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Orangutans, long disparaged as prime examples of the brutish ape, are enjoying newfound respect thanks to recent research demonstrating their primitive grasp on a supposedly humans-only possession--culture.
In a move that could prove disastrous for Duke University Health System, the State Employees Health Plan is planning to terminate its existing contract with DUHS in reaction to stalled negotiations over a proposed rate reduction.
A combination of drugs administered to protect Gulf War soldiers against disease and nerve gas may have inadvertently damaged their testes and sperm production, according to animal experiments conducted by Medical Center researchers.
The swiftly evolving School of Nursing is planning a major building project that will more than double the school's useable space and will bring together faculty and students currently scattered across five locations.
A spate of ongoing building projects at the Medical Center points to an institution in rapid flux. The new and the old in medicine, research and clinical care--everything is expanding its boundaries and demanding space.
To meet the needs of the rapidly increasing population of Latinos without medical insurance, the Medical Center has received a one-year, $835,911 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate a comprehensive health care improvement program for uninsured Latinos in Durham County.
Continuing advances in magnetic resonance imaging are allowing scientists to explore what philosophers could only speculate about for thousands of yearsâ_"the innermost workings of the human brain.
This is the second story in a five-part series on Duke's 20 years of research and social work against AIDS.
This is the first story in a five-part series on Duke's 20 years of research and social work against AIDS.
Facing a looming Apr. 14 deadline for compliance with the national Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Health System began training its employees Monday in the new privacy and security regulations concerning medical records.
Although this year's health insurance increases for University employees are lower than the national trend, employees have reacted with emotions ranging from understanding to frustration.
Health-care professionals are expressing growing concern that the nation's rising malpractice insurance costs and the constant threat of legal action are damaging the quality of medical care and the integrity of the doctor-patient relationship.
A recent boom in medical malpractice insurance that many fear is creating a national health-care crisis has forced experts to look for solutions, even at the Duke University Health System and other institutions that remain relatively unaffected and do not plan on shutting down any services.
Doctors and health policy experts call the soaring cost of medical malpractice insurance a threat to the very existence of health care in the United States, but a national debate rages over the actual severity of the problem.
For the second time this year, the state Division of Facility Services cleared Durham Regional Hospital of quality violations that threatened the hospital's federal Medicare and Medicaid support.
Using blood thinners as a model, Medical Center researchers have found a potentially revolutionary method for designing safer drug treatments.
A Duke researcher has found that what guys in a cappella groups have always known--a sweet song gets the girl.
For the second time in six months, Durham Regional Hospital has failed to meet quality standards for federal Medicare and Medicaid funding, according to a 45-page list of problems from the state's Division of Facility Services.
Recent research at the Medical Center finally offers a physiological explanation of how intense emotion interferes with concentration.
Your morning cup of coffee may be doing more harm than previously thought, according to a new study by Medical Center researchers that shows caffeine consumed in the morning increases blood pressure and amplifies stress throughout the day.