BOOST3 Traumatic Brain Injury Study
Duke University Hospital has joined a partnership of hospitals across North America to conduct “Brain Oxygen Optimization in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (BOOST3),” a study of the emergency treatment of patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Since patients eligible for BOOST3 will be comatose and unable to communicate their preferences, federal regulations exist that allow studies to include patients with an “exception from informed consent.”CTA Link: Learn MorePhoto: Is Guest WiFi Page Only Announcement:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

5 Common Questions about Migraines
Treatment TermsChronic Headaches Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview Migraines are more than just bad headaches, and they ’re more common than most people think. Here, Timothy Collins, MD, a headache specialist at Duke, answers five common questions about migraines. Content Blocks CTA ButtonChronic Headaches and Migraines CTA Header Find Out More About Hero Imageblog_migraine_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers Timothy A. Collins, MD Related Doctors HeadingFeatured DoctorDisplay in Announcement Section:  Reviewer Timothy Collins Archived Medically Reviewed DateWednesday, Jan...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Do I Need a Headache Specialist?
Treatment TermsChronic HeadachesChronic Headaches in ChildrenNeurological disorders Author Morgan deBlecourt Sub-Title Find Relief for Persistent and Painful Headaches Overview If frequent headaches or migraines are making your life miserable, it may be time to see an expert. Headache specialists are uniquely trained to evaluate and treat chronic headaches, migraines, and rare headache disorders. Content Blocks CTA ButtonChronic Headaches and Migraines CTA Header Learn More About Hero Imageblog_headachespecialist_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers Timothy A. Collins, MD Sweta Sengupta,...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

More People Eligible for Cochlear Implants Thanks to Expanded Criteria
Treatment TermsCochlear Implant Surgery in ChildrenCochlear implant surgeryCochlear Implant CandidateHearing loss Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview People with severe hearing loss in just one ear may now be eligible to receive cochlear implants. These surgically implanted devices not only improve a person ’s overall hearing, but also boost their speech understanding as well as their ability to identify a sound’s source and proximity. People with this or any kind of hearing loss have better outcomes the earlier they receive an implant. Content Blocks CTA ButtonAbout Cochlear Implants CTA Header Learn Mor...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Chemotherapy Pump Helps People with Metastatic Liver Cancer Live Longer
Treatment TermsLiver cancer Author Debbe Geiger Overview A chemotherapy infusion pump is giving more time to people whose metastatic colorectal cancer has spread to the liver and who may have been told they are out of options. Duke Health cancer specialists are among the few U.S. doctors with the training and expertise to offer this highly specialized treatment, known as hepatic arterial infusion or HAI. Content Blocks CTA ButtonLiver Cancer CTA Header Learn More Hero Imageblog_liver_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers Michael Lidsky, MD Peter J. Allen, MD Sabino Zani Jr., MD Kevin Nare...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Chemotherapy Pump Helps People with Liver Metastases Live Longer
Treatment TermsLiver cancer Author Debbe Geiger Overview A chemotherapy infusion pump is giving more time to people whose metastatic colorectal cancer has spread to the liver and who may have been told they are out of options. Duke Health cancer specialists are among the few U.S. doctors with the training and expertise to offer this highly specialized treatment, known as hepatic arterial infusion or HAI. Content Blocks CTA ButtonLiver Cancer CTA Header Learn More Hero Imageblog_liver_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers Michael Lidsky, MD Peter J. Allen, MD Sabino Zani Jr., MD Kevin Nare...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

