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State Health Plan Continues to Include Duke Health Providers
Duke University Health System providers will be in-network for state employees in 2020.
Tracie Green smiles outside her apartment
Mom Makes Her Health and Well-Being a Priority
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.
Joseph W. Turek, MD, PhD, chief of pediatric cardiac surgery, is pictured with fellow pediatric heart surgeon Nick Andersen, MD.
Advances in Norwood Procedure Lower Risk in Babies with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
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.
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