Duke Health Blog
Stories and news about treatment advances that improve your health and quality of life

Primary Care

Learn about how to keep yourself and your family healthy from doctors at Duke, who are nationally recognized experts on many health topics. 

Showing 37 - 48 of 60 results
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...