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How Duke Health Can Help You Sleep Better

You understand Why Getting Enough Sleep Really Does Matter. You’ve read our blog post on What You Can Do to Get a Better Night’s Sleep. But, you still can’t sleep. It’s time to come in for a visit with the doctors at Duke Health. Lots of people are afraid to talk to us, for fear that we’ll diagnose them with a problem. But, especially with...
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What You Can Do to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Are you one of the 33%? That’s the percentage of Americans who don’t get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. If you read our last blog, Why Getting Enough Sleep Really Does Matter, you know that getting enough sleep is critical for your health, well-being, and productivity. It’s frustrating when you can’t get to sleep. You can feel helpless, lying in bed while...
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BHRT as it Relates to Alzheimer’s Disease

Science has been exploring the link between sub-optimal hormone levels in women—and more recently, men!—and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and other cognitive function diseases like the overarching category of dementia. The results are in… When hormone levels are balanced, the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia can be significantly reduced. An article posted in the National Institutes of Health suggests that non-optimal hormone levels, due...
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Why Getting Enough Sleep Really Does Matter

Getting enough sleep is critical for health, wellbeing, and productivity. Lack of sleep is associated with many negative health effects and poor social outcomes. It’s ironic, then, that even though we know sleep is good for us, human beings are the only animals on the planet known to deny themselves this critical health inducer. Even babies know better! In fact, the Centers for Disease Control...
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The Truth Behind “One Size Fits All” in Medicine

Isn’t it funny how, even after seeing the amazing diversity in everyone around you, we still hold fast to a ‘one size fits all’ stereotype for our health? We see all the time how it doesn’t really work – one person can eat 1000 calories and still lose weight while another can eat the same thing and gain 3 lbs. Body type, medical history, and...
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