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Learn how to stay healthy by eating well and getting regular exercise from the experts at Duke Health.

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Duke Health Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinics
Duke Health Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinics

Athletes who experience a sports injury, sprain, strain, or bone fracture on the field can be seen quickly at Duke Health’s Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clin ...

Comprehensive Physical Therapy After Amputation Helps Woman Live Independently
Comprehensive Physical Therapy After Amputation Helps Woman Live Independently

Mary Lou Bowen wanted to live independently but struggled with pain from osteoarthritis in her right knee and limited mobility after her left leg was amputated ...

A Safe Return to Fall Sports
A Safe Return to Fall Sports

Lack of conditioning, hot, humid weather, and dehydration can put children and teens at risk for heat-related illness and injuries as they return to sports thi ...

Mom Makes Her Health and Well-Being a Priority
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 bariatri ...

Fitness Trackers, Virtual Coaching Help Patients Stay Fit After Cardiac Rehab
Fitness Trackers, Virtual Coaching Help Patients Stay Fit After Cardiac Rehab

Heart patients typically do well during cardiac rehab programs but tend to lose momentum once the formal gym-based regimens end. Duke Health researchers wanted ...

Weight Loss Leads to Successful Liver Transplant, Better Health
Weight Loss Leads to Successful Liver Transplant, Better Health

At nearly 100 pounds overweight and suffering from severe liver disease, David Tedrow could not get the life-saving transplant he desperately needed until he l ...

14 Foods to Reset Your Digestive System
14 Foods to Reset Your Digestive System

New research shows that the bacteria living in our intestinal tract could have more influence on our health than we realize, says Ellen Michal, a registered di ...

Small, Frequent Meals are Better for Your Metabolism
Small, Frequent Meals are Better for Your Metabolism

Big feasts and too many treats don’t just pack on extra pounds. Duke research finds that overeating can also change your metabolism – meaning how the cells in ...

Why You Need Vitamin D
Why You Need Vitamin D

You've got questions about vitamin D; we've got answers. Find out why more people are being diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency, and how we can get more in our ...

Staying Healthy at the Gym
Staying Healthy at the Gym

Peggy Alexander has been working out at the Duke Health and Fitness Center for the past 15 years. She knows exercise and weight management is important, and sh ...

Longtime Nurse is Back on her Feet
Longtime Nurse is Back on her Feet

Rehabilitation at the Duke Health and Fitness Center helped Cindy McAbee regain her strength after sarcoma.

Empty Nesters Rediscover Rewards of an Active Lifestyle
Empty Nesters Rediscover Rewards of an Active Lifestyle

When Jonathan Giles and Karen Steinour found themselves with an empty nest and extra time on their hands, exercise became a way to fill the gap.