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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 &nb...
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...
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...
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 ...
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  be...
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 Ima...
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...
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,...
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

Clinic for transgender children and teens and children with differences in sex development
Treatment TermsChildren's health SEO Meta Description The Duke Center for Child and Adolescent Gender Care treats transgender children and teens and children with differences in sex development (DSD) Author Bernadette Gillis Overview The Duke Center for Child and Adolescent Gender Care treats transgender children and teens and also provides much-needed services for children with differences in sex development (DSD). These patients are usually infants who are born with conditions that affect their internal and external sex organ development. The dated term for these conditions is “intersex,” but t...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Care and support for transgender youth and gender issues
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesChildren's healthFamily health SEO Meta Description The Duke Center for Child and Adolescent Gender Care is the first of its kind in NC, and one of only a few in the Southeast Author Bernadette Gillis Overview Adrian Chamberlin, 17, considers himself one of the lucky ones. Unlike many transgender teens, he has the support of his family and friends. While the Raleigh teen experienced depression, he ’s happier now than he has been in a long time since coming out to his family last year. Hero Imagechamberlin_adrian-blog.jpg Preview Image Content Bloc...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Keeping tabs on kidney stones prevents painful attack
Treatment TermsKidney stones Additional SEO Keywords kidney stone, kidney stone disease, kidney stone pain, kidney stone attack, kidney stone surgery SEO Meta Description After Robert Lontz had two kidney stone attacks, he worked with his Duke urologist on a kidney stone disease management plan that helped him successfully avoid Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview After Robert Lontz had two kidney stone attacks, he worked with his Dukeurologist on akidney stone disease management plan that helped him successfully avoid a third. Hero Image20160928.lontz_.robert.01.blog_.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Head...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Hip dysplasia surgery puts mountain trekker back on the trail
Treatment TermsHip preservation CategoriesTreatments/research advancements Additional SEO Keywords hip dysplasia, hip preserving surgery, hip pain, PAO, PAO surgery, SEO Meta Description Kara Hayslip, an athletic young woman, was sidelined by hip dysplasia pain. Her Duke doctor offered hip-preserving surgery as a way to head off hip replacement. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Kara Hayslip, an athletic young woman, was sidelined by hip dysplasia pain. Her Duke doctor offeredhip-preserving surgery as a way to head off hip replacement. Hero Imagekara_hayslip_blog1.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Header...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Mom turns heartbreak into mission to prevent premature births
Treatment TermsMaternal fetal medicine CategoriesWomen's health Additional SEO Keywords premature birth, premature baby, prematurity, preterm, preterm birth, preterm labor, born prematurely, 17P SEO Meta Description Moline Prak Pandiyan's son was born preterm and lived five and a half months. After care from Duke Maternal-Fetal Medicine, her second child was born full-term Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Moline Prak Pandiyan's son was born preterm and lived just five and a half months. After care fromDuke Maternal-Fetal Medicine, her second child was born full-term. Hero Image20160829....
