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WFU HES in the News

The Health and Exercise Science major at Wake Forest University has recently been ranked number 4 in the nation by USA Today.  The complete story can be found at:  http://college.usatoday.com/2014/11/18/top-10-colleges-to-major-in-health-and-physical-fitness/

Professor Jeff Katula Breakthroughs in diabetes treatment: Better outcomes, lower cost

A new study by health and exercise science professor Jeff Katula, PhD, MA, economist Michael Lawlor and a team of Wake Forest researchers shows promise for effective lower-cost diabetes prevention programs. The results appear online in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

Abbe Brooks For two generations of Deacons, a journey along parallel paths

At the mention of Commencement, Abbe Brooks' ('13) eyes became misty — a prelude to the tears one fights back at the prospect of leaving behind someone, or some place, so dear.

Health benefits of beet juice
The Examiner - June 2, 2013

Researchers are beginning to understand that beet juice can promote heart health and blood flow. “We are starting to unravel the intriguing health benefits of beet juice primarily because of dietary nitrates and its impact on blood flow and blood pressure," says Wake Forest researcher Gary Miller, PhD

Strength training for 55-and-older population studied
Winston-Salem Journal - June 3, 2013

Stephen Messier, PhD, the director of the university’s Biomechanics laboratory, said the end goal is to develop a surgery-free and effective option to treat knee pain and the loss of mobility associated with knee osteoarthritis.

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