must cope with a new disability or lack of function, so changes in their medications or a new dosing prescription can be particularly confusing. This can lead the patient to overmedicate, take the wrong medication or skip medications entirely and can result in being readmitted to the hospital. But a pilot study that is looking at a new discharge strategy and being led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, indicates that phone calls and conversations with a “stroke coach” seem to keep a patient on the road to recovery.

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8/3/2012
The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been designated a Health Disparities Center of Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The prestigious national recognition comes with a $5 million grant from the NIH.

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7/25/2012

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, featured the research of Mark Wolfson, Ph.D., professor of social sciences and health policy at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in a recent news release.

 

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7/24/2012
Learn from Koudy Williams, D.V.M., a self-described "Spider-Man geek" and real-life regenerative medicine expert, whether the science in the latest Spider-Man adventure is fact or fiction.

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7/22/2012
Ever wonder how the human brain, which is constantly bombarded with millions of pieces of visual information, can filter out what’s unimportant and focus on what’s most useful?

The process is known as selective attention and scientists have long debated how it works. But now, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have discovered an important clue. Evidence from an animal study, published in the July 22 online edition of the journal Nature Neuroscience, shows that the prefrontal cortex is involved in a previously unknown way.

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7/18/2012
Drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) do not appear to have long-term effects on the brain, according to new animal research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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7/17/2012
For the 20th consecutive year, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been named one of America’s “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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7/16/2012
Wake Forest Baptist’s DuBose honored by American Society of Nephrology. Regenerative Medicine professor receives gold medal award. Regenerative Medicine researcher wins national fellowship. Wake Forest Baptist Ob-Gyn Clinic receives accreditation. Wake Forest Baptist’s Burn Center receives re-verification.

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7/16/2012
Scientists hope that laboratory-engineered muscle may one day benefit patients who have conditions such as cleft lip and palate.

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7/6/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has named Jamy D. Ard, M.D., a clinical researcher in obesity and one of the developers of a weight-management program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), associate professor of internal medicine and public health sciences and medical director of its Weight Management Center.

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7/3/2012
Thomas L. (Tom) Ellis, M.D., associate professor of neurosurgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, died Saturday, June 30, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

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6/28/2012

 William P. Bozeman, M.D., an associate professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and colleagues reviewed 1,201 cases of real-life Taser uses by law enforcement agencies but found none in which the devices could be linked to cardiac complications, even when the Taser probes landed on the upper chest area and may have delivered a shock across the heart.

 

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6/27/2012

Older adults who don't get enough vitamin D - either from diet, supplements or sun exposure - may be at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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6/26/2012
Eric Tomlinson, DSc, PhD, a scientific and business leader whose career incorporates academia, product innovation and economic development, has been named President of Piedmont Triad Research Park (PTRP) and Chief Innovation Officer of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He will join the Medical Center July 2, 2012.

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6/25/2012
Community hospitals in Hickory, Mooresville and Statesville have joined the Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network.

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6/21/2012

Researchers have reached an early milestone in a long-term project that aims to build replacement kidneys in the lab to help solve the shortage of donor organs.

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6/20/2012
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has awarded its second grant to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to provide free services to homeless people with psychiatric illnesses in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

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6/19/2012

William P. Bozeman, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has conducted new research into unexpected deaths that may be caused by an abnormal cardiac condition called Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), compounded by a situation of Excited Delirium (ExD) Syndrome.

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6/15/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center earned an “A” in hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that alerts America’s heath industry that big leaps in health care safety, quality and customer value will be recognized and rewarded.

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6/14/2012
An internationally renowned expert on aging and dementia is joining Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to further develop its Alzheimer’s disease research program.

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6/13/2012
King Chuen Peter Li, M.D., M.B.A., incoming chair of radiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been named the first Wells Fargo Faculty Scholar. This is the inaugural award in a program to accelerate innovative research conducted at the Medical Center and at Wake Forest University.

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6/12/2012
The Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) and part of the North Carolina AHEC Program has launched CreditTrakr, a utility application for Apple mobile devices that will help North Carolina physicians keep track of their AMA PRA Category 1 and Category 2 Credits TM.

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6/11/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center now has three helicopters transporting critically ill patients to the Medical Center.

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6/6/2012
Children ages 4 through 12 can learn how to swim in eight-session morning courses being offered through August at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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6/4/2012
Construction has begun on the Wake Forest Baptist Health—West Campus in Davie County.

