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12/30/2013
Wake Forest Baptist announces December awards and recognitions.

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12/26/2013
Visit www.wakehealth.edu/besthealth for class listings and to register online. Unless otherwise noted, BestHealth events are free and open to the public.

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12/17/2013
Depression has been associated with reduced volume of the hippocampus in magnetic resonance imaging studies in humans. A new study, led by Carol Shively, Ph.D., at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, just published in the journal Biological Psychiatry now clarifies the cellular basis of these volumetric changes, which have been unclear until now.

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12/16/2013

Optogenetics enables researchers like Evgeny A. Budygin, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist, to address critical questions regarding the role of dopamine in alcohol drinking-related behaviors, using a rodent model.

 

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12/10/2013
Two of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s preeminent School of Medicine programs will move to Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in the spring of next year.

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12/9/2013
Steve Snelgrove, president of Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center, has accepted a new appointment as president of one of Johns Hopkins Medicine's hospitals.

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12/3/2013

The $125 million capital construction project that began in June 2011 opens its doors to patients early December as the region's first dedicated cancer hospital. The expansion increases the number of acute care oncology inpatient beds from 113 to 148 and adds a new oncology intensive care unit. Four inpatient floors, a day hospital floor and one administrative floor have been added to the existing cancer center, consolidating all inpatient and outpatient services under one roof to improve convenience and the patient experience.

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12/2/2013
Terry G. Williams has been named Executive Vice President of Strategy and Network Development at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, effective Dec. 2.

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11/26/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will hold its annual Moravian star lighting ceremony from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2.

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11/26/2013

Wake Forest Baptist November Awards and Recognitions Wake Forest Baptist Honored for Growth of CPR Training Program WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Nov. 26, 2013 – The CPR Community Training Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association

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11/22/2013

BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist Releases December Events Visit www.wakehealth.edu/besthealth for class listings and to register online. Unless otherwise noted, BestHealth events are free and open to the public. Inclement weather policy: If Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools are c

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11/19/2013
It’s well known that the brains of meditators change, but it’s not entirely clear what those changes mean or how the changes might benefit the meditator. A new pilot study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that the brain changes associated with meditation and stress reduction may play an important role in slowing the progression of age-related cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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11/18/2013
99.5 WMAG-FM will broadcast a two-day radiothon to benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Thursday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6.

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11/18/2013
Kybele Inc., a Winston-Salem-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving childbirth safety worldwide, has received a four-year, $2.175 million grant to improve neonatal outcomes in the African nation of Ghana.

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11/14/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced that it has entered into a first-of-its-kind strategic affiliation agreement in the Triad with Cornerstone Health Care, P.A. through its wholly-owned management services organization Cornerstone Health Enablement Strategic Solutions, LLC (CHESS).

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11/4/2013
Doctors have known for years that atrial fibrillation (AF), or irregular heartbeat, increases the risk for stroke, but now researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that it also increases the risk for heart attack. In fact, for women and African Americans, it more than doubles the risk.

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10/30/2013
Doctors commonly tell patients that stress can be harmful to their health. Yet when it comes to reducing their own stress levels, physicians don’t always heed their own advice.
Part of the problem, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is that medical schools don’t include meditation and stress-reduction training in their curriculum. However, for the past three years all third-year students at Wake Forest Baptist have been provided guided relaxation and mindfulness meditation training known as Applied Relaxation and Applied Mindfulness (ARAM), thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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10/29/2013
Visit www.wakehealth.edu/besthealth for class listings and to register online.
Unless otherwise noted, BestHealth events are free and open to the public.

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10/25/2013
Although being diagnosed with breast cancer is usually an extremely stressful experience for most women, a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found that there also can be unexpected benefits.

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10/24/2013
Wake Forest Baptist October Awards and Recognitions

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10/21/2013
Forsyth Technical Community College announces a $7 million Center for Emerging Technologies to be located at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

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10/21/2013
For the 14th consecutive year, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a Consumer Choice Award as the top-rated hospital in the Winston-Salem area.

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10/16/2013
The Medical Alumni Association (MAA) of the Wake Forest School of Medicine has recognized the achievements of five alumni and one staff member with its annual distinguished awards.

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10/8/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced completion of phase 1 construction at Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run.

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9/30/2013
Flushed face, sweating, a sudden rush of heat. The hot flash, the bane of menopausal women, also can affect men who are undergoing hormone therapy for prostate cancer.

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9/30/2013
Visit www.wakehealth.edu/besthealth for class listings and to register online.
Unless otherwise noted, BestHealth events are free and open to the public.

