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Duke Primary Care Opens Three New Wake County Locations
Duke Primary Care Opens Three New Wake County Locations

Duke Primary Care recently opened two new family medicine practices and relocated an existing adult care practice in Wake County.

PrEP HIV-Prevention Clinic Opens at Duke
PrEP HIV-Prevention Clinic Opens at Duke

Duke's new PrEP clinic helps people at high risk for HIV take steps to prevent infection. Read answers to your questions about HIV PrEP.

Acupuncture Offers Alternative for Pain Relief
Acupuncture Offers Alternative for Pain Relief

Rob Sims of Morrisville was working underneath his backyard deck in 2007 when he was bitten by a copperhead. Over the next few years, he had multiple health pr ...

Scotty McCreery Honored at Duke's World Voice Day Celebration
Scotty McCreery Honored at Duke's World Voice Day Celebration

Duke's Voice Care Center honored American Idol winner Scotty McCreery at its 10th Annual World Voice Day celebration.

First Hand Transplant in North Carolina
First Hand Transplant in North Carolina

The first hand transplant surgery in North Carolina was performed by Duke surgeons on Rene Chavez of Laredo, TX, whose hand was severed in a childhood accident ...

Duke Cancer Care in Wake County
Duke Cancer Care in Wake County

If you're a Wake County resident, you don't have to travel far for your cancer care. Everything you need, including the latest diagnostic imaging technology, c ...

Therapy Dogs Lift Duke Patients’ Spirits (Video)
Therapy Dogs Lift Duke Patients’ Spirits (Video)

The Pets at Duke program uses pet therapy to help patients while they are undergoing treatment. Studies show pet therapy can reduce stress and depression. Watc ...

Duke Telestroke Network Improves Stroke Care, Patient Outcomes at 5 NC, VA Hospitals
Duke Telestroke Network Improves Stroke Care, Patient Outcomes at 5 NC, VA Hospitals

Patients at Duke Telestroke Network hospitals get the immediate care they need and, when necessary, are transferred faster to hospitals providing advanced proc ...

Breast Surgeon Shelley Hwang, MD, Named Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People
Breast Surgeon Shelley Hwang, MD, Named Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People

Shelley Hwang, MD, chief of breast surgery at the Duke Cancer Institute, has been named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people for 2016 as a pioneer in her ...

Duke Nurse Donates Kidney to Husband, Also a Duke Nurse
Duke Nurse Donates Kidney to Husband, Also a Duke Nurse

Duke life flight nurse Nichole Diacumski carried out her most personal rescue mission when she donated a kidney to her husband, Jason, a fellow Duke nurse. The ...

Do You Know Hands-Only CPR? (Infographic)
Do You Know Hands-Only CPR? (Infographic)

If you see someone collapse, check the person’s breathing. Someone who is not breathing and is unresponsive has gone into cardiac arrest. Hands-Only or compres ...

Physical therapy for breast cancer now available at Duke Regional Hospital
Physical therapy for breast cancer now available at Duke Regional Hospital

Duke Regional breast cancer patients in need of physical therapy no longer need to travel to two sites.