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Dec 10, 2014, 09:00 ET
Dr. Carlos M. Ferrario, professor of surgery and founder of the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (Credit: Cameron Dennis / Wake Forest Baptist HealthWire)

Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure

 That blood pressure plays a role in human health has been known for quite a while. Hypertension – the medical term for high blood...

Dec 09, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 9, 2014  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced plans for a new medical education building for its...

Sep 12, 2014, 10:00 ET
Cilina Murphy (center), a rising junior at Cherokee (N.C.) High School, practices her laparoscopic surgery skills in the Center for Applied Learning at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center during the weeklong Medical Careers and Technology Academy. She is flanked by fellow program participants Joscelyn Sharp (left) and Hannah Smith. (PRNewsFoto/Wake Forest Baptist Medical ...)

Program offers Native American students close-up look at health care careers

Cilina Murphy, a rising junior at Cherokee (N.C.) High School, already knows her senior project is going to be about diabetes. She has a personal...

Apr 11, 2014, 12:29 ET
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Laboratory-Grown Vaginas Implanted in Patients, Scientists Report

Scientists reported today the first human recipients of laboratory-grown vaginal organs. A research team led by Anthony Atala, M.D., director of...

Mar 21, 2014, 10:00 ET
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ACC Mascots Visit Brenner Children's Hospital

 The mascots of the Atlantic Coast Conference spent some time at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in...

Jan 27, 2014, 17:08 ET
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Rare Genetic Variations May Account for Severe Reaction to LABA Drugs in Some Asthmatics

More than 25 million people in the United States have asthma, a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways causing recurring...

Nov 14, 2013, 15:11 ET
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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Cornerstone Health Care Join in Unique Affiliation

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced that it has entered into a first-of-its-kind strategic affiliation agreement in the Triad with...

Jul 19, 2013, 11:29 ET
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Scientists Develop New Way to Measure Cumulative Effect of Head Hits in Football

 Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a new way to measure the cumulative effect of impacts to the head incurred by...

May 09, 2013, 15:55 ET
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Wexford Science & Technology Makes $150 Million Investment in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's development partner in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, today...

Mar 11, 2013, 10:00 ET
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Wake Forest Innovations Launches New Dot-Com Companies Offering Industry and Business Easy Access to Broad Range of Scientific Services

New Name Announced, Web-based Businesses Launched, New Tenants Move In  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced new business...

Mar 08, 2013, 10:16 ET
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Wake Forest Innovations Announces New Commercialization Developments

 The following is being released by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: What:  A briefing for business and community leaders and...

Jan 30, 2013, 10:00 ET
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Brainwave "Balancing" Research Receives $1 Million Grant From The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc.

Additional One Million Dollars in Funding Expands the Scope of Neurological Research With the infusion of an additional $1 million of...

Jan 15, 2013, 13:41 ET
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New approaches to weight control extend beyond diet and exercise

Wake Forest Baptist specialists emphasize education, long-term commitment Wake Forest Baptist HealthWire Genetics, economics, environment,...

Dec 12, 2012, 13:00 ET
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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Launches Wake Forest Innovations

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has created a new operating division to translate its academic and clinical research and discoveries into...

Nov 21, 2012, 14:17 ET
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Wake Forest Baptist Marks 20th Anniversary of Star Lighting at Annual Ceremony

 Perched 12 stories up on top of the roof of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a 31-foot Moravian star, one of the largest in the world,...

Nov 20, 2012, 13:00 ET
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Music to the Ears for a Good Night's Sleep?

Wake Forest Baptist Studies New Therapy for Insomnia  If you are among the 50 percent of Americans who suffer from insomnia, then you...

Oct 25, 2012, 11:42 ET
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Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on How to Avoid and Relieve Campaign Season Stress

A monumental event is upon us and we have the power to choose our country's future path with the simple click of a button. No pressure. All we...

Oct 01, 2012, 13:19 ET

'Gentle' yoga helping women find sea of calm amid breast cancer treatments

Wake Forest researcher's work points to benefits of gentle yoga  Women diagnosed with and being treated for breast cancer face physical...

Jun 26, 2012, 14:19 ET
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'I'm doing things I used to dream of doing'

Death of first wife makes things more personal for scientist working to improve quality of life of brain tumor patients receiving radiation...

Jun 26, 2012, 11:30 ET
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Wake Forest Baptist Names President of Piedmont Triad Research Park and Chief Innovation Officer

 Eric Tomlinson, DSc, PhD, a scientific and business leader whose career incorporates academia, product innovation and economic development,...