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Emory in the News: Aging Heart Health, COVID-19 Immunity, Weight Management and More

Emory Healthcare and Emory University physicians, researchers and experts often discuss current medical issues in the news. Here are some recent health news stories featuring our experts.

COVID-19: The Vaccine or Natural Immunity?

jodie guestA recent study suggests immunity after contracting COVID-19 is just as effective as the vaccine. 11 Alive News speaks with Jodie Guest, PhD, senior vice chair in the department of epidemiology at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, who explains why “natural immunity” alone is still not ideal and why vaccination and “hybrid immunity” still offers the best protection.

Can Smartwatches Cause Interference for Pacemakers?

miguel leal md

Can smartwatches interfere with pacemakers and other devices, such as implantable defibrillators? Miguel Leal, MD, cardiologist at Emory Heart & Vascular Center, discusses this recent study in U.S. News & World Report.

Health Tips for the Aging Heart

gina lundberg md

There are cardiovascular symptoms we should all be aware of as we age. During National Heart Month, Gina Lundberg, MD, clinical director at Emory Women’s Heart Center, spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about these symptoms as well as heart healthy tips for older adults.

Fallopian Tube Removal for Ovarian Cancer Prevention

susan modesitt md

Susan Modesitt, MD, director of gynecologic oncology at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, discusses whether women should consider getting their fallopian tubes removed to help prevent ovarian cancer.

Artificial Intelligence: The Future of In-Vitro Fertilization

jennifer kawwass md

Jennifer Kawwass, MD, medical director at Emory Reproductive Center, speaks about how artificial intelligence will help produce more healthy IVF pregnancies in the future.

4 Things to Do to Actually Lose Weight

john prologo md

J. David Prologo, MD, director of interventional radiology services at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, provides four evidence-based weight-loss approaches that can help many who are struggling to stick to their New Year resolution.


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