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Duke Pediatric Heart Surgeons Perform World’s First Partial Heart Transplant
Duke Pediatric Heart Surgeons Perform World’s First Partial Heart Transplant

Owen Monroe was only 17 days old when he became the world’s first partial heart transplant recipient. The revolutionary surgery was performed in April 2022 by ...

Duke Health Provider Group (PDC) Joins Duke University Health System on July 1
Duke Health Provider Group (PDC) Joins Duke University Health System on July 1

The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) will join Duke University Health System (DUHS) on July 1, 2023. This is a historical milestone for Duke that will simplify ...

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 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report and retained its position at No. 1 in ...

Life-Saving Stem Cell Transplants Now an Option for More People with Blood Cancer
Life-Saving Stem Cell Transplants Now an Option for More People with Blood Cancer

People who need a stem cell transplant but do not have a matched donor now have another option -- a transplant using a new stem cell product called omidubicel. ...

RSV: What Parents of Young Children Need to Know
RSV: What Parents of Young Children Need to Know

Emergency rooms and pediatricians’ offices are overflowing with young people suffering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which can hit babies and small c ...

Comprehensive Cancer Care in Cary, Raleigh and Throughout Wake County
Comprehensive Cancer Care in Cary, Raleigh and Throughout Wake County

If you live in Raleigh, Cary, or another Wake County town, comprehensive cancer care is close at hand. Everything you need, from the latest advances in diagnos ...

Lead-Based Shields No Longer Recommended for Routine X-Rays
Lead-Based Shields No Longer Recommended for Routine X-Rays

Medical experts now know that shielding patients’ reproductive organs during routine imaging exams is not only unnecessary, it can actually increase the risk f ...

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 ...

World’s First Heart Transplant, Cultured Thymus Implantation Performed at Duke
World’s First Heart Transplant, Cultured Thymus Implantation Performed at Duke

Duke pediatric heart and immunology experts performed the world’s first combined heart transplant and cultured thymus tissue implantation in a child born with ...

Duke Heart Surgeons Perform First Pediatric Heart Transplant of its Kind in the U.S.
Duke Heart Surgeons Perform First Pediatric Heart Transplant of its Kind in the U.S.

Duke surgeons successfully performed the first "donation after circulatory death” (DCD) heart transplant in a pediatric patient in the U.S. The transplant team ...

Duke Health Sports Medicine Providers Give Back to Athletes in the Community
Duke Health Sports Medicine Providers Give Back to Athletes in the Community

When children, teens, and college athletes play sports, there’s always a chance of injury. Fortunately, Duke sports medicine experts are on the sidelines at ma ...

Heart Failure Treated at Same-Day Access Clinic
Heart Failure Treated at Same-Day Access Clinic

When heart failure symptoms strike, you can turn to Duke’s heart failure clinic for the intensive therapy you need right away. The clinic helps you avoid preve ...