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Fast Breast MRI Available to Women with Average Breast Cancer Risk
Fast Breast MRI Available to Women with Average Breast Cancer Risk

Duke Health now offers fast breast MRI, also known as abbreviated screening breast MRI, to detect breast cancer in women considered at average risk. The procedu ...

Giving Birth at Duke? What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe During COVID-19
Giving Birth at Duke? What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe During COVID-19

It’s natural to feel anxious when it’s time to have your baby, but you don’t need added stress about coming to a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Duke doc ...

Fertility Treatments: What You Need to Know
Fertility Treatments: What You Need to Know

Sometimes the road to a baby bump can be bumpy. How do you know if you need fertility treatments or just more patience? Reproductive endocrinologist Thomas Pric ...

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

If you’re already pregnant or plan to be, it’s important to get a flu vaccine every year. Geeta Swamy, MD, a Duke perinatologist, said the annual immunization o ...

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 h ...

Mona Lisa Laser Is New Treatment for Vaginal Dryness
Mona Lisa Laser Is New Treatment for Vaginal Dryness

A drop in estrogen levels often associated with menopause and other conditions can cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful dryness and thinning of the vaginal ...

Rheumatologist Expands Pregnancy Possibilities for Women with Lupus
Rheumatologist Expands Pregnancy Possibilities for Women with Lupus

Pregnancy used to be considered too risky for women with lupus, an autoimmune disease. Today, a Duke rheumatologist is helping women with the disease achieve th ...

What Is 3-D Mammography?
What Is 3-D Mammography?

Digital breast tomosynthesis (3-D mammography), available at Duke locations in Durham and Raleigh, is the latest diagnostic advance in breast cancer detection. ...

Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know
Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know

As scientists gain a better understanding of ovarian cancer, their knowledge has led to improved prevention strategies, the discovery of new genes associated wi ...

Do You Know Your Breast Cancer Risk?
Do You Know Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Which breast cancer screenings you should have and when you should have them depends on your risk level. A breast cancer risk assessment can help you determine ...

Six Questions to Ask About Mammograms
Six Questions to Ask About Mammograms

The latest mammogram guidelines leave many women unsure about when and how often to be screened for breast cancer. Here are the six questions about mammograms y ...

Mom Turns Heartbreak into Mission to Prevent Premature Births
Mom Turns Heartbreak into Mission to Prevent Premature Births

Moline Prak Pandiyan's son was born preterm and lived just five and a half months. After care from Duke Maternal-Fetal Medicine, her second child was born full- ...