Weight Loss Surgery Gives Mom New Lease on Life
Treatment TermsRoux-en-y gastric bypassBMI CalculatorWeight Loss Benefits and ComplicationsWeight loss surgeryWeight Loss Surgery Next Steps Overview Michelle Taylor of Bahama, NC, woke up one morning with an epiphany: “I just had this overwhelming feeling that I wouldn’t be here in 10 years.” Her weight was out of control, and she was ready to make a change. After deciding to try gastric bypass surgery, she made a list of things she wanted to do after losing weight. Since her surgery in August 2014, Taylor has lost 140 pounds and has crossed off every single item on her list, including the most importa...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Weight Loss Surgery Gives Mom a New Lease on Life
Treatment TermsWeight loss and wellnessRoux-en-y gastric bypassBMI Calculator Overview Michelle Taylor of Bahama, NC, woke up one morning with an epiphany: “I just had this overwhelming feeling that I wouldn’t be here in 10 years.” Her weight was out of control, and she was ready to make a change. After deciding to try gastric bypass surgery, she made a list of things she wanted to do after losing weight. Since her surgery in August 2014, Taylor has lost 140 pounds and has crossed off every single item on her list, including the most important one: to live. Hero Image2019_weightloss_michelle_004.jpg P...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Hearing Aids vs. Cochlear Implants
Treatment TermsCochlear implant surgeryHearing lossHearing aids Sub-Title Which Hearing Loss Treatment is Right for You? Overview Hearing aids or cochlear implants are two options with great results if you experience hearing loss and want to do something about it. Hearing aids do not require surgery and are best-suited for people with less severe hearing loss and fair speech understanding. Cochlear implants require surgery and are best-suited for people with more severe hearing loss and poor speech understanding. Content BlocksHearing AidsCochlear ImplantsAnalogyAll you need is to fine-tune the radio station and turn ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Life After Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery
Treatment TermsRoux-en-y gastric bypassWeight loss surgeryAdolescent weight loss surgeryChildhood Obesity Sub-Title Faith Newsome Uses Her Experience to Help Teens Facing Bariatric Surgery Overview As a child, Faith Newsome of Sanford, NC, struggled with feeling different from her peers because of her weight. By the time she was 15, she weighed 273 pounds and was pre-diabetic. She had gastric bypass surgery when she was 16. Today, Newsome is a 21-year-old college student who runs a local support group for obese teens. “When I was going through the process, I wanted to talk to people my age who were going through ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Lessons Learned Years After Weight Loss Surgery
Treatment TermsRoux-en-y gastric bypassWeight loss surgeryBMI Calculator Overview Fourteen years after his gastric bypass surgery, Donald Rice of Durham is a confident 46-year-old father who enjoys being active and social. Yet he can still recall when he weighed 339 pounds and felt anxious about the changes that would follow his weight loss surgery. Knowing how different his life is today, he is glad he didn ’t let fear hold him back. “There are so many positives that changed my life that what I gave up doesn’t matter," he said."It doesn ’t even cross my mind.” Content Blocks Sid...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Revision Weight Loss Surgery Offers Second Chance
Treatment TermsRevisional procedures Overview Tyrone Fields was only 20 when he first had gastric bypass near his home in Fayetteville, NC. He lost 150 pounds but gained some of it back over the next 15 years. Fields also developed so many medical problems that his local doctor referred him to Duke, where experts successfully performed a revision of his original surgery despite his increased surgical risk. Now 36, Fields is feeling and looking great. Hero Image2019_weightloss_tjfields_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonRevision Weight Loss Surgery Patient Name Tyrone Fields Patie...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Weight Loss Surgery Gives Former Football Player His Life Back
Treatment TermsWeight Loss Surgery Information SessionsDuodenal switchBMI CalculatorWeight loss surgery Overview Ronald Utley of Wendell weighed 635 pounds and was suffering from leg ulcers, gout, and other serious health issues when he decided it was time to consider weight loss surgery. Nearly one year after undergoing a duodenal switch at Duke, he ’s down to 389 and feeling good about his journey toward his goal weight. Hero Image2019_ronaldutley_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Are You a Candidate? CTA ButtonCalculate Your BMI Patient Name Ron Utley Patient Photo Gender Male Patient St...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Running After Hip Dysplasia Surgery
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsHip preservation Overview David Logan is a personal trainer, coaches wrestling and was even training to be a Navy SEAL before hip dysplasia derailed that dream. Doctors elsewhere told him to consider hip replacement surgery to relieve his excruciating hip pain. Logan immediately discounted that option because it would curtail his very active lifestyle. He did his research and found Brian Lewis, MD, a Duke hip surgeon. Lewis suggested a series of procedures that would return Logan to running pain-free again. Hero Image2019_hip_logan_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Donated Kidney Saves Best Friend ’s Life
Treatment TermsKidney transplant Overview Glenn Graham and Cecil Hogue have been best friends since third grade. That friendship took a step beyond the routine in 2018 when Graham donated a kidney to save Hogue ’s life. “It was an opportunity to help a very good friend and his family,” Graham said. “I was happy to do it.” Hero Image2019_livingkidney_1932x862.jpg Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonLiving Donor Kidney Transplantation Featured Doctors Matthew J. Ellis, MD BodyDisplay in Announcement Section:  Archived Medically Reviewed DateMonday, March 25, 2019 Rev...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Cures Rare HEHE Liver Tumor
Treatment TermsLiver transplant Overview Teresa Cumbie ’s liver cancer was so rare that her Myrtle Beach, SC oncologist had never seen anything like it. After her biopsy samples were sent for medical opinions around the country, she was diagnosed with hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE). Armed with that knowledge, Teresa started looking fo r doctors experienced with her condition. She found them at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Today, thanks to a successful liver transplant, she’s cancer-free. Hero Image2019_teresacumbie_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More C...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Nurse Back on Her Feet Days After Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
Treatment TermsBunion Surgery Overview When the bunion on Kim Aiken ’s foot grew so large that she had to go up a shoe size -- and so painful she could barely get through her nursing shifts -- she knew it was time to see a doctor. A Duke orthopaedic surgeon performed a new, less invasive type of bunion surgery, and Aiken walked out of the surgery center just hours after the procedure. Hero Image2019_bunions_kimaiken_044.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonFoot Pain and Injury Patient Name Kim Aiken Gender Female Patient Story Quote My recovery was easier than I expected, eve...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Urgent Care Is Now More Convenient
Treatment TermsUrgent care Sub-Title Find Locations, Check Wait Times, and Reserve Your Spot Overview Now you can check Duke Urgent Care locations and wait times -- online, from any device -- and reserve a spot at the clinic most convenient for you. Content Blocks CTA ButtonUrgent Care CTA Header See Wait Times and Reserve Your Spot Hero Imageurgent_care_wait_times_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Sidebar Box Sidebar Box HeaderFind Urgent Care Near You Sidebar Box TextSee current wait times and reserve your spot. Sidebar Links LinkUrgent Care Locations Do not display phone numbersDisplay in Announcement Section:&...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Four Weight Loss Surgery Facts You Should Know
Treatment TermsWeight loss surgery Overview There are many misconceptions about obesity, diet, and weight loss surgery. Some people perceive surgery to be “cheating” or an “easy way out.” Others believe they feel like failures because they were unable to lose weight on their own. We want to help you understand what's really going on with your body. Content Blocks CTA ButtonCalculate Your BMI CTA Header Are You a Candidate? Hero Imageweightlosssurgery_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers A. Daniel Guerron, MD Dana D. Portenier, MD Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD Jin S....
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Weight Loss Surgery: Just the Facts
Treatment TermsWeight loss surgery Overview There are many misconceptions about obesity, diet, and weight loss surgery a lot. Some people perceive surgery to be “cheating” or an “easy way out.” Others believe they feel like failures because they were unable to lose weight on their own. We want to help you understand what's really going on with your body. Content Blocks CTA ButtonCalculate Your BMI CTA Header Are You a Candidate? Hero Imageweightlosssurgery_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers A. Daniel Guerron, MD Dana D. Portenier, MD Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Swift Path to Kidney Transplant, After a Decade of Kidney Disease
Treatment TermsKidney diseaseKidney transplant Overview At age 27, Barb Lavalette learned she had a disease that, over time, could severely damage her kidney function. For more than a decade, she managed her kidney disease and built a life and family. Then her kidneys began to fail rapidly and she was placed on the transplant waitlist at Duke. Fortunately, her wait was shorter than most. Hero Image2019_barbaralavalette.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonKidney Transplant Patient Photo Featured Doctors Matthew J. Ellis, MD Bradley H. Collins, MD BodyDisplay in Announcement Section:...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Saves Critically Ill Patient
Treatment TermsAutoimmune HepatitisLiver transplant Overview Ray Thompson was a teenager when doctors first suspected something was wrong with his liver. He was an adult when he learned his condition was autoimmune hepatitis, a chronic disease in which the body ’s immune system attacks the liver. He kept it under control, but his luck ran out two years ago -- when he became so ill that he needed a liver transplant. While researching liver transplant programs, his wife discovered Duke was one of the best. Thompson was evaluated for the transplant and plac ed on the waitlist within one week of his first appointment. ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Learning to Manage Chronic Joint Pain and Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery
Treatment TermsJoint Replacement Surgery Sub-Title Duke Joint Health Program Helps People Become Stronger and More Active Author Erin Hull Overview Hubert Nall ’s knee pain was so bad last year that it limited his ability to walk, climb stairs and be active. However, that lack of activity also meant he wasn’t in great shape. It was a double-edged sword because his doctor told him needed to lose weight and increase his leg strength before he could be el igible for knee replacement surgery. Hero Imagejointhealthstill_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonJoint Replacement...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Flu Restrictions in Place
If you are planning to visit a Duke hospital, please be aware that flu restrictions are in place. These visitor restrictions are activated in response to an increase in flu-like activity across North Carolina and elsewhere, and are part of our efforts to minimize the spread of the flu virus.CTA Link: Learn MorePhoto: Is Guest WiFi Page Only Announcement:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Official Team Doctors
Image Description Duke sports medicine specialists are the official team doctors for all Duke sports teams. Treatment TermsSports medicine Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Primary Care Recognized as Primary Care Medical Home
Treatment TermsPrimary care Author Debbe Geiger Overview Duke Primary Care has earned formal recognition as a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission, an independent accrediting organization recognized for its quality standards in health care. Its Primary Care Medical Home certification acknowledges our continued commitment to providing comprehensive, coordinated care in an unhurried, patient-focused environment. Content Blocks CTA ButtonDuke Primary Care CTA Header Learn More Hero Imagejointaccredidation.jpg Preview ImageDisplay in Announcement Section:  Reviewer John Anderson, MD, Scott Byerly...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Considering Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement?
Treatment TermsTAVR Sub-Title Questions to Ask Your Doctor About TAVR Overview Many doctors and hospitals now offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic valve disease, but their experience and success rates vary. Here ’s what you need to know before choosing where to have TAVR. Content Blocks CTA ButtonTAVR CTA Header Learn More About Hero Imageblog_tavr_1932x862.jpeg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers Jeffrey G. Gaca, MD Donald D. Glower Jr., MD J. Kevin Harrison, MD G. Chad Hughes IV, MD Todd L. Kiefer, MD Ryan P. Plichta, MD Richard M. Sabulsky Jr., PA Tina D. Tailor, MD ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Choose a Medicare Advantage Plan that Includes Duke Health
Overview Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage runs from from October 15 through December 7. If you want to choose a plan that includes Duke Health providers, hospitals and clinics, here is what you need to know. Content Blocks CTA ButtonAccepted Health Insurance Plans CTA Header See a List of Insurance Plans Accepted at Duke Hero Imagemedicare_advantage_plans1.jpg Preview Image CategoriesHealth insurance info Sidebar Box Sidebar Links Do not display phone numbersDisplay in Announcement Section:  Archived Medically Reviewed DateWednesday, October 17, 2018Pin to Top of WiFi Page:  Related Locations ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

