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The Duke Health Office of News and Communications is dedicated to providing the media with the latest news from Duke Health. Media relations officers are committed to responding quickly and efficiently to media inquiries and facilitating interviews with nationally respected experts in virtually every area of medicine.

Through our conveniently located TV studio, we are capable of facilitating live broadcast interviews in High Definition or Standard Definition, using either a bench research or medical library set. We can also do live-to-tape interviews in HD or SD, as well as videotape feeds. Our studio signal can be sent anywhere via conventional downlink or via Vyvx. Our in-house TV news producer shoots B-roll and field-produces interviews for local, regional, and national news operations.

Latest News from Duke Health

Duke Clinical Research Institute to Coordinate National Study of Childhood Health 

Duke Team Identifies Blood Biomarkers in Drug-Resistant Cancer Tumor Cells 

Humira Provides Effective, Non-Steroid Alternative for Eye Inflammation 

Researchers Find Molecular Link Behind Aspirin’s Protective Powers 

Cancer Centers Often Misinform Patients About Supportive Care Services 

Immersion Pulmonary Edema May Cause Swimming Deaths During Triathlons 

Gastric Bypass is Better than Other Procedures for Sustainable Weight Loss 

Duke Health Receives Support from IBM to Advance Community Wellness Program 

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus 

Probability Data Could Better Direct Lymph Node Removal for Thyroid Cancer 

Paraplegics Regain Some Feeling, Movement After Using Brain-Machine Interfaces 

Warfarin Use May Not Bring Long-Term Stability for Atrial Fibrillation 

Compound Shows Promise as Next-Generation Prostate Cancer Therapy 

Duke Team Identifies New ‘Mega-Complex’ Involved in Cell Signaling 

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Duke University Hospital Among Nation’s Best 

Coordinated Emergency Care Saves Lives, Lessens Damage During Heart Attack 

Tracking How HIV Disrupts Immune System Informs Vaccine Development 

Study Identifies Potential New Avenue for Treating Pompe Disease 

Physical Declines Begin Earlier Than Expected Among U.S. Adults 

Duke to Participate in Early Clinical Trials for Emerging Neurological Therapies 

Newly Described Cellular Defense Activity Could Guide Solutions to UTIs 

Moderate Exercise Might be More Effective at Combatting Pre-Diabetes 

Scientists Trace Origin Cell of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Test Drug Target 

Women with BRCA1 Gene Mutation at Higher Risk of Deadly Uterine Cancer 

Duke Scientists Identify Method of Action for Common Chemotherapy Drugs 

Duke Health Team Performs First Hand Transplant in North Carolina 

Study of 81,000 Adults Examines Mental Illness, Gun Violence and Suicide 

Duke’s Poliovirus Therapy Shows Survival Benefit in Early Patients 

Cancer Patients with ACA Policies Swiftly Reach Out-of-Pocket Caps 

Duke Among Sites to Train First Responders On Infectious Disease Safety 

Scientists Block Breast Cancer Cells From Hiding in Bones 

Duke’s Poliovirus Therapy Wins “Breakthrough” Status to Expedite Research

Bioengineered Blood Vessel Appears Safe for Dialysis Patients 

Mouse Model of Autism Offers Insights to Human Patients, Potential Drug Targets 

Study Seeks Women’s Insights on What Works Best for Uterine Fibroids 

Antibody Appears to Attack Cancer Cells, Leaving Other Cells Unscathed 

Duke Cancer Leader Michael Kastan Is Named to National Academy of Sciences 

Walking Speed Could Be a New Indicator of Health 

Researchers Find Alternative Pathways to HIV Antibodies 

Duke Expert: What Parents Should Ask Before Their Kids’ X-Rays, CT Scans 

Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise 

Duke Breast Cancer Expert Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People for 2016 

23rd Annual “Angels Among Us” 5K Run and Family Fun Walk This Saturday 

Duke Health Lifts Temporary Visitor Restrictions Due to Decrease in Reported Flu Cases 

Diagnostic Tests for Heart Disease Function Differently for Women, Men 

Shorter, Intensive Radiation Can Be Recommended in Early Prostate Cancer 

Bypass Surgery Is Shown to Extend Survival in Heart Failure 

Study shows that Wnt secretion preventing drugs may reduce renal fibrosis 

Same Symptoms, Different Care for Women and Men With Heart Disease 

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Not Need Annual Screenings 

Adding Stress Management to Cardiac Rehab Cuts New Incidents in Half 

Duke Cancer Researcher Receives Outstanding Investigator Award 

Need Your Thyroid Removed? Seek A Surgeon With 25+ Cases a Year 

Duke Health Launches Star Rating for Doctors, Expands Access to Records 

Where Prostate Cancer Spreads In the Body Affects Survival Time 

Quality of Life Not Notably Better for Women Choosing Double Mastectomy 

Researchers Unravel Pathways of Potent Antibodies that Fight HIV Infection 

Mapping Family History Can Lead More At-Risk Patients to Timely Screening 

Monkeys Drive Wheelchairs Using Only Their Thoughts 

Job market lures more physician assistants to specialties over primary care 

Study Suggests Sildenafil May Relieve Severe Form of Edema in Swimmers 

Meditation Eases Pain, Anxiety and Fatigue During Breast Cancer Biopsy 

Study Aims to Resolve How To Manage Pre-Cancers of the Breast 

Duke Cancer Institute Joins National Endorsement of HPV Vaccination 

Survival Period for Esophageal Cancer Is Tied to Race and Income 

Under the weather? A blood test can tell if antibiotics are needed 

Immunity Genes Could Protect Some From E. Coli While Others Fall Ill 

News Tip: The best way to eat is to start meals and snacks from scratch, nutrition expert says 

Early Trial Shows Injectable Agent Illuminates Cancer During Surgery

Brain Regions of PTSD Patients Show Differences During Fear Responses 

Older Breast Cancer Patients Defy Survival Models


Research yields potential treatment approach for glycogen storage disease

Nov. 18, 2015 

Study finds surprising links between bullies and eating disorders

Nov. 16, 2015 

PCI reduces need for additional drug even when blockages remain

Nov. 10, 2015 

Women cardiologists do different work, make less money than men
Nov. 9, 2015 

Cellular stress process identified in cardiovascular disease

Used alone, weight loss apps might not help overweight young adults
Nov. 4, 2015

Tenet and Duke LifePoint reach definitive agreement for the sale of Tenet's N.C. hospitals and related operations 

Duke brain tumor therapies receive NCI Outstanding Investigator Award
Oct. 29, 2015

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