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Mumps and Whooping Cough

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Over the past decade, the United States has seen outbreaks of mumps and whooping cough, despite childhood immunization programs in place since the 1960s. Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) researchers are trying to learn how the microbes that cause both contagious diseases evade the body’s immune system.

Continue Reading: Mumps and Whooping Cough: Researchers Seek New Cures for Old Foes  

 

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Wake Forest Baptist in the News

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Brenner Children’s Hospital First in the State to Introduce Neonatal Webcam System

The parents of a newborn receiving intensive care at Brenner Children’s Hospital no longer have to be on-site to keep watch over their baby.

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Professional Soccer Injuries Studied to Determine Level of Severity

If you’re a faithful follower of the World Cup games, have you ever wondered if your favorite player is going overboard with an injury or outright faking one? Daryl Rosenbaum, M.D., a sports medicine physician and researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, asked that same question to determine if injury embellishments occurred to give players a needed rest or because the winning team was trying to run out the clock.
• View the news coverage from The New Yorker and  CBC radio, Canada’s national public broadcaster.
• Read the news release.
• Learn more about Sports Medicine.

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Common Herbal Supplement Can Cause Dangerous Interactions with Prescription Drugs

St. John’s wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Lower Isn't Necessarily Better for People with High Blood Pressure

In a study published in the June 16 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, a research team led by Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., associate professor of public health sciences, found that lowering systolic blood pressure below 120 does not appear to provide additional benefit for patients. Systolic pressure is the top number in a standard blood pressure reading (e.g., 120/80).

 

 

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Brenner Children’s Hospital Again Ranked among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report

For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country. Brenner Children’s was ranked in two specialties, neonatology (No. 26) and orthopaedics (No. 39).
• Read the news coverage in the Winston-Salem Journal and the Triad Business Journal
• Read the news release
• Find out more about Brenner Children’s Hospital

Fracture Liaison Service

Liaison Program Works To Prevent Fragility Fractures in Older Adults

Last fall, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center became one of the first academic medical centers in the country to establish a formal fracture liaison service program.

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It’s Safe to Go In the Water, Just Don’t Swallow It

There is nothing better on a hot, summer day than a refreshing dip in a community pool, water park, lake or ocean. However, bacteria and parasites can lurk in all kinds of water and put a real damper on summertime fun unless people practice a few, simple safety tips says Christopher Ohl, M.D., professor of infectious diseases.
• View news coverage on LiveScience.com and Toronto Telegraph.
• Read the release.
• Find out more about infectious diseases.

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