One-Hour Procedure Relieves Years of Sinus Problems
Treatment TermsEar nose and throatSinus and nasal conditions Overview Frequent, severe sinus infections made Emily Drews miserable for years, especially when pollen triggered her allergies. Then she had a sinuplasty procedure at Duke, and the results were dramatic. Drews now breathes easily, no matter the season. Hero Image2018_emily_sinuplasty_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More About CTA ButtonSinus Infections and Nasal Disorders Patient Name Emily Drews Patient Photo Gender Female Patient Story Quote I had such great results. I ’ve been able to blow my nose and clear it e...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Health Clinic Closures from Hurricane Florence
Most Duke Health clinics are closed for the afternoon of Thursday, September 13 and all day Friday, September 14. Please call ahead to determine if the clinic you need to visit is open.  CTA Link: Learn MorePhoto: Is Guest WiFi Page Only Announcement:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Living Healthy After Liver and Kidney Transplant at Duke
Treatment TermsLiver transplantKidney transplant Overview Kenn Wiggins, 40, doesn ’t take his good health lightly. For years, he lived with autoimmune hepatitis that eventually led to a liver transplant. Then his disease returned, causing him to develop both liver and kidney failure. When the center that had performed his first transplant judged his condition too complex, he tu rned to Duke’s transplant team as his last hope. Today, after successful kidney and liver transplants, Wiggins feels great. “Duke saved my life,” he said. Hero Image2018_liver_ken.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA He...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

