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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 proced ...

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 do ...

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 Pri ...

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 ...

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 vagina ...