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Winship Cancer Institute
Tamara Mobley
May 26, 2016 By aholmes

Tamara Mobley never expected a diagnosis of blood cancer like multiple myeloma. Her doctor, from a community hospital, recommended she seek subspecialty multiple myeloma treatment expertise at Winship cancer center. Tamara has been cared for through cancer treatments including bone marrow transplant, with an autologous stem cell transplant and a myeloma clinical trial, and says she’s benefited from advances in cancer research made right at Winship. [...]

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Orthopedics, Spine & Sports Medicine
The Importance of High School Sports Physicals
May 26, 2016 By Emory Sports Medicine

sports-physical250x250After months of being dormant during the winter, most children who participate in sports are anxious to get back in the game as soon as warm weather arrives. While increased exercise and participation in sports outweigh the risk of injury or illness, it is crucial that every child undergo pre – participation sports physicals before beginning practice with their chosen sport. The same goes for professional athletes around the world. In the United States, pre – participation exams (PPE) are required for professional and student-athletes of all ages who want to participate in sports and/or sports camps. But whether you’re a student athlete or a professional athlete, pre-participation sports physicals are identical. In the winter or “off-season”, the players are usually coaching, working or playing overseas. When they re-join the Atlanta Dream, they have to undergo sports physicals, each and every year. It is important to get physicals because your health status is capable of changing during the year/off-season. For student athletes and professional athletes, it is important for medical staff to re-assess if there are any health and or orthopedic issues that have [...]

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Orthopedics, Spine & Sports Medicine
Emory Soccer Medicine Doctor takes Chief Role at Mexico vs. Paraguay Game this Weekend
May 26, 2016 By Emory Sports Medicine

soccer eventEmory Healthcare sports medicine physician Oluseun Olufade, M.D., loves to talk about injury prevention and being prepared to take action should a medical emergency occur. He’s equally passionate when talking about soccer, a favorite sport he enjoyed as a child. Combine the two topics, and Dr. Olufade becomes one of the region’s most authoritative and enthusiastic voices when it comes to soccer injuries and prevention. That’s just what the Georgia Dome needs for its upcoming May 28 soccer match between world power Mexico and Paraguay. A record, sellout crowd is likely. Mexico played at the Dome against Nigeria in 2014 and against Panama in the 2015 CONCACAF semifinals – both times in front of full houses. Dr. Olufade is a physician in the Emory Sports Medicine Center. His role as venue medical director at the game is diverse, equal part communications, logistics facilitator and educational liaison between the referees and the two team physicians. That’s before the match begins. Once play starts on the pitch, he’ll be available to both teams to assist in any necessary medical care. Dr. Olufade has served as team physician, both in the professional MLS [...]

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Cosmetic Medicine
Facial Rejuvenation- Secrets to Defying the Aging Process
May 19, 2016 By Emory Aesthetic Center

Learn the secrets to defying the aging process with facial rejuvenation. Renew your face with tips from a board-certified cosmetic surgeon.Aging is a part of life. And yes, your appearance will change as you get older. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Aging gracefully is about allowing the best version of yourself to shine through, and there are countless facial rejuvenation tools to help you do just that.

Facial Rejuvenation Starts with Skin Care

Skincare is the first and most important step of facial rejuvenation. You don’t need to ditch your current products and spend a fortune on complete skin care “systems” to get good results. A licensed aesthetician can help. Find someone who’s willing to listen to your concerns and offer advice to help you get the results you want within your budget. These products can help you look your best: • Sunscreen. Use sunscreen every day to prevent aging sun damage, such as dark spots and fine lines. • Vitamin C. Apply Vitamin C to your skin to reduce the effects of sun damage and significantly brighten your complexion. • Tretinoin (Retin-A). Use a Retin-A product to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin and stimulate collagen production. It also works as a mild daily exfoliant. • Prescription medicine. Ask a dermatologist about [...]

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Heart & Vascular
Minimizing Varicose Vein Pain and When It’s Time to Consider Treatment
May 19, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

vv-chat-emailThough they may not be preventable, there are ways to reduce the likelihood that you will develop varicose veins. If you already have them, treatment can almost always be performed in the office with minimally invasive techniques and very little discomfort or down time. Join vascular surgeon, Dr. Mark Rheudasil on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST as he discusses varicose vein pain prevention, non-surgical vs. surgical treatment options, differences between varicose and spider veins, and more. During this interactive web chat, you’ll be able to ask questions and get real-time answers from our Emory Healthcare professional. Register now for our June 14th chat. cta-chat-blue [...]

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Orthopedics, Spine & Sports Medicine
Emory Healthcare & Atlanta Hawks New Partnership
May 17, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

12938175_10153983279726397_3461086211474604166_nWe have great news for our blog readers! Emory Healthcare & Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club announced a new partnership. We plan to build a first-of-its-kind training and sports medicine center on Executive Park Drive in Brookhaven.

