Our News on Newswise

Spikes in Blood Pressure Among Young Adults Spell Trouble in Mid-Age

Wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, a new analysis led by Duke Health researchers shows. The finding, publishing Jan. 22 in JAMA Cardiology, suggests...
22-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Adding Weight Loss Counseling to Group Visits Improves Diabetes Outcomes

For people with difficult-to-control diabetes, adding intensive weight management counseling to group medical visits provided extra health benefits beyond improved blood-sugar control, according to a study led by researchers at the Duke Diet &...
31-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: microRNA_KrausFinalAug20.jpg

Humans Have Salamander-Like Ability to Regrow Cartilage in Joints

Contrary to popular belief, cartilage in human joints can repair itself through a process similar to that used by creatures such as salamanders and zebrafish to regenerate limbs, researchers at Duke Health found.
9-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Duke Vaccine Institute Plays Integral Role in National Effort to Improve Flu Shots

As part of a massive national effort to improve and modernize flu shots, the Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received three research contracts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with an initial award of...
30-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Mutation Appears to Protect Some People from Deadly MRSA

An inherited genetic tendency appears to increase the likelihood that a person can successfully fight off antibiotic-resistant staph infections, according to a study led by Duke Health researchers.
11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Flavoring Ingredient Exceeds Safety Levels in E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

A potential carcinogen that has been banned as a food additive is present in concerningly high levels in electronic cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, according to a new study from Duke Health.
12-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Linked to Autism Undergoes Changes in Men’s Sperm After Pot Use

A specific gene associated with autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana, according to new research from Duke Health. The gene change occurs through a process called DNA methylation, and it could potentially be...
27-Aug-2019 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Drug Reverses Brain Damage From Adolescent Alcohol Exposure in Rats

-- A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence.
15-Aug-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

See All News

Our YouTube Videos


About Duke Health
Duke Health integrates the Duke University Health System (all of our hospitals and clinics), Duke University School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School, Duke University School of Nursing, Private Diagnostic Clinic (Duke physicians practice), and incorporates the health and health research programs within the Duke Global Health Institute as well as those in schools and centers across Duke University, including the Duke Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy. Learn more on our corporate website.

Our Mission
Advancing Health Together. As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities. Find out more about our mission, vision and values.

Our Hospitals
Duke Health’s three hospitals form the foundation of the Duke University Health System. Find out more about Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital.

The Duke Health leadership team includes the leaders of each academic school and clinical entity as well as a central executive leadership team that spans the enterprise. Our Chancellor is A. Eugene Washington, MD, MPH, MSc. Learn more about Dr. Washington. Meet the Chancellor's leadership team, see the Duke University Health System leadership team and view our Board of Directors.

Duke employees are part of a premier organization dedicated to excellence in education, research and patient care. By working at Duke, we gain the opportunity and the responsibility to make a real difference in the world. Visit the Duke Careers website to search and apply for jobs.

News and Media
The Duke Health Office of News and Communications is dedicated to providing the latest news. View the latest news from Duke Health.

More Information
For more information about Duke Health, please visit https://corporate.dukehealth.org.



Sarah Avery
Director, Duke Health News Office



Emily Ford
Communications Specialist



Cameron Knowles
Senior Media Relations Strategiest


Erin McKenzie
Communications Manager at Duke Raleigh Hospital