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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 ...

Understanding the New Thyroid Cancer Screening Guidelines
Understanding the New Thyroid Cancer Screening Guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended in May 2017 that doctors should not screen adults who don't have signs or symptoms of thyroid cancer. Scree ...

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 ...

Duke Health and WakeMed Collaborate in Heart Care
Duke Health and WakeMed Collaborate in Heart Care

Driven by a shared commitment to enhance and broadly extend the scope, quality and value of heart care services for patients throughout Wake County, Duke Healt ...

Wound care center helps woman dance at daughter’s wedding
Wound care center helps woman dance at daughter’s wedding

With less than two months before her daughter’s wedding, Raleigh resident Deborah Jordan started to worry about the wound on her shin. She had fallen the day b ...

Duke University Hospital Has Nation's Best Outcomes for Adult Liver Transplants
Duke University Hospital Has Nation's Best Outcomes for Adult Liver Transplants

Duke University Hospital has the nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants from deceased donors, according to data from 2016.

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 may bring lasting relief to the millions of children and adults who suffer from chronic eus ...

Duke Children’s Hospital Receives National Designation for Top Surgical Program
Duke Children’s Hospital Receives National Designation for Top Surgical Program

Duke Children's is one of only seven hospitals in the U.S. verified as a level I children's surgery center by the American College of Surgeons. This Level I de ...

First Hand Transplant Recipient in NC Gains Use of New Hand (Video)
First Hand Transplant Recipient in NC Gains Use of New Hand (Video)

On May 27th, Duke doctors performed the first-of-its-kind hand transplant surgery in North Carolina on 54-year-old Rene Chavez.

Duke Again Among Top Ranked U.S. Hospitals
Duke Again Among Top Ranked U.S. Hospitals

Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC is once again ranked among the nation’s best hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2016-2017 Best Hospitals Honor Roll ...