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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 ...

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 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 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. ...

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 ...

Duke Performs North Carolina’s First Abdominal Wall Transplant
Duke Performs North Carolina’s First Abdominal Wall Transplant

Johnathan Nauta, 37, had suffered with intestinal obstructions for most of his life. After more than 20 surgeries failed to fix the problem, he had run out of ...

Duke Health's Primary Care Clinics Recognized as Primary Care Medical Home
Duke Health's Primary Care Clinics Recognized as Primary Care Medical Home

Duke Health's primary care clinics have earned formal recognition as a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission, an independent accrediting organizati ...