Virtual Reality Makes Real Impact: How Emory Healthcare Veterans Program Uses Technology to Heal Invisible Wounds

"Virtual reality" often conjures images of video games and simulations or digital worlds in science fiction stories, but it's also a tool that can be used in therapy. At Emory Healthcare Veterans Program (EHVP),...

10 Common Myths About PTSD

There are many misconceptions about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Too often, these fallacies keep those who need help from seeking it. The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program (EHVP) hopes to dispel these myths and share...

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...

Advanced Technology in Emory Decatur Hospital’s New Cath Lab Makes an Impact

New technology can often improve lives – and in medicine, advances in care and technology can give patients more options, faster recovery, and better outcomes. At Emory Healthcare, investments in new technology are a priority...

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...

From Surgeries to Switchbacks

From the top of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States, Crystal Gayle Welcome looked down and considered what it took for her to get there. She thought, “Here's a reminder...

Mental Stress Poses Serious Risks to Heart Health

Talking about stress is a common event in Emory Healthcare’s heart clinics. When talking with patients about heart disease risk factors or the causes of a recent heart event, Puja K. Mehta, MD, FAAC,...

Why Mental Stress Affects Heart Health in Women More Often

What happens in the body when broken heart syndrome strikes? Why do women’s hearts react more to mental stress? Puja K. Mehta, MD, FACC, FAHA, is an associate professor in the Division of Cardiology at...