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Vaccine Schedule Keeps You Healthy
Vaccine Schedule Keeps You Healthy

We all need vaccines throughout our lives to prevent dangerous, painful illnesses. Stay up to date on one of the easiest ways to stay healthy.

How Doctors Stay Healthy Year-Round and How You Can Too
How Doctors Stay Healthy Year-Round and How You Can Too

Nobody likes being around people coughing and sneezing from colds and flu yet that’s what doctors do. Every day they are on the front lines, listening compassi ...

Are Seeds Really Healthy or Just Trendy?
Are Seeds Really Healthy or Just Trendy?

Everyone is talking about the health benefits of eating flaxseeds, chia seeds, quinoa, and other seeds. Is there a seed of truth behind all the hype? Amrit Man ...

Access to Care When You Need It
Access to Care When You Need It

Duke Signature Care is for patients who want a very close, personal physician who takes care of them.

Becky Chose Duke for Convenience, but Got Much More
Becky Chose Duke for Convenience, but Got Much More

Becky Lytle chose Duke Primary Care because it was close to home. "The care I received was amazing," she said.

For Us, It Came Down to Quality
For Us, It Came Down to Quality

After moving to Cary from New York, the Zeins researched the best medical care in the Triangle, and choose Duke because it gave them access to a host of pediat ...

Help Your Children Grow into Healthy Teens
Help Your Children Grow into Healthy Teens

Toddlers become teenagers way too fast, and many parents worry about what their adorable child will become. Most teens do very well, especially when supported ...

Could that Juice Box Increase Your Child’s Risk for Diabetes?
Could that Juice Box Increase Your Child’s Risk for Diabetes?

The next time you hand your child a juice box, consider this: are you increasing their risk for diabetes?

Newborn Jaundice
Newborn Jaundice

Newborn jaundice is extremely common. Joanne Band, MD, a pediatrician in charge of Duke University Hospital's full-term nursery, discusses jaundice -- the yell ...

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

Sore muscles and creaky joints are part of the package deal of growing old, but musculoskeletal pain isn’t limited to seniors. As any pediatrician can tell you ...

Shot Facts: HPV Vaccine
Shot Facts: HPV Vaccine

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

How Much is Enough
How Much is Enough

Eight glasses of water a day. Eight hours of sleep a night. We’ve all heard the advice about how much water, exercise, and sleep we need to stay healthy. There ...