Mom Makes Her Health and Well-Being a Priority
Treatment TermsWeight loss surgerySleeve gastrectomyBMI CalculatorWeight Loss Benefits and ComplicationsWeight Loss Surgery Next StepsRoux-en-y gastric bypass Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview At 247 pounds, Tracie Green felt miserable thanks to a slew of weight-related health problems. When she couldn ’t take it anymore, Green decided to try weight loss surgery. In the 12 months since then, Green has lost almost 60 pounds and her health has improved significantly. Although she has no regrets, Green’s weight loss journey hasn’t been easy. Hero Imageblog_weightlosstraciegreen_1932x862.jpg Preview Ima...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - August 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Advances in Norwood Procedure Lower Risk in Babies with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Treatment TermsPediatric General SurgeryPediatric CardiologyPediatric Congenital Heart DefectsPediatric Heart Surgery Sub-Title Overcoming a Big Obstacle for the Tiniest Patients Overview Without treatment, a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) can be deadly within the first few days of life. A baby with HLHS, sometimes called"half a heart," is born with only one of two pumping chambers in the heart. Apart from a heart transplant, a set of three operations performed over several years is the standard of care to repair HLHS and similar defects. Content Blocks CTA ButtonPedia...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - August 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Free Sports Physicals for Tween/Teen Athletes
Treatment TermsSports medicine Sub-Title Available in Wake Forest and Knightdale Overview Does your child need a sports physical? If he or she plans to work out with the middle or high school team this fall, participate in a fall 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 FreeDuke Health will offer school sports physicals tostudent-athletes  in sixth grade through high school.  Student-athletes should arrive with the medical history portion of the physical form completed and signe...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - August 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imageco...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Pediatric Liver Transplant for Teen Hockey Player
Treatment TermsChildren's healthLiver transplant CategoriesAdvanced treatments Sub-Title Rare Liver Condition Discovered After Fall During Hockey Game Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Colby Heath was a growing teenage boy, so his penchant for sleep didn't concern his mother. Nor did his occasional nosebleeds. Yet, as Colby's family now knows, those were clues that something was horribly wrong. Hero Imageskating_on_thin_ice_3.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA HeaderLiver Transplants at Duke CTA LinkLearn more Section Features Call To Action Header Playing Hockey was Risk Factor for Congenit...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Health hospitals receive top safety grade for fifth consecutive year
Author Samiha Khanna Sub-Title The Leapfrog Group assessed all three Duke hospitals for adherence to safety measures Overview For the fifth consecutive year, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital have earned top scores for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that comprises employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Content Blocks ContentThe “A” scores are part of the group’s Hospital Safety Grade -- a letter grade issued to hospitals every six months. The three hospitals in the Duke Universi...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - April 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke University Hospital has nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants
Treatment TermsLiver transplant Author William Stagg 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  beca...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - January 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke weather policy in effect for January 7, 2017
Author Debbe Geiger Overview The severe weather and emergency conditions policy for Duke University Health System has been extended to 7:00 pm Sunday. Content Blocks Header Updated Saturday, January 7, 2017 ContentAll Duke Urgent Care Clinics are closed today.Please visitthis page for updated information about Duke PDC clinics.  For more information about other Duke services and locations, please visithttp://emergency.duke.edu.Please check back for updates throughout the weather event. Section Features Text Content Hero Imageblog_news_icon_02_1_0_2_1_0.jpg Preview Image CategoriesNews/experts Sidebar Box ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - January 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Treating sports injuries in children: What parents need to know
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsSports medicine Additional SEO Keywords pediatric sports medicine, kids sports medicine, kids sports injuries, kid sports injury, pediatric sports injury SEO Meta Description Duke orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Riboh, MD, offers helpful information for parents looking for sports injury treatment for their child or adolescent. Overview DukeorthopaedicsurgeonDr. Jonathan Riboh, MD, treatssports injuries in children and adolescents. In this Q&A he offers helpful information for parents looking for an orthopaedic surgeon for their child. Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - October 28, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Actively Seeking Orthopaedics
Headline The best place for orthopaedics. No knees, hips or bones about it. Teaser You need to be treated for your orthopaedic injury or condition as conveniently and effectively as possible. Duke Health provides high quality orthopaedic care that puts the needs of our patients first. Let us help guide you to the perfect doctor or specialist for you with the tools and resources you need to make the right decision and get an appointment quickly. VideoFind Orthopaedic Care Using Duke Health's Online Tool Footer Heading Want more options? We have over 40 locations in the Triangle. Footer Button TextView more locat...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - August 8, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Actively Seeking Primary Care
Headline Your primary care physician is our primary concern. Teaser Your primary care physician should never make you feel secondary. At Duke Health, our nationally recognized comprehensive and compassionate care always puts the patient first. Let us help you quickly and easily find the perfect primary care physician to suit your health needs. VideoFind A Duke Health Primary Care Doctor Near You Footer Heading Want more options? We have over 40 locations in the Triangle. Footer Button TextView more locations Static Campaign False Location Heading Here are the Duke Primary Care locations near you. Campaign Alias...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - August 8, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Torn ACL treatment: It’s different for girls
Treatment Terms Knee pain and knee injury Additional SEO Keywords torn ACL, ACL tear, women's soccer, female athletes, knee injury, knee surgery, knee rehabilitation, knee physical therapy SEO Meta Description Female athletes suffer ACL tears more often than males do, so Duke orthopaedic surgeons tailor treatment to improve recovery and reduce repeat knee injuries. Author Emily Critchfield and MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Female athletes suffer ACL tears—a common knee injury—more often than their male counterparts. That’s why a Duke orthopae...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 27, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: ec199 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke Cancer care is in Wake County
Headline Duke Cancer care is in Wake County Teaser Duke Cancer care locations in Cary and Raleigh provide Wake County residents and beyond more treatment options and greater access to the full scope of Duke Health’s cancer services and expertise. That means more access to clinical trials, studies, treatment regimens and targeted radiation therapy. More access to the top ranked doctors, researchers and specialists of Duke—all closer to home. Video Duke Health Expands Cancer Care Options in Wake County Teaser Header Comprehensive, compassionate cancer treatment has never be...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 23, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: bh48 Source Type: news