Use Duke MyChart
Image Description Our secure, online website makes it easy for you to schedule appointments, pay your bills, and send a message to your doctor ’s office when you have non-urgent medical needs. Call 919-626-9037 or 919-551-3458 to sign up or ask your doctor at your next appointment. Treatment TermsChildbirth at Duke Regional Hospital Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Open Community Sessions for Magnet Redesignation
Overview Duke University Health System was designated as a Magnet organization in 2014 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In August 2018, Duke University Health System is applying for redesignation. Content Blocks Hero Imagenursehero.jpg Preview ImageDisplay in Announcement Section:  ArchivedThumbnail Image:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Rheumatologist Expands Pregnancy Possibilities for Women with Lupus
Treatment TermsInflammatory and immune disorders Overview Pregnancy used to be considered too risky for women with lupus, an autoimmune disease. Today, a Duke rheumatologist is helping women with the disease achieve their dreams of motherhood. Content Blocks CTA ButtonLearn More CTA Header Rheumatology and Immunology Hero Imagelupuspregnant_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers Megan E.B. Clowse, MD, MPHDisplay in Announcement Section:  ArchivedThumbnail Image:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Health Applying for Magnet Redesignation
Overview Duke University Health System was designated as a Magnet organization in 2014 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In August 2018, Duke University Health System is applying for redesignation. Content Blocks Date UpdatedThursday, July 19, 2018Display in Announcement Section:  Archived (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Young Boy with Moebius Syndrome Smiles After Surgery
Treatment TermsPediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Author Erin Hull Overview Colton Southern had plenty to smile about after surgery last year. In fact, it was the first time in the eight-year-old boy ’s life that he was able to show how happy he was. Colton’s facial muscles were so weak when he was born that he was unable to show expression. Facial reanimation surgery at Duke Children’s Hospital brought a smile to Colton’s face -- and to the faces of his thankful family. Hero Imagemoebius_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonFacial Reanimation...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Treatment Advances Give Hope to People with Brain Metastases
Treatment TermsMetastatic Brain and Spine Tumors Author Erin Hull Overview Lisa VanTress didn ’t know why she couldn’t regain her land legs after a 13-hour fishing trip in the summer of 2016. When the dizziness caused her to stumble and fall, she went to the emergency room. She soon learned she had lung cancer that had spread to her brain. Hero Imagebrainmets1932x862.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonBrain and Spine Metastases Patient Name Lisa VanTress Patient Photo Featured Doctors Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD Jeffrey Melson Clarke, MD Scott R. Floyd, MD, PhD Relate...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

A Less Invasive Alternative for GERD
Treatment TermsEsophagus disorders Overview When antacids no longer alleviate the burning, belching symptoms of GERD, an acid reflux procedure performed through the mouth can provide much-needed relief. Duke Health ’s Jacob Klapper, MD, and Matthew Hartwig, MD, are among the few esophageal surgeons offering this procedure in North Carolina. “We’re constantly looking for newer, less invasive options to give people freedom from chronic reflux and from taking antacid medications,” Dr. Klapper said. Content Blocks CTA ButtonAcid Reflux Treatment Options CTA Header Learn More Hero Imagegerd_1932x8...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

