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

With COVID-19 still spreading throughout 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

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

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 care ...

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 fo ...

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 t ...

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 medica ...

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 with ...

Urgent Care Info Now Available on Amazon Alexa
Urgent Care Info Now Available on Amazon Alexa

As a way to expand access to care, Duke Health has launched its own "skill" through the Amazon Alexa app. The tech-friendly addition makes it easier to connect ...

Should You Get an Annual Physical?
Should You Get an Annual Physical?

Even if you feel perfectly healthy, there’s still a reason to visit with your primary care doctor at least once a year.

Duke Health Now Offers Online Urgent Care
Duke Health Now Offers Online Urgent Care

When you’re not feeling well and don’t want to travel to your nearest urgent care, you can now get a provider’s advice through Duke’s new online urgent care opt ...

Urgent Care Is Now More Convenient
Urgent Care Is Now More Convenient

Now you can check Duke Urgent Care locations and wait times -- online, from any device -- and reserve a spot at the clinic most convenient for you.

Duke Health's Primary Care Clinics Recognized as Primary Care Medical Home
Duke Health's Primary Care Clinics Recognized as Primary Care Medical Home

Duke Health's primary care clinics have earned formal recognition as a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission, an independent accrediting organizatio ...