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Advancing epilepsy care with more options, better outcomes
Nov 15, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

Epilepsy patients can benefit from more treatment options and better outcomes than ever before. The Emory Epilepsy Center is advancing care.Advancing epilepsy care with more options, better outcomes  Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States, with 1 in 26 people diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime . Fortunately, patients today have more treatments options that deliver better outcomes than ever before. From new medications to less-invasive approaches to surgery, there are many options to discuss with your doctor. Many patients whose seizures aren’t controlled with medication are greatly benefiting from the latest advances in surgical treatments.

Get the facts about epilepsy surgery options.

Epilepsy surgery is generally only considered an option after you have tried at least two anti-seizure medications and have not been able to gain control of your seizures. Your medical team will work closely with you to navigate the path through medicine and other treatment options [...]

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You’re Not Alone: A Mental Health Message for our Veterans
Nov 10, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

Veterans are 15x more likely to suffer from PTSD. If you have a service-related mental health issue, you’re not alone. Get help today.Our veterans and service members are some of the most brave men and women in our country. They’re passionate and disciplined when it comes to protecting and serving our country, which is a commitment we’re grateful for every day.

The invisible wounds of war

That bravery continues off duty as well — many carry the heavy weight of the sights and experiences they encountered while serving. Consider these statistics:
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Break the Stigma: Let’s Talk About Mental Illness
Oct 5, 2016 By Emory Brain Health Center

1 in 5 Americans suffer from a mental illness. Break the silence and seek treatment for a healthier you from the experts at Emory.The words mental illness often bring specific ideas or images to mind. But, the reality is that mental illness affects far more people than you imagine. According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 1 in 5 Americans suffer from a mental illness. Those are friends, family members, colleagues and neighbors, or it could be you. Many factors can contribute to the development of a mental illness such as our genetics (inherited characteristics), our environment and certain life events. While we all experience fear, anxiety and stress from time to time, mental illness is something more — causing disruption to our everyday lives and lasting longer than a typical emotional reaction.

Know the Signs of Mental Illness

Since there are many types of mental illness and since each person is affected differently, it can be hard to recognize the signs. But here [...]

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Takeaways from the Modern Treatments for Depression Live Chat
Sep 19, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

depression-emailDepression that doesn’t respond to the standard medication or psychological counseling therapies, may be classified as treatment resistant depression (TRD). If you have tried the standard treatments and they have not relieved your symptoms, or your symptoms improve for a time but keep coming back it may be time to ask your doctor about referring you, for a consultation, to a specialist who can diagnose and treats major depression. Members of the TRD program evaluate an individual’s symptoms and current treatment course to see if other newly proven therapies that may offer relief. We hosted a live chat on Tuesday, September 13 with the care clinicians and psychiatrists from Emory’s Treatment Resistant Depression program. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and get real time answers about depression and new treatment options that may be able to help you manage [...]

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Ask the Experts: Modern Treatments for Depression- September 13, 2016
Aug 17, 2016 By Emory Brain Health Center

Depression that doesn’t respond to the standard medication or psychological counseling therapies, may be classified as treatment resistant depression (TRD).Do you or a loved one suffer with depression? Has coping with depression been an ongoing challenge with little relief? Depression that doesn’t respond to the standard medication or psychological counseling therapies, may be classified as treatment resistant depression (TRD). If you have tried the standard treatments and they have not relieved your symptoms, or your symptoms improve for a time but keep coming back it may be time to ask your doctor about referring you, for a consultation, to a specialist who can diagnose and treats major depression. Members of the TRD program evaluate an individual’s symptoms and current treatment course to see if other newly proven therapies that may offer relief. Join care clinicians and psychiatrists from Emory’s Treatment Resistant Depression program, for a live web chat Tuesday, September 13 at 12noon. You will have the opportunity [...]