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9/30/2013
Wake Forest Baptist September Awards and Recognitions

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9/27/2013
Wake Forest Baptist's Institute for Regenerative Medicine is leading a $75 million project to apply regenerative medicine to battlefield injuries.

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9/25/2013

Erin L. Sutfin, Ph.D., assistant professor of social sciences and health policy at Wake Forest Baptist, will lead a project that will focus on effective risk communication of novel tobacco products targeted at adolescents and young adults.

 

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9/19/2013
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that physical activity and weight loss conducted together for older, overweight and obese adults results in improved body composition, translating into lower cardiovascular disease risk (CVD) and improved mobility.

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9/16/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Gentiva Health Services have created a joint venture to provide home health care in an integrated way, bringing together two national leaders in aging care and rehabilitation in North Carolina.

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9/12/2013
Founded by leading adherence researcher and Wake Forest Baptist dermatologist Steven Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., Causa Research harnesses powerful motivators to help patients take their medications as directed.

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9/10/2013
The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina has signed a 10,000-square-foot lease agreement to open an express branch in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the fast emerging hub for innovation in biomedical science and information technology.

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9/10/2013
A $24 million federally funded project to develop a "body on a chip" has the potential to speed up development of countermeasures to biological and chemical weapons, as well as reduce the need for testing in animals.

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9/6/2013
With a gift of $83,975 to the Brenner FIT childhood obesity program through its Kohl’s Cares initiative, Kohl’s Department Stores has now contributed more than $1 million to Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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9/4/2013

Physicians mention sunscreen at a low rate during patient visits, even to patients with a history of skin cancer, according to a study by Kristie L. Akamine, M.D., Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., and colleagues.

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9/4/2013
Visit www.wakehealth.edu/besthealth for class listings and to register online. Unless otherwise noted, BestHealth events are free and open to the public.

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9/3/2013
Melanie Vandyke can’t wait to get her driver’s license. “I just want to get back out in the world,” she said.

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9/3/2013
A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs may be a feasible approach for providing fresh fruits and vegetables to under-resourced communities.

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8/29/2013
Wake Forest Baptist August Awards and Recognitions

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8/28/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Appalachian State University have partnered to address the health care provider shortage that plagues rural and underserved areas throughout North Carolina by establishing an extension of the physician assistant program at Wake Forest School of Medicine that will begin in June 2014.

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8/27/2013

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center finds that the recommended daily doses of calcium and vitamin D supplements may not prevent loss of bone mineral density (BMD) in women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

 

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8/26/2013
The same compound in a common household clothes detergent shows promise as a treatment to preserve muscle tissue after severe injury.

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8/21/2013
Brenner Children’s Hospital will hold the third annual Brenner FIT Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Wake Forest University’s Bridger Field House at BB&T Field.

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8/21/2013
The residents of Davie, Forsyth, Yadkin and other western Triad counties now have access to world-class care provided by Wake Forest Baptist physicians. Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run opened Medical Plaza 1 on Monday.

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8/12/2013
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. 17 to Aug. 24.

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8/6/2013
Today in Seoul, Korea, Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CHA Health Systems for a broad-based partnership with Wake Forest Baptist University Medical Center including the development and commercialization of products arising from both institutions.

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8/2/2013
Visit www.wakehealth.edu/besthealth for class listings and to register online. Unless otherwise noted, BestHealth events are free and open to the public.

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8/1/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the American Heart Association (AHA) will host a document shredding event for the public on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. until noon, in the parking lot of the Miller Plaza building at 2200 Cloverdale Ave.

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7/31/2013
Could harvesting stem cells for therapy one day be as simple as asking patients for a urine sample? Learn about research in this area at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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7/30/2013

Psoriasis expert and researcher Steve Feldman, M.D., says there are many new treatment options giving hope to the millions of people who suffer from the chronic skin condition.

 

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7/29/2013
Less contact during practice could mean a lot less exposure to head injuries for young football players, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Virginia Tech.

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7/29/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is joining top cancer centers across the country to participate in a clinical trial focused on making vaccines from the tumors of patients with metastatic renal cell cancer.

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7/26/2013
Wake Forest Baptist July Awards and Recognitions.

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7/23/2013
Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Novarus Healthcare in Charlotte have signed a collaboration agreement to develop mobile apps and other web-based tools.

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7/22/2013
July is National Picnic Month and many of us are headed outdoors to celebrate this summer ritual. As food heats up in warmer temperatures, bacteria can multiply rapidly.

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7/18/2013
Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a new way to measure the cumulative effect of impacts to the head incurred by high school football players.

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7/18/2013
Researchers hope that a "molecular postal system" will be effective in developing a low-cost sterilization method for dogs and cats.