As a Buddhist Priest, Duke Neurosurgeon Finds Deeper Connection with Patients
Treatment TermsNeurosurgery Author Bryan Roth Overview Dr. Patrick Codd, MD, a Duke neurosurgeon, has been practicing Zen for two decades. The practice, he says, allows him to reflect on his work and relationships with patients and, ultimately, to deliver better care. Content Blocks Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers Patrick J. Codd, MD Related Blog Posts 5 Minutes with Duke Neurosurgeon Oren Gottfried, MD Robot Reduces Need for Open Brain Surgery to Map Epileptic Seizures Deep brain stimulation surgery while asleep brings relief from dystonia BodyDisplay in Announcement Section:  Archived (Sou...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Sports Physicals for Tween/Teen Athletes
Treatment TermsSports medicine Sub-Title Available in Durham, Raleigh, Cary and Holly Springs Overview Does your child need a sports physical? If he or she plans to work out with the middle or high school team this summer, participate in a summer sport, or try out for a sport any time in the upcoming school year, now is the time to make sure your forms are up to date. Content Blocks School Sports Physicals for $10.00 Per Person (Cash Only)Duke Health will offer school sports physicals tostudent-athletes  in sixth grade through high school for $10 per person (cash only).  Student-athletes should arrive ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Recognized for Quality Care
Image Description Duke Regional Hospital is accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for high standards of care in weight loss surgery. Treatment TermsWeight loss surgeryAdjustable gastric bandingAdolescent weight loss surgeryDuodenal switchRevisional proceduresRoux-en-y gastric bypassSleeve gastrectomyVBLOC therapy Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Voice Therapy Helps Teacher Return to Singing
Treatment TermsVoice TherapySinging and performing voice services Author Erin Hull Overview Jazzmone Sutton lost her voice -- and, with it, a part of who she is. “I went to say words,” she said of a conversation with friends, “And the words did not come out.” For the Raleigh elementary music teacher, skipping words and having a gravelly voice kept her from singing the way she wanted. She sought help at Duke Voice Care. Preview Image Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videojazzmone_voicetherapy_02.mp4_.08_20_02_15.still001.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Feature...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

When Young Athletes Need Sports Injury Care
Treatment TermsSports medicine Author Sarah Avery Sub-Title Know What to Expect at the Visit Overview When young athletes get hurt, the best option for care is often an orthopaedic doctor who specializes in sports-related injuries. However, the criminal conviction of a USA Gymnastics team doctor who used his position to abuse children and teens for decades has raised concerns among parents and athletes. Content Blocks Header Sports Medicine Experts Can Be Essential to Injury Recovery ContentParents might question the value and appropriateness of a sports medicine visit, but Duke Health orthopaedic surgeonJocelyn ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Maintaining Independence with Vision Rehabilitation
Treatment TermsLow vision rehabilitation Author Erin Hull Overview Verdina Gillette-Simms was only 18 when she was diagnosed with glaucoma. Over time, the elevated eye pressure associated with the disease damaged her optic nerve and left her struggling to see clearly. Now 56, Gillette-Simms considers herself fortunate. She's been able to maintain her independence thanks to the low-vision tools and techniques she learned at the Duke Eye Center's low-vision rehabilitation program. Preview Image Content Blocks Header Living with Glaucoma Content" Every day is a different day, " said Gillette-Simms...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Sign Up for Duke MyChart
Image Description Our secure, online website makes it easy for you to schedule appointments, pay your bills, and send a message to your doctor ’s office when you have non-urgent medical needs. Call 919-626-9037 or 919-551-3458 to sign up or ask your doctor at your next appointment. Treatment TermsPrimary care Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Fitness Trackers, Virtual Coaching Help Patients Stay Fit After Cardiac Rehab
Treatment TermsCardiac prevention and cardiac rehabilitation Author Sarah Avery Overview Heart patients typically do well during cardiac rehab programs but tend to lose momentum once the formal gym-based regimens end. Duke Health researchers wanted to know if something could be done to change that result. Their small study found that a follow-up program that uses wearable fitness trackers and virtual sessions with a health coach helped heart patients sustain lifestyle improvements after their cardiac rehab program ended. Content Blocks Header Mobile Health Helps Maintain Fitness Gains Content" The benefits of ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Fitness Trackers, Virtual Coaching Helps Patients Stay Fit After Cardiac Rehab
Treatment TermsCardiac prevention and cardiac rehabilitation Author Sarah Avery Overview Heart patients typically do well during cardiac rehab programs but tend to lose momentum once the formal gym-based regimens end. Duke Health researchers wanted to know if something could be done to change that result. Their small study found a follow-up program that uses wearable fitness trackers and virtual sessions with a health coach helped heart patients sustain lifestyle improvements after their cardiac rehab program ended. Content Blocks Header Mobile Health Helps Maintain Fitness Gains Content" The benefits of a car...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

