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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 ...

Ask these questions before mitral valve surgery
Ask these questions before mitral valve surgery

Mitral valve regurgitation can do serious damage to your heart. A leaky mitral valve causes blood to flow back into your heart, which makes it harder for oxyge ...

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Brings Relief from Dystonia
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Brings Relief from Dystonia

Raleigh resident Thomas Galvin suffered involuntary muscle contractions for decades—until technology at Duke allowed him to have surgery while asleep to quell ...

Cancer Survivors Give Advice on the Journey (Video)
Cancer Survivors Give Advice on the Journey (Video)

The first Sunday in June marks National Cancer Survivors Day. The day celebrates life after cancer and how it can become a reality for people newly diagnosed w ...

Breast Cancer Surgery With no Visible Scar
Breast Cancer Surgery With no Visible Scar

Leslie Hollingsworth was in her early 20s when her grandmother was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Now 50, Hollingsworth has been doing self-breast exams a ...

Duke Cancer Care in Wake County
Duke Cancer Care in Wake County

If you're a Wake County resident, you don't have to travel far for your cancer care. Everything you need, including the latest diagnostic imaging technology, c ...

Breast Cancer Treatment in Raleigh Makes Big Difference
Breast Cancer Treatment in Raleigh Makes Big Difference

For Joy Lathan, receiving her breast cancer treatment in Raleigh, near where she lives in and works, made a big difference. It allowed her to schedule chemothe ...

Breast Surgeon Shelley Hwang, MD, Named Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People
Breast Surgeon Shelley Hwang, MD, Named Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People

Shelley Hwang, MD, chief of breast surgery at the Duke Cancer Institute, has been named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people for 2016 as a pioneer in her ...

Women's Intuition Detects Heart Trouble
Women's Intuition Detects Heart Trouble

In the early months of spring 2013, Suzanne Lambert felt overwhelming stress as she cared for her aging parents and helped to plan her daughter’s wedding. When ...

Physical therapy for breast cancer now available at Duke Regional Hospital
Physical therapy for breast cancer now available at Duke Regional Hospital

Duke Regional breast cancer patients in need of physical therapy no longer need to travel to two sites.

Double Mastectomy May Not Be the Answer for Cancer in One Breast
Double Mastectomy May Not Be the Answer for Cancer in One Breast

Increasingly, younger women with early-stage cancer in only one breast and no genetic risk factors are choosing to have double mastectomies. But there’s little ...

Women-only heart disease risks
Women-only heart disease risks

If you’re a woman, your chance of developing—and dying from—heart disease is the same as a man’s. Yet research shows you may be less likely to get a prompt dia ...