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Clip repairs leaky heart valve when surgery is too risky
Treatment TermsMitral valve disease CategoriesTreatments/research advancements Additional SEO Keywords mitral. mitral valve, mitral valve disease, mitral valve regurgitation, mitral valve repair, mitraclip, leaky heart valve, leaking heart valve SEO Meta Description Linda Gallipo went to her doctor seeking a cure for her hepatitis C. Instead, she learned she had life-threatening mitral valve disease. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Linda Gallipo went to her doctor seeking a cure for her hepatitis C. Instead, she learned she had life-threateningmitral valve disease. Hero Image20160824.gallipo.linda_.01_blog.jpg ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

App tracks walking speed, a new health measure
Treatment TermsHeart failure Additional SEO Keywords vital sign, vitals, walking speed, gait speed, health measure, health measurement, health app, health tracker, heart failure SEO Meta Description A phone app developed by Duke researcher measures walking speed, which can be a benchmark of your health. Overview 6th Vital Sign —a phone app developed by Duke researchers—measures walking speed, which can be a benchmark of your health. Content Blocks Header Walking speed, a new vital sign ContentWhen you visit a health care professional, they ’ll likely take your vitals: heart rate, breathing rate,...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Pediatric ophthalmology
Childhood glaucomaEye movement disordersEye cancerOptic nerve disorders We use the latest advances in pediatric ophthalmology to optimize your child ’s vision and eye health.Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric eye diseasesPrompt identification of childhood eye and vision problems is often the best way to preserve or regain vision.   This applies to common pediatric eye conditions such as refractive error requiring eyeglasses, amblyopia (or lazy eye) and strabismus (eyes that are not straight), as well as serious eye conditions such as childhood cataract, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, and an eye tumor c...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Ask these questions before mitral valve surgery
Treatment TermsHeartMitral valve disease Additional SEO Keywords mitral valve regurgitation, mitral valve stenosis, mitral valve disease, mitral valve surgery SEO Meta Description Questions to ask if you need treatment for mitral valve regurgitation or mitral valve stenosis. Author Debbe Geiger Overview Mitral valve regurgitation can do serious damage to your heart. A leaky mitral valve causes blood to flow back into your heart, which makes it harder for oxygen-rich blood to be pumped out to your body. Because mitral valve regurgitation can lead to life-threatening heart failure, arrhythmias, and other abnormal hea...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke again among top ranked U.S. hospitals
Treatment TermsCancerChildren's healthDigestive disordersEndocrinologyEye careGeriatric medicineHeartInflammatory and immune disordersLung diseaseCOPDNeurological disordersObstetrics and gynecologyOrthopaedicsGeriatricsSpineUrologyNeurosurgery SEO Meta Description Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC is once again ranked among the nation ’s best hospitals in U.S. News& World Report ’s 2016-2017 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Author Debbe Geiger Overview Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC is once again ranked among the nation ’s best hospitals inU.S. News& World Report&#039...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Primary Care opens three new Wake County locations
Treatment TermsPrimary care Additional SEO Keywords Duke Primary Care, primary care, wake county primary care, Duke Primary Care Apex, Duke Primary Care Wellesley, Duke Primary Care Midtown, Duke Primary Care Harps Mill SEO Meta Description Duke Primary Care recently opened two new family medicine practices and relocated an existing internal medicine practice in Wake County. Overview Duke Primary Care recently opened two new family medicine practices and relocated an existing adult care practice in Wake County. Content Blocks Header New family medicine clinics in Apex and Cary ContentDuke Primary Care Apex o...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation surgery while asleep brings relief from dystonia
Treatment TermsParkinson's and other movement disorders CategoriesTreatments/research advancementsWomen's healthMen's health Additional SEO Keywords deep brain stimulation, dbs surgery, dbs, brain stimulation, dystonia, SEO Meta Description Thomas Galvin suffered dystonia symptoms for decades —until technology at Duke allowed him to have deep brain stimulation surgery while asleep Overview Raleigh resident Thomas Galvin suffered involuntary muscle contractions for decades —until technology at Duke allowed him to have surgery while asleep to quell the repetitive movements. Hero...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Metastatic lung cancer patient finds effective therapy in clinical trial
Treatment Terms Lung cancer Additional SEO Keywords lung cancer, metastatic cancer, metastatic lung cancer, brain metastases, clinical trial, cancer clinical trial, experimental cancer medication, experimental cancer therapy SEO Meta Description Ginger Scott needed new options to treat her metastatic lung cancer. A clinical trial at Duke gave her just that. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Ginger Scott needed new options to treat her metastatic lung cancer. A clinical trial at Duke gave her just that. Hero Image 20160706.scott_.ginger.blog_.01.jpg Preview I...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Acupuncture offers alternative for pain relief
Treatment Terms Pain management Author Debbe Geiger and Emily Critchfield Overview Rob Sims of Morrisville was working underneath his backyard deck in 2007 when he was bitten by a copperhead. Over the next few years, he had multiple health problems. He credits his current good health to acupuncture and the guidance of his Asian medicine doctor. Preview Image Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Good candidates for acupuncture Content “Good candidates for acupuncture and alternative medicine will b...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news