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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 ...

Five Sleep Strategies That Work
Five Sleep Strategies That Work

Are you having trouble sleeping? Here, Melissa Fike, FNP-C, a family medicine provider with Duke Primary Care Morrisville, offers sleep strategies that will ha ...

Should you go to urgent care?
Should you go to urgent care?

Urgent care is available to manage illnesses and injuries when you need to be seen quickly, after hours or on weekends. Scott Elston, MD, with Duke Urgent Care ...

Choosing Primary Care for the Convenience; Staying for the Care
Choosing Primary Care for the Convenience; Staying for the Care

Convenience drove Misty Beil to choose a primary care doctor near her job. The exceptional care she received at Duke Primary Care Meadowmont is the reason she ...

14 Foods to Reset Your Digestive System
14 Foods to Reset Your Digestive System

New research shows that the bacteria living in our intestinal tract could have more influence on our health than we realize, says Ellen Michal, a registered di ...

Help Your Teen Take Charge of her Health
Help Your Teen Take Charge of her Health

Richard Chung, MD, is an adolescent medicine specialist who knows that parents make a big difference in how teens learn to manage their health. Here, he offers ...

Say No to Unnecessary Antibiotic Use
Say No to Unnecessary Antibiotic Use

Ephraim Tsalik, MD, an infectious disease expert at Duke, explains why life-saving antibiotics aren’t a magic pill when you’re plagued by common aches and pain ...

Stay Home or Go to School?
Stay Home or Go to School?

Let’s say your child has a low fever but is otherwise behaving normally. Do you send her to school? Clearly, a child who is vomiting or has diarrhea must be ke ...

Navigating the Teen Blues
Navigating the Teen Blues

Ask a parent if their teenager occasionally experiences mood swings and they will probably laugh at the understatement. Many believe it’s normal for teenagers ...