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Why Knowing Your Family’s Health Past Benefits Your Future
Why Knowing Your Family’s Health Past Benefits Your Future

Knowing your family’s health history is one of the most important ways to maintain your health. It can be some of the best information doctors have to understa ...

Temporada de la Gripe Durante una Pandemia: Por Qué Necesita una Vacuna Contra la Gripe
Temporada de la Gripe Durante una Pandemia: Por Qué Necesita una Vacuna Contra la Gripe

Read in English La temporada de gripe empieza con fuerza en octubre y es importante ponerse la vacuna contra la gripe, para estar protegidos mientras el COV ...

Dispelling Myths About the Flu Vaccine
Dispelling Myths About the Flu Vaccine

A COVID-19 continues to spread through our communities, Duke Health experts are warning of a dual threat to Americans as flu season begins. This fall presents ...

Flu Season During a Pandemic: Why You Need a Flu Vaccine
Flu Season During a Pandemic: Why You Need a Flu Vaccine

Ver en español Flu season starts in earnest in October, and it’s important to get a flu vaccine so you’re protected while COVID-19 continues to spread. Your ...

Shot Facts: HPV Vaccine
Shot Facts: HPV Vaccine

A Duke expert answers parents’ most common questions about the HPV vaccine.

HPV Vaccine: Know the Myths and the Facts
HPV Vaccine: Know the Myths and the Facts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends girls and boys ages 11 and 12 receive a vaccine to protect them against human papillomavirus (H ...

Dive Deeper into Your Health with Duke's Integrative Medicine Consultation
Dive Deeper into Your Health with Duke's Integrative Medicine Consultation

If you’re looking for a more holistic approach to your overall health, or you are struggling with a chronic medical condition, a consultation with a Duke Integ ...

Don't Press Pause on Your Child's Health Care
Don't Press Pause on Your Child's Health Care

If your child’s recent appointment was cancelled because of COVID-19, it’s time to reschedule without delay. Missing immunizations, screenings, or delaying car ...

Sports Physicals for Tween/Teen Athletes
Sports Physicals for Tween/Teen Athletes

Does your child need a sports physical? If he or she plans to work out with the middle or high school team this fall, participate in a fall sport, or try out f ...

How to Fight the Flu
How to Fight the Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. between December and February. Do you know how ...

Is it a Bacterial Infection or Virus?
Is it a Bacterial Infection or Virus?

Bacterial infections are caused by bacteria, while viral infections are caused by viruses. That's the easy part. Differentiating between the two requires medic ...

Tracking Down Relief for a Urinary Tract Infection
Tracking Down Relief for a Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections are common infections that can cause serious health problems if left untreated. The infection can spread to your bladder or kidney wit ...