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PTSD Awareness Day- June 27th
Jun 27, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

ptsd-squareJune 27th is PTSD Awareness Day. With summer here and the 4th of July around the corner, Emory Healthcare Veterans Program would like to remind you that fireworks can cause discomfort for our combat veterans. Good times for you can be agonizing for them, please be mindful and courteous and take the time to educate yourself and your family about PTSD. 1. Learn: There are many resources available to learn about PTSD. Emory Healthcare Veterans Program would be happy to send one of our veterans to educate your organization PTSD. If you desire to have this opportunity please contact Gretchen Evans at 404.727.8325 or by email: gretchen.evans@emoryhealthcare.org If you or a loved one is a post 9/11 veteran who struggles with symptons of PTSD, TBI or other depression or anxiety disorders please contact the Emory Veterans Program Care Coordinator at 1-888-514-5345. 2. Be [...]

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Alzheimer's Disease: Learn More and Join the Fight
Jun 10, 2016 By Emory Brain Health Center

June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Learn more about brain health and Alzheimer's disease from experts at Emory Brain Health Center.The Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease doesn’t discriminate: We’re all at risk regardless of our education or income level. As we age, our risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias grows. The Emory Brain Health Center team is working to help us better recognize, understand and fight this devastating disease. June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Find out more about the most common form of dementia, and how you can join the fight.

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's disease is a fatal, degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. It affects more than 47 million people around the globe. Alzheimer's disease leads to problems with:
  • Memory
  • Problem solving
  • Daily tasks
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Vision
  • Understanding time or place
  • Work
  • Socializing
  • Decision-making
  • Mood or personality

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Stroke: Takeaways from the Stroke Awareness Live Chat
Jun 3, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatments for stroke from the experts at Emory Healthcare. On Tuesday, May 24, more than 100 participants joined us for a live online chat on stroke awareness. The chat was hosted by Mahmoud Obideen, MD, stroke neurohospitalist at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Fadi Nahab, MD, medical director of Emory Stroke Center . Thanks to such a great turnout, we were able to answer quite a few questions that were submitted both prior to and during the chat. View the full chat transcript here.

Our doctors also took the time to answer some additional questions we didn’t get to during the stroke live chat:

Question: I had a stroke 11 months ago and don’t have any feeling on my right side. How can I get my feeling back without therapy? Doctor’s Response: Stroke can lead to numbness of one side of the body. While most patients are able to regain some sensation back, patients can experience persistent loss. There are no studies that I’m [...]

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Stroke Awareness at Emory Healthcare
May 5, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

stroke-smallAccording to the American Heart Association, stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Do you know the signs, symptoms and risk factors of stroke? It is important to be aware of those indicators and know when to Act FAST every month of the year, not just National Stroke Awareness Month. Emory Healthcare encourages you to talk with members of the Emory Healthcare stroke team during one of the following events near you.

Stroke Live Chat

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2018; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Where: Online < http://advancingyourhealth.org/brain-health/2016/04/12/stroke-signs-symptoms-and-treatments-live-chat-may-24-2016/ > What: Dr. Mahmoud Obideen, stroke neurohospitalist at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Dr. Fadi Nahab, medical director of Emory Stroke Center will answer questions about stroke signs, symptoms and treatments during a LIVE interactive [...]

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Stroke Signs, Symptoms and Treatments Live Chat - May 24, 2016
Apr 12, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

stroke-chat-emailMay is Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke can strike fast, and every second counts when seeking treatment.  Join Emory neurologists on Tuesday, May 24 at 12 p.m. for a Stroke Awareness Month live chat to learn about stroke and how to act F.A.S.T. Mahmoud Obideen, MD, stroke neurohospitalist at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Fadi Nahab, MD, medical director of Emory Stroke Center will answer questions about stroke signs, symptoms and treatments during a LIVE interactive chat. If you’re interested in learning more about how to prevent, identify and care for strokes in yourself and loved ones, register now.   cta-chat-blue   [...]

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