Duke Medicine http://wunc.org en Study: Doctors Aren't Talking About Sex With Teenage Patients http://wunc.org/post/study-doctors-arent-talking-about-sex-teenage-patients <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Doctors too often miss the opportunity to talk with their teenage patients about sex during annual visits, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A study released this week in JAMA Pediatrics shows that less than two thirds of doctors and teenage patients talk about sex and sexuality during checkups, with most conversations lasting an average of 36 seconds. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 28171 at http://wunc.org Study: Doctors Aren't Talking About Sex With Teenage Patients Duke Study: CPR Training Minimal In Places That Need It Most http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-cpr-training-minimal-places-need-it-most <p></p><p>Researchers at Duke University say areas with the most cardiovascular health issues are least likely to have bystanders who can perform CPR.&nbsp;</p><p>A study released last week says rural and poor communities have a significantly lower number of people who have CPR training.&nbsp; The report says that rate is particularly low in Southern states.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:00:20 +0000 Will Michaels 26531 at http://wunc.org Duke Study: CPR Training Minimal In Places That Need It Most Duke Doctors Discover Possible HIV Deterrent In Breast Milk http://wunc.org/post/duke-doctors-discover-possible-hiv-deterrent-breast-milk <p>Duke researchers say a protein in breast milk may be a key in preventing babies from contracting HIV from their infected mothers.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:32:16 +0000 Gurnal Scott 24498 at http://wunc.org Duke Doctors Discover Possible HIV Deterrent In Breast Milk Duke To Offer 'Bionic Eye' For Blind Patients http://wunc.org/post/duke-offer-bionic-eye-blind-patients <p>Duke University Hospital has become one of only 13 sites in the nation selected to offer bionic eyes for severely blind patients.</p><p>A company called Second Sight developed the device, and they chose Duke after a lengthy selection process. The device was approved by the FDA in February. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:13:18 +0000 Sam Sanders 18971 at http://wunc.org Duke To Offer 'Bionic Eye' For Blind Patients Childhood Trauma Strongest Precursor To HIV In South http://wunc.org/post/childhood-trauma-strongest-precursor-hiv-south <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica','sans-serif';">For more than a decade, the number of people in our nation who've newly contracted HIV has gone down two percent. But the South doesn't share in that small victory. During the same period of time, the number of people contracting the virus in the South has risen 36 percent.</span> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:55:02 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 18612 at http://wunc.org Childhood Trauma Strongest Precursor To HIV In South Duke Researcher One Of The Most Influential People In America http://wunc.org/post/duke-researcher-one-most-influential-people-america <p>Time Magazine comes out with a <a href="http://time100.time.com/">list of the 100 most influential people </a>each year. Names like Justin Timberlake and Barack Obama made the grade in 2013. But also on the list was Duke oncologist <a href="http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/time-100/slide/kimberly-blackwell/">Dr. Kimberly Blackwell</a>.&nbsp; She was celebrated for her achievements improving chemotherapy treatments for a certain kind of breast cancer. Thu, 23 May 2013 15:59:26 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 15872 at http://wunc.org Duke Researcher One Of The Most Influential People In America Initiative To Improve Durham Kids' Mental Health Care http://wunc.org/post/initiative-improve-durham-kids-mental-health-care <p>Duke Medicine is leading a collaboration with the Durham public schools and local agencies to develop better-integrated mental health care for children. <a href="http://psychiatry.duke.edu/faculty/details/0096462">Helen Egger</a> is a child psychiatrist at Duke and leads the initiative. She says too often kids with psychiatric disorders are shuffled between schools, hospitals, and law enforcement- each addressing the problems on their own terms. Egger wants to develop school-based models that can fill in the gaps between services.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:50:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 5596 at http://wunc.org Meet Adam Perlman http://wunc.org/post/meet-adam-perlman <p><a href="http://www.dukeintegrativemedicine.org/">Duke Integrative Medicine</a> provides holistic health care based on the best practices of traditional Western medicine as well as fundamental aspects of health like nutrition, exercise, spiritual practice, personal and professional development and environmental safety. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:38:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 4431 at http://wunc.org Meet Adam Perlman Duke Cancer Center Opens http://wunc.org/post/duke-cancer-center-opens <p>Cancer patients across the state have a new place to go for treatment. After a week of dedications and tours, the <a href="http://www.dukehealth.org/cancer/locations/duke-cancer-center" target="_blank">Duke Cancer Center</a> opens to patients Monday. Doctor Michael Kastan is the Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/" target="_blank">Duke Cancer Institute</a>. He says the state-of-the-art seven story building unites a large number of specialists under one roof.<br> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 3200 at http://wunc.org Medicare Releases Rates For Hospital Acquired Complications http://wunc.org/post/medicare-releases-rates-hospital-acquired-complications <p>New data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services shows some higher complication rates than average at several area hospitals.<br><br>The new online data base at the Medicare website shows rates for eight so-called 'never' events.&nbsp; Those are complications Medicare officials believe should never happen in hospitals. Those incidents include patients developing bedsores, or doctors leaving objects inside their surgical patients. Medicare has stopped reimbursing hospitals for many of these hospital acquired complications.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:45:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 9093 at http://wunc.org