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The Difference Between Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Dehydration One of the most important things you can do to prevent heat illness is staying hydrated. Without the right amount of fluid intake, your body can’t keep its temperature at a normal, consistent level....

How Is an Annual Wellness Visit Different Than a Physical?

After you enroll in Medicare there are a lot of things to learn, appointments to schedule, benefits to understand and policies to consider. A great place to start is by understanding your Annual Wellness Visit...

Edna Brisco on the Future of Nursing at Emory Hillandale Hospital

Edna Brisco, MSN, RN, says that it’s important to find your “why” and understand your purpose. “When you’re able to do this,” she says, “you will love the work that you do, and your...

Celebrating Women in Health Care: 5 Leaders Discuss their Inspiration and Careers at Emory Healthcare

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey, women account for 76% of the health care workforce. At Emory Healthcare, it’s likely that your care is in women’s hands – thousands of...

A Lifetime Relationship: 3 Emory Healthcare Doctors Talk About Women’s Health Care

“Women are the cornerstone of the family,” says Christina Smith-Winfield, MD, a gynecologist and obstetrician who provides care at the Emory Women’s Center at Decatur. “If we take good care of ourselves, that means...

Practical Goals for Weight Loss

Weight-loss scams, crazed fashion diets, and countless pills have promised fast and simple ways to lose weight. In reality, the true foundation for successfully losing weight is developing a realistic and healthy program that...

How Not to Get Sick: 5 Tips to Stay Healthy All Year Long

A cold or virus can knock you off your feet and keep you in bed for days at a time. Not only do you feel miserable when you’re sick, but you miss out on...

When to Get a Flu Shot

It may be your best chance at preventing the flu—but do you know the best time to get your flu shot? If you get it too soon, you might not be as well protected. But...

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