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A Little Vigorous Exercise May Help Boost Kids’ Cardiometabolic Health

As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study led by a researcher at Wake Forest...
24-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Having Athletic Trainers Could Benefit Youth Football Organizations

Youth football organizations can benefit from the presence of a certified athletic trainer at their practices and games, according to an anecdotal report by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
16-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Uncovers Potential Health Risks of Travel to Mars

Using mice transplanted with human stem cells, a research team from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has demonstrated for the first time that the radiation encountered in deep space travel may increase the risk of leukemia in humans.
8-Mar-2017 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Names Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., Chief Executive Officer


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced Julie Ann Freischlag, (pronounced FRY-shlog), M.D., as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Freischlag joins the medical center on May 1 and succeeds CEO John D. McConnell, M.D., who last year...
14-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Kidney Function in Stroke Patients Associated with Short-Term Outcomes

A routine blood test that measures kidney function can be a valuable predictor of short-term outcomes for stroke patients, according to a study led by a neurologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
30-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Organized Prescription Drug Collection Programs May Have Minimal Impact on Reducing Availability of Controlled Medications

More than 3.8 billion controlled medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, Valium and Adderall, are dispensed by pharmacies annually in the United States. It has been estimated that only about 30 percent of these drugs are used by the people for...
15-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Brain Volume Predicts Successful Weight Loss in the Elderly

If you’re trying to lose weight, what are your chances of success? Your brain may hold the key. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center believe they may have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with...
2-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Women Experience Marked Decline in Sexual Function in Months Immediately Before and After Onset of Menopause

Women experience a notable decline in sexual function approximately 20 months before and one year after their last menstrual period, and that decrease continues, though at a somewhat slower rate, over the following five years, according to a study...
2-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two New Devices Enhancing Treatment for Certain Cardiovascular Problems


A miniaturized pacemaker that doesn’t have any wires and a coronary stent that gradually dissolves in the body – both approved by Food and Drug Administration within the past year – are being put to good use by heart and vascular specialists.
1-Mar-2017 6:00 PM EST

MRI-Guided Laser Surgery Proving Effective for Some Epilepsy Patients

The MRI-guided laser ablation method is far less invasive and time-consuming than conventional surgery and has produced good results for people with medial temporal lobe epilepsy.
21-Feb-2017 5:00 PM EST

Alcohol’s Effect Can Be More Damaging to Women

Listen up ladies. Women simply don’t metabolize alcohol in the same way as men. It’s called the telescoping effect.
21-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST

‘Hair of the Dog’ Won’t Cure That Hangover

The notion that having a drink can cure a hangover has been around since the 16th century. That doesn't mean it's true.
14-Feb-2017 3:00 PM EST

Setting the Record Straight on Some Common Beliefs About Food and Health


When it comes to what certain foods can do to or for you, it’s probably best to take motherly advice, familiar sayings and other bits of conventional wisdom with a grain of salt.
14-Feb-2017 6:00 AM EST

Too Much Sun, Mosquito Bites Can Wreck Tropical Travel

If the last blast of winter has you longing for sun-soaked beaches in tropical locales, be sure to stop at the drug store for sunscreen and insect repellant before leaving for spring vacation.
10-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST

Tips to Treat Seasonal Dry Eye

If your eyes feel like the Sahara desert or your vision seems blurrier than usual, don’t panic. It may just be seasonal dry eye.
20-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST

Active Population, Improved Technology Driving Increase in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries


“Not only is the current older population more active, they’re not as willing as people once were to live in pain and tolerate it,” said Mark Shields, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “And the current...
22-Nov-2016 4:00 PM EST

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