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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 ...

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 ...

On the Trail of Unknown Diseases
On the Trail of Unknown Diseases

It wasn't until Quinn was about five months old that his parents, Liz Aronin and Jamie Mills, suspected something wasn't quite right. At an age when most child ...

Experimental Cord Blood Therapy for Autism Studied
Experimental Cord Blood Therapy for Autism Studied

Although additional research is needed, scientists at Duke Health are reporting results from a small, early-stage study of an experimental autism therapy for c ...

Duke Health Publishes Surgeons' Expertise
Duke Health Publishes Surgeons' Expertise

Studies show that surgical teams and hospitals with more experience in a procedure tend to have better patient outcomes. In a pilot project, Duke Health has be ...

Duke Health Hospitals Receive Top Safety Grade for Fifth Consecutive Year
Duke Health Hospitals Receive Top Safety Grade for Fifth Consecutive Year

For the fifth consecutive year, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital have earned top scores for hospital safety from The ...