About Emory Healthcare & Atlanta Hawks' Facility

Emory Healthcare & Atlanta Hawks' new facility will serve as the team’s official practice site. Also, it will feature advanced technology in sports medicine and athletic care. It will be built within a state-of-the-art training center with amenities. The team expects to break ground this summer on the 90,000-square-foot facility. The Hawks Basketball Operations Department will be housed in the facility upon its completion. Emory will become the official sports medicine provider of the Atlanta Hawks. “When we became owners, one of our top priorities was to provide the resources necessary to build a world-class training facility—a key element of being a first-class franchise that consistently competes at the highest level. We are thrilled with the partnership that Steve and Bud have forged with Dr. Boden and the Emory team in developing a new facility that will be at the forefront of [...]

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Emory University Hospital Transplant Nurses Receive National Recognition
May 16, 2016 By Emory Transplant Center

daisy-250x250In honor of National Nurses Week, the Emory Transplant Center would like to recognize two Emory University Hospital transplant nurses who recently received national recognition. Gem Comrie, a nurse on Emory University Hospital’s transplant unit (7G), has been awarded the DAISY Award, a national recognition program for nurses. Rommel Buenvenida, also a nurse on 7G, received a DAISY Award nomination. Their unit director, Tiffany Banks, recently commended them for their exemplary service to transplant patients. They both have earned credentials as certified clinical transplant nurses from the American Board for Transplant Certification. "The DAISY Award is a national award bestowed upon extraordinary nurses who provide optimum care to the patients they serve," says Banks. "Gem is a sensational transplant nurse who takes pride in her work and profession. I am extremely proud of both Gem and Rommel, since they represent the core of who we all are as Emory nurses." The DAISY Award — the acronym stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem Award — is a program started by the DAISY Foundation in 2000 by the family of Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 from [...]

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Heart & Vascular
A Disease You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
May 10, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

fmd-smallHave you ever felt sick enough to visit a doctor, only to feel much improved soon after leaving your physician’s office? Receiving an accurate diagnosis often makes us reassured, even before receiving treatment.  However, patients with rare diseases sometimes wait several years before discovering what causes their symptoms. Fibromuscular Dysplasia, commonly known as FMD, is a vascular disease often resulting in a delayed diagnosis due to lack of awareness.

What is FMD?

FMD is a non-atherosclerotic, non-inflammatory vascular disease most often affecting the renal and carotid arteries. Although it predominantly affects middle-aged women, the disease can present in men, women, and children of all ages. FMD causes abnormal cell growth in artery walls, most often presenting as a “string of beads.” On an angiogram, you would see sections of bulging and narrowing in the affected arteries.

Common symptoms

Sometimes FMD is entirely asymptomatic and is only discovered incidentally. However, carotid FMD often presents with headache and pulsatile tinnitus (a “swooshing” sound in your ears). Renal FMD can cause hypertension due to the narrowing of the renal arteries. [...]

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Emory Johns Creek Hospital to host annual 5K Scrub Run and Health Festival
May 9, 2016 By Emory Johns Creek Hospital

scrub-run2015Emory Johns Creek Hospital will host its annual 5K Scrub Run and Community Health Festival on Saturday, May 14. The race starts at 8 a.m. and children 10 and under can participate in a 100-yard dash at 9 a.m. The hospital will offer free health screenings including cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, bone density, and body mass index (BMI) calculations at the health festival starting at 8 a.m. This year, the event will also feature the hospital's da Vinci® Surgical System to show the public how robotic surgery works. Physicians will also be available to meet and greet community members.


Emory Johns Creek Hospital and surrounding communities


Emory Johns Creek Hospital 5K Scrub Run and Community Health Festival


Saturday, May 14, 2016


Race registration starts: 6:30 a.m. 5K run/walk starts: 8 a.m. 100-yard dash (ages 10 and under) starts: 9 a.m. Health Festival starts: 8 -11 a.m.


Emory Johns Creek Hospital 6325 Hospital Parkway Johns Creek, GA 30097 The health festival will take place in the parking lot outside of Physician's Plaza, entrance C. All proceeds will benefit the Chattahoochee High School Cross Country Teams and [...]

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Cosmetic Medicine
Cosmetic Surgery by the Season: When is the Best Time?
May 6, 2016 By Emory Aesthetic Center

Timing is important, even for scheduling cosmetic surgery. Find tips about the best times to have different cosmetic procedures.You’ve heard it before, “timing is everything,” and this applies to plastic surgery too. If you’re considering getting a cosmetic procedure, you probably know that you need to do your homework to find the right surgeon and to choose the best procedure to get the results you want. But have you given much thought to when you should schedule it?

When Should I Have Cosmetic Surgery?

Most people choose to have their surgery based on when it fits their schedule. For example, students and teachers are likely to have surgery over their winter break, spring break or during their summer vacation. Athletes may plan their procedures during their “off season.” Accountants tend to avoid surgery any time near April 15th. The most important thing is to give yourself enough time for recovery. Think about important upcoming events, and make sure that you don't cut your recovery time too short to be ready to fully enjoy them.

Tips for When to Schedule Your Procedure

While noninvasive and surgical procedures can be performed safely and effectively at any time of the year, there are certain things you should consider. Facelift You should allow several weeks, preferably a [...]

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