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Cancer
Advancements in Imaging for Early Breast Cancer Detection
Oct 1, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Advancements in Breast Imaging ChatBreast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the breast care specialists across Emory Healthcare want you to know the importance of screening and early detection. The American Cancer Society recommends that women (without breast cancer symptoms), age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year as long as they are in good health. Getting yearly screening mammograms increases the chance of detecting cancers in the early stages, before they start to cause symptoms. By detecting cancer early, screening exams also help increase the chance of survival and lower the risk of mortality. At Emory Healthcare, we are proud to offer patients with leading breast screening techniques, including the latest in breast imaging technology, called tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography. Learn more about breast screening guidelines and advancements in breast imaging by joining us on Tuesday, October 21 at 12:00 pm EST for a live web chat on “Advancements in Imaging for Early Breast Cancer Detection.” Dr. Michael Cohen, Director, Division of Breast Imaging for [...]

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Emory Expansion Update: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital Campus Announces New Practice Locations!
Sep 30, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory on the Move To provide a better patient care experience and align demand with available capacity, many Emory Clinic and Emory Healthcare practices are relocating to redesigned clinical space and/or new locations. The new spaces will be more inviting for patients and more accommodating to the needs of our physicians as well. As of October 6, 2014, the providers below will be seeing patients at the new corresponding locations:

Emory Clinic Gastroenterology

CURRENT ADDRESS 875 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30342 NEW LOCATION 5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30342 MOVING PROVIDERS Tanvi Dhere, MD Julia Massaad, MD Sonali Sakaria, MD Kavya Sebastian, MD Nikrad Shahnavaz, MD If you have any questions, please call 404-778-3184.

Emory at Saint Joseph’s Pulmonary Medicine (formerly Emory Atlanta Pulmonary Group

CURRENT LOCATION  5667 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Suite 350 Atlanta, GA 30342 NEW LOCATION 5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30342 MOVING PROVIDERS Juan Carlos Armstrong, MD, FCCP Juan C. Cadavid, MD Joyce Crook, NPC Eliana Gonzalez, MD Paul Scheinberg, MD Leslie Watters, MD, FCCP If you have [...]

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Transplant
Complete Stranger Gives the Gift of Life to a Georgia Police Officer
Sep 29, 2014 By Emory Transplant Center

It all started with a Facebook post…Raleigh Callaway, a veteran Georgia police officer and patient of the Emory Transplant Center, needed a kidney transplant. Desperate to find a match as he entered the late stages of renal failure, he and his family turned to social media to find a potential donor. The Callaways’ posted a message on Facebook sharing Raleigh’s need for a kidney and a donor. The post resulted in more than 900 people contacting the Emory Transplant Center – one of whom was Chris Carroll, a health care consultant and grandfather from McKinney, Texas. He saw the post and suddenly felt compelled to give. After going through extensive testing to see if Chris would be a match for Raleigh, the kidney transplant surgery was performed Thursday, September 25, 2014. Emory doctors said that Raleigh and donor Chris both did “incredibly well” following the operation. Chris was discharged from Emory University Hospital on Saturday, and Callaway is expected to be discharged from the hospital on Monday. Chris was among hundreds who contacted Emory wanting to help. Dr. Nicole Turgeon, Emory transplant surgeon who performed the operation, credits the power [...]

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Heart & Vascular
Emory Participates in 2014 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk
Sep 29, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Atlanta Heart WalkEmory Healthcare once again joined the American Heart Association (AHA) in raising awareness of heart disease, aka “the silent killer,” at the 2014 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk on Sept. 20. The non-competitive, three-mile walk raises funds to help fight America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, heart and stroke, through corporate, survivor, and community teams who encourage others to donate to the cause. The Metro Atlanta Heart Walk is deeply embedded within Emory Healthcare culture. Every year, hundreds of Emory Healthcare employees sign-up to lead teams, raise money and walk to benefit initiatives driven by the AHA. More than 1250 Emory Healthcare employees walked among the 15,000 registrants, and raised $225,000, the most of any corporate sponsor in Georgia. The AHA’s work in research and prevention aligns with the Emory Healthcare’s mission to educate health professionals and leaders for the future while pursuing discovery research in all of its forms. With 29% of Georgians reported as obese, the event is designed to help participants understand how critically important it is to incorporate as little as 30 minutes of physical activity in their daily lives to prevent [...]

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Cosmetic Medicine
The Skinny on Fuller Lips: Lip Lift
Sep 26, 2014 By Dr. Anita Sethna

Lip AugmentationAlthough lip augmentation or filling is quite common these days, and can lend very beautiful results, there are times when a surgical procedure such as a lip lift can be more ideal. As we age, the upper lip can lengthen quite significantly. This can be caused from collagen loss in the skin as well as loss of bony volume that provides support for the soft tissue. Lip lengthening over time can lead to a disharmonious relationship between the upper and lower lips. In many cases, because it is an often overlooked issue, inexperienced injectors can misdiagnose the problem as loss of volume in the lip and treat with fillers alone. Although this may help with the overall look of the lower third of the face, it is unlikely to really re-establish a more balanced look. While a surgical option may sound drastic, a well performed lip lift is quite easy to recover from and can make a significant improvement. The procedure can be done under local anesthetic alone, or with sedation to make it more comfortable, and is generally complete within an hour. A small, curved incision is made just under the nose and a portion of skin removed - the incision does not extend into the mouth, so [...]

