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Saving Sergeant Muzzy
Saving Sergeant Muzzy

After an explosion at Ft. Bragg left Sgt. Cory Muzzy with severe injuries, the soldier returned to Duke to thank his doctors for saving his life, and the thera ...

Spinal Surgery Saves Virginia Man from Paralysis
Spinal Surgery Saves Virginia Man from Paralysis

A fall from a tree almost paralyzed Charlie Bennett. Duke neurosurgery specialists realigned his spine, which was severely compressed by fractured vertebrae. N ...

Retiree Resumes Active Lifestyle After Stem Cell Transplant
Retiree Resumes Active Lifestyle After Stem Cell Transplant

Chuck Battaglia underwent a stem cell transplant at Duke after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma. “I was shocked at how easy and comfortable the process wa ...

Duke Leads National Effort to Improve Lung Transplant Survival
Duke Leads National Effort to Improve Lung Transplant Survival

A $12.95 million NIH grant awarded to Duke researcher Scott Palmer, MD, will fund a network of centers dedicated to improving patient survival following lung t ...

Duke Researchers Working on Heparin Alternative
Duke Researchers Working on Heparin Alternative

Duke researchers are working to create heparin substitutes that could be used in open-heart procedures that require the use of heart-lung bypass machines.

Football Helmet Safety
Football Helmet Safety

With football season about to get underway, Duke concussion specialist Jeff Bytomski, DO, shares his thoughts on a new football helmet rating system that shoul ...

Kimberly Blackwell, MD, Among Time's 100 Most Influential People
Kimberly Blackwell, MD, Among Time's 100 Most Influential People

Kimberly Blackwell, MD, a Duke cancer specialist and one of the country’s leading breast cancer researchers, is included in the 2013 roster of Time magazine’s ...

ADHD Treatment Protects Kids from Smoking
ADHD Treatment Protects Kids from Smoking

Contrary to popular belief, stimulant medications used to treat ADHD do not increase a person’s risk for becoming a smoker. In fact, new Duke research shows th ...

Heart Transplant Gives New Lease on Life
Heart Transplant Gives New Lease on Life

Al Milek competed in the Transplant Games of America two years after undergoing a heart transplant, the result of a massive heart attack.

Finding Better Treatment Through Clinical Trial Participation
Finding Better Treatment Through Clinical Trial Participation

There were two reasons Keith Sutton decided to join a clinical trial to test a therapy for gout. He hoped to get better, but he also wanted to help advance med ...

Treating Heart Rhythms with Innovative Technology
Treating Heart Rhythms with Innovative Technology

Abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, can lead to heart failure if left untreated. Duke heart rhythm specialists use minimally invasive techniques and cuttin ...