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

Whether a child is complaining of intense stomach pain or has a head injury after a car crash, doctors may recommend a computed tomography, or CT scan, to investigate possible injuries. CT scans use ionizing radiation to create images of bones,...
27-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise

The alarming increase in U.S. childhood obesity rates that began nearly 30 years ago continues unabated, with the biggest increases in severe obesity, according to a study led by a Duke Clinical Research Institute scientist.
20-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Shorter, Intensive Radiation Can Be Recommended in Early Prostate Cancer

Giving early-stage prostate cancer patients a slightly higher daily dose of radiation can cut more than two weeks from the current treatment regimen without compromising cancer control, according to a national study led by a Duke Cancer Institute...
1-Apr-2016 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diagnostic Tests for Heart Disease Function Differently for Women, Men

Tests used to diagnose and assess the severity of coronary artery disease appear to function differently for women and men who have stable symptoms, according to researchers from Duke Clinical Research Institute.
4-Apr-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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Despite messages to the contrary, most women being seen by a doctor for the first time with suspected heart disease actually experience the same classic symptoms as men, notably chest pain and shortness of breath, according to a study led by the...
23-Mar-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Not Need Annual Screenings

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Most high-risk lung cancer patients might not need annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screenings if they are cleared of disease in their initial test, according to a study led by a Duke Cancer Institute researcher.
21-Mar-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adding Stress Management to Cardiac Rehab Cuts New Incidents in Half

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Patients recovering from heart attacks or other heart trouble could cut their risk of another heart incident by half if they incorporate stress management into their treatment, according to research from Duke Health.
17-Mar-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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A new study from Duke Health suggests that patients who need to have their thyroid gland removed should seek surgeons who perform 25 or more thyroidectomies a year for the least risk of complications.
14-Mar-2016 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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