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5/24/2012
Steven C. Snelgrove has been promoted to president of Wake Forest Baptist Health--Lexington Medical Center, effective July 1.

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5/23/2012
Wake Forest Baptist May Awards and Recognitions

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5/23/2012
After 40 years, Donny Lambeth will retire from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center June 30.

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5/18/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s high-performing endocrinology program raises the bar for the quality of diabetes care.

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5/11/2012
The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma (CIPT) at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has partnered with hospitals across North Carolina to analyze and report on the recognition and care of injured children.

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5/11/2012
As reported to the North Carolina Medical Care Commission, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center invested $237.1 million in programs and activities defined as community benefits during the 2011 fiscal year, July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. This significant contribution is a $57.6 million increase or 32 percent over the previous year’s record total and represents 12.7 percent of the total Medical Center’s expenses.

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5/2/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and HanesBrands Inc. have teamed up in a unique partnership to improve medical facilities and provide surgical and other health care services to those in need in a region of the Dominican Republic.

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5/1/2012

With nearly one-third of American children being overweight or obese, doctors agree that there is an acute need for more effective treatments. In many weight management programs, the dropout rate can be as high as 73 percent, and even in successful programs, the benefits are usually short term.

 

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4/30/2012

A new drug based on an older type of chemotherapy has proven less toxic and very effective for treating Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

 

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4/26/2012
Skin problems rank among athletes’ most common complaints, but there’s little information available regarding dermatoses among Olympic athletes, according to findings from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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4/25/2012
Wake Forest School of Medicine has named Anthony M. “Tony” Perez as its new senior associate dean for administration and operations, effective May 14.

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4/25/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Health–Lexington Medical Center will expand its emergency department by 70 percent, investing $1.8 million to improve services for the community.

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4/20/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will host "Staying Sharp: Ask the Experts about Keeping Your Brain Young" on Saturday, April 28.

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4/19/2012

Graca Almeida-Porada, M.D., Ph.D., a professor at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, will explain the science behind regenerative medicine at an 11:30 a.m. talk on Saturday, April 28 at SciWorks, 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd.

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4/18/2012
Wake Forest Baptist April Awards and Recognitions

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4/16/2012
Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has partnered with the Books by Kids Foundation to give middle-school students in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system the chance to become a published author for a good cause.

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4/16/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers seeking a successful treatment for traumatic brain injury have found that the size and extent of damaged tissue can be reduced by using a new device to prevent cell death. 

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4/10/2012
Less than 24 hours after suffering a stroke that left him paralyzed on his left side, a 39-year-old Winston-Salem man regained the ability to move his left arm and leg, thanks to a procedure performed by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center surgeons using a recently approved clot-removal device.

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4/4/2012
All pediatric neurology personnel have moved into a newly renovated suite that includes 15 examination rooms, a physicians’ workroom, a patient-education area, a waiting room, offices and other spaces.

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4/3/2012
4/2/2012
As part of its ongoing initiative to make access to health care services more convenient for patients, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announces the opening of Plaza 2311 at Medical Plaza – Clemmons on Monday, April 16.

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4/2/2012

You've been experiencing severe back pain and weakness in your right leg. Your doctor orders a spinal MRI to help determine the cause. The radiology report diagnoses cancer.

Would you rather read the detailed medical report right away at home or wait until your doctor was available to explain the test results, diagnosis and treatment options?

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3/28/2012

Recent clinical studies have shown that general anesthesia can be harmful to infants, presenting a dilemma for both doctors and parents. But new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center may point the way to treatment options that protect very young children against the adverse effects of anesthesia.

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3/20/2012
Wake Forest Baptist March Awards and Recognitions

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3/19/2012
Teams comprised of graduate students from Appalachian State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Winston-Salem State University, Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest School of Medicine will tackle health-disparities issues in the inaugural Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) Bowl.

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3/13/2012

Gliomas, the most common malignant brain tumors in adults, can be difficult to treat because of their aggressive and invasive nature. In treating patients with gliomas, it is increasingly important that doctors be able to detect tumor changes early when there's a better chance for recovery.

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3/13/2012
The March of Dimes Foundation has extended a grant of $50,000 to fund a second year of the CenteringPregnancy Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Downtown Health Plaza.

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3/13/2012
Wake Forest School of Medicine has again been recognized by U.S.News & World Report for its high-quality medical education, training and research programs.

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3/12/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has appointed the Rev. Dr. Gary R. Gunderson vice president of faith and health ministries, effective July 1.

