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Stroke Survivor Becomes Advocate for Stroke Awareness and Heart Health
Stroke Survivor Becomes Advocate for Stroke Awareness and Heart Health

When 44-year-old Raleigh resident Andy Beal suddenly became disoriented and weak in the middle of the night, he didn’t realize he was experiencing a “mini-strok ...

Epilepsy and COVID-19: What You Need to Know and When to Seek Care
Epilepsy and COVID-19: What You Need to Know and When to Seek Care

Want some good news? In general, people with epilepsy do not have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 or developing serious complications from it. However ...

5 Common Questions about Migraines
5 Common Questions about Migraines

Migraines are more than just bad headaches, and they’re more common than most people think. Here, Timothy Collins, MD, a headache specialist at Duke, answers fi ...

Do I Need a Headache Specialist?
Do I Need a Headache Specialist?

If frequent headaches or migraines are making your life miserable, it may be time to see an expert. Headache specialists are uniquely trained to evaluate and tr ...

Do I Need an Epileptologist?
Do I Need an Epileptologist?

Most people with epilepsy can control their seizures with medication under the supervision of a primary care doctor or general neurologist. However, you may nee ...

Know the Signs of Stroke - BE FAST
Know the Signs of Stroke - BE FAST

While stroke is the third leading cause of death, few people know the signs. Use the acronym BE FAST to remember the signs of stroke, and what to do if someone ...

As a Buddhist Priest, Duke Neurosurgeon Finds Deeper Connection with Patients
As a Buddhist Priest, Duke Neurosurgeon Finds Deeper Connection with Patients

Patrick Codd, MD, a Duke neurosurgeon, has been practicing Zen for two decades. The practice, he says, allows him to reflect on his work and relationships with ...

Fast access to stroke procedure saves Wilmington woman’s life and health
Fast access to stroke procedure saves Wilmington woman’s life and health

Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there from Wilmington just in time.

Robot Reduces Need for Open Brain Surgery to Map Epileptic Seizures
Robot Reduces Need for Open Brain Surgery to Map Epileptic Seizures

A minimally invasive robotic device is eliminating the need for some patients to undergo open brain surgery to pinpoint the origin of their epileptic seizures. ...

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Brings Relief from Dystonia
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Brings Relief from Dystonia

Raleigh resident Thomas Galvin suffered involuntary muscle contractions for decades—until technology at Duke allowed him to have surgery while asleep to quell t ...

Telestroke technology speeds Danville woman to lifesaving stroke treatment
Telestroke technology speeds Danville woman to lifesaving stroke treatment

All Juanita Grant remembers is talking on the phone in her Danville, VA, apartment. Then she woke up at Duke University Hospital and learned she’d had a stroke.

Duke Telestroke Network Improves Stroke Care, Patient Outcomes at 5 NC, VA Hospitals
Duke Telestroke Network Improves Stroke Care, Patient Outcomes at 5 NC, VA Hospitals

Patients at Duke Telestroke Network hospitals get the immediate care they need and, when necessary, are transferred faster to hospitals providing advanced proce ...