Why One Man Chose Duke for Lifesaving Abdominal Surgery
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2M ago
In 2014, a teenage Tyler Farley was diagnosed with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (VEDS). The rare genetic disease weakened Farley’s arteries, organs, and oth ..read more
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Think You Have a Hernia?
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1y ago
If you’ve got an odd bulge in your belly or groin that you can push back in your body, there’s a good chance you have a hernia. If you have questions about whe ..read more
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Raleigh Woman on a Mission to Get More Young People Tested for Colorectal Cancer
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1y ago
At age 38, Brooks Bell thought she was too young to have cancer, so she was reassured when doctors attributed blood in her stool to internal hemorrhoids. But s ..read more
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Myth or Fact: It Takes Seven Years to Digest Chewing Gum
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2y ago
It can happen on purpose or by accident: One minute you’re chewing happily, then -- gulp! -- that flavorful wad of gum is in your stomach. And, the old adage s ..read more
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What You Need to Know About Your Colon
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2y ago
No one likes to discuss colon health, but it’s serious business. Learning how to take care of your colon can help ensure you and your loved ones lead healthier ..read more
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Minimally Invasive Biliary Procedure Offers Relief From Past Surgery
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2y ago
When Jerry Adair sought care at Duke for an existing condition, he didn't know he was going to get a much better solution. The minimally invasive procedure he ..read more
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POEM Procedure Helps People with Achalasia Eat Again
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2y ago
Achalasia can make swallowing nearly impossible. Many people with the disease require surgery to eat. Now, Duke doctors are using a less invasive procedure cal ..read more
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Duke Esophageal Specialists Offer Relief for Severe GERD
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2y ago
Katie Courtland of Durham lived with heartburn, acid reflux, and other typical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease for years. When her condition became ..read more
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