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3/8/2012
The Forsyth County Fire and Rescue Association will hold a softball tournament April 13-14 to support Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Burn Center Firefighters Burn Fund.

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3/7/2012

Maternal obesity may contribute to cognitive impairment in extremely premature babies, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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3/7/2012

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have demonstrated that cancer of the appendix is different than colon cancer, a distinction that could lead to more effective treatments for both diseases.

 

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3/5/2012
The brain has a remarkable ability to learn new cognitive tasks while maintaining previously acquired knowledge about various functions necessary for everyday life. But exactly how new information is incorporated into brain systems that control cognitive functions has remained a mystery.

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3/5/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is about to begin construction on the first phase of its medical center in Davie County.

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3/2/2012
BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases April Events

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3/1/2012
The Blazeman Foundation for ALS has awarded its second grant to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). 

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2/28/2012
Five women who graduated from the Wake Forest School of Medicine more than 40 years ago will discuss their professional and personal experiences Thursday, March 8, in a panel discussion at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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2/27/2012
The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation has awarded a $600,000 grant to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to expand the brainwave research program directed by Charles H. Tegeler, M.D.

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2/24/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been named one of “70 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

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2/23/2012

Do you know what to do when somebody’s heart stops beating? How to stop a cut from bleeding? When to call 911? If not, but you’d like to know, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Community Training Center (CTC) can help.

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2/21/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has opened the doors to Wake Forest Biotech Place, a new state-of-the-art, world-class 242,000 square foot biotechnology research and innovation center.

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2/17/2012
Wake Forest Baptist February Awards and Recognitions

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2/13/2012
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center delivers extensive economic benefits locally, regionally and statewide and is accelerating growth of the nation’s scientific base of knowledge, innovation and technology, according to an in-depth economic analysis by Battelle Memorial Institute. The report by the world’s largest, nonprofit, independent research and development organization details the many social and economic contributions by Wake Forest Baptist.

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2/9/2012

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers have again proven that injecting multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) into tumors and heating them with a quick, 30-second laser treatment can kill them.

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2/7/2012
Hospitals, universities and other institutions often recognize the contributions of past presidents, distinguished faculty members, significant donors and other prominent figures by naming buildings, departments, rooms and other facilities in their honor.

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2/2/2012
BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases March Events

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1/27/2012

New research from Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., Ph.D., professor of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and a world-renowned itch expert, shows how good scratching an itch feels is related to the itch’s location.

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1/27/2012
Bedwetting isn’t always due to problems with the bladder. Constipation is often the culprit; and if it isn’t diagnosed, children and their parents must endure an unnecessarily long, costly and difficult quest to cure nighttime wetting.

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1/23/2012

Every year between 3 and 10 percent of school-age children in this country are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Increasingly, families are using natural or complementary therapies to improve their child’s attention or behavior, and often seek advice from an integrative pediatrician, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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1/23/2012
A grant of $48,770 from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will help expand childhood cancer research trials at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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1/18/2012

Wake Forest Baptist January Awards and Recognitions

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1/18/2012
New research from lead author Medge Owen, M.D., a professor of obstetrical anesthesiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, outlines how QI initiatives that demonstrate best practices and care can increase overall survival rates for mothers and their children.

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1/13/2012

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has accepted the resignation of Doug Edgeton, a senior executive who has handled a variety of roles since arriving in 2000. Edgeton will remain with the medical center until Feb. 29, 2012.  

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1/12/2012
Pamela Duncan, Ph.D., professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve on its Innovation Advisors Program.

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1/12/2012
Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has received a $70,000 contribution from the eighth annual Brett’s Ride cycling event in Hickory, N.C., that raises money for pediatric cancer research.

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1/9/2012
Free screenings and other health-related services will be available to the public this Saturday, Jan. 14, at the 13th annual Share the Health Fair.

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1/5/2012

A national clinical trial testing the efficacy of a novel brain tumor vaccine has begun at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the only facility in the Southeast to participate.

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1/4/2012
BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases February Events

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1/4/2012
A newly discovered protein may play a critical role in how the body regulates blood sugar levels.

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1/3/2012
John D. McConnell, M.D., chief executive officer of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been named chairman of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce for 2012.

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1/3/2012

The Medical Alumni Association (MAA) of the Wake Forest School of Medicine has honored William Louis Perry, M.D., a member of the school’s Class of 1936, for his lifetime of service and leadership in medicine in his community.

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12/1/2011
BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases January Events

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