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Women-Only Heart Disease Risks
Women-Only Heart Disease Risks

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women. Although a woman’s risk of developing and dying from heart disease can be as high as a man’s, researc ...

Becoming an Egg Donor: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions
Becoming an Egg Donor: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing to donate your eggs so a family can have a child is a very special gift. It is also not a decision to be made lightly. If you are considering egg dona ...

Heart Attack Symptoms Women Need to Know
Heart Attack Symptoms Women Need to Know

Chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness. These are well-known symptoms of a heart attack. But what about the not-so-obvious symptoms? Many women experience ...

Comprehensive Cancer Care in Cary, Raleigh and Throughout Wake County
Comprehensive Cancer Care in Cary, Raleigh and Throughout Wake County

If you live in Raleigh, Cary, or another Wake County town, comprehensive cancer care is close at hand. Everything you need, from the latest advances in diagnos ...

New Guidance for Scheduling Your Screening Mammogram and COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster
New Guidance for Scheduling Your Screening Mammogram and COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster

If you need to schedule a screening mammogram and your COVID-19 vaccine or booster, don’t delay. The Society of Breast Imaging says the four- to six-week waiti ...

A Flu Vaccine Protects Mom, Fetus, and Infant
A Flu Vaccine Protects Mom, Fetus, and Infant

If you’re pregnant or plan to be, it’s important to get a flu vaccine every fall. According to Duke perinatologist Geeta Swamy, MD, the annual immunization off ...

How Screening Mammograms Can Save Your Life
How Screening Mammograms Can Save Your Life

You may not feel lucky, but if you are one of the estimated five out of 1000 women diagnosed with breast cancer based on a screening mammogram, you may well be ...

How to Prevent Bunions in One Easy Step
How to Prevent Bunions in One Easy Step

The end of summer usually means storing away your comfy sandals and putting your feet back into closed, snug-fitting shoes. But the wrong footwear may lead to ...

Duke Health Offers Same Day, Next Day Specialty Care Appointments
Duke Health Offers Same Day, Next Day Specialty Care Appointments

The last thing you want to do when you’re injured, don’t feel well, or simply want a preventive care check-up is to wait for an appointment. Getting seen quick ...

Specialized Care for Women with Epilepsy
Specialized Care for Women with Epilepsy

Epilepsy can dramatically affect a person’s quality of life, but women with epilepsy have even more to consider. Normal hormonal changes can influence seizure ...

Sentinel Node Biopsy Helps Reduce Risk of Lymphedema
Sentinel Node Biopsy Helps Reduce Risk of Lymphedema

Identifying and removing sentinel lymph nodes helps doctors stage breast cancer, melanoma, and cervical cancer. Sentinel node biopsy also benefits women when e ...

Dando a luz en Duke durante el COVID-19
Dando a luz en Duke durante el COVID-19

Durante el COVID-19, el lugar más seguro para dar a luz a su bebé todavía es en el hospital. Mire estos videos para aprender más información sobre las precauci ...