NCCJ Gave Dennis Quaintance The Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation

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Greensboro, NC -- A man you probably know best for his hotels just got an award for his community service.  Dennis Quaintance is CEO of Quaintance-Weaver, the company that owns and runs the Proximity and O'Henry hotels. The Business Journal reports Thursday night the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of the Piedmont Triad presented him with the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award. The award goes to those who work to create a just and inclusive community.

Winston-Salem, NC -- A new study out of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center found risks associated with the anti-smoking drug Chantix. Researchers found those taking the drug had an increased risk of depression and suicidal behavior, eight times higher than nicotine replacement products. In a statement Pfizer, the maker of Chantix said the study "does not offer reliable scientific information" and said any risk outweighs the benefit of the drug.

Winston-Salem, NC -- Researchers say they were able to use gene therapy stem cell transplantation to reverse the effects of Hemophilia A. The scientists worked with other institutions, and found the combined treatment works on animals. Those living with hemophilia don't have a protein that helps the blood to clot, which means they can have severe blood loss with even a small wound. The study is in the journal, Experimental Hematology.

The Business Journal

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