New Apple Feature Gives You Mobile Access to Your Health Records
Treatment TermsDuke MyChart Author Debbe Geiger Overview A new feature on the Apple Health app for iPhones and iPads lets you securely download parts of your medical records right to your mobile device. Duke Health is among the first health systems in the U.S. to offer this new Health Records feature. It will be available to patients with Duke MyChart accounts. Content Blocks Header Encrypted, Secure Information ContentThe Health Records app acts just like a banking or credit card app. The information is encrypted and securely stored on your mobile device. Apple can ’t see your data unless you choose to share...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Toddler Thrives after Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Surgery
Treatment TermsPediatric Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryPediatric Neurology Sub-Title Minimally Invasive Surgery for Abnormal Head Shape Author Erin Hull Overview When an observant pediatrician told April Longmire and Mike Stone of Louisburg, NC that there were some irregularities in their infant ’s skull, they were instantly worried. Today, their toddler is happy and healthy following minimally invasive craniosynostosis surgery performed by Duke pediatric neurosurgeon Carrie Muh, MD. Preview Image Content Blocks ContentYou never want to have anyone say anything is wrong with your child, ” April exp...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

A Provider's Transgender Journey Helps Teach Compassion
Treatment TermsEndocrinology Overview Duke physician assistant Blaine Paxton Hall, PA-C, brings to his patient care an empathy borne of experience. Hall, who sees adult patients with gender concerns, has been researching gender medicine since his own transition 35 years ago. Content Blocks Content “I would have given anything to have known somebody who was also on my trajectory,”Hall said. “To imagine having a provider who had also had my experience would have been just extraordinary.”Hall also devotes time to educating other health care providers on gender medicine. This includes not just ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Clinics Closed or Delaying Openings Due to Severe Weather
Due to severe winter weather, almost all Duke Health clinics will be closed on Thursday, January 18th. On Friday, January 19th, all hospital-based clinics will operate on a normal schedule and all other clinics will delay opening until 10 a.m.  CTA Link: Find out morePhoto:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Clinics Closed Due to Severe Weather
Due to severe winter weather, the majority of Duke Health clinics are closed on Wednesday, January 17th. All Cancer Center clinics and a few other specialty clinics will remain open.  CTA Link: Learn what clinics are affectedPhoto:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Winning Senior Olympic Gold After Heart Surgery and Cardiac Rehab
Treatment TermsHeartCardiac prevention and cardiac rehabilitation Overview Dick Mazur of Raleigh was a fit 76-year-old planning to compete in the Senior Olympics for his third year in a row when his plans got waylaid. Diagnosed with a serious heart problem, he underwent heart surgery followed by cardiac rehab at Duke Health. Mazur went on to compete in the Senior Olympics after all, where he won three medals. “I owe it all to the rehab people,” he said. Hero Imagedickmazur_cardio_140.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Dr. Rockman Makes a Game Plan, Assembles Heart Team ContentIt started one morning...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

New Surgical Option for Serious Rotator Cuff Tears
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsRotator Cuff TearsShoulder pain and injuries Overview If you have a severe rotator cuff tear that can ’t be mended, or if a previous repair didn’t bring relief, superior capsule reconstruction may help. Content Blocks Header About Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs ContentYour shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that help keep the ball at the top of your upper-arm bone centered in your shoulder socket. It also helps you lift and rotate your arm.When your rotator cuff tears -- either from a sudden injury or long-term wear-and-tear -...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

New Duke Sports Vision Center Focuses on High-Performance Vision Rehab and Training
Treatment TermsEye care Author Debbe Geiger Overview A new Duke Eye Center program is helping athletes and military personnel maximize their dynamic visual abilities. Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videohuthphoto-kah_4330.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Header Image/Videohuthphoto-kah_3711.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Exciting Opportunities to Optimize Visual and Athletic Performance Content“We’re very excited to be part of the first multidisciplinary sports institute in the nation that will incorporate the latest technologies and research to ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

