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Treatments Reduce Stroke Risk in People with Atrial Fibrillation
Treatments Reduce Stroke Risk in People with Atrial Fibrillation

A new class of blood thinners and devices lower the high risk of stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Duke doctors were involved in several of the ...

Balloon Offers Relief from Chronic Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Balloon Offers Relief from Chronic Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Inserting a small, balloon-like device in a blocked eustachian tube can bring relief to children and adults who suffer from chronic eustachian tube dysfunction ...

Duke Children’s Hospital Is Ranked No. 1 in North Carolina
Duke Children’s Hospital Is Ranked No. 1 in North Carolina

Duke Children’s is ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals nationally in nine specialties, and retained its position at No. 1 in North Carolina, according ...

Duke Providers Connect Eligible Patients with Important Community Resources
Duke Providers Connect Eligible Patients with Important Community Resources

Duke Health providers are partnering with a North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services network to connect eligible patients with the community reso ...

Duke Care Coordinators, Patient Navigators Help You Through Health Challenges
Duke Care Coordinators, Patient Navigators Help You Through Health Challenges

At Duke, an army of people have a very specific job -- making your health care journey just a little bit easier. These professionals guide you and your family ...

Duke Health Launches TV Ad to Thank Our Health Care Heroes
Duke Health Launches TV Ad to Thank Our Health Care Heroes

Every year, Duke Health holds special events to celebrate our nurses and hospital professionals during National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and Hospital Week (May 1 ...

Duke Nurses Bring Home Infusion Care Within Arm’s Reach
Duke Nurses Bring Home Infusion Care Within Arm’s Reach

When a homebound resident needed vital care, a team of Duke HomeCare & Hospice home infusion nurses rose to the challenge without stepping inside her nursing ...

UV Light Helps Duke Hospitals Fight Transmission of Superbugs
UV Light Helps Duke Hospitals Fight Transmission of Superbugs

A type of ultraviolet light called ultraviolet light C or UVC is helping hospitals cut transmission of super bugs like MRSA that linger in patient rooms and ca ...

Duke Health Launches Brand Campaign to Show Patients ‘You’re Why’
Duke Health Launches Brand Campaign to Show Patients ‘You’re Why’

Duke Health has launched a new brand campaign to highlight why our teams of doctors, nurses, and staff are committed to delivering the best care for patients.

Chemotherapy Pump Helps People with Metastatic Liver Cancer Live Longer
Chemotherapy Pump Helps People with Metastatic Liver Cancer Live Longer

A chemotherapy infusion pump is giving more time to people whose metastatic colorectal cancer has spread to the liver and who may have been told they are out o ...

North Carolina’s First Double Hand Transplant Recipient Grateful for Gift
North Carolina’s First Double Hand Transplant Recipient Grateful for Gift

In April 2017, Debra Kelly developed an invasive strep A infection that almost killed her and required her hands and legs to be amputated. Just 10 months after ...

Revision Weight Loss Surgery Offers Second Chance
Revision Weight Loss Surgery Offers Second Chance

Tyrone Fields was only 20 when he first had gastric bypass near his home in Fayetteville, NC. He lost 150 pounds but gained some of it back over the next 15 ye ...