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Celebrating Earth Day!
Apr 22, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Earth Day 2014Since 1970, Americans have recognized April 22 as Earth Day. In honor of this celebration of our amazing planet, we thought we’d fill you in on how we’re keeping the environment top of mind as we expand and renovate Emory University Hospital.

  • In keeping with Emory’s “No Net Loss of Forest Canopy” Policy, we planted 133 trees on campus to replace the trees lost in preparing the footprint of the new building. Emory Healthcare committed to replant the removed trees in new locations across the Clifton Campus. Any trees that could not be replanted will be recycled, and the reclaimed wood will be incorporated into new construction.
  • Emory Healthcare partnered with the Lifecycle Building Center to recover building materials such as hand railings, bathroom plumbing fixtures, signage, kitchen cabinets, doors and windows from previously existing buildings on the site for
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Check out the May Cardiovascular Screening Schedule in Time for Summer!
Apr 21, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare Mobile ScreeningsEmory Healthcare, along with mobile health screening partner HealthFair, is excited to announce the May cardiovascular screening schedule in the metro Atlanta area. The cardiovascular screening plans offered by HealthFair meet the screening guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. 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. This collaboration will provide metro Atlanta communities with greater access to important screening services and to Emory Healthcare physicians and providers.

May 2014 Cardiovascular Screening Schedule

  • May 1, Kroger, Acworth Highway, Dallas
  • May 2, CVS, Roswell Road, Atlanta
  • May 3, Walgreens, Kimball Bridge Road, Alpharetta
  • May 5, Kroger, Georgia 92,
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Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is Third in the World to Receive Fifth Magnet® Designation!
Apr 15, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Saint Joseph's Magnet Designated HospitalCongratulations to our team at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, who just received its fifth Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center! Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is one of only three hospitals – and the only community hospital — in the world to receive five consecutive designations. Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital became the third hospital in the world to receive Magnet designation when it received its first designation in 1995. And, every four years since, the hospital has successfully achieved re-designation. While every designation is special in its own way, we like to think that our nurses live Magnet every day with every encounter. So, what does Magnet mean to you, our patients? Magnet designation means that:

  • We’re all in this together. Our nurses work in a collaborative environment and benefit from each other’s knowledge and
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Health Benefits of Mint
Apr 4, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

mintThe use of mint for medicinal purposes dates back thousands of years. According to ancient Greek mythology, mint came to be when Persephone, wife of Hades, became jealous over her husband’s relationship with the river nymph Minthe. In her jealous rage, Persephone turned Minthe into a lowly plant. As Hades didn’t have the power to turn her back, all he could offer was a sweet scent, giving us the aromatic plant we know today. While you might not buy the story of how this popular herb came to be, there’s no denying the medicinal qualities of this plant. Aside from the obvious oral care advantages, mint provides many health benefits. Check out a few of our favorites below!

  1. Allergy relief. Extracts from mint leaves have been shown to inhibit the release of histamines, which often spur on the severe nasal symptoms that are associated with hay fever and seasonal allergies.
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Emory Expansion Update: Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Department is On the Move!
Apr 3, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare ExpansionTo 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 April 1, 2014, the Emory Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences has moved to Executive Park, Building 12. This new facility, located at the intersection of I-85 and North Druid Hills Road, is a welcoming environment and more convenient for many of our patients. Beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014, all Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health patients previously seen on the Briarcliff campus, at Emory Clinic Building B, and the Tufts House will now be seen at our new Executive Park location. For more information, call 404-778-5526 or get details [...]

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Get Your Heart Ready for Spring by Registering for Your Cardiovascular Screening from One of Our Convenient Mobile Locations in April
Mar 31, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare Mobile ScreeningsEmory Healthcare, along with mobile health screening partner HealthFair, is excited to announce the April cardiovascular screening schedule in the metro Atlanta area.  The cardiovascular screening plans offered by HealthFair meet the screening guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. 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. This collaboration will provide metro Atlanta communities with greater access to important screening services and to Emory Healthcare physicians and providers.

April 2014 Cardiovascular Screening Schedule

  • April 1, WalGreens, Tara Blvd, Jonesboro
  •  April 2, Home Depot, Peachtree Parkway, Suwanee
  • April 3, Kroger, LaVista Road, Atlanta
  • April 4, CVS, Highway 92,
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Top 5 Health Benefits of Cherries
Mar 20, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Health Benefits of CherriesWhen you think of cherries, we’re willing to bet that “amazing superfood” doesn’t immediately jump to mind. You’d be surprised to know that cherries are one of the most nutrient-rich fruits available! From fighting cancer to helping you get a good night’s sleep, cherries are one food that you shouldn’t be underestimating. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Sleep better. Tart cherries contain melatonin, which is a hormone that makes you feel sleepy. Cherries increase melatonin levels in the blood, therefore improving the way you sleep. Try cherry juice for a fun new nightcap!
  2. Lose weight. A cup of cherries is less than 100 calories and packs 3 grams of fiber, which will keep you feeling full longer. They also contain many B-vitamins which are aid metabolism and convert nutrients into energy.
  3. Gets gout out. Cherries can help mitigate the intense symptoms of arthritis
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Emory Wound & Hyperbaric Center Opens at Emory University Hospital Midtown
Mar 19, 2014 By Emory University Hospital Midtown

emory-university-hospital-midtownMillions of people suffer from chronic wounds that cause both significant physical and emotional distress. Fortunately, the new Emory Wound and Hyperbaric Center is now open at Emory University Hospital Midtown. The center provides comprehensive wound management using the latest evidence-based techniques, including specialized wound care, bioengineered skin grafts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The newly renovated center is a consolidation of the Wesley Woods Wound Clinic and Midtown’s Hyperbaric Unit. Patients of the center will receive coordinated care by a team of specialists consisting of nurses certified in wound and ostomy care and board certified physicians, including a podiatrist with special expertise in wound care. "Individuals with chronic wounds often require a variety of services and the expertise of different specialists," says Doris Armour, MD, medical [...]

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Cauliflower
Mar 12, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Health Benefits of CauliflowerHailed as this year’s kale, cauliflower is an often overlooked superfood. Low in saturated fat, carbohydrates and cholesterol, cauliflower is an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, and vitamins. Not only is cauliflower packed with nutrients, it’s also a popular choice of vegetarians. When cooked properly, cauliflower’s strong flavor is robust enough to stand on its own without other meat or fatty sides, and can even be used as a substitute for starchier, high-carb foods, like mashed potatoes. Check out our post on substituting cauliflower in your favorite mashed potato recipe for examples! Check out some of the other great benefits of this versatile superfood below:

  1. Cancer prevention. Studies link cauliflower to cancer prevention, particularly with respect to bladder, breast, colon, ovarian and prostate cancer. In fact, according to an article in the Journal
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Remembering Dr. Jeffery Curtis
Feb 28, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

curtis-jefferyWords cannot express our sadness at the unexpected and tragic loss of our Emory family member, Dr. Jeffery Curtis, who passed away in a plane accident at the LaGrange-Callaway Airport last Saturday (February 22) in LaGrange, Georgia. We welcomed Dr. Curtis and his expertise into our Emory Specialty Associates family in 2012 where he served as the medical director of Emory – The Doctor’s Office, which includes several primary care locations in the Southern Crescent, which are now known as Emory at Peachtree City, Emory at Eagles Landing, Emory at McDonough and Emory at Sharpsburg. He and his colleagues provided outstanding care to the community for more than 20 years. Dr. Curtis will be greatly missed, but his legacy and commitment to his patients and community will live on through his incredible team of doctors and staff at these four locations. Please join us in [...]

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