An Orthopaedic Family: On the Go with Drs. Jocelyn Wittstein and Tally Lassiter (Video)
Author Erin Hull Overview Jocelyn Wittstein, MD, and Tally Lassiter, MD, are orthopedic surgeons in Knightdale and Raleigh who specialize in treating knee, hip and shoulder injuries in teens and adults. Learn how their active lives influence how they treat their patients. Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Features Text Content Section Header Image/Videoimg_5366.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Athletic Lifestyle Leads to Better Understanding of Patients ContentBeing active athletes themselves helps Drs. Wittstein and Lassiter  better understand their...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Heart Patients Help Doctors Determine Best Aspirin Dose in New Clinical Trial
Treatment TermsHeart Author Tim Pittman Overview Doctors have known for decades that taking aspirin can reduce the risk for future heart attacks and strokes in people with cardiovascular disease. What is less clear is which dose is best. Participants in a new kind of clinical trial are helping them find out. Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videoaspirinclinicaltrial.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Header Image/Video2017_williamking_aspirin_080.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Features Images/Media Text Content CTA ButtonThe Adaptable Aspirin Study CTA Header...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

When Heart Disease Runs in the Family
Treatment TermsCardiomyopathy Overview Anne Goodes knew her heart beat faster than normal, but it wasn ’t until her local cardiologist detected a heart murmur that she discovered she was at risk for sudden cardiac death. At Duke, she learned the cause was hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common heart condition that can run in the family. Goodes soon discovered her children may need to take precaution s as well. Hero Image2017_anne_heart_596.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Learning to Live with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ContentHypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects the cells that make up the heart muscle,...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Is Outpatient Knee Replacement for You? Know Who Benefits
Treatment TermsKnee replacement surgery Author Shawn Lake Overview Duke orthopaedic surgeons now offer some people who need knee replacement surgery the option to go home a few hours after the procedure. According to Michael Bolognesi, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Duke who specializes in hip and knee replacement, the experience has been “overwhelmingly positive.” Content Blocks Header Who Needs Knee Replacement Surgery? ContentMore than 600,000  knee replacement surgeries  are performed each year, making it one of the most the most common  orthopaedic surgeries in the U.S. The proce...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Fighting Neuroblastoma Like a Superhero
Treatment TermsNeuroblastoma CategoriesChildren's health Author Aliza Inbari Overview VG stands for Vomit Girl, the superhero that Sarah Smith created in her mind when she was a young child undergoing numerous rounds of chemotherapy to treat neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that develops in the adrenal glands. Hero Imagevg_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Content“Chemotherapy causes patients to vomit frequently so I came up with a superhero for myself: Vomit Girl,” explained Sarah, now a 22-year-old, cancer-free college student. Her best friend’s mom made her a large cape displaying the ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Doctors Diagnose Rare Sweet ’s Syndrome
Treatment TermsDermatology Author Shawn Lake Overview Greg Cannon saw more than 15 doctors near his hometown of Valdese, GA and was hospitalized twice with puzzling symptoms before Duke Health dermatologists confirmed he had a rare condition called subcutaneous Sweet ’s syndrome. Their knowledge and expertise helped Cannon find relief from the painful symptoms and enjoy life once again. Hero Imagecannon_skin_001.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Cycles of Fever and Pain ContentThe first sign something was wrong came on a hot autumn day in 2013. Cannon was at an Atlanta Braves game with his wife Linda,...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Two Duke Hospitals Receive Top Safety Grade
For the fifth consecutive year, Duke University Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital have earned top scores for safety from The Leapfrog Group.CTA Link: Read the ArticlePhoto:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

It Takes a Team to Hear Again After Cochlear Implant
Treatment TermsCochlear implant surgeryHearing lossSpeech pathology and audiology Author Hallie Potocki Overview After 30 years of losing his hearing, 76-year-old Bryan Seiler of Wake Forest received a cochlear implant at Duke. It changed his life. Hero Imagehero_bryanseiler.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Feeling Isolated ContentBryan Seiler ’s hearing started to decline when he was in his forties – first in his right ear and, a few years later, in his left.Hearing aids in each ear brought some relief, and, as Seiler described it, he managed for years to  “get by.” Eventually...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

