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Wake Forest Baptist Receives Two Federal Grants to Join National Networks Studying Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center two five-year grants, each worth approximately $1.5 million, to participate in two...
11-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


‘Mindful People’ Feel Less Pain; MRI Imaging Pinpoints Supporting Brain Activity

Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness.
6-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Allergists Warn that Chigger Bites May Cause Allergic Reaction to Red Meat

Chiggers, redbugs, harvest mites – whatever you call them, they are pesky little bugs whose bites cause really itchy rashes, usually around the ankles and waistline.
31-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

School of Medicine Researchers Receive $18 Million Grant to Study Connections between Heart Health and Cognition

The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Wake Forest School of Medicine researchers a five-year grant worth more than $18 million to study the connections between heart health and brain health...
30-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Take Big step Toward Finding Non-addictive Pain Killer

With the support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have been working to find a safe, non-addictive pain killer to help fight the current opioid crisis in this country.
27-Aug-2018 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Baby Poop May Be Source of Beneficial Probiotics

Probiotics seem to be everywhere these days – in yogurt, pickles, bread, even dog food. But there’s one place that may surprise you: There are probiotics in dirty diapers.
22-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Space Travel Carries Risks to Immune System Health

New research from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists into the health risks of space radiation exposure shows a potential greater risk than previously thought.
14-Aug-2018 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify Genetic Marker for Gastric Cancer Prognosis

Although immunotherapy is seen as a very promising treatment for cancer, currently only 20 to 30 percent of patients respond positively. Being able to identify the people most likely to benefit from the costly therapy is a Holy Grail for oncologists.
9-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Eating right is a vital part of the game plan for high school-age athletes

In addition to following a balanced diet, young competitors need to know when to eat what types of food to allow enough time for the digestion and absorption of the nutrients they need to perform at their best.
22-Aug-2018 1:10 PM EDT


A Little Preparation and Common Sense Go a Long Way in the Great Outdoors

Recognizing your limits, knowing where you’re going and what you might encounter there, and being aware of the environment you’re in are the best ways to avoid the bites, stings, cuts, sprains and other mishaps that can spoil outdoor activities
23-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Urologist Warns Against Pop-up Men's Clinics that Promote P-shots

6-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT


Skin color no small factor in diagnosis, treatment of dermatologic conditions

The majority of skin problems – including the most common, acne – occur in people of every ethnicity and skin color. However, the amount of melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color, an individual has can greatly influence their...
15-Jun-2018 3:00 PM EDT


Standardized Patients Play Active Role in Medical Education

Sessions with patient actors give medical students and other prospective providers the opportunity to develop both clinical skills and “bedside manner” before they begin to practice medicine for real.
16-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Penile Transplant Experts from Wake Forest

24-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT


Technology, Expertise and Collaboration Are Key in Quality Cardiovascular Care

People with heart and vascular conditions have benefited from technologies and treatments introduced in recent years. But traditional qualities such as expertise and teamwork are essential in making the most effective use of new products and...
22-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EDT


For Older Adults, Four-Pronged Approach Can Contribute to Healthy Aging

Jo Cleveland, M.D., professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, knows from experience that making lifestyle changes can be difficult for older adults. But she says there are four areas in which seniors can...
13-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST

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