7 Ways to Stay Healthy and Sane During Holiday Travel
Duke Primary Care physician Namrata Shidhaye, MD, who practices family medicine at the new Waverly Place location in Cary, shares tips for staying healthy and happy while traveling this holiday season.
Dec. 18, 2012
It’s Not Too Late. Get the Flu Shot
The flu season is just getting started, and it’s shaping up to be nasty. About 36,000 Americans die annually from the flu, which is Duke Primary Care is urging people who haven’t already gotten the flu vaccine to do so now.
Dec. 17, 2012
Should You Get an Annual Physical?
The annual physical came under fire recently when a medical study suggested it was no longer necessary. The news, combined with recent changes in cancer screening guidelines, left many people confused. How often should you see your doctor for checkups to stay healthy?
Nov. 19, 2012
Should Your Adolescent Get the HPV Vaccine?
Ever since the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccine was added to the immunization schedule for girls, and more recently for boys, parents have been questioning why their young children need a vaccine against cervical cancer and whether the vaccine is safe. Here, Soenda Norman, MD, a family medicine physician with Duke Primary Care Brier Creek, shares the facts behind the vaccine and explains why it’s an important vaccination that boys and girls should receive.
Nov. 2, 2012
What is With This QT Interval?
Irregular heart rates are common in children, but occasional there are heart rate rhythms that are abnormal, or there is a family history of abnormal heart rhythms. Salim Idriss, MD, PhD explains abnormal heart rhythms in the following discussion.
Sept. 11, 2012
What Are Hemangiomas?
There are a lot of questions surroudning strawberry marks or hemangiomas in infants and children – will they stay? – will they grow? – will they go away?
Jane Bellet, MD, FAAD, FAAP, an expert in pediatric dermatology, offers some information and advice designed to answer questions asked by parents of children with hemangiomas.
Sept. 11, 2012