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7/17/2013
The North Carolina Eye Bank (NCEB) has awarded $50,000 to the Wake Forest Eye Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to support the Eye Center’s cornea fellowship and cornea research.

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7/16/2013
For the 21st consecutive year, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is listed among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The online magazine released its annual national ranking of the country’s premier hospitals, earlier today.

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7/12/2013
Older African-American and Hispanic men who have survived cancer are less likely than their white counterparts to see a specialist or receive basic preventive care, such as vaccinations, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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7/8/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will conduct a second clinical trial of the DigniCap® System, a scalp-cooling technology that helps prevent chemotherapy-related hair loss.

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7/1/2013

Wake Forest Baptist has been awarded $999,979 over four years, a continuation of an almost $2 million grant awarded in 2008 from the foundation to strengthen geriatrics education at all levels of training. Wake Forest Baptist is one of 10 academic health centers in the country to receive new funding from the foundation to extend programs that train medical students, residents and faculty in geriatrics.

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6/27/2013
Wake Forest Baptist June Awards and Recognitions

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6/26/2013
Postmenopausal hormone therapy with conjugated equine estrogens (CEEs) was not associated with overall sustained benefit or risk to cognitive function when given to women ages 50 to 55 years, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist medical Center.

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6/25/2013
Visit www.wakehealth.edu/besthealth for class listings and to register online.
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6/25/2013
The ALS Research Group at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, led by researcher Carol Milligan, Ph.D., neurobiology and anatomy, is looking for ways to treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Her recent work, using “heat shock” proteins to help control muscle movement, showed that their use in mice delayed the onset of ALS symptoms and extended survival times.

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6/25/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center resident Tiffani Bell, M.D., has been awarded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Minority Fellowship from the American Psychiatric Association (APA/SAMHSA).

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6/24/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Nurse Anesthesia Program has become the first program in the United States and only the second in the world to be accredited by the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA).

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6/20/2013
African-Americans with Medicaid as their primary insurance were less likely to receive a living kidney transplant (LKT) than patients with private insurance, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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6/19/2013

The role of dietary fructose in the development of obesity and fatty liver diseases remains controversial, with previous studies indicating that the problems resulted from fructose and a diet too high in calories.
However, a new study conducted in an animal model at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center showed that fructose rapidly caused liver damage even without weight gain. The researchers found that over the six-week study period liver damage more than doubled in the animals fed a high-fructose diet as compared to those in the control group.

 

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6/17/2013
When children are toilet trained incorrectly, it can lead to a wide range of potty problems. Learn the five most common mistakes to avoid.

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6/14/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s stroke program is among an elite group of 33 hospitals across the nation to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

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6/13/2013

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - June 13, 2013 - Hot weather may be the work environment for the 1.4 million farmworkers in the United States who harvest crops, but new research shows that these workers continue to experience excessive heat and humidity even after leaving the fields.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers conducted a study to evaluate the heat indexes in migrant farmworker housing and found that a majority of the workers don't get a break from the heat when they're off the clock.

Lead author Sara A. Quandt, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology and prevention at Wake Forest Baptist, said the findings raise concerns about productivity and worker health.

"We found that a majority of the workers are not getting much respite from the heat in the evening," she said. "While we didn't measure direct health outcomes, the research raises concern about worker's health related to dehydration and sleep quality, which can, in turn, impact safety and productivity." 

The study, which appears online in the American Journal of Public Health, is part of an ongoing program of community-based participatory research at Wake Forest Baptist in conjunction with the N.C. Farmworkers Project, Student Action with Farmworkers and other clinics and organizations that serve farmworkers in the state. Quandt and colleagues have also looked at water quality, housing conditions and occupational safety in migrant farm camps.

For the study, the researchers assessed heat index in common and sleeping rooms in barracks, trailers and houses at 170 eastern North Carolina farmworker camps in 16 counties across a summer from June 15 to Oct. 4, 2010. Heat index was calculated in the evenings using the standard equation to determine varying risk levels ranging from no danger (heat index< 80°F) to extreme danger (heat index> 115°F). The average age of workers was 35.2 years.

More than half of the workers, 55 percent, reported no air conditioning in the dwelling; 7  percent reported central AC, and 38 percent reported window AC. Use of electric fans in sleeping rooms was reported by almost 80 percent of workers. Most heat index measures in the common and sleeping rooms exceeded the danger threshold, according to the study results.

"If you sleep in a very hot room, you don't sleep well and you don't get rested so the quality of sleep is compromised," Quandt said. "For workers, the concern is what happens in the daytime during work hours while using tools and machinery. They're in situations where they have to make decisions that can affect safety, but if they're drowsy, this can be an issue."

