Blog: Medicine

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

Angels Among Us 5k comes to Duke on Saturday

On Saturday, Duke University Medical Center hosts the 21st Annual Angels Among Us 5k run and family fun walk for research at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke.

Funds raised by the race support acquisition of new equipment, recruitment of top scientists and their research efforts.

At 7 a.m., race-day registration starts. The run begins at 8 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., survivors are recognized at the event. At 10:50 a.m., participants join the family walk in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

The event is at the medical center campus at the corner of Erwin Road and Flowers Drive.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 02:02 PM

UNC School of Medicine scores well with AAMC

Bill Roper, dean of the UNC School of Medicine, brought overall good news to the university's Board of Trustees on Thursday when he delivered the results of an annual report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

According to the AAMC report, UNC's medical school:

  • Provides graduates that meet priority needs
  • Delivers a diverse physician workforce
  • Advances medical discoveries
  • Produces very satisfied graduates
  • Meets community needs
  • Offers an affordable education

Nov. 29, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

High cholesterol fuels spread of breast cancer

Duke Medicine researchers have used mouse models and tumor cells to find that a byproduct of cholesterol fuels the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, according to a Duke Medicine announcement.

Nov. 19, 2013 @ 02:46 PM

Most teen psychiatric disorders go untreated, Duke study finds

More than half of adolescents with psychiatric disorders receive no treatment of any sort, according to a new study by Duke University's Center for Child and Family Policy.

Nov. 05, 2013 @ 04:14 PM

Nurse home visits lead to huge drop in emergency care

Home visits from a nurse are a proven, but expensive, way to help newborns get a good start in life.

New research from Duke University suggests that less costly home visiting programs can reach more families and still produce significant health care improvements. Infants in the study had 50 percent fewer emergency care episodes than other babies in the first year of life.

Oct. 02, 2013 @ 01:49 PM

Program to explain Affordable Care Act

Aug. 29, 2013 @ 03:56 PM

Duke to launch new institute at September health summit

Duke University and Duke Medicine will launch the Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) during their inaugural “Summit on Transformative Innovation in Health Care" Sept. 8 and 9.