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Duke’s ECMO Program Saves Young Girl's Life
Duke’s ECMO Program Saves Young Girl's Life

As a young girl fought for her life, a life-saving technology called ECMO allowed her lungs to rest and recover.

DukeHealth.org Offers Doctor Ratings, Reviews
DukeHealth.org Offers Doctor Ratings, Reviews

Being an educated patient means having the information you need to make important decisions about your health care. That’s why Dukehealth.org now publicly post ...

Vice President Joe Biden visits Duke as part of cancer cure initiative
Vice President Joe Biden visits Duke as part of cancer cure initiative

Invoking the aspirational spirit that put U.S. astronauts on the moon, Vice President Joe Biden visited Duke Health today as part of the national “Moonshot” in ...

Duke Cancer Institute Joins National Endorsement of HPV Vaccination
Duke Cancer Institute Joins National Endorsement of HPV Vaccination

The Duke Cancer Institute joined all 68 other top U.S. cancer centers in issuing a statement that urges increased HPV vaccinations to prevent cancer in respon ...

Should Thomas Davis play in Super Bowl with broken forearm?
Should Thomas Davis play in Super Bowl with broken forearm?

When Carolina Panthers’ linebacker Thomas Davis broke his forearm during the NFC Championship game, speculation surrounded his decision to play in the upcoming ...

Duke Medicine Becomes Duke Health
Duke Medicine Becomes Duke Health

Improving health has always been the ultimate goal for Duke Medicine. With this historical and overarching aspiration in mind, we are officially changing our ...

Cardiac Cath Lab at Duke Regional Hospital Offers Heart Disease Treatment Advances
Cardiac Cath Lab at Duke Regional Hospital Offers Heart Disease Treatment Advances

When someone has blockages in the arteries that feed the heart, or heart rhythm disturbances, fast access to a cardiac catheterization laboratory can mean the ...

Diagnosing Lung Cancer May Get Easier for Some Patients
Diagnosing Lung Cancer May Get Easier for Some Patients

A new test may reduce the need for expensive and invasive procedures to diagnose lung cancer in some patients. Momen Wahidi, MD, an interventional pulmonologis ...

Duke Hospitals Each Score an A in Hospital Safety
Duke Hospitals Each Score an A in Hospital Safety

Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital each scored an A in the fall 2015 hospital safety survey compiled by the Leapfrog G ...

Duke Launches Free Autism App
Duke Launches Free Autism App

A team of Duke researchers and software developers has introduced a free iOS app to learn more about autism in young children living around the world.

A New Approach to Treating DCIS
A New Approach to Treating DCIS

Time magazine's cover story sheds light on doctors' new thinking about how to treat ductal carcinoma in-situ or DCIS with active surveillance, rather than more ...

Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Meets Stranger Who Saved His Life
Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Meets Stranger Who Saved His Life

Randy Pence was going to die without a bone marrow transplant to treat his chronic leukemia. A match was found through the National Bone Marrow Donor Program. ...