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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 Emory 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 [...]

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President Obama Meets Emory Ebola Team
Sep 19, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Obama at EmoryPresident Barack Obama met with Ebola experts from Emory Healthcare as part of his Sept. 16 visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Obama visited the Atlanta-based CDC for an update on the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and the U.S. response to it. The president met with Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and others involved with the treatment of Ebola patients here before giving an address where he announced a significant expansion of U.S. efforts to combat the disease. The president’s meetings with the Emory Healthcare team were closed to the press, but he discussed Emory’s efforts in his public remarks, saying, “Here I have got to commend everybody at Emory University Hospital. I just had the opportunity to meet with Doctors Gartland and Ribner and members of their team and the nurses who — sorry doctors, but having been in [...]

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October Cardiovascular Screenings – Schedule Yours Today!
Sep 18, 2014 By admin

Emory Healthcare Mobile ScreeningsEmory Healthcare, along with our mobile health screening partner, HealthFair, continues to offer cardiovascular screenings around the metro Atlanta area in the month of October. This collaboration provides metro Atlanta communities greater access to important screening services and to the Emory Healthcare Network of physicians and providers. Below is listing of screening dates and locations coming to your neighborhood. Cardiovascular screenings offered by HealthFair meet the established screening guidelines by the American College of Cardiology. Each patient, along with the medical staff, can tailor their screening packages to their specific needs. Details about the screenings can be found at emoryhealthcare.org/screening.

October 2014 Cardiovascular Screening Schedule

  •  October 1, Kroger, 4915 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur
  •  October 2, Publix, 2325 Cheshire Bridge Road,
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Emory and Ebola - FAQ's
Sep 9, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare New BrandEmory Healthcare has been given the privilege of treating multiple patients infected with Ebola virus.  Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and staff are highly trained in the specific and unique protocols and procedures necessary to treat and care for these type of patients. We are honored to have the privilege of caring for these patients who contracted Ebola while serving our global community. It is our moral obligation to always use our expertise, training, knowledge and gifts to provide such extraordinary care for others. We have prepared the following FAQs to provide more information on the topic of Ebola and Emory’s care for patients infected with this deadly virus. You can also watch this Video Q&A from Emory Healthcare Physicians on Ebola.

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Emory Expansion Update: Emory Clinic at Flat Shoals is On the Move!
Sep 5, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory on the MoveTo 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 September 15, 2014, the providers from Emory Clinic at Flat Shoals will be available at the locations and schedules below: Harold Moore, Jr., MD Hillandale: Monday through Friday Nicholas Church, MD Decatur: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Hillandale: Wednesday William Bryson, PA Decatur: Monday, Tuesday Hillandale: Friday Beginning September 15th, patients will be seen at the below welcoming locations: Emory Clinic at Decatur 2801 N. Decatur Rd, Suite 295 Decatur, GA 30033 Phone: 404-778-6400 Emory Clinic at Hillandale 5461 [...]

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Cochlear Implants Could be a Game Changer for Those Affected by Hearing Loss
Aug 27, 2014 By Esther Vivas, MD

Cochlear ImplantAccording to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, hearing loss affects millions of children and adults worldwide. Hearing loss can stem from conductive problems or problems with the external ear canal, ear drum, middle ear space or middle ear bones. Conductive hearing loss often can be treated with surgery to address the structure that is affected; however, this is not an option for nerve hearing loss. Nerve or sensorineural hearing loss is caused by intrauterine infections, congenital malformations of the inner ear, trauma, medication induced, sudden deafness or a progressive hearing loss from genetic predisposition. While many patients benefit from standard hearing aid technology, there are some who do not. Fortunately, a result of decades-long research, in 1985 the FDA approved cochlear implant use in humans to address sensorineural hearing loss. Cochlear implants [...]

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Video Blog: Emory Ebola Patients Discharged
Aug 22, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

As of yesterday, we confirm that the two Americans infected with the Ebola virus while providing humanitarian aid in West Africa have been discharged from Emory University Hospital. The two patients, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were the first Ebola patients to be treated in the United States. Writebol was discharged from Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, and Dr. Brantly was discharged Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Emory’s Bruce Ribner, MD, and Dr. Kent Brantly spoke at a press conference yesterday afternoon, Aug. 21, about their experiences over the last few weeks. Watch a portion of the news conference below to learn more! [...]

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Two Ebola Patients Discharged from Emory University Hospital
Aug 21, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

In an effort to keep our community informed on the status of the Ebola patients being treated at Emory University Hospital, today we confirm that as of this afternoon, both Ebola patients have been discharged from our Infectious Disease Unit at the hospital. Nancy Writebol was discharged from the Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, and Kent Brantly, MD, was discharged today, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. “After a rigorous and successful course of treatment and testing, the Emory Healthcare team has determined that both patients have recovered from the Ebola virus and can return to their families and community without concern for spreading this infection to others,” says Bruce Ribner, MD, medical director of the Emory University Hospital Communicable Disease Containment Unit. Criteria for the discharge of both patients were based on standard infectious [...]

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Get Your Cardiovascular Screening from One of Our Convenient Mobile Locations in September
Aug 15, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare Mobile ScreeningsEmory Healthcare, along with mobile health screening partner, HealthFair, continues to offer cardiovascular screenings around the metro Atlanta area in the month of September. This collaboration provides metro Atlanta communities greater access to important screening services and to the Emory Healthcare Network of physicians and providers. Below is listing of screening dates and locations coming to your neighborhood. Cardiovascular screenings offered by HealthFair meet the established screening guidelines by the American College of Cardiology. Each patient, along with the medical staff, can tailor their screening packages to their specific needs. Details about the screenings can be found at emoryhealthcare.org/screening.

September 2014 Cardiovascular Screening Schedule

  • September 2, Walmart, 1735 S Highway 27, Carrollton
  • September 3, The Fresh Market, 100 N Peachtree
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Vertigo: What is It and What Causes It?
Aug 11, 2014 By Esther Vivas, MD

VertigoLightheaded, woozy, unsteady, dizzy – these are all words used frequently by doctors and patients alike to describe vertigo, a well-known balance disorder that gives you the sense that your surroundings are spinning or moving. According to the NIH, more than four out of 10 Americans will report an episode of dizziness to their doctors. Teasing out the root cause of vertigo can be a difficult task because it can be related to problems with the inner ear, brain, vision, migraines, circulation, or even emotional hardship and anxiety. Fortunately, the majority of causes for balance disorders are not life-threatening. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons your head might be spinning. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) The most common cause of vertigo is BPPV. BPPV produces a short, but intense sensation of spinning typically triggered by specific head movements or [...]

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