91-Year Old Walks Again After Surgery Repairs Severed Spine
Treatment TermsSpineSpine fractures and dislocations Author Erin Hull Overview No one expected James Clark to walk again after a car accident left him with a severed spine. Thanks to a team of neurosurgeons at Duke University Hospital, Clark surprised everyone. Within six short weeks, he was back to walking. Hero Imagespineblog_drgoodwin_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More About CTA ButtonTreating Spine Injuries Patient Photo Featured Doctors C. Rory Goodwin, MD, PhD Related Blog Posts Back in the Swing After Spine Surgery BodyDisplay in Announcement Section:  ArchivedThumb...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

POEM Procedure Helps People with Achalasia Eat Again
Treatment TermsSwallowing disorders Sub-Title Less Invasive Option May Be Alternative to Surgery Overview Achalasia can make swallowing nearly impossible. Many people with the disease require surgery to eat. Now, Duke doctors are using a less invasive procedure called POEM to help people with achalasia eat and drink comfortably again. They are among the few specialists in North Carolina trained to offer this new option. Content Blocks CTA ButtonSwallowing Disorders CTA Header Learn More About Hero Imagepoem_02.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers Darin L. Dufault, MD Jacob A. Klapper, MD Matthew G...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

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

Among the Best Hospitals for GI in the U.S.
Treatment TermsChildren's primary care (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rober162 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