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Establishing Stroke Centers in Hospitals Would Reduce Deaths and Disabilities, Say Stroke Experts
20 Jun 00 | A national stroke coalition today announced it is advocating for all hospitals to establish stroke centers or other programs to reduce deaths and disabilities from stroke.

Pizza, Brownies to be a Part of "Low-Fat"Diabetes Diet
20 Jun 00 | A new diet study aimed at trying to reverse diabetes or diminishing its symptoms will allow participants to eat favorite high-fat foods like brownies and pizza by replacing the real fat with Olestra, a fat substitute now found only in snack foods.

Pushcart Prize Goes to Coordinator of Duke Medical Center's Literary Arts Program
19 Jun 00 | Most weeks, writer Virginia Holman helps patients at Duke University Medical Center, especially young children, deal with their pain. She hands out blank writing journals to patients, helps children write poetry and leads a literary roundtable.

Duke University Hospital Names Michael Burke as New Chief Financial Officer
13 Jun 00 | Michael T. Burke, a health care executive for 20 years, has been named the new chief financial officer for Duke University Hospital. The announcement was made by Kenneth C. Morris, vice president and CFO for the Duke University Health System.

Beating Heart Surgery can Reduce Intensive Care Unit Stays and Costs
09 Jun 00 | By performing coronary bypass surgery on a beating heart, instead of on a still heart, Duke University Medical Center physicians have shown that they can reduce intensive care unit stays and costs.

Duke Aging Center Book Helps Alzheimer's Care Givers Handle Anger
31 May 00 | There's a hidden burden that comes with caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease: anger. To help care givers understand and manage the emotion, the staff of Duke University's Center for Aging Family Support Program have written a short book.

Duke to Study Superfund Chemicals' Impacts on Biological Systems and Environment
31 May 00 | Researchers at Duke University's environment, medical and engineering schools will join forces to study how chemicals regulated under the U.S. Superfund program affect the biology of reproduction and development as well as how these toxins interact.

Duke Awarded $27 Million NIH Grant to Function as Central Testing Lab for National AIDS Vaccine Trials
25 May 00 | Duke University Medical Center has been awarded a $27 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct detailed analysis to determine whether potential vaccines show promise as a preventative measure against infection by HIV.

Duke to Host Children's Miracle Network Fair
23 May 00 | The Children's Miracle Network Fair, which supports pediatric research and individual patient care, will be held outside Duke University's new McGovern-Davison Children's Health Center on Erwin Road on June 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome.

New Associate Dean of Library Services Named at the Duke University School of Medicine
23 May 00 | Patricia L. Thibodeau, who has served as associate director of the Duke Medical Center Library for the past seven years, has been appointed as associate dean of library services at the Duke University School of Medicine.

Healthy Diet Plus Less Salt can Eliminate Need for High Blood Pressure Medications
17 May 00 | Eating a healthy diet called "DASH," together with restricting salt intake, can reduce blood pressure to such a degree that it may eliminate the need for medication in some people, according to a follow-up study.

Goldschmidt Named New Cardiology Chief at Duke University Medical Center
17 May 00 | Physician-scientist Dr. Pascal J. Goldschmidt, director of cardiology and the new Heart and Lung Institute at Ohio State University, has been named the chief of the division of cardiology at Duke University Medical Center.

Steven Rum Named Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs at Duke University Medical Center
16 May 00 | Steven A. Rum has been named vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs at Duke University Medical Center, a position that puts him in charge of fund raising for the medical center.

Duke's York Named HHMI Investigator
12 May 00 | John York, an assistant professor of pharmacology and cancer biology at Duke University Medical Center, is among 48 scientists selected in a national competition as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

Duke Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Establish Summer Institute for Under-Represented Minorities to Pursue Medical Careers
12 May 00 | Medical school admissions directors face a dilemma; the nation's long-running economic expansion has lured many of the most talented students into other professions, resulting in a shrinking pool of the "best and brightest" applicants for med school.

Slower Rate of Rewarming Reduces Cognitive Declines After Major Heart Surgery
09 May 00 | For years, surgeons have been performing successful open heart surgeries on their patients only to find that many of them suffer cognitive deficits afterwards in such areas as memory, concentration and attention, some as long as five years after.

Duke Hospital Responds to Recommendations of State Trauma Center Review Team
08 May 00 | Duke University Hospital is placing trauma surgeons around the clock in its Trauma Center and has taken other steps to address issues raised by a state review team following a March site visit to consider Duke's request for renewal of its status.

Patient Race and Sex Influence Medical Students' Evaluations of Chest Pain
04 May 00 | Racial and gender biases appear to be present in medical students at the earliest stages of their medical training, even before clinical experience can shape their perception about the impact of those variables on diseases, a study has found.

Duke Medical School Student Volunteers to Teach Durham Public School Health Classes
04 May 00 | Maybe it's their youth, or maybe it's because they're not viewed as traditional "authority figures," but students from Duke's School of Medicine have connected with high schoolers taking the required health classes at the Durham School of the Arts.

Nursing Staff at Duke Wins "Best Nursing Team"Contest
01 May 00 | Advance for Nurses magazine announced today that the nursing staff on Unit 9100, one of the hematology and oncology inpatient units of Duke University Hospital, has won the first "Best Nursing Team Contest" for the Georgia and Carolina region.

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