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Making connections in Lexington

The way Deb Watson and Marcus Teague finish each other’s sentences and tease each other, you might think they’re siblings. Teague, legally blind and needing dialysis three times a week, connected with Watson and her husband, Don, through FaithHealthNC in Lexington, a program that is part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. FaithHealthNC connects people in […]

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Seeing the whole 

    By Gary Gunderson The lack of a space between the words Faith and Health in our name is a bold confrontation with ever-more-technological medicine. Every hospital in America is rushing to embrace new “population management” schemes built on software and analytics to guide patients toward the optimal blend of services to assure their […]

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Dean Carter, FaithHealth Fellow

Spreading the hand of help to patients in need throughout North Carolina By Les Gura Rev. Dean Carter has offered pastoral care at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton for some 20 years. He knows from experience that the health of patients involves far more than medical care, and is typically entwined with family, economic, […]

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Health Sync: spiritual, mental, social & physical

        Interview with Gary Gunderson Gary Gunderson is Vice President of the FaithHealth division at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and co-leader of the Stakeholder Health Secretariat. He was interviewed by Tom Peterson. Why would you like to see a broader understanding of what we include when we think about health? I […]

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Memphis: Emotional Fitness Center

Memphis church creates ‘emotional fitness center’ after member’s suicide By David Waters Early one Monday morning before Easter, a depressed, middle-aged woman stood holding a pistol under the 20-foot cross that hangs above the entrance of the Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church. There, she took her life. The church member’s shocking suicide, the morning […]

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Connecting mind & body for improved health

  Integrating care has fascinated Jeff Feldman for most of his career. As a psychologist, Jeff Feldman, PhD, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was interested in and began using hypnosis as a non-traditional pain management technique. Other than the common cold, pain is the top reason why […]

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Winston Salem: Communities / Comunidades Meeting

Public meeting, Building Integrated Communities (BIC) project Thursday, April 30, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm Goodwill Industries, 2701 University Parkway, 27105 Please invite your foreign-born friends and communities so that they can tell us more about the needs of local immigrants. You can join and share the Facebook event here. (Let us know if anyone needs an […]

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Mothers Day Offering, a Brief History

Leland Kerr gives an overview of the Mother’s Day Offering at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Did you know that the first patient was in 1923 and that the offering began the very next year? It was set up to help patients who had financial pressures. That aid is still there for patients who need help. To […]

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Trellises & White House Meeting

    By Gary Gunderson On Wednesday and Thursday this week, a wildly diverse group of leaders met in the White House to explore how to accelerate the growing alignment so necessary to advancing health and well-being of communities. Surgeon General Murthy laid the foundation with a sketch of a framework he will unwrap later […]

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