Past Chats

Below you can find a listing of our archived live chats with Emory doctors on topics ranging from skincare, to UV safety.

Aging Parents and Multiple Health Problems – What Adult Children Can Do to Help

August 2, 2016- Dr. Anthony Nguyen

As we age, the likelihood of developing multiple ongoing conditions increases. These problems can include high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure, to name a few. Multiple medical conditions also means multiple prescriptions, therapies and physicians, all of which can become confusing. Sometimes, they might seem at cross purposes as well. On August 2, 2016, from noon to 1 p.m. Anthony Nguyen, MD, Emory Healthcare Regional Medical Officer for the Emory Coordinated Care Centers, hosted a live chat to discuss these issues.. Dr. Nguyen works with Emory primary care physicians and Coordinated Care Center staff to deliver continuous coordinated care to older patients. Read the full chat transcript here. 


Minimizing Varicose Vein Pain and When It’s Time to Consider Treatment

June 14, 2016- Dr. Mark Rheudasil

Vascular surgeon, Dr. Mark Rheudasil held a live chat on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST to discuss varicose vein pain prevention, non-surgical vs. surgical treatment options, differences between varicose and spider veins, and more.  Read the full chat transcript here.


Stroke Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

May 24, 2016- Dr. Mahmoud Obideen and Dr. Fadi Nahab

Stroke can strike fast, and every second counts when seeking treatment. Emory neurologists held a live chat on Tuesday, May 24 at 12 p.m. for Stroke Awareness Month 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 answered questions about stroke signs, symptoms and treatments during a live interactive chat. Read the full chat transcript here.


Managing Your Stress 

December 22, 2015- Dr. Bergquist, Emory Healthcare Network

Emory Healthcare Network’s Sharon Horesh Bergquist, MD answered questions during a web chat on Stress Management on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 from noon to 1pm EST and talked about symptoms of stress, long-term effects of stress on your health and body and techniques for reducing stress. Read the full chat transcript here.


Veterans Reintegration and Mental Health

November 10, 2015- Dr. Rauch, Emory Healthcare Veterans Program

Dr. Sheila Rauch, clinical director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, answered questions during a live web chat Tuesday, November 10 at 12pm EST. She provided real answers regarding PTSD, military deployment-related stress, and the complexities of reintegration. Read the full chat transcript from this live chat.


New Year with a New LASIK View

October 27, 2015- Dr. Kim, Emory Eye Center

Board-certified Emory LASIK surgeon, Dr. John Kim answered questions on Tuesday, October 27 at 12pm EST on how to get your best vision for the coming year. He also answered questions around refractive surgical options and recovery to ensure you are ready to take on the New Year with a new view. Read the full chat transcript from this live chat.


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: How it Affects Veterans and Treatment Options that Can Lead to a Better Life Chat Transcript

September 22, 2015 – Dr. Rothbaum, Emory’s Veterans Program

Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, director of Emory’s Veterans Program and a leading specialist in the treatment of PTSD discussed PTSD and approaches to treatment. She answered in-depth questions regarding types of therapy and treatment methods offered through Emory’s Veterans Program. Read the full chat transcript from this live chat.


May is National Stroke Awareness Month Chat Transcript

May 28, 2015- Dr. Samir Belagaje, Emory Stroke Center

May is Stroke awareness month and Stroke is not only one of the leading causes of death, it is also a leading cause of disabilities in the world. As more stroke victims survive due to advances in acute treatment of strokes, effective strategies and interventions for rehabilitation are required to truly optimize post-stroke outcomes. Previously, it was believed that stroke recovery occurred only in a short time period and was greatly limited. In recent years, knowledge with respect to stroke recovery has expanded greatly and those prior beliefs are being challenged. Furthermore, emerging technology may provide additional treatment options beyond the standard therapy and practices.

In honor of Stroke Month, Dr. Samir Belagaje, stroke neurologist at Emory University and Director of Stroke Rehabilitation at the Marcus Stroke Center, recently answered questions about stroke recovery and provided insight into recently completed trials, current clinical management of various stroke deficits, and updates on future technology for stroke rehabilitation. You can check out the full chat transcript here.


May is National Stroke Awareness Month Chat Transcript

May 20, 2014- Dr. Fadi Nahab, Emory Stroke Center

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone in the United States dies of a stroke every four minutes. Fortunately, as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Emory University Hospital is helping lead the way in research efforts that focus on preventing the risk factors that can lead to stroke, as well as new models of stroke care. Recently, Dr. Fadi Nahab, medical director of the Emory Stroke Center at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, held a live chat where he discussed how to prevent, spot and care for strokes in yourself and loved ones.


Liposuction, Tummy Tucks & More Chat Transcript

August 20, 2013- Dr. Felmont Eaves, Emory Aesthetic Center

Choosing breast augmentation surgery is a big decision, and we know it’s important for you to understand your surgical options, the implants, and what you can expect after the surgery. Emory Aesthetic Center’s plastic surgeon, Felmont Eaves, MD, conducted an online web on July 9, 2013. He was available to answer your questions about breast augmentation.


Breast Augmentation Chat Transcript

July 9, 2013- Dr. Felmont Eaves, Emory Aesthetic Center

Choosing breast augmentation surgery is a big decision, and we know it’s important for you to understand your surgical options, the implants, and what you can expect after the surgery. Emory Aesthetic Center’s plastic surgeon, Felmont Eaves, MD, conducted an online web on July 9, 2013. He was available to answer your questions about breast augmentation.


Risk Factors, Signs, and Symptoms of Stroke Chat Transcript

April 23, 2013 – Dr. Fadi Nahab, Emory Stroke Center

Stroke is the number four cause of death in the United States, as well as the leading cause of adult disability. Fortunately, many of the risk factors for stroke can be controlled or prevented altogether with the right combination of a healthy lifestyle and medical management. Fadi Nahab, MD, Stroke Medical Director at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, discussed how you can help both prevent and also spot the symptoms of a stroke in yourself or in others in a live web chat. Dr. Nahab also addressed why every second counts when seeking help for a stroke.


Cosmetic Surgery & Skincare Chat Transcript

June 28, 2012 – Dr. Anita Sethna, Emory Facial Center

These days, you cannot flip through a magazine or turn on the television without being flooded with information on the latest beauty craze or anti-aging procedure. So how do you navigate through all the clutter to select a procedure that is right for you? Board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anita Sethna, answered questions about the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques to enhance your facial appearance.


Uterine Fibroid Embolization Live Chat Transcript

June 13, 2012 – Gail Peters, MD – Emory Radiology

Emory Radiology specialist Gail Peters, MD discussed uterine fibroid embolization, an minimally invasive alternative procedure to surgery for women with uterine fibroids.  Included is discussion on UFE effectiveness (vs. hysterectomy and alternate treatment options), risks, and symptoms of uterine fibroids.


LASIK Live Chat Transcript

October 12, 2011 – Dr. Bradley Randleman, Emory Vision

If you’re interested in LASIK but have unanswered questions, check out the transcript from Dr. Randleman’s live chat on LASIK surgery! A great chat!


Summer Skincare Live Chat Transcript

July 27, 2011 – Dr. Anita Sethna, Emory Facial Center

If you’re looking for ways to beat the summer heat and keep your skin looking healthy and fresh, check out the  transcript from our recent live chat with Anita Sethna, MD, Director of the Emory Facial Center.


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