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2014-09-12 12:24:54

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cilina Murphy, a rising junior at Cherokee (N.C.) High School, already knows her senior project is going to be about diabetes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145576 She has a personal stake in it: Her grandmother, great-grandmother, an aunt and several cousins have Type 2 diabetes. "I see my grandma and great-grandma take insulin shots and what looks like 500 pills, and I really don't want to end up like that," said...

2014-04-01 14:26:51

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density. For older patients, having a low vitamin D level is a condition that can cause weakening of bones, which can lead to fractures, and in children the deficiency can lead to rickets. The 2011 Institute of Medicine guidelines for vitamin D and calcium emphasize...

2014-03-31 23:25:57

Winston-Salem-based Inmar today hosted a Grand Opening celebration at its new Team Support Center and Headquarters in downtown Winston-Salem. During the celebration, which included an appearance by the Winston-Salem State University band, Inmar Chairman and CEO David Mounts and leaders from the Innovation Quarter announced a collaborative effort with neighboring Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS). Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014...

2014-03-21 12:22:18

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mascots of the Atlantic Coast Conference spent some time at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Friday, March 14. They stopped by as part of an outreach initiative for the 2014 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament. Young patients got to meet and have their photos taken with their favorite mascots during the visit. A good time was had by all, especially the mascots who...

2014-01-27 14:57:08

More than 25 million people in the United States have asthma, a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways causing recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. Although several types of drugs are available to treat asthma, long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) are among the most commonly used and work well for most people. However, for a small subgroup of people with asthma, LABAs can cause severe, life-threatening side effects and carry a...

2014-01-15 10:34:13

Everybody feels pain differently, and brain structure may hold the clue to these differences. In a study published in the current online issue of the journal Pain, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that the brain's structure is related to how intensely people perceive pain. "We found that individual differences in the amount of grey matter in certain regions of the brain are related to how sensitive different people are to pain," said Robert Coghill, Ph.D.,...

2013-10-11 23:18:51

Experts with the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma will discuss #KidsConcussions during Twitter chat on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. EST. Learn more at http://www.twubs.com/KidsConcussions. Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Each year, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents from birth to 19 years old, which equals almost 20 injured children every...

2013-10-01 15:22:48

Flushed face, sweating, a sudden rush of heat. The hot flash, the bane of menopausal women, also can affect men who are undergoing hormone therapy for prostate cancer. But unlike in women, neither soy protein nor a common antidepressant provides relief for men, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Hot flashes occur in approximately 80 percent of men who are undergoing hormone manipulation as treatment for prostate cancer. Hormone therapy reduces the levels of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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