New Medicare Advantage Option Available in the Triangle
Overview A new Medicare Advantage option called Experience Health Medicare AdvantageSM (HMO) is now available to Medicare-eligible people who live in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Lee, Orange, Person, Vance, and Wake counties. Content Blocks Hero Imageblog_medicare_1932x862.jpg Preview ImageDisplay in Announcement Section:  Archived Medically Reviewed DateWednesday, November 6, 2019Thumbnail Image: Pin to Top of WiFi Page:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Do I Need an Otologist/Neurotologist?
Treatment TermsEar nose and throatEar DiseasesMeniere's DiseaseHearing lossBalance problemsSkull base tumorAcoustic neuromaCochlear implant surgeryCochlear Implant CandidateBone Conduction Hearing Aid Author Morgan deBlecourt Sub-Title Advanced Care for Complex Ear Diseases Overview If you ’re experiencing a serious ear-related concern that’s affecting your balance and/or hearing, you don’t have to live with it. An otologist or neurotologist is a highly specialized ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor who may be able to find the root of your problem and recommend procedures to tre at your: Conte...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Nasoalveolar Molding Corrects Cleft Lip and Palate with Fewer Surgeries
Treatment TermsPediatric Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryCleft Lip and Cleft Palate Repair Author Bryan Roth Overview If your child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate, a customized orthodontic device called nasoalveolar molding (NAM) can help correct your child ’s cleft. It allows for fewer surgeries to achieve a symmetrical appearance. According to Pedro Santiago, DMD, a craniofacial orthodontist with the Duke Cleft and Craniofacial team who helped develop the NAM technique,"No other techniques can make the adjustments in the nose like the NAM molding does, and that's the most important structu...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: br44 at duke.edu Source Type: news

New Sleep Apnea Treatment Offers CPAP Alternative
Treatment TermsSleep disorders Overview People with obstructive sleep apnea who haven ’t found relief may benefit from a new pacemaker-like device that keeps the airway open during sleep. When other options have failed, “this treatment has allowed us to achieve a whole new level of success,” said Matthew Ellison, MD, an otolaryngologist at Duke, the first center in North Caroli na to implant the Inspire hypoglossal nerve stimulator system. Content Blocks CTA ButtonSleep Disorders Treatment CTA Header Learn More About Hero Imageblog_sleepapnea_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Provid...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

RN Hiring Event
Join us on  October 24 for our annual hiring event for registered nurses. All experience levels welcome. Learn about opportunities throughout the health system, meet with hiring managers, hear about benefits and speak with nurse recruiters.CTA Link: Details and TimesPhoto: Is Guest WiFi Page Only Announcement:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Urgent Care Info Now Available on Amazon Alexa
Author Bryan Roth Overview As a way to expand access to care, Duke Health has launched its own"skill" through the Amazon Alexa app. The tech-friendly addition makes it easier to connect patients with health care providers. Content Blocks CTA ButtonDuke Urgent Care Locations CTA Header See Live Urgent Care Wait Times Hero Imageblog_alexa_1932x862.jpg Preview ImageDisplay in Announcement Section:  ArchivedThumbnail Image: Pin to Top of WiFi Page:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: br44 at duke.edu Source Type: news

How to Evaluate a Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Program
Treatment TermsPediatric Heart SurgeryPediatric Heart TransplantPediatric Congenital Heart DefectsPediatric CardiologyPediatric Cardiac Intensive Care UnitPediatric Cardiac Catheterization Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview Congenital heart defects are present at birth. These structural defects may require surgery to fix. So how do you find the best care? Here ’s what you need to know when evaluating pediatric heart surgery programs and surgeons, and how Duke measures up. Content Blocks CTA ButtonPediatric Heart Surgery CTA Header Learn More About Hero Imageblog_evaluatepediatricheartprograms_1932x862.jpg Pr...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Sign Up for Duke Health Anywhere
Image Description Chat live with a board-certified doctor from your mobile device or desktop. A virtual visit costs $49 and is available anytime, anywhere. Sign up at dukehealth.org/anywhere. Treatment TermsUrgent care Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: br44 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Health Now Offers Online Urgent Care
Treatment TermsUrgent care Author Bryan Roth Overview When you ’re not feeling well and don’t want to travel to your nearest urgent care, you can now get a doctor’s advice through Duke’s new online urgent care option. It’s available 24/7 wherever you are. Content Blocks CTA ButtonSign Up Now Hero Imageblog_virtual_uc_966x431_2x.jpg Preview ImageDisplay in Announcement Section:  ArchivedThumbnail Image: Pin to Top of WiFi Page:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: br44 at duke.edu Source Type: news

