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

While stroke is the fifth 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 ...

What You Need to Know About Aducanumab
What You Need to Know About Aducanumab

An Update from Duke Health October 29, 2021 After careful review and thoughtful deliberation, Duke Health has decided it will not provide aducanumab for the ...

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

Stroke patients have access to advanced care at Duke Telestroke Network hospitals. These partnerships are improving and expediting stroke care by providing imm ...

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

A robotic device is allowing doctors to pinpoint the origins of a person’s seizures through minimally invasive surgery. The device, in use at Duke and some epi ...

Do I Need a Movement Disorder Specialist?
Do I Need a Movement Disorder Specialist?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a movement disorder, a movement disorder specialist can help reduce your symptoms and enhance your quality of life. Movement diso ...

Specialized Care for Women with Epilepsy
Specialized Care for Women with Epilepsy

Epilepsy can dramatically affect a person’s quality of life, but women with epilepsy have even more to consider. Normal hormonal changes can influence seizure ...

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Relieves Parkinson’s Symptoms in Air Force Colonel
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Relieves Parkinson’s Symptoms in Air Force Colonel

Paul Brezinski was only 37 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Within eight years, his tremors made life so difficult that he traveled from his hom ...

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-stro ...

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. Howeve ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...