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Family medicine or internal medicine doctor?

Adults can choose a family medicine doctor or an internal medicine doctor as their primary care physician. Read this Q&A to help you decide what’s best for you.

November 18, 2016
ACL surgery keeps boy’s football dreams alive

When Haji White Jr tore his ACL, a pediatric orthopaedic specialist at Duke used growth-sparing surgery to get him safely back to playing sports.

November 16, 2016\MaryAnn Fletcher
Lung cancer screening catches early lung cancer

Ronald Knowles was smoking two to three packs of cigarettes a day and coping with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) when he went for his first [...]

November 15, 2016
Choose your insurance plan on HealthCare.gov or one may be chosen for you

If you purchase health insurance on HealthCare.gov you’ll want to be alert to changes in your health care coverage and available health plan options that may [...]

November 09, 2016\Debbe Geiger
Small implant relieves big toe pain

Big toe pain from arthritis kept Nichelle Perry from activities she loved. An artificial cartilage implant brought relief without limiting her range of motion.

November 02, 2016\MaryAnn Fletcher
Ankle fusion or ankle replacement?

When persistent ankle arthritis from a chronic ankle injury or ankle fracture makes walking, exercise or climbing stairs unbearable, it’s time to consider [...]

November 01, 2016\Karen Doss Bowman
Duke Children’s Hospital receives national designation for top surgical program

Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center is one of only five centers in the country designated a top-level performer under a new certification program by the [...]

November 01, 2016
Treating sports injuries in children: What parents need to know

Duke orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Riboh, MD, treats sports injuries in children and adolescents. In this Q&A he offers helpful information for parents [...]

October 28, 2016
Robotic thyroid cancer surgery avoids neck scar

To find out whether Laura Kirby had thyroid cancer, her Duke surgeon performed robot-assisted surgery through an incision under her arm. Hear from Kirby and [...]

October 26, 2016\Emily Critchfield and MaryAnn Fletcher
Clinic for transgender children and teens and children with differences in sex development

The Duke Center for Child and Adolescent Gender Care treats transgender children and teens and also provides much-needed services for children with differences [...]

October 25, 2016\Bernadette Gillis
Care and support for transgender youth and gender issues

Adrian Chamberlin, 17, considers himself one of the lucky ones. Unlike many transgender teens, he has the support of his family and friends. While the Raleigh [...]

October 25, 2016\Bernadette Gillis
Keeping tabs on kidney stones prevents painful attack

After Robert Lontz had two kidney stone attacks, he worked with his Duke urologist on a kidney stone disease management plan that helped him successfully avoid [...]

October 03, 2016\MaryAnn Fletcher