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Read about the precautions Duke Health is taking to keep everyone safe and protected from possible exposure to COVID-19.

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Epilepsy and COVID-19: What You Need to Know and When to Seek Care
Epilepsy and COVID-19: What You Need to Know and When to Seek Care

Want some good news? In general, people with epilepsy do not have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 or developing serious complications from it. However ...

Why Children Should Wear Face Masks
Why Children Should Wear Face Masks

Face masks are not just for adults. To help limit the spread of COVID-19, most children can wear a mask in public, as long as they are taught to do so in an age ...

Duke Cancer Centers’ Precautions Put Safety First for Patients and Staff
Duke Cancer Centers’ Precautions Put Safety First for Patients and Staff

Your health and safety, along with the health and safety of our staff, remain our top priorities. If you’re being treated for cancer, you may be concerned about ...

Wear a Face Mask to Protect Each Other
Wear a Face Mask to Protect Each Other

Consistently wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth, washing your hands, and practicing physical distancing will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in o ...

The Duke Eye Center Focuses on Safety
The Duke Eye Center Focuses on Safety

Ignoring sudden changes in your eyesight or failing to manage a chronic eye condition can result in a permanent loss of vision, warned Eric Postel, MD, a retina ...

Don’t Delay Surgery: Precautions Are in Place to Ensure Your Safety
Don’t Delay Surgery: Precautions Are in Place to Ensure Your Safety

Delaying needed medical care because of concerns about COVID-19 can have long-term consequences on your health. If you need surgery, we want you to know about t ...

Understanding Covid-19 Virus and Antibody Testing
Understanding Covid-19 Virus and Antibody Testing

Two types of tests are available for COVID-19, a virus test, and an antibody test. The virus test determines if the virus is currently present in your body. An ...

Don't Press Pause on Your Child's Health Care
Don't Press Pause on Your Child's Health Care

If your child’s recent appointment was cancelled because of COVID-19, it’s time to reschedule without delay. Missing immunizations, screenings, or delaying care ...

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 ...

Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop You from Seeking Care for Heart Disease
Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop You from Seeking Care for Heart Disease

Concerns and fear about COVID-19 are causing people with heart disease to delay their care and avoid hospital visits. Being concerned is understandable, said Dr ...

Social Distancing Can Be Hard on People with Hearing Loss
Social Distancing Can Be Hard on People with Hearing Loss

Social distancing is impacting everyone, but it can be particularly hard on people who have hearing loss. These tips and resources from Duke audiologists will h ...

How to Support Yourself and Loved Ones in Hospice Care During COVID-19 Isolation
How to Support Yourself and Loved Ones in Hospice Care During COVID-19 Isolation

Having a family member on hospice care can lead to feelings of loss as routines change and as you witness your loved one decline. During times of stress and unc ...