State Health Plan Continues to Include Duke Health Providers
Duke University Health System providers will be in-network for state employees in 2020.CTA Link: Read MorePhoto: Is Guest WiFi Page Only Announcement:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Update on State Employee Health Plan
In the current impasse with the state treasurer ’s office, we have worked to find common ground with state officials to develop thoughtful and practical measures to reduce costs in the state employee plan while maintaining the highest quality care possible.CTA Link: Read MorePhoto: Is Guest WiFi Page Only Announcement:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Level 4 Epilepsy Center
Image Description As a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, Duke Health provides the highest level of diagnosis, medical and surgical treatments for people with epilepsy. It is one of the reasons why Duke Children ’s is nationally ranked in pediatric neurology and pediatric neurosurgery by U.S. News& World Report for 2019-2020. Treatment TermsEpilepsy in Children Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

MonaLisa Laser Is New Treatment for Vaginal Dryness
Treatment TermsObstetrics and gynecology Author Bryan Roth Overview A drop in estrogen levels often associated with menopause and other conditions can cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful dryness and thinning of the vaginal walls. When estrogen creams and other topical therapies aren ’t effective, the MonaLisa Touch® laser is a noninvasive treatment option that can offer relief for vaginal dryness and other symptoms related to menopause. Content Blocks CTA ButtonDuke Women's Health Associates at Patterson Place CTA Header Make an Appointment Hero Imageblog_vaginaldryness_clifford_1932x862.jpg Previ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: br44 at duke.edu Source Type: news

MonaLisa Touch ® Laser Is a New, Noninvasive Treatment for Vaginal Dryness
Treatment TermsObstetrics and gynecology Author Bryan Roth Overview A drop in estrogen levels often associated with menopause and other conditions can cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful dryness and thinning of the vaginal walls. When estrogen creams and other topical therapies aren ’t effective, the MonaLisa Touch® laser is a noninvasive treatment option that can offer relief for vaginal dryness and other symptoms related to menopause. Content Blocks CTA ButtonDuke Women's Health Associates at Patterson Place CTA Header Make an Appointment Hero Imageblog_vaginaldryness_clifford_1932x862.jpg Previ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: br44 at duke.edu Source Type: news