4 Questions to Ask Your Colonoscopy Doctor
Treatment TermsColonoscopy Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Rate of Finding Precancerous Polyps Is Key Overview If your GI doctor finds and removes precancerous polyps during your colonoscopy, it could keep you from developing life-threatening colon cancer. Content Blocks ContentTo make sure colonoscopies are as effective as possible, gastroenterology professional associations have recommended four ways to measure how well doctors and hospitals perform the screening exams. Before you schedule your colonoscopy, Duke gastroenterologistZiad Gellad, MD, MPH, recommends you ask these questions. Section Features Text ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke MyChart's New Look Makes It Easier to Manage Your Health
Duke ’s electronic health portal, MyChart, has made it easier for you to make appointments, access your test results, and pay bills. Starting October 22, our new look and new features make viewing a portion of your medical record and keeping track of your health simpler at home and on the go.CTA Link: Read the ArticlePhoto:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Brothers Thrive After Lung Transplants at Duke
Treatment TermsPulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung diseaseLung transplantPulmonary rehabilitation Author Karen Doss Bowman Overview U.S. Air Force veteran Michael Bonnette and his brother Robert, a volunteer firefighter, are used to saving the lives of others. After developing pulmonary fibrosis, they turned to Duke University Hospital for double lung transplants because of its short wait times and pulmonary rehab program. Now, a few years later, the brothers are back to their active lifestyles. Hero Image20170927.bonnettes.web_.01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media Text Content ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Quick Recovery After Outpatient Knee Replacement (Video)
Lee Tucker opted for outpatient knee replacement surgery at Duke after a 40-year-old knee injury prevented him from getting around. He's glad he did. Now the Duke football facility manager is back to enjoying his job and life at home.CTA Link: Read the ArticlePhoto:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Tips for Navigating Open Enrollment
When open enrollment season starts, you ’ll be making important decisions about your and your family’s health care coverage for 2018. Navigating the details can be tricky. Here are some factors to consider and questions to ask during the open enrollment process.CTA Link: Read the ArticlePhoto:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Why You Need a Flu Shot
It takes two weeks for the body to develop an immune response to the flu vaccine. The sooner you get a flu shot, the more protected you will be.CTA Link: Read the ArticlePhoto:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Together We Can Stop the Flu
The CDC recommends everyone six months of age and  older get the flu vaccine. The sooner you get a flu shot, the more protected you will be.CTA Link: Find a Primary Care LocationPhoto:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Tips for Navigating Open Enrollment
Overview When open enrollment season starts, you ’ll be making important decisions about your and your family’s health care coverage for 2018. Navigating the details can be tricky. Here are some factors to consider and questions to ask during the open enrollment process. Content Blocks ContentKnow your needs. Do you have a chronic condition, or is your family relatively healthy? Where will you go for care in an emergency and will you be able to cover the expenses? Choosing a plan that covers your known and unexpected needs requires careful consideration of costs and benefits.Consider family changes. Do you h...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke MyChart's New Look Makes It Easier to Manage Your Health
Treatment TermsDuke MyChart Author Debbe Geiger Overview Duke ’s electronic health portal, MyChart, has made it easier for you to make appointments, access your test results, and pay bills. Starting October 22, our new look and new features make viewing a portion of your medical record and keeping track of your health simpler at home and on the go. Content Blocks CTA HeaderCheck Out Our New Look CTA Image CTA LinkDuke MyChart Section Features Call To Action Header Easier to Read, Simpler Functionality ContentThe first big change you ’ll notice when you sign on is Duke MyChart’s more modern ap...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Quick Recovery After Outpatient Knee Replacement (Video)
Treatment TermsKnee replacement surgeryKnee pain and knee injuryOrthopaedicsJoint Replacement Surgery Author Erin Hull Overview Lee Tucker opted for outpatient knee replacement surgery after a 40-year-old knee injury prevented him from getting around. He's glad he did. Now the Duke football facility manager is back to enjoying his job and life at home. Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Opting for Outpatient Surgery for Knee Replacement ContentWhile members of the Duke football team were improving their agility, finessing their sacks and blocks and increasing their speed, a mem...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Tailored Treatment for Head-and-Neck Cancer Mystery
Treatment TermsHead and Neck Cancer Overview Rob Vaughn found a lump on his neck that turned out to be cancer that had spread from somewhere else in his body. The trouble was, doctors couldn ’t find the original site of the cancer. That made his treatment decisions difficult -- until two Duke specialists offered him options, including the option for watchful waiting instead of extensive treatment. Hero Image20170914_robvaughn_neckcancer_083_herocrop.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header A Search for the Source of Cancer ContentVaughn, a Charlotte, NC, father of two, was 47 and in good health when he felt th...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

