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Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital "Run for Mercy 5k"
Apr 26, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

logoThe Emory Saint Joseph’s “Run for Mercy 5k” is a family-friendly and Peachtree Qualifier event held in the City of Dunwoody beginning and ending at the Perimeter Place shopping center. As Atlanta’s first hospital sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital has a wonderful heritage of providing compassionate, clinically excellent health care. Emory Saint Joseph’s is a leader among all Georgia hospitals and is part of the Emory Healthcare system. To continue that mission, this race will benefit Mercy Care, an organization that provides health care services to the poor and marginalized, and will assist in building their next clinic in the Chamblee community to better assist that population. We encourage community members of all athletic levels to participate—from professional runners to families who want to get out and go on a walk together and [...]

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New study uses cryoablation to reduce pain for cancer patients
Apr 1, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

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Kevin Makowski, RBP

A new study using cryoablation to decrease pain for patients who have cancer metastases in the bone is now underway throughout Emory Healthcare. Cryoablation is a process that uses extreme cold (cryo) to destroy or damage tissue (ablation). Called the “Multicenter Study of Cryoablation for Palliation of Painful Bone Metastases”, or MOTION, the study aims to assess the effectiveness and safety of cryoablation therapy to treat patients with painful bone metastases and document the effects the procedure has on their condition. The prospective, single-arm study will enroll 60 participants at eight centers in the U.S. and internationally. Twenty participants can enroll at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Participants will serve as their own control group in this [...]

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World Voice Day 2016 with The Emory Voice Center
Mar 31, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

The Emory Voice CenterWorld voice day together with The Atlanta Opera Chorus invite you to Celebrate World Voice Day 2016

Join us for a seminar on vocal health followed by an open rehearsal of The Atlanta Opera Chorus for the production of Gounod's 'Romeo and Juliet' opening on May 7, 2016.

Thursday April 14, 2016 6:30-8:00 PM

1575 Northside Dr. Suite 350 Atlanta GA 30318

PLEASE RSVP TO:

Marina Gilman at 404-686-6776 or marina.gilman@emoryhealthcare.org [...]

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Emory Saint Joseph’s Opens Orthopaedics & Spine Pavilion
Feb 26, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital recently opened their new Orthopaedics & Spine Pavilion providing surgical patients with a comprehensive, seamless care experience in one convenient location. The brand new, 20,000-square-foot facility was designed around the patient and family experience, and had input from hospital staff, physicians and former patients and their family members, known as patient and family advisors (PFAs). "We wanted to make sure the patient gets the best possible experience from the time they walk in the door until they leave," says Paul Jeffords, MD, chief of orthopaedic surgery at Emory Saint Joseph's. According to Dr. Jeffords, another important component of the experience at the Orthopaedics & Spine Pavilion is taking care of a patient's family. "The family is an integral part of a patient's recovery, and we try to ease their anxiety," he says. This [...]

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Healthy Participant Raises Awareness for Importance of Clinical Trials
Feb 24, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

cmv_brittanyBrittany Robinson of Suwanee, GA, recently spent eight days and nights at Emory University Hospital, but she was not sick. To some people, spending over a week away from her husband and five children may seem crazy, but for Brittany, it was a personal way to give back and say thank you to the hospital that helped her son, Ethan. Ethan was diagnosed at birth with the heart defect Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome with Ebstein’s anomaly, and was treated at Emory-Children’s Center. “My son was on medication from nine months old until last year. If there wasn’t someone doing this for him, for his heart medication, who knows what would have happened,” said Robinson. The medicine prescribed to Ethan went through the same process rigorous clinical trials process that all new drugs must go through. It was this realization that prompted Brittany to enroll in an in-patient [...]

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New Website Makes Searching For Emory Clinical Trials Easier
Jan 19, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

cthp-250x250We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new Emory clinical trials website! The new site – clinicaltrials.emory.edu – features easy-to-access information for nearly 1,000 active clinical trials at Emory that are currently seeking volunteers. Potential clinical trial participants may easily search for trials related to a specific health condition or browse by topic areas such as cardiology, cancer, or neurosciences and view quick facts about each of the individual trials. While many clinical trials are seeking patients who have a particular disease, many others are seeking healthy volunteers. “Emory’s ability to develop improved therapies through clinical research is a key component of our clinical mission and gives patients access to the most advanced treatments available,” says Jeffrey Lennox, MD, associate dean for clinical research in Emory University School [...]

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Build your Own First Aid Kit with These 16 Items
Jan 8, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

first-aid250x250It’s a new year, and a good time to think about getting a fresh start on your family’s health. Creating a first aid kit for your home – and even your car - helps keep first-aid items in one easy place. It’s also fairly easy to do and low cost. You can either start your first-aid kit scratch, or purchase one from a local drug store and tailor it to your family’s needs.

Either way, be sure to include the following:

  • Contact list: Keep a list of emergency contacts, including those of close friends, neighbors and family members. Make sure you include contact information for your primary care physician and, if you have children, their pediatrician.
  • Copies of insurance and medical records
  • List of prescribed medications and known allergies: Having this information readily available helps paramedics and other medical professionals treat you more effectively. Even
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Takeaways from Dr. Bergquist’s Live Chat on Stress Management
Dec 30, 2015 By Emory Healthcare

stress-cil-638Thanks to everyone who attended our live chat, “Managing Your Stress,” Tuesday, Dec. 22, with Sharon Horesh Bergquist, MD, who serves as Emory Healthcare Network primary care physician and associate professor with the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Bergquist fielded some great questions on a range of topics, including:

  • Stress and its relationship to autoimmune disorders
  • Stress effects on aging
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Best stress-relieving activities
  • Managing grief during the holidays
  • Good stress and how to make stress work for you
  • The effects of stress on migraines
  • How your primary care physician can help you manage stress
If you didn't get a chance to join us, read the full transcript from “Managing Your Stress” here.

Two questions didn’t get answered during the live chat, so we're sharing them here, along with Dr. Bergquist’s [...]

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Public Exchange Open Enrollment Ends Jan. 31
Dec 18, 2015 By Emory Healthcare

calendar and computer mouse close up If you missed the Dec. 17 deadline to enroll in a federal insurance plan, don't worry. You can still enroll for a plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace at healthcare.gov. Here are two more deadlines to know:

  • Jan. 15, 2016. Coverage starts Feb. 1, 2016 for enrollments or changes made by this date.
  • Jan. 31, 2016. This is the final day you can enroll in or change a plan for 2016. Enrollments or changes made between Jan.16 and Jan. 31 means coverage will start March 1, 2016.
Certain life events qualify individuals for special enrollment periods. For a list of these qualifying events, visit healthcare.gov. In any event, make sure Emory Healthcare is in your plan. See the insurance plans Emory Healthcare accepts in the Health Insurance Marketplace. And if you’re interested in becoming an Emory patient, find a physician here to meet your needs. [...]

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Managing Your Stress Live Chat on December 22nd
Nov 19, 2015 By Emory Healthcare

stress-chatThe holiday season is in full swing, and there’s no better time to think about stress management. In short spurts, stress is actually helpful and can propel us through a tough situation or help us react quickly to avoid one. However, prolonged or severe stress may trigger physical, psychological and emotional reactions that can lead to health problems or worsen existing ones. On Tuesday, December 22, 2015 from noon to 1pm EST join Emory Healthcare Network’s Sharon Horesh Bergquist, MD for an interactive web chat on Stress Management. Sign up, send questions and learn about

  • Symptoms of stress
  • Long-term effects of stress on your health and body and
  • Techniques for reducing stress

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About Dr. Bergquist

avatar-horesh-bergquist-sharonDr. Bergquist is an Emory Clinic Primary Care Physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Her expertise includes healthy [...]

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