Quandt said it's also important to put the study into context regarding an increasing concern in the occupational health arena regarding global warming climate change. She said there is a large, international body of literature now projecting what the health effects of global warming are going to be on workers and national productivity. "There is historical data to show that temperatures in the southern United States have risen," she said, "and over the long term, warmer temperatures are going to strain workers who do a lot of physical labor and affect their productivity."

The research was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences grant R01 ES012358. Co-authors include: Haiying Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Werner E. Bischoff, M.D., Ph.D., and Thomas A. Arcury, Ph.D., of Wake Forest Baptist, and Melinda F. Wiggins, MTS, Student Action with Farmworkers, Durham, N.C.

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6/11/2013
Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is among the best children’s hospitals in the country according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

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6/10/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center doctors have found that using stress cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in an Emergency Department observation unit to care for patients with acute chest pain is a win-win - for the patient and the institution.

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6/5/2013

Cancer survivors who live in rural areas aren’t as healthy as their urban counterparts, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

 

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6/4/2013
People suffering from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at an increased risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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6/2/2013

Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, however, have succeeded in identifying the brain functions involved.

 

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5/29/2013
BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist releases June events.

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5/29/2013
John Clinger, M.D., an ear, nose and throat surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, says the nose has more to do than stop and smell the roses.

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5/28/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center releases its awards and recognitions for May.

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5/23/2013

Two out of five medical students have an unconscious bias against obese people, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study is published online ahead of print in the Journal of Academic Medicine.

 

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5/22/2013

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center neuroscientist Dwayne Godwin, Ph.D., explains how brain freeze works.

 

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5/20/2013

New research suggests that human kidneys rejected for transplant can potentially be "recycled" to help solve the critcal shortage of donor organs.

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5/13/2013
As reported to the North Carolina Medical Care Commission, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center invested $237.4 million in programs and activities defined as community benefits during the 2012 fiscal year, July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. This significant contribution is a $300,000 increase over the previous year’s record total and represents 12.4 percent of the total Medical Center’s expenses.

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5/10/2013
Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, today announced the funding of 11 scientific projects with product potential through its Commercialization Pathway award program. This internal program supports milestone-driven translational research for commercialization of therapeutics, vaccines, medical devices, diagnostics and procedures developed by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist and Wake Forest University.

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5/9/2013

Wexford Science &amp; Technology Makes $150 Million Investment in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 9, 2013 – Wexford Science &amp; Technology, LLC, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s development partner in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter , tod

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5/9/2013
David X. Zhao, M.D., FSCAI, FACC, has been named Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, effective July 1.

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5/9/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Research Looks at Gene Expression Profiling in Breast Cancer.

 

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5/8/2013

Scientists have identified a set of tests that could help identify whether and how Huntington’s disease (HD) is progressing in groups of people who are not yet showing symptoms. The latest findings from the TRACK-HD study, published Online First in The Lancet Neurology, could be used to assess whether potential new treatments are slowing the disease up to 10 years before the development of noticeable symptoms.

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5/2/2013
The focus for May with BestHealth is neurology, gerontology and gynecology.

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5/2/2013
Wake Forest School of Medicine is the fourth most selective medical school in the country, according to a ranking released this week by U.S. News & World Report.

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5/2/2013

For many people who have fibromyalgia, even the thought of exercising is painful.
Yet a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that exercise does not worsen the pain associated with the disorder and may even lessen it over time. The findings are published in the current online issue of the journal Arthritis Care & Research.

 

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4/29/2013
Many diseases – obesity, Type 2 diabetes, muscular dystrophy and muscle degeneration associated with aging – are associated with fat accumulation in muscle. In essence, fat replacement causes the muscles to weaken and degenerate.
Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have discovered the biological mechanism involved in this process, which could point the way to potential therapies.

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4/29/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center releases its Awards and Recognitions for April.

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4/26/2013

Regenerative Medicine Team Wins Edison Award for Innovation WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - April 26, 2013 - A research team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine has won a gold Edison Award for innovations in bioprinting. The Edison Awards™, which recognize

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4/22/2013
Study provides valuable information on the genetics of prostate cancer and offers insights into which patients should be treated aggressively.

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4/22/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will open the first of two buildings on its West Campus in August 2013 with orthopaedic, heart, eye and neurology services to meet the needs of the residents of Davie, Forsyth and Yadkin counties.

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4/16/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has a new tool in its arsenal to slow the progression of respiratory failure in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Shayn Martin, M.D., a specially trained surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist, recently performed the first diaphragmatic pacing system procedure.

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4/16/2013
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center finds that CVD risk factors may be overlooked during survivorship care.

