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Want to help your partner stress less? Listen from the heart

February 6, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

When we feel supported, we feel less stress. But sometimes we think we are being supportive of a romantic partner and we’re not. Who hasn’t experienced the self-satisfaction of feeling like we’re ‘helping’ only to find we’ve only made the situation worse. Wake Forest University professor Jennifer Priem studies dating relationships and explores the connection between supportive conversations and physiological signs of stress reduction.


Diabetes prevention goes digital

January 30, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has begun a digital diabetes prevention clinical trial that features a virtual interactive program that provides personalized guidance and weekly interactive lessons to encourage healthy habits. It is the largest-ever single-blind, randomized control trial of a digital diabetes prevention program (DDP).


Scientists study mercury poisoning in Peruvian forest on pope’s itinerary

January 12, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Sustainability, Top Stories

Pope Francis’ visit to Peru on Jan. 15-22 takes him to the epicenter of the country’s informal and often illegal gold mining industry – the subject of groundbreaking environmental research by Wake Forest University scientists.

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Women can (and should) seek male mentors in the post-#MeToo workplace

January 3, 2018  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Research, Top Stories

In the post-#MeToo workplace, women may feel reluctant or uncomfortable about initiating a mentoring relationship with a male colleague.


Why the Y: Older adults need support for healthy weight loss in 2018

December 21, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

u’re trying to drop a few pounds in 2018, forget the fancy gym memberships and the home-delivered diets. Researchers at Wake Forest University say seniors whose New Year’s resolution is to lose weight succeed with a much cheaper and more accessible solution: classes at community fitness centers such as the YMCA.

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