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New Technology Weeds Out Patients Who Don’t Need Heart Catheterizations

Chest pain is a symptom of coronary artery disease, and patients are often sent to a cardiac catheterization lab either directly or after stress testing for an invasive procedure to detect blockages.

Breast Cancer Risk Score Impacts Use of Chemotherapy

A genetic test that helps predict whether some women’s breast cancer will recur might influence how chemotherapy is used, according to a study from Duke Medicine.

Duke Provides Infection Control Steps to Keep Pro Football Players Healthy

Keeping any team healthy is an important and daunting challenge, but the task is amplified in the National Football League when a bug that spreads rapidly through locker rooms and training facilities can impact an entire season.

Duke, Novant Health to Explore Potential Clinical Collaborations

Duke University Health System and Novant Health are exploring the mutual benefits of complementary clinical services and value-based care network initiatives, prompting the two health systems to initiate discussions of a potential collaboration.

Even Moderate Picky Eating Can Have Negative Effects on Children’s Health

Picky eating among children is a common but burdensome problem that can result in poor nutrition for kids, family conflict, and frustrated parents.

Diversion of an HIV Vaccine Immune Response by Antibodies Reactive with Gut Microbiome

A recent HIV vaccine trial testing the HIV envelope as an immunogen was unsuccessful for protection against HIV infection. A new study has found that this vaccine selectively recruited antibodies reactive with both the HIV envelope and common intestinal microbes — a phenomenon previously reported by the same investigators to occur in the setting of acute HIV infection.

The Earlier The Better – Bystanders Save Lives With CPR For Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest kills an estimated 200,000 people a year in the United States, but many of those lives could be saved if ordinary bystanders simply performed CPR, a new study led by Duke Medicine shows.

U.S. News Ranks Duke University Hospital As Leader in Nation, State

Duke University Hospital was again included on the Honor Roll of top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, ranking No. 14 in the magazine’s 2015-16 listings.



Study Links Success in Adulthood to Childhood Psychiatric Health

Children with even mild or passing bouts of depression, anxiety and/or behavioral issues were more inclined to have serious problems that complicated their ability to lead successful lives as adults, according to research from Duke Medicine.

Nutritional Supplement Boosts Muscle Stamina in Animal Studies

he benefits of exercise are well known, but physical fitness becomes increasingly difficult as people age or develop ailments, creating a downward spiral into poor health.


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