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4/11/2013
The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Wake Forest Baptist Health has marked its one-year anniversary by honoring the late Steven C. Elbein, M.D. A plaque dedicating the diabetes center to Elbein’s memory was unveiled at the facility during a brief ceremony Wednesday, April 10.

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4/8/2013

A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that it is nearly impossible for patients to determine the true cause of their migraine episodes without undergoing formal experiments.

 

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4/5/2013
Three Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center officials joined representatives of 48 other health care systems yesterday in Washington, D.C., to explore new ways of improving health and health care in vulnerable communities across the country.

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4/4/2013
Visit www.wakehealth.edu/BestHealth for class listings and to register online.
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3/28/2013
Wake Forest Baptist March Awards and Recognitions

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3/26/2013
A proof-of-concept study suggests the possibility of engineering artificial ovaries in the lab to provide a more natural option for hormone replacement therapy for women.

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3/25/2013
A Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center team studying alcohol addiction has new research that might shed light on why some drinkers are more susceptible to addiction than others.

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3/20/2013
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is giving radiation oncologists who treat brain tumors a better understanding of how to preserve the brain's functions while still killing cancer.

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3/19/2013
In January 2013, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center paid a $35,000 fine to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) after reaching a settlement agreement with the agency in response to the USDA’s investigation of eight events that were cited during four inspections from 2009-2012.

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3/18/2013
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that a diabetes prevention program led by community health workers is effective at reducing blood glucose and potentially reducing diabetes over the long term.

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3/8/2013

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced new business developments related to its commercialization enterprise, Wake Forest Innovations, as well as a new brand for Piedmont Triad Research Park.
 
 

 

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2/28/2013
BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist Releases March Events

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2/28/2013

Research Supports Promise of Cell Therapy for Bowel Disease WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Feb. 28, 2013 -  Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and colleagues have identified a special population of adult stem cells in bone marrow that have the natural ability to migrate to the intes

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2/26/2013
Wake Forest Baptist February Awards and Recognitions

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2/20/2013
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 Second Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) Bowl from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at Wake Forest Biotech Place at 575 North Patterson Avenue in downtown Winston-Salem.

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2/18/2013
A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that an increase in fat throughout the thigh is predictive of mobility loss in otherwise healthy older adults.

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2/13/2013
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a leading research site for the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) and will receive about $1.5 million in funding to conduct a new clinical trial.

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1/31/2013
Some people with the flu emit more of the air-borne virus than others, suggesting that the current recommendations for infection control among health care providers may not be adequate, according to a new study from researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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1/30/2013
BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist Releases February Events

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1/30/2013
Wake Forest Baptist January Awards and Recognitions

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1/29/2013
With the infusion of an additional $1 million of financial support from The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc., Atlanta, GA, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers are expanding their studies using a noninvasive, drugless therapy that may help to mitigate symptoms associated with a list of neurological conditions.

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1/25/2013
Not surprisingly, a cancer diagnosis creates stress. And patients with prostate cancer show higher levels of anxiety compared to other cancer patients.
A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center indicates that stress is not just an emotional side effect of the diagnosis; it also can reduce the effectiveness of prostate cancer drugs and accelerate the development of prostate cancer.

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1/23/2013
A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is the first to report that high blood calcium levels might predict ovarian cancer, the most fatal of the gynecologic cancers.

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1/17/2013

Inadequate Food Facilities in NC Migrant Camps Could Cause Illness WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Jan. 17, 2013 - Farmworkers are at potential risk from food and waterborne illnesses because of the condition of cooking and eating facilities available to them, according to a new study from Wake F

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1/16/2013
The Abdominal Organ Transplant Program of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has reached two important milestones - both the 200th pancreas transplant and the 2,500th kidney transplant were performed in December 2012. The program averages about 18 pancreas and 160 kidney transplants a year.

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1/10/2013
This year’s flu season is in full swing with 41 states now reporting widespread illness, and it is likely to continue spreading.

Unfortunately, not enough children are getting the flu shot even though health officials recommend that all children 6 months and older get the vaccine. According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, less than 45 percent of children were vaccinated against the flu during a five-year study period.

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1/9/2013

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that patients suffering from aggressive brain tumors can be effectively treated with smaller radiation fields to spare the rest of the brain and preserve cognition.

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1/8/2013
Free screenings and other health-related services will be available to the public this Saturday, Jan. 12, at the 14th annual Share the Health Fair.

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1/7/2013
Ocular Systems, Inc. (OSI), Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the North Carolina Eye Bank have formed a new company based on a promising new technology aimed at engineering replacement corneas in the lab for transplantation.

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