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Nearly half of all heart attacks may be ‘silent’

Nearly half of all heart attacks may be silent and like those that cause chest pain or other warning signs, silent heart attacks increase the risk of dying from heart disease and other causes, according to new research published in Circulation. The multi-institutional research team was led by Zhu-Ming Zhang, M.D., and Elsayed Z. Soliman, M.D., of Wake Forest Baptist.

Nearly half of all heart attacks may be ‘silent’
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Wake Forest Baptist Completes Purchase of Cornerstone Health Care

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center completed the purchase of Cornerstone Health Care (Cornerstone) on May 3, 2016 following a three-month due diligence period. Cornerstone’s network of more than 275 medical providers and 50 practices across 12 counties complements Wake Forest Baptist’s network of community physicians, specialty practices and multiple hospital campuses.

Wake Forest Baptist Completes Purchase of Cornerstone Health Care
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Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for cardiac dysfunction, heart failure

Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of cardiac dysfunction but are rarely aware they have the heart-pumping problem that can lead to heart failure, according to Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., associate professor of public health sciences. His study is published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for cardiac dysfunction, heart failure
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Researchers seeking ways to help older adults preserve their mobility

There’s no getting around it: Simply getting around is a major issue for older adults. “People are in nursing homes for two reasons, either they can’t think or they can’t walk,” said Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D., director of the Sticht Center on Aging. Backed by a $5.3 million National Institutes of Health grant, Wake Forest Baptist and five other institutions are launching a multi-site study to determine if reducing the chronic, low-grade inflammation that is common in the elderly can help avert mobility problems.

Researchers seeking ways to help older adults preserve their mobility
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Model of tumor spreading may help doctors pinpoint best treatment

Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have developed one of the first laboratory models of cancer spreading from one 3D tissue to another. They hope that one day, doctors can use this mini-model of the human body to see how each patients's actual tumor responds to drugs and learn if and where the tumor is likely to spread.

 

 

Model of tumor spreading may help doctors pinpoint best treatment
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Mindfulness Meditation Provides Opioid-Free Pain Relief

Everyone knows that stubbing your toe hurts. What makes it stop hurting is the body’s main pain-blocking process – the endogenous opioid system. However, a research team led by Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist, reports in the Journal of Neuroscience that mindfulness meditation does not use the body’s opioid system to reduce pain.

Mindfulness Meditation Provides Opioid-Free Pain Relief
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