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Nov 06, 2014, 12:00 ET

Honda Supports Narcolepsy Community to Raise Awareness with PSA

In an effort to spread awareness about the often disabling symptoms of the lifelong sleep disorder narcolepsy, American Honda Motor Co Inc., in...

Sep 17, 2014, 09:00 ET

Wake Expo traz para o Brasil etapa do Circuito Mundial de Wakeboard em Cable Parks

O mês de setembro será um marco para o wakeboard brasileiro. Pela primeira vez receberá uma etapa do WPWS (Wake Park World Series)....

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...

Sep 11, 2014, 09:00 ET
Raymond De Rise, Laura Fabrizio, and Julie Frasher have joined the Wake Up Narcolepsy Board to help people everywhere living with narcolepsy, a devastating, incurable sleep disease. (PRNewsFoto/Wake Up Narcolepsy)

Wake Up Narcolepsy Names Three to Board

Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN), a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people living with narcolepsy, today announced the appointment...

Aug 28, 2014, 11:43 ET
2015 Axis Wake Research A22 (PRNewsFoto/Axis Wake Research)

Axis Wake Introduces The All-New A22 For 2015

 A completely new boat from the hull up, the 2015 Axis Wake Research A22 is a total redesign of the original A22, the very first Axis model to...

Jul 03, 2014, 12:00 ET
Presenting a $50,000 narcolepsy research grant Dr. Emmanuel Mignot are (L-R) young people with narcolepsy Thomas Gow, Trent Strobel, and Lauren Gennett.  (PRNewsFoto/Wake Up Narcolepsy)

Wake Up Narcolepsy Awards Another $50,000 to Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Noted Stanford University Researcher

 Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. (WUN), a nonprofit organization working to speed diagnosis of narcolepsy and help in the search for a cure, recently...

Jun 02, 2014, 11:00 ET
NASCAR sensation Erik Jones, 18, joins Wake Up Narcolepsy on June 20 for Wake Up Nashville! an evening to celebrate Music City and benefit narcolepsy awareness and research. (PRNewsFoto/Wake Up Narcolepsy)

Wake Up Nashville! Celebrates City's Music Culture, Spreads Narcolepsy Awareness with NASCAR's Erik Jones

 For the fourth consecutive year, Wake Up Nashville! takes center stage in Music City to celebrate Nashville's renowned music culture and to...

May 16, 2014, 13:20 ET
Certified nurse practitioner Anne Lake, the coordinator of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Fracture Liaison Service, uses a bone model to make a point to patient Ed Eklund of Winston-Salem, N.C. Credit: Cameron Dennis / Wake Forest Baptist HealthWire. (PRNewsFoto/Wake Forest Baptist HealthWire)

Liaison program works to prevent fragility fractures in older adults

For older adults, one break all too frequently leads to another. Studies have shown that anyone age 50 or older who suffers a fragility fracture...

May 08, 2014, 09:00 ET

Communities In Schools of Wake County Releases the Video "A Nation of One" as a call to action for the nation to invest in the lives of young people

Today Communities In Schools of Wake County released the video "A Nation of One" featuring Sean Ellison, aka "Really Real." The video features...

Apr 29, 2014, 07:00 ET

Applebee's To Offer Tickets To The May 3 Hall & Oates Concert At Walnut Creek Ampitheatre In Support Of Communities In Schools Of Wake County And Durham

Band Together is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that raises money and awareness for nonprofits. Since 2001, the organization has raised over $3 M for 13...

Apr 29, 2014, 07:00 ET
Belk and CIS Wake to raise money to support Graduation Coaches (PRNewsFoto/CIS of Wake County)

Belk Bands Together with Communities In Schools of Wake and Durham to Celebrate Education

Band Together is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that raises money and awareness for nonprofits. Since 2001, the organization has raised over $3 M for 13...

Apr 15, 2014, 09:00 ET
The 14 2014 Boston Marathon WUNners are racing for a cure for narcolepsy, a lifelong sleep disease affecting 200,000 Americans and millions worldwide. (PRNewsFoto/Wake Up Narcolepsy)

14 International WUNners Represent Wake Up Narcolepsy in 2014 Boston Marathon

With the 26.2 miles of 118th Boston Marathon looming before them on April 21, 14 dedicated WUNners from across the U.S. and Canada are in their...

Apr 11, 2014, 12:29 ET
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center HealthWire)

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
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center HealthWire)

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...

Mar 17, 2014, 10:00 ET
Marcus Dobson (foreground) of Clemmons, N.C., adjusts his machine while Bunny Fontrier (rear) of Winston-Salem, N.C., chats with staff member Hector Hernandez Saucedo during an exercise session at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Sticht Center for Aging.  (PRNewsFoto/Wake Forest Baptist HealthWire)

Exercise becoming a new frontier in efforts to battle cognitive decline

Marcus Dobson first recognized the cognitive decline brought on by Parkinson's disease when he realized he no longer wanted to play with his...

Mar 14, 2014, 10:00 ET
Sara Macy of Winston-Salem, N.C., takes a stress test at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with the assistance of registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer Heather Duncan while exercise physiologist Meredith Usrey (right) monitors the data. Credit: Wake Forest Baptist HealthWire.  (PRNewsFoto/Wake Forest Baptist HealthWire)

Paying special attention to women's cardiovascular health

Sara Macy knows that she's been fortunate. It was 12 years ago that she experienced difficulty breathing on a Saturday morning. She went to a...

Jan 27, 2014, 17:08 ET
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center HealthWire)

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...

Dec 11, 2013, 08:56 ET

Kathi Wagner Joins Wake Up Narcolepsy as Chief Development Director

Experienced, Chicago-based Professional to Lead Fundraising and Other Philanthropic Initiatives  Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc., (WUN) today...

Nov 14, 2013, 15:11 ET
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)

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...

Nov 11, 2013, 17:26 ET
This versatile, 22-foot wake machine meets the demand of those who prefer a traditional bow style, while offering new advancements in hull design, styling and modern-day features including the auto-set Wedge and SURF GATE(R).  (PRNewsFoto/Axis Wake Research)

Axis Wake Research Introduces All-New T22

 On November 2, 2013, Axis Wake revealed the all-new T22 at the National Dealer Meeting in Austin, Texas. This versatile, 22-foot wake machine...