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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
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

Should you see a chiropractor for back pain?
Treatment TermsSpine Overview Nearly everyone suffers from back pain at some point. One treatment option is chiropractic care, which includes spinal manipulation (also called manual manipulation). A review of research, published in theJournal of the American Medical Association, found that spinal manipulation can help relieve pain and improve function in people with acute low-back pain, one of the most common types of back pain. Content Blocks ContentDuke chiropractorEugene Lewis, DC, MPH, answers questions about how chiropractic care can help. Section Features Text Content Header What kinds of conditions does a ch...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

When Can a Doctor Help Your Back Pain?
Treatment TermsBack pain TagsBack pain Sub-Title Answers to Common Back Pain Questions Overview More than eight in 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In most cases, the pain goes away over time. If your back pain is severe or does not improve, you may need medical care. Here are answers to some common questions about back pain and tips on when to seek help. Content Blocks Header Why Does My Back Hurt? ContentThere are various reasons why your back can hurt, including muscle pain, disc pain, joint pain, or nerve pain. In most cases, these are not harmful or dangerous. “There are...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Scientist Gets an Assist with Hearing Loss
Treatment TermsSpeech pathology and audiology CategoriesAging healthFamily healthAdvanced treatments Sub-Title Discovers Hearing Aids Aren ’t What They Used to Be Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, had trouble hearing questions in large lecture halls -- until he tried today ’s hearing aids. Hero Imagelefkowitz_legs_desk_blog2.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks ContentDr. Lefkowitz, 74, has received some of the world ’s most prestigious honors for his research, which has made possible the development of countless medicines. But, like many peopl...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

A Runner ’s Comeback: From Multiple Fractures to a 50-Mile Race
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsAnkle pain and ankle injurySports medicine CategoriesFamily health Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview In April 2017, Harry Mendez Jr. crossed the finish line of a 50-mile race, exhausted but triumphant. The 35-year-old Durham resident had completed triathlons and endurance events before, but none had demanded the strength, commitment, and perseverance this one had. Just nine months earlier, he ’d been in Duke University Hospital, pins and rods holding his lower left leg together, wondering if he’d ever run again. Hero Imageharrymendez_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Conte...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Study Finds Survival Rates Higher at Teaching Hospitals
Author Debbe Geiger Overview If you ’re hospitalized for a common medical condition or surgical procedure, your chance of surviving is better if your care is provided at a major teaching hospital. That’s according to an analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Content Blocks CTA HeaderMore information CTA LinkRead the JAMA article Section Features Call To Action Header Survival Rates for Common Conditions, Procedures Analyzed ContentThe study ’s authors looked at Medicare data for 21 million hospitalizations at more than 4,000 hospitals, including teaching ho...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Skating On Thin Ice
Treatment TermsChildren's health Sub-Title Life-Threatening Condition Discovered After Fall During Hockey Game Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Colby Heath was a growing teenage boy, so his penchant for sleep didn't concern his mother. Nor did his occasional nosebleeds. Yet, as Colby's family now knows, those were clues that something was horribly wrong. Hero Imageskating_on_thin_ice_3.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Playing Hockey was Risk Factor for Congenital Liver Abnormality Content“He went from being a seemingly healthy kid who plays hockey to a kid who needs aliver transplant...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

