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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 ...

A Provider's Transgender Journey Helps Teach Compassion
A Provider's Transgender Journey Helps Teach Compassion

Duke physician assistant Blaine Paxton Hall, PA-C, brings to his patient care an empathy borne of experience. Hall has been researching gender medicine since h ...

Heart Patients Help Doctors Determine Best Aspirin Dose in New Clinical Trial
Heart Patients Help Doctors Determine Best Aspirin Dose in New Clinical Trial

Doctors have known for decades that taking aspirin can reduce the risk for future heart attacks and strokes in people with cardiovascular disease. What is less ...

Brothers Thrive After Lung Transplants at Duke
Brothers Thrive After Lung Transplants at Duke

U.S. Air Force veteran Michael Bonnette and his brother Robert, a volunteer firefighter, are used to saving the lives of others. After developing pulmonary fib ...

Duke MyChart's New Look Makes It Easier to Manage Your Health
Duke MyChart's New Look Makes It Easier to Manage Your Health

Duke’s electronic health portal, MyChart, has made it easier for you to make appointments, access your test results, and pay bills. Our new look and new featur ...

First Use of Cadaver Nerves to Repair Corneal Anesthesia Shows Promise
First Use of Cadaver Nerves to Repair Corneal Anesthesia Shows Promise

A new, minimally invasive procedure that replaces damaged corneal nerves with a donor nerve restores feeling in the cornea and halts progressive eye damage cau ...

View the Eclipse Safely with These Expert Tips
View the Eclipse Safely with These Expert Tips

As excitement about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse builds, it’s important to know how to safely view the event and understand how even everyday exposure to the sun ...

Study Finds Survival Rates Higher at Teaching Hospitals
Study Finds Survival Rates Higher at Teaching Hospitals

If you’re hospitalized for a common medical condition or surgical procedure, your chance of surviving is better if your care is provided at a major teaching ho ...