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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 organizati ...

Five Summer Health Woes That Could Send You to Urgent Care
Five Summer Health Woes That Could Send You to Urgent Care

Don’t let these common health issues stop your outdoor fun. Use this guide to take charge of your health.

Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Doctor?
Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Doctor?

Adults can choose a family medicine doctor or an internal medicine doctor as their primary care physician. Read this Q&A to help you decide what’s best for you ...

Healthy Winter Travel Tips
Healthy Winter Travel Tips

Whether it’s a getaway to warmer weather or an annual holiday visit with family, make sure your winter fun isn’t spoiled by stress or illness. Kelli Clear, FNP ...

Healthy Summer Travel Trips
Healthy Summer Travel Trips

Whether you’re relaxing at the beach or exploring a new city, you’ll want to stay healthy so you can enjoy every minute of your vacation. Kelli Clear, FNP-BC, ...

Duke Primary Care Opens Three New Wake County Locations
Duke Primary Care Opens Three New Wake County Locations

Duke Primary Care recently opened two new family medicine practices and relocated an existing adult care practice in Wake County.

Back-to-School Checklist
Back-to-School Checklist

You've got a checklist for school supplies; we've created one for you to keep you and your children healthy throughout the school year. Here's what Duke Health ...

Mosquito season is coming. Should you fear Zika virus?
Mosquito season is coming. Should you fear Zika virus?

With a confirmed case of Zika virus in Wake County and warm weather on the way, should you be concerned about mosquito-borne diseases—and what precautions shou ...

What Kind of Pain Reliever Is Best for Me?
What Kind of Pain Reliever Is Best for Me?

With so many over the counter pain relievers to choose from, sometimes it's hard to know which is the right pain reliever for your condition. Here, Dr. Amy Shi ...

9 Facts About Emergency Care
9 Facts About Emergency Care

A hospital’s emergency department is the place to go when you have a life-threatening illness or injury, or a medical issue that can’t wait. Are there things y ...

Why antibiotics aren't always the answer
Why antibiotics aren't always the answer

Stuffy head, sniffles, sneezing and coughing could mean you have a bad cold, flu or something worse. Such symptoms send thousands of patients to the doctor eac ...

Primary Care Is Comprehensive Care
Primary Care Is Comprehensive Care

Seeing your family medicine doctor on a regular basis may be even better for your health than you thought. Research shows the comprehensive care they provide c ...