On the Trail of Unknown Diseases
Treatment TermsChildren's health Sub-Title Duke Doctors Give Families Long-Sought Answers Author Dave Hart Overview It wasn't until Quinn was about five months old that his parents, Liz Aronin and Jamie Mills, suspected something wasn't quite right. At an age when most children begin to sit up, grasp objects, babble, track visual movement and respond to voices, Quinn didn ’t do any of those things. Hero Imageon_the_trail_of_unkown_diseases_1.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Content" His doctor initially said to wait, because kids develop at different rates, ” said Jamie, a grants a...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Understanding the New Thyroid Cancer Screening Guidelines
Treatment TermsThyroid cancer Author Samiha Khanna Overview The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended in May 2017 that doctors should not screen adults who don't have signs or symptoms of thyroid cancer. Screening is performed either by feeling the neck for lumps or using an ultrasound to look at the thyroid. What does this mean for you? Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Duke ’s chief of endocrine surgery, explains what you need to know about the new thyroid cancer screening guidelines. Content Blocks Content Section Features Text Content Header What Prompted the New Guidelines? ContentThe updated  g...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Health publishes surgeons' expertise
Treatment TermsOrthopaedics Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Experienced surgical teams can lead to better outcomes Overview Studies show that surgical teams and hospitals with more experience in a procedure tend to have better patient outcomes. Duke Health has begun publishing information about its surgeons ’ experience -- beginning with orthopaedic specialists -- to help you make an informed choice. Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videosurgical_specialties.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Make informed health care decisions ContentAdding surgical volume data to orthopaedic su...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Experimental cord blood therapy for autism studied
Treatment TermsChildren's health SEO Meta Description Researchers report encouraging results in Phase 1 trial of an experimental therapy using cord blood for children with autism. Author Samiha Khanna Sub-Title Small, early study encouraging; larger trial underway Overview Although additional research is needed, scientists at Duke Health are reporting results from a small, early-stage study of an experimental autism therapy for children using their own umbilical cord blood. Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videokurtzberg.joanne.02.blog_.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Header Ima...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke ’s short lung transplant list saves CF patient
Treatment TermsCystic fibrosisPulmonary rehabilitationLung transplant CategoriesAdvanced treatments SEO Meta Description Cystic fibrosis patient Aimee Driscoll was given just hours to live. With no donor lungs available near her home in Maine, she was flown to Duke. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Cystic fibrosis patient Aimee Driscoll was given just hours to live. With no donor lungs available near her home in Maine, she was flown to Duke. Hero Imageaimee_driscoll_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videoaimee_driscoll_blog2b.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Hig...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Do you know your breast cancer risk?
Treatment TermsBreast cancer risk assessment Additional SEO Keywords breast cancer risk, breast cancer risk assessment SEO Meta Description Which breast cancer screenings you need and when depends on your risk. A breast cancer risk assessment can help you determine your risk and your screening plan. Sub-Title Get a personalized breast cancer risk assessment and screening plan Overview Which breast cancer screenings you should have and when you should have them depends on your risk level. A breast cancer risk assessment can help you determine your risk and your screening plan. Content Blocks ContentBreast surgical...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

New non-steroid treatment for uveitis
Treatment TermsUveitis CategoriesAdvanced treatmentsClinical trials Additional SEO Keywords uveitis, Humira SEO Meta Description A clinical trial at Duke for a drug approved by the FDA to treat uveitis helped Shirley Mims see clearly again. Author Karen Doss Bowman Overview Shirley Mims thought she would go blind when she was first diagnosed with uveitis. A clinical trial at Duke for a drug now approved by the FDA to treat uveitis helped her see clearly again. Hero Imagestory_181716_jaffe047.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Suddenly seeing spots ContentShirley Mims was driving home from her job as an ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Health and WakeMed collaborate in heart care
Treatment TermsHeartAdult congenital heart diseaseGenetic heart diseaseAneurysm and aortic diseaseAortic valve diseaseTAVRTranscatheter aortic valve replacementArrhythmiaCatheter ablationCardiac catheterizationCardiac prevention and cardiac rehabilitationCoronary artery diseaseHeart attackHeart bypass surgeryHigh blood pressure (hypertension)Heart failureVentricular assist devicesMitral valve diseaseWomen's heart diseaseSports cardiology Author Sarah Avery Overview Driven by a shared commitment to enhance and broadly extend the scope, quality and value of heart care services for patients throughout Wake County, Du...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Wound care center helps woman dance at daughter ’s wedding
CategoriesAging health Additional SEO Keywords wound, wound care, wound healing, open wound SEO Meta Description Duke Raleigh Hospital Wound Healing Center helps woman care for shin wound and get back on her feet in time to dance at daughter's wedding. Author Molly Tomlinson Overview With less than two months before her daughter ’s wedding, Raleigh resident Deborah Jordan started to worry about the wound on her shin. She had fallen the day before her daughter's engagement party and received stitches, but her leg still hadn ’t healed. She worried she wouldn’t be able to enjoy the wedding....
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Health puts flu restrictions in place
Additional SEO Keywords hospital flu restrictions SEO Meta Description Duke Health puts flu restrictions in place Overview In the past several weeks there has been a rise in the number of patients visiting Duke hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms due to the flu. It is easily and most often spread as a result of coughs, sneezes or simply talking. Content Blocks Header Safety and wellbeing is our highest priority ContentAt Duke Health, the safety and wellbeing of our patients, visitors and staff is our highest priority. That is why we ’ve taken several important steps to help prevent the spread of the flu i...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