First Use of Cadaver Nerves to Repair Corneal Anesthesia Shows Promise
Treatment TermsCorneal disease Overview A new, minimally invasive procedure that replaces damaged corneal nerves with a donor nerve restores feeling in the cornea and halts progressive eye damage caused by a condition known as corneal anesthesia. The use of the donor nerve, an advance pioneered at Duke, may help people recover faster after surgery and could impact how other chronic eye conditions are treated. Content Blocks Header What Is Corneal Anesthesia? ContentCorneal anesthesia -- the medical term is neurotrophic keratopathy -- is a potentially devastating condition that can arise after certain viral infections...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Surgery, OT Restores Hand Function After Devastating Injury (Video)
Treatment TermsHand pain and injuryPhysical and occupational therapy Author Hallie Potocki Overview Beth Hufner ’s body was shattered and her left hand hung motionless after she was struck by a truck during a morning run near her Hillsborough neighborhood. Duke orthopaedic specialists used complex surgery and extensive rehab to help her regain the use of her lifeless hand. Hero ImageHand Function Restored After Devastating Injury Preview Image Content Blocks Header Her Hand Hung Like a Rag Doll ContentIt was 6:30 on a crisp North Carolina morning in December 2016 when Hufner, 39, was struck by a pick-up tru...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Surgery, OT Restores Hand Function After Devastating Injury
Treatment TermsHand pain and injuryPhysical and occupational therapy Author Hallie Potocki Overview Beth Hufner ’s body was shattered and her left hand hung motionless after she was struck by a truck during a morning run near her Hillsborough neighborhood. Duke orthopaedic specialists used complex surgery and extensive rehab to help her regain the use of her lifeless hand. Hero Image20170815_bethhufner_arm_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Her Hand Hung Like a Rag Doll ContentIt was 6:30 on a crisp North Carolina morning in December 2016 when Hufner, 39, was struck by a pick-up truck that had veere...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Surgery, PT Restores Hand Function After Devastating Injury
Treatment TermsHand pain and injurySports physical therapy Author Hallie Potocki Overview Beth Hufner ’s body was shattered and one hand hung motionless after she was struck by a truck during a morning run near her Hillsborough neighborhood. Duke orthopedic specialists used complex surgery and extensive physical therapy to put her back together and help her regain use of her limp, lifeless left ha nd. Hero Image20170815_bethhufner_arm_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Her Hand Hung Like a Rag Doll ContentIt was 6:30 on a crisp North Carolina morning in December 2016 when Hufner, 39, was struck by a...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Eleven-Year-Old Boy Receives Kidney for Christmas at Duke
Treatment TermsPediatric Kidney Transplant Author Hallie Potocki Overview After battling kidney disease his entire young life, 11-year-old Kaleek Beatty got the best present he could ask for, just five days before Christmas 2016. Duke Children's Hospital called to say they had found a kidney for him. Hero Imagekaleekbeatty_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Born with Kidney Disease ContentAsk a typical 11-year-old, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and you’re likely to hear “sports superstar” or “rock musician.” Ask Kaleek Beatty, though, and his u...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

After Skull Base Tumor, Dancer/Model Takes on Law School
Treatment TermsSkull base tumor Author Karen Doss Bowman Overview Victoria Vesce had surgery and 28 rounds of radiation for rare tumors in the base of her skull and in her neck. Four days after her last radiation treatment, she started law school. Hero Image20170809.vesce_.victoria.03.blog_.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videovesce_honeybee_blog.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Header Image/Videovesce_blog_secondary3.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header A Regional Destination for Rare Head and Neck Tumors ContentPatients from throughout the Sou...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

View the Eclipse Safely with These Expert Tips
Treatment TermsEye careRetinal disease Author Sarah Avery Overview As excitement about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse builds, it ’s important to know how to safely view the event and understand how even everyday exposure to the sun can damage vision. Duke retina specialist and ophthalmologist Lejla Vajzovic from the Duke Eye Center shares her insights. Content Blocks Header How does the sun damage eyes? ContentAnytime you stare at the sun, you risk damaging your eyes, because the sun causes a physical burn at the back of the eye. The retina is essentially an extension of the brain, and it ’s made up of very ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news