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Rehabilitation Medicine
When Life Brings New Challenges: A Rehabilitation Patient’s Story
Sep 26, 2014 By Michaela Glover

Emory Rehabilitation HospitalPrior to April 2011, I was working as a records and document specialist for Fulton County, in addition to taking courses to become a special education teacher. I was also facing the challenge of being a single parent of two beautiful boys, a 9 year old and 6 year old. It was in April 2011 that I was diagnosed with nonspecific encephalitis. After several weeks at another facility, I was transferred to Emory’s rehabilitation hospital. I underwent intensive rehab as an inpatient, and when I was strong enough, returned to Emory’s outpatient rehab program. The Outpatient rehab program provides a continuity of treatment and long-term follow-up with physical, occupational and speech therapists, along with Emory's physicians and other rehabilitation specialists. After a lot of hard work and several months of therapy, I was released in December 2011 with positive projections. However, by the end of February 2012, I had a setback and found myself in the hospital again. A month later, the decision was made by my mother and the doctors to take me off all medications so that I could have an unobstructed brain biopsy. During this time my condition worsened and I was eventually [...]

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Cancer
Winship Win the Fight 5K
Sep 24, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Winship Fight 5KThe Winship Win the Fight 5K is this Saturday, September 27, 2014 and already a HALF A MILLION DOLLARS has been raised towards cancer research at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. There’s still time to be a part of this special event! Today is the last day to register online for Saturday's event. If you cannot be present to run or walk this weekend, register as a "Sleep-In Warrior" to support cancer research from wherever you will be this weekend. For more information, or to register, visit the Winship Win the Fight 5K website. Also, check out this inspiring video below featuring WSB-TV's Mark Winne's wife, Kate, a cancer survivor and Winship patient. Mark and Kate’s story not only shows the crucial role cancer research plays in the continuous fight for a world without cancer, but also the hope it beings to patients and families, here and now.

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Cancer Researchers, Patients Support Winship 5K Side-by-Side Why I Run: To Raise Awareness & Funding For My Dad’s Cancer Running to Carry Forth a Father’s Passion to Make a Difference… [...]

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Clinical Trials - FAQs
Sep 24, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Clinical Trials at EmoryAt Emory Healthcare, we are proud to sponsor clinical trials and offer the opportunity for our patients to participate in them. Currently there are more than 1,000 clinical trials offered throughout our health care system. As one of the nation’s leading academic medical systems, our involvement in clinical trials sets us apart from other health care organizations. Access to advanced resources and technology allows our care team to provide patients with the most effective and progressive treatments. It’s only once these treatments are approved that they’re made available elsewhere. Medical advances and improvements to patient care have been made possible by clinical trials and the participation of volunteers. Below are answers to frequently asked questions you may have about clinical trials.

Q. What is a clinical trial?

A. A clinical trial is a form of research that uses human volunteers (called participants) to help answer specific questions about new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. Clinical trials are extremely important because they allow researchers to work with patients suffering from the exact condition they are trying to treat.

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Rehabilitation Medicine
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week: Look How Far We’ve Come
Sep 23, 2014 By Eric Garrard, CEO of Emory Rehabilitation Hospital

Eric GarrardWhen considering blog topics for our first Emory Rehabilitation Medicine post, I felt it would be appropriate to begin during National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. This week has been designated to educate people on the benefits and impact that rehabilitation medicine has made on the lives of patients and their families. Part of the education includes helping people understand the history of rehabilitation and how it has progressed over time. Physical rehabilitation traces its origins back to ancient times when agents like heat, cold, water, and massage were the very first modalities used for injuries. But it really became far more recognizable as a field in the early 20th century as the benefits of rehabilitation was applied to World War I veterans, polio survivors, and others disabled by trauma or disease. In the 1930’s a small group of physicians and nurses became more and more specialized, establishing a curriculum and research trials that incorporated electrotherapy and radiotherapy. When WWII ended, the field had emerged into a comprehensive therapy that included the healing of both the physical and emotional abilities. By the 1950’s, twenty-five hospitals [...]

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Emory Johns Creek Hospital Ladies Night Out 2014: Celebrate the Art of Wellness
Sep 22, 2014 By Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Ladies Night OutEmory Johns Creek Hospital, in conjunction the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties, is hosting its annual Ladies Night Out this year on October 23, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Physicians Plaza. This event is free for women of all ages. RSVP by calling: 678-474-8200. This year, the Johns Creek Art Center will exhibit paintings, jewelry, pottery and other works by local artists in conjunction with free health screenings and opportunities to chat with Emory Johns Creek healthcare providers in a casual setting. Free screenings will include glucose, cholesterol, bone density, blood pressure and Body Mass Index. In addition, this year’s featured discussion will be on Women’s Stroke Symptoms, presented by Gina Lundberg, MD, Clinical Director of Emory Women's Heart Center and Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Lundberg spoke on women’s heart attack symptoms and risk factors at the hospital’s Go Red Event in February and at the St Ives We ♥ Wine event in October 2013. She has been interviewed on the subject of Heart Disease in Women in various media channels, including CNN and USA Today. Bev Miller, Director of [...]

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