Advancing Your Health http://advancingyourhealth.org Health blog from Emory Healthcare, the largest most comprehensive health care system in Georgia. Advancing Your Health includes posts from doctors, nurses, medical specialists and our patients. en-us CT Lung Cancer Screening: Frequently Asked Questions – Part 2 http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2018/01/19/lung-cancer-screening-frequently-asked-questions-2/

Smoking cigarettes and the use of tobacco products creates the biggest risk for developing lung cancer.  The best way to reduce the risk of lung cancer is to never smoke, or to quit if currently smoking.  Low-Dose CT Lung Screening can provide early lung cancer detection, prompt earlier treatment and improve outcomes in high risk […]

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:30:42 +0000
Emory Transplant Center Awarded Grant to Improve Post-Transplant Regimens http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2018/01/18/emory-transplant-center-awarded-grant-improve-post-transplant-regimens/

The National Institute of Health awarded Emory Transplant Center researchers $12.6 million over five years to investigate improved post-transplant drug regimens for organ transplant recipients. The Emory Transplant Center research team is led by Professor of Surgery, Christian Larsen, MD, Dphil, and includes Mandy Ford, PhD and Andrew Adams, MD, PhD. Leslie Kean, MD, PhD […]

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:11:54 +0000
Back Surgery: Should You or Shouldn’t you? http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2018/01/09/back-surgery-decisions/

If you’re like most Americans, you’re no stranger to back pain. When the pain interferes with your life, it’s time for treatment. But is it time for back surgery? Today’s surgical techniques are safer and often less invasive than in years past. But any surgery carries some risks, such as infection, bleeding, blood loss or […]

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Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:00:13 +0000
CT Lung Cancer Screening: Frequently Asked Questions – Part 1 http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2018/01/05/lung-cancer-screening-frequently-asked-questions/

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of men & women in every ethnic group.  Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening can provide early lung cancer detection, prompt earlier treatment and improve outcomes in high risk patients. Q: What is “Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening”? A: Lung cancer screening exams are used to find disease […]

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:30:46 +0000
Kidney Donor: Joe Johnson’s Miracle Gift to a Stranger http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/12/21/kidney-donor-joe-johnsons-miracle-gift-stranger/

In life, some things just fall into place. In 2015, Joe Johnson was a 58-year-old retiree, enjoying an easy life of golfing, fishing and aviation (he’s a private pilot). One day, a random online article changed the direction of his life – an article about kidney disease. Joe knew nothing about kidney disease. He’d never […]

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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:00:42 +0000
Joint Replacement for an Active Life: Q&A with Dr. Maughon http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/12/19/joint-replacement-dr-maughon/

Joints play an essential role in your body’s movements, and joint pain can negatively impact almost every facet of life. The goal of joint replacement surgery is to return patients back to their original level of activity. From organized sports athletes to weekend warriors, Scott Maughon, MD, an Emory orthopaedic surgeon, enjoys helping athletes of all levels […]

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:00:04 +0000
7 Tips to Peacefully Celebrate the Holidays When You are Not Feeling Jolly http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2017/12/12/tips-cancer-survivorship-support-holidays/

It is the time of the year to feel happy…time to be generous…time to spend time with loved ones… and sing festively? Are you not in the mood this season? Don’t worry; you are not alone. Many people find the holidays very stressful and sometimes even sad. Social engagements and family gatherings add another time […]

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:36:34 +0000
Your Spine Surgery Questions Answered by Dr. Scott Boden http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/11/29/qa-session-dr-scott-boden/

Having spine surgery is a big decision, and it’s in your best interest to ask questions so you know how to prepare, and what to expect both immediately after the surgery and long-term. A week ago, we asked you to send us your spine surgery questions through Facebook Messenger. Below are Dr. Scott Boden’s responses to the […]

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:45:27 +0000
Real Patients, Real Stories – Hear from an Emory Kidney Transplant Patient http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/11/28/real-patients-real-stories-hear-emory-kidney-transplant-patient/

Devin Gerald, a kidney transplant patient with the Emory Kidney Transplant Program, describes his experience growing up with kidney disease. Eventually in his late teens, Devin’s kidneys started to fail, and he found himself facing dialysis. Devin looked for a living kidney donor for transplant and in stepped his aunt – Regina Kinnie. She was […]

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:00:41 +0000
Meet your Spine Surgeon: A Conversation with Dr. John Heller  http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/11/08/meet-spine-surgeon-conversation-dr-john-heller/

The spine supports the body’s weight and protects the nerves in the spinal cord that run through it. It helps maintain the body’s muscle control and nerve coordination, and without it, we wouldn’t be able to function. Spine surgery, a subspecialty of orthopedic surgery, includes the treatment and management of a wide variety of conditions […]

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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:47:07 +0000
Patient Family Advisor Spotlight – Marv Trott http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2017/10/05/emory-healthcare-leads-way-patient-family-advisory-councils/

Patient Family Advisors (PFAs) are current or former patients and family members. They volunteer their time to partner with Emory Healthcare leadership, staff, and doctors. They serve on committees, councils, project teams and other groups working in a variety of ways to improve patient care. In May 2017 one of our dear PFA’s made his transition. Marv […]

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:44:23 +0000
Emory Transplant Center First in Nation to Earn Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/09/25/emory-transplant-center-first-nation/

Emory Transplant Center has been recognized as the first transplant center in the nation to receive the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Level 3 recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). A level 3 status is the highest level of recognition a specialty practice can receive. “We are so proud of this major accomplishment by […]

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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:44:59 +0000
9/26/17 – Breast Cancer Live Chat Transcript http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2017/09/22/breast-cancer-live-chat-2017/

Thank you to those of you who