A New, Noninvasive Treatment for Vaginal Dryness
Treatment TermsObstetrics and gynecology Author Bryan Roth Overview A drop in estrogen levels often associated with menopause and other conditions can cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful dryness and thinning of the vaginal walls. When estrogen creams and other topical therapies aren ’t effective, the MonaLisa Touch® laser is a noninvasive treatment option that can offer relief for vaginal dryness and other symptoms related to menopause. Content Blocks CTA ButtonDuke Women's Health Associates at Patterson Place CTA Header Make an Appointment Hero Imageblog_vaginaldryness_clifford_1932x862.jpg Previ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: br44 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Best Hospital for Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery in NC
Image Description Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital ’s nationally ranked orthopaedics, neurology, and neurosurgery programs were named best in North Carolina by U.S. News& World Report for 2019 –2020. Treatment TermsBack painSpineScoliosis and other spinal abnormalitiesScoliosisSpine fractures and dislocationsDegenerative disc diseaseStenosis and myelopathy Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Best Hospital for Orthopaedics, Neurology, Neurosurgery in NC
Image Description Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital ’s nationally ranked orthopaedics, neurology, and neurosurgery programs were named best in North Carolina by U.S. News& World Report for 2019 –2020. Treatment TermsBack painSpineScoliosis and other spinal abnormalitiesScoliosis Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Becoming Half the Man He Once Was
Treatment TermsWeight loss surgeryDuodenal switchBMI CalculatorWeight Loss Benefits and ComplicationsWeight Loss Surgery Next Steps Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview At 48 years old and 485 pounds, Jerry Quinn was on the verge of being completely immobile. His knee pain was so severe that he needed surgery. He wasn ’t able to walk inside a store from its parking lot without needing to rest. But after having weight loss surgery, Quinn lost more than half of his body weight in 10 months and credits his faith for getting him through. Hero Imageblog_jerry_weightloss_1932x862.jpg Content Blocks CTA Header Are You ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Want to Keep Your Duke Doctor Under Medicaid Managed Care?
Author Debbe Geiger Overview If you are eligible for Medicaid Managed Care in North Carolina, you can now choose to enroll in a health care plan. However, please know that doctors and clinics are still being added to these plans every day. If you want to keep your Duke doctor, waiting to enroll is an option for you. In the meantime, you can continue to see your Duke doctor. If you have already picked a new plan and doctor, you can change back to your Duke doctor once Duke Health is added to the Medicaid plans by calling 1-833-870-5500. Content Blocks CTA ButtonPlan For Duke CTA Header Learn More Hero Imageblog_me...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Level 4 Epilepsy Center
Description Duke's designation as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers contributes to Duke University Hospital being nationally ranked in neurology and neurosurgery being ranked #1 in North Carolina. Treatment TermsEpilepsy Evaluation and Diagnosis Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Washington Reappointed as Chancellor for Health Affairs
A. Eugene Washington, MD, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System (DUHS), has been reappointed to a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2020, President Vincent E. Price announced today.CTA Link: Read the articlePhoto: Is Guest WiFi Page Only Announcement:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Do I Need an Epileptologist?
Treatment TermsNeurosurgeryNeurological disordersEpilepsy in ChildrenEpilepsyEpilepsy Evaluation and DiagnosisEpilepsy Surgery Author Morgan deBlecourt Sub-Title An epileptologist typically works in a designated epilepsy center Overview Most people with epilepsy can control their seizures with medication under the supervision of a primary care doctor or general neurologist. However, you may need to see an epileptologist if your seizures are not under control, if you have certain medical considerations, or if you want a second opinion. An epileptologist is a neurologist who specializes in caring for people with epilep...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Becoming Half the Man He Once Was
Treatment TermsWeight loss surgeryDuodenal switchBMI CalculatorWeight Loss Benefits and ComplicationsWeight Loss Surgery Next Steps Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview At 48 years old and 485 pounds, Jerry Quinn was on the verge of being completely immobile. His knee pain was so severe that he needed surgery. He wasn ’t able to walk inside a store from its parking lot without needing to rest. But after having weight loss surgery, Quinn lost more than half of his body weight in 10 months and credits his faith for getting him through. Content Blocks CTA ButtonCalculate Your BMI CTA Header Are You a Candidate? He...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Repairing Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate with Fewer Surgeries
Treatment TermsCleft Lip and Cleft Palate RepairPediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Overview When Jack Stroud was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate, his parents were prepared. Their son ’s birth defect was detected during a pregnancy ultrasound, which gave the couple time to research where he would receive his care. Jack began seeing specialists at Duke during his first week of life. Just four years later, it’s nearly impossible to tell he was born with a cleft lip and palate. Hero Image2019_cleft_jack_02.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonCleft Lip and Palate...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

5 Steps to Keeping the Aging Voice Healthy
Treatment TermsAging VoiceVoice EvaluationVoice Therapy Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview As we get older, our voices can become hoarse and weak. But this doesn ’t have to be an inevitable part of aging. Here are a few simple suggestions to help keep your voice healthy and strong for years to come. Content Blocks CTA ButtonRegister Here CTA Header Let Your Voice Be Heard: Healthy Singing and Speaking Voice for Older Adults Hero Imageimage.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers Caroline Banka, CCC/SLP, MS Cristen Paige, CCC-SLP, MS Sidebar Box Do not display phone numbers Related Doctors Head...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

North Carolina ’s First Double Hand Transplant Recipient Grateful for Gift
Treatment TermsHand transplantTransplant program Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview In April 2017, Debra Kelly developed an invasive strep A infection that almost killed her and required her hands and legs to be amputated. Just 10 months after learning about Duke ’s hand transplant program, Kelly became the first person in North Carolina to receive a bilateral hand transplant. Today she is thrilled to be regaining her independence and returning to the activities she loves. Preview Image Content Blocks Patient Photo Gender Female Featured Doctors Linda Carime Cendales, MD Related Blog Posts First Hand Tran...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

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