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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Avoid Viral Infections with Good Hygiene
Avoid Viral Infections with Good Hygiene

Frequent hand washing, and avoiding touching your eyes, mouth and nose, will go a long way toward preventing the spread of nasty viral infections.

Six Ways to Manage Your Stress
Six Ways to Manage Your Stress

Stress is pervasive in America, and for the most part, it's bad for your health. Learn simple ways to cope with stress, and know when to seek medical care.

Why You Need Vitamin D
Why You Need Vitamin D

You've got questions about vitamin D; we've got answers. Find out why more people are being diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency, and how we can get more in our ...