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Applegate Elected Chair-Elect of Major Medical Society Board

William B. Applegate, M.D., M.P.H., dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, has been elected chair-elect of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP) for 2007-2008. Applegate, who is also senior vice president of Wake Forest University Health Sciences, has been a fellow of the ACP since 1984, a regent since 2002, editor of the ACP’s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program in geriatrics, chairman of its publications committee, and a member of several of its other committees. His election means that he will become chairman of the ACP board in May 2008. The ACP is the nation's largest medical specialty society, representing physicians in internal medicine and its subspecialties, including, endocrinology, rheumatology, infectious diseases, allergy and immunology, and geriatrics. Total membership is about 120,000, including medical students.

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Tips to Make Holiday Meals Enjoyable and Safe for People with Food Allergies

Tips to Make Holiday Meals Enjoyable and Safe for People with Food Allergies

According to the National Institutes of Health, around five percent of children and four percent of adults in the United States have a food allergy.

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Survey Shows Asthma Not Controlled in Majority of Patients

A survey of 1,812 patients with moderate-to-severe asthma revealed that the disease was not controlled in 55 percent, despite the fact that most had health insurance and visited their health care providers regularly. “Even more shocking was the finding that 38 percent of controlled asthmatics and 54 percent of uncontrolled asthmatics reported having had an asthma attack during which they feared for their life,” said Stephen P. Peters, M.D., Ph.D., lead author and a professor of pediatrics, internal medicine-pulmonary and associate director of the Center for Human Genomics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The results from the survey, believed to be the first to assess the prevalence of uncontrolled asthma among a nationally representative sample of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma, are reported in the June issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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

Although the medical community has known for the past five to 10 years that ticks can cause this allergy, case studies from Wake Forest Baptist and the University of Virginia suggest that chigger bites also may be responsible.

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It’s a Jungle Out There When it Comes to Plants and Bugs

The onset of summer can also mean the onset of life threatening illnesses for millions of people via plants or insects. For many, navigating the outdoors to enjoy life can be a hazardous undertaking – there are dangers lurking in the form of poisonous plants, like poison ivy, flying insects that sting like wasps and bees, and airborne allergens from grass and trees.

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Holiday Fare May Present Problems for People with Food Allergies

During the holidays, the very variety and complexity of foods served can make it difficult for someone with a food allergy to know what to avoid and what to try.

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325 Wake Forest Baptist Physicians Named to Prestigious 2015-2016 “Best Doctors in America” List

The 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America database includes 326 physicians fromWake Forest Baptist Medical Center. This is a 17 percent increase over last year.

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Wake Forest Baptist January Awards and Recognitions

Wake Forest Baptist January Awards and Recognitions

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298 Wake Forest Baptist Physicians Named to Prestigious 2013 Best Doctors

The 2012-13 Best Doctors in America® database includes 298 physicians from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Physicians Listed in Best Doctors in America®

The 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America® database includes 288 physicians from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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