After ankle replacement surgery, pain-free walks on the beach
Treatment TermsAnkle replacement surgery CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords ankle replacement, ankle surgery, ankle injury, ankle pain, joint replacement SEO Meta Description Ankle pain kept David Deitz from enjoying retirement on the North Carolina shore. After ankle replacement surgery at Duke, he ’s walking on the beach once more. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Ankle pain kept David Deitz from enjoying retirement on the North Carolina shore. Afterankle replacement surgery at Duke, he’s walking on the beach once more. Hero Imagemc2_1588_cropped.jpg Preview Image Content Bl...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

After ankle replacement surgery, pain-free walks on the beach
Treatment TermsAnkle replacement surgery CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords ankle replacement, ankle surgery, ankle injury, ankle pain, joint replacement SEO Meta Description Ankle pain kept David Deitz from enjoying retirement on the North Carolina shore. After ankle replacement surgery at Duke, he ’s walking on the beach once more. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Ankle pain kept David Deitz from enjoying retirement on the North Carolina shore. Afterankle replacement surgery at Duke, he’s walking on the beach once more. Hero Imagemc2_1588_cropped.jpg Preview Image Content Bl...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Fast access to stroke procedure saves Wilmington woman ’s life and health
Treatment TermsStroke CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords stroke, stroke symptoms, stroke care, stroke treatment, tpa, tissue plasminogen activator, ischemic stroke, thrombectomy, stent retriever, warning stroke, mini-stroke, blood clot in brain, clot buster SEO Meta Description Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there from Wilmington just in time. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

UV light helps Duke hospitals fight transmission of super bugs
Treatment TermsInfectious diseases SEO Meta Description UV light helps hospitals cut transmission of super bugs like MRSA that linger in patient rooms and cause new infections. Author Debbe Geiger Content Blocks ContentA type of ultraviolet light called ultraviolet light C or UVC is helping hospitals cut transmission of super bugs like MRSA that linger in patient rooms and cause new infections, according to a study by Duke Health researchers. As a result, several UVC machines are now in use at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital Section Features Text Content Header Tough bug...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

UV light helps Duke hospitals fight transmission of super bugs
Treatment TermsInfectious diseases SEO Meta Description UV light helps hospitals cut transmission of super bugs like MRSA that linger in patient rooms and cause new infections. Author Debbe Geiger Content Blocks ContentA type of ultraviolet light called ultraviolet light C or UVC is helping hospitals cut transmission of super bugs like MRSA that linger in patient rooms and cause new infections, according to a study by Duke Health researchers. As a result, several UVC machines are now in use at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital Section Features Text Content Header Tough bug...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Robot reduces need for open brain surgery to map epileptic seizures
Treatment TermsNeurological disordersEpilepsy SEO Meta Description A minimally invasive robotic device is eliminating the need for some patients to undergo open brain surgery to pinpoint the origin of their epileptic seizures. Author Debbe Geiger Overview A minimally invasive robotic device is eliminating the need for some patients to undergo open brain surgery to pinpoint the origin of their epileptic seizures. The device, in use at Duke and a small handful of epilepsy centers across the country, means neurosurgeons only need to make a few small incisions. The procedure is more precise, procedure time is shortened d...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke University Hospital has nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants
Treatment TermsLiver transplant Author Sarah Avery Overview Duke University Hospital has the nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants from deceased donors, according to data from 2016. Content Blocks Header Duke patients move from waiting list to transplant faster than national average ContentDuke's transplant center, which in 1986 became the first in North Carolina to provideliver transplants, is among the nation's most efficient centers. It moves patients from the waiting list to transplant more than 2.5 times faster than the national average.  " That's an important statistic  becaus...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

New keratoconus treatment may prevent need for corneal transplant
Treatment TermsCorneal disease Additional SEO Keywords cornea, corneal disease, keratoconus, keratoconus treatment, collagen cross-linking, corneal collagen cross-linking, corneal cross-linking, SEO Meta Description Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a corneal transplant. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Cross-linking procedure can halt corneal changes, preserve vision Overview Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

New keratoconus treatment may prevent need for corneal transplant
Treatment TermsCorneal disease Additional SEO Keywords cornea, corneal disease, keratoconus, keratoconus treatment, collagen cross-linking, corneal collagen cross-linking, corneal cross-linking, SEO Meta Description Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a corneal transplant. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Cross-linking procedure can halt corneal changes, preserve vision Overview Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Balloon offers relief from chronic eustachian tube dysfunction
Treatment TermsSinus and nasal conditionsEar nose and throat SEO Meta Description A small, balloon-like device may bring lasting relief to the millions of people who suffer from chronic ear tube dysfunction Author Debbe Geiger Overview Inserting a small, balloon-like device in a blocked eustachian tube may bring lasting relief to the millions of children and adults who suffer from chronic eustachian tube dysfunction each year. Duke ear nose and throat doctors – the first and only otolaryngologists in North Carolina using the newly approved Aera system – say it has the potential to significantly reduce the...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Balloon offers relief from chronic eustachian tube dysfunction
Treatment TermsSinus and nasal conditionsEar nose and throat SEO Meta Description A small, balloon-like device may bring lasting relief to the millions of people who suffer from chronic ear tube dysfunction Author Debbe Geiger Overview Inserting a small, balloon-like device in a blocked eustachian tube may bring lasting relief to the millions of children and adults who suffer from chronic eustachian tube dysfunction each year. Duke ear nose and throat doctors – the first and only otolaryngologists in North Carolina using the newly approved Aera system – say it has the potential to significantly reduce the...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke weather policy in effect for January 8, 2017
Author Debbe Geiger Overview The severe weather and emergency conditions policy for Duke University Health System has been extended to 7:00 am Monday, January 9. Content Blocks Header Updated Sunday, January 8, 2017 ContentDuke's severe weather policy has been extended to 7am Monday, January 9.Duke Urgent Care Croasdaile and Duke Urgent Care South will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for urgent care services. The Brier Creek, Morrisville and Knightdale sites will remain closed Sunday.Please visitthis page for updated information about Duke PDC clinics.  For more information about other Duke services and loca...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Pediatric heart patient embraces the spirit of giving
Treatment TermsHeart CategoriesChildren's health TagsPediatric cardiology Additional SEO Keywords Child cardiology, pediatric cardiology, child heart defect, child heart care, child heart surgery, pediatric heart surgery SEO Meta Description Paige Sullivan was born with a heart defect and had it repaired at Duke University Hospital. Now she helps other sick kids embrace their inner superhero. Author Shawn Rocco Overview Paige Sullivan was born with a heart defect and had it repaired at Duke University Hospital. Now she helps other sick kids embrace their inner superhero by making them capes. Preview Image ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Can fat cells help heal joint pain?
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsAnkle pain and ankle injuryKnee pain and knee injuryShoulder pain and injuries Additional SEO Keywords stem cell treatment, joint pain, joint pain treatment, arthritis, arthritis treatment, osteoarthritis, OA treatment, SEO Meta Description Pro athletes go abroad for injections of stem cells from their abdominal fat. Now Duke doctors offer the therapy to patients and study its effectiveness. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Duke orthopaedists study stem-cell therapy Overview Pro athletes go abroad for injections of stem cells from their abdominal fat. Now Dukeorthopaedic specialists of...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Six questions to ask about mammograms
Treatment TermsMammograms SEO Meta Description Here are the six questions about mammograms you should ask, and the answers you need to schedule your next mammogram. Author Debbe Geiger Sub-Title and guidance on when to schedule yours Overview The latest mammogram guidelines leave many women unsure about when and how often to be screened for breast cancer. Here are the six questions about mammograms you should be asking, and the answers you need to schedule your next mammogram. Content Blocks Header What ’s all the confusion about? ContentRegularmammograms are the best way to detectbreast cancer at the ear...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Family medicine or internal medicine doctor?
Treatment TermsPrimary care TagsFamily health Additional SEO Keywords primary care physician, primary care physicians, primary care doctor, pcp, family doctor, family medicine, family practice, internal medicine, internist SEO Meta Description Adults can choose a family medicine doctor or an internal medicine doctor as their primary care physician. Read this Q&A to help you decide what ’s best for you. Overview Adults can choose a family medicine doctor or an internal medicine doctor as their primary care physician. Read this Q&A to help you decide what ’s best for you. Content Blocks ContentYo...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

ACL surgery keeps boy ’s football dreams alive
Treatment TermsSports medicine CategoriesChildren's health Additional SEO Keywords pediatric sports medicine, acl tear, torn acl, acl surgery, knee ligament, acl injury SEO Meta Description When Haji White Jr tore his ACL, a pediatric orthopaedic specialist at Duke used growth-sparing surgery to get him safely back to playing sports. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview When Haji White Jr tore his ACL, a pediatric orthopaedic specialist at Duke used growth-sparing surgery to get him safely back to playing sports. Hero Image20161111.white_.haji_.acl_.01.blog_.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header A torn ACL...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Choose your insurance plan on HealthCare.gov or one may be chosen for you
SEO Meta Description f you wait until after December 15, 2016 to pick a plan, your coverage and care could be disrupted. Author Debbe Geiger Sub-Title Open enrollment begins Nov. 1; enroll in a plan by Dec. 15 to prevent automatic enrollment Overview If you purchase health insurance onHealthCare.gov you ’ll want to be alert to changes in your health care coverage and available health plan options that may dictate which plan you choose for 2017. Insurance companies are moving in and out of the Health Insurance Marketplace, which means you need to carefully evaluate your health plan options and cho ose a plan by...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Small implant relieves big toe pain
Treatment TermsFoot pain and Injury CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords big toe pain, big toe arthritis, hallux rigidus, pain in big toe, big toe joint pain, pain in big toe joint, toe joint pain, Cartiva SEO Meta Description Big toe pain from arthritis kept Nichelle Perry from activities she loved. An artificial cartilage implant brought relief without limiting her range of motion. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Big toe pain from arthritis kept Nichelle Perry from activities she loved. An artificial cartilage implant brought relief without limiting her range of motion. Hero Imagenichelle_upda...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Ankle fusion or ankle replacement?
Treatment TermsAnkle pain and ankle injuryAnkle replacement surgeryOrthopaedics SEO Meta Description Ankle fusion and ankle replacement can relieve ankle pain and restore motion when nonsurgical treatments aren ’t effective. Author Karen Doss Bowman Sub-Title Choosing the right ankle surgery OverviewWhen persistent ankle arthritis from a chronic ankle injury or ankle fracture makes walking, exercise or climbing stairs unbearable, it’s time to consider your treatment options. Ankle fusion and ankle replacement can relieve ankle pain and restore motion when nonsurgical treatments aren’t effec...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Children ’s Hospital receives national designation for top surgical program
Treatment TermsChildren's health Overview Duke Children ’s Hospital& Health Center is one of only five centers in the country designated a top-level performer under a new certification program by the American College of Surgeons. The Level 1 designation recognizes Duke ’s commitment to providing the safest and highest-quality surgical care for pediatric patients. Content Blocks Header Validates Duke's commitment to children Content" Duke has made a strong and continuously growing commitment to providing specialized surgical care for children, ” saidDr.  Allan D. Kirk, M.D., P...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Health and Fitness Center
Location TypeSpecialty Clinic Address3475 Erwin Road27705 Durham ,NCSee map:Google Maps Additional SEO Keywords wellness, fitness, health, nutrition, healthy, healthy lifestyle, weight loss Overview20150119_healthfitness04a_2.jpg Fitness starts here. Work out with us!The Duke Health and Fitness Center offers an array of comprehensive wellness programs that foster positive, lasting changes for people of all fitness levels and health conditions. As a medically-based wellness center, we are happy to work with you on all of your wellness and nutrition goals, whether it is weight loss, recovering from a medical issue...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Robotic thyroid cancer surgery avoids neck scar
Treatment TermsThyroid disease CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords thyroid surgery, robotic thyroid surgery, robot-assisted thyroid surgery, thyroidectomy, Author Emily Critchfield and MaryAnn Fletcher Overview To find out whether Laura Kirby hadthyroidcancer, her Duke surgeon performed robot-assisted surgery through an incision under her arm. Hear from Kirby and get a look at the robot in action in the video below. Preview Image Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Header Image/Videostang_robot.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Robotic th...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news