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Managing Your Health Care From Any Location with My Duke Health
Managing Your Health Care From Any Location with My Duke Health

Gregory Ambrosio’s job as an international financial consultant requires him to travel abroad for up to six months of each year. However, it doesn’t stop him f ...

Tetanus Vaccine Helps Improve Survival in People with Glioblastoma
Tetanus Vaccine Helps Improve Survival in People with Glioblastoma

Nine years ago, Sandy Hillburn was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told she had three months to live. Today, she walks up to four miles per day and enjoys mon ...

Doctor Hopes His Medical Journey Inspires Others
Doctor Hopes His Medical Journey Inspires Others

Years of living with undiagnosed Lyme disease left Neil Spector’s heart so badly damaged that he needed a heart transplant. Today, Spector, a Duke cancer resea ...

Good Samaritans Give Kidneys to Two Strangers in Need
Good Samaritans Give Kidneys to Two Strangers in Need

February marks 50 years since the first kidney transplant was performed at Duke and in North Carolina. Recently, a Good Samaritan started a chain reaction that ...

Duke Sports Medicine Services in One Convenient Location
Duke Sports Medicine Services in One Convenient Location

At Duke Sports Medicine’s expanded new home, people can get all their needs met in one convenient location. The renovated clinic, renamed the Duke Sports Scien ...

3D Printed Bone Implant Saves Woman’s Leg
3D Printed Bone Implant Saves Woman’s Leg

A 3D computer-printed bone implant saved Ruth Smith-Leigh’s leg from amputation, and allowed her to walk again following a terrible car accident.

CPR Saves a Life
CPR Saves a Life

Duke cardiologist Monique Anderson, MD, has spent her early career researching the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. After presenting about the impa ...

Brachytherapy Suite Reduces Need for Hospital Stay
Brachytherapy Suite Reduces Need for Hospital Stay

People with gynecologic and prostate cancers can now receive high-dose, targeted radiation therapy in a few hours in a dedicated brachytherapy suite at the Duk ...

Top Scores for Hospital Safety
Top Scores for Hospital Safety

Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital have earned top scores for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent n ...