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Book Your August Cardiovascular Screening Before the Summer’s End!
Jul 16, 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 August. 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 August 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.

August 2014 Cardiovascular Screening Schedule

  • August 1, CVS, North Tennessee Street, Cartersville
  • August 2, Walgreens, South Park Street,
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Emory Hospitals Continue to Make the Grade: Emory Healthcare Home to Three of the Top 10 Hospitals in Georgia
Jul 15, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Best Hospitals in AtlantaEmory hospitals continue to be ranked among the best in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals guide. U.S. News publishes the Best Hospitals guide annually to serve as a reference for patients who need a high level of care because they face a particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or added risk because of other health problems or age. Three weighted factors are used to rank hospitals, including hospital structure, reputation and outcomes. Check out where Emory hospitals landed on the rankings: Emory University Hospital For the third year in a row, U.S. News and World Report named Emory University Hospital the number one hospital in metro Atlanta and in Georgia. Emory University Hospital includes Emory Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital. Nationally, Emory University Hospital ranked in 10 adult [...]

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Emory Healthcare & Select Medical Rehabilitation Partnership
Jul 1, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Rehabilitation HospitalEffective July 1, 2014, the partnership between Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest health care system, and Select Medical, one of the nation’s largest providers specializing in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation as well as long-term acute care, is finalized. The joint venture combines best practices from the two organizations well-known in the health care industry for providing post-acute rehabilitation services. Bringing together the two highly specialized teams will allow for better coordinated patient care across multiple, conveniently-located facilities in the Atlanta and surrounding areas. With the closing of the agreement, Emory’s Center for Rehabilitation Medicine has been renamed Emory Rehabilitation Hospital, making it the system’s seventh hospital. While Emory Healthcare will be the majority owner of this facility, Select Medical will provide management [...]

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Congratulations to Emory’s 2014 Atlanta Top Doctors
Jun 20, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Top Docs 2014As our Emory Healthcare family continues to grow, so too does our ability to provide Atlanta and Georgia residents access to more Top Doctors. Atlanta magazine’s 2014 health issue features the annual listing of Top Doctors in the metro Atlanta area. We are proud to announce that of all the health systems represented in the listing, Emory physicians make up the majority with 154 doctors, those who practice at one of our over 200 Emory Healthcare provider locations as well as those who hold faculty positions at the Emory University School of Medicine. We honor, celebrate and thank all of our physicians—and the care teams that support them—for providing outstanding care to our patients and families, and for truly making patient- and family-centered care their priority each and every day. Congratulations to you all! And with our continuing expanded footprint, communities [...]

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July Cardiovascular Screenings – Schedule Yours Today!
Jun 19, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare Mobile ScreeningsEmory Healthcare has teamed up with mobile health screening partner, HealthFair, to deliver convenient and affordable health testing to your neighborhood. This collaboration provides metro Atlanta communities with greater access to important screening services and to Emory Healthcare physicians and providers. In less than an hour, you can get a complete cardiovascular screening in the comfort and privacy of our Emory Healthcare mobile unit. Below is a schedule of July’s cardiovascular screenings. 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.

July 2014 Cardiovascular Screening

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Vegetable Oils: A Simple Switch to Improve Heart Health
Jun 13, 2014 By Victoria "Tori" Roberts RD, LD

Cooking with OilIf you want to improve your heart health, you can make simple changes to your recipes, such as switching your butter/shortening/lard for vegetable based oils, like olive or canola oil. While fat is an essential macronutrient that our body needs to provide energy, support cell growth, absorb key vitamins and insulate and protect our body’s vital organs, not all fats are created equal. Butter, lard, and processed foods contain saturated and trans fats, which increase the LDL (bad) cholesterol in your body. Olive oil, canola oil and other vegetable oils are great heart healthy choices because they contain mono and poly unsaturated fats, which decrease LDL cholesterol. Unsaturated fats are usually liquid like olive or canola oil, but can also be found in fish, nuts, seeds and avocados. Each oil contains a different combination of mono and poly unsaturated fats, and provides its [...]

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Takeaways from Dr. Nahab's "Stroke Awareness Month" Live Chat
May 29, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

StrokeThank you to everyone who joined us for the live web chat hosted by Emory Stroke Center Medical Director, Dr. Fadi Nahab. Dr. Nahab discussed the signs and symptoms of stroke, as well as treatments, recovery options and prevention. Get more info and see more of Dr. Nahab’s answers by checking out the chat transcript! Below are just a few of the questions and answers from the Emory Stroke Center’s live chat: Question: Are there any preventative measures that you recommend to the general population? Fadi Nahab, MDDr. Nahab: Definitely! First, if you're actively smoking, it's very important to stop as soon as possible. Secondly, dietary factors play a major role in our risk of having a stroke or heart attack. Low salt, limited fried food, high dietary fiber, and nuts can have an important effect. Fish that are high in omega-3 fats, such as salmon or tuna, should be consumed at least [...]

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Emory Healthcare Named One of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™
May 20, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

best-and-brightest-logoWe are happy to announce that for the second year in a row, Emory Healthcare has been named one of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ by the National Association for Business Resources! The award recognizes those organizations that provide excellent benefits, compensation, employee engagement and retention, employee education and development, communication and shared vision, diversity and inclusion, and work-life balance. Jennifer Kluge, NABR president, explained, “The selection, recognition and awarding of this year’s Best and Brightest companies allows our organization to showcase their best practices. The honorees have clearly demonstrated why each of them would be an ideal place for employees to work. The companies that we are recognizing this year are an example of exceptional human resource practices and represent high standards in today’s [...]

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Book your June Cardiovascular Screening Today Before Spots Fill Up!
May 15, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare Mobile ScreeningsEmory Healthcare, along with mobile health screening partner HealthFair, is excited to announce the June 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.

June 2014 Cardiovascular Screening Schedule

  • June 4, Walgreens, East May Street, Winder
  • June 5, Dunwoody Pines, Georgetown Square, Dunwoody
  • June 6, Kroger, Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur
  • June 7, Walgreens,
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What is a Mini Stroke?
May 13, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

stroke-fbOn average, one person in the United States dies from a stroke every 4 minutes, and strokes account for 1 out of every 19 deaths each year, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Though not everyone gets a warning before experiencing a stroke, some people experience what is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA) – also known as a mini-stroke. The American Stroke Association characterizes it as a warning sign of a stroke, and it should be taken very seriously. TIA is caused by a blood clot in an artery in or leading to the brain, however the blockage it creates is only temporary (transient). Symptoms caused by a TIA may last up to 24 hours, but usually resolve within 1 to 2 hours. Fortunately, it usually does not cause permanent damage to the brain. Though most strokes are not preceded by a mini-stroke, about a third of the people who suffer TIA [...]

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