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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 ...

Open Community Sessions for Magnet Redesignation
Open Community Sessions for Magnet Redesignation

Duke University Health System was designated as a Magnet organization in 2014 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes ...

Duke Health Applying for Magnet Redesignation
Duke Health Applying for Magnet Redesignation

Duke University Health System was designated as a Magnet organization in 2014 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes ...

Treatment Advances Give Hope to People with Brain Metastasis
Treatment Advances Give Hope to People with Brain Metastasis

Lisa VanTress didn’t know why she couldn’t regain her land legs after a 13-hour fishing trip in the summer of 2016. When the dizziness caused her to stumble an ...

New Apple Feature Gives You Mobile Access to Your Health Records
New Apple Feature Gives You Mobile Access to Your Health Records

A new feature on the Apple Health app for iPhones lets you securely download parts of your medical records right to your mobile device. Duke Health is among th ...

Fitness Trackers, Virtual Coaching Help Patients Stay Fit After Cardiac Rehab
Fitness Trackers, Virtual Coaching Help Patients Stay Fit After Cardiac Rehab

Heart patients typically do well during cardiac rehab programs but tend to lose momentum once the formal gym-based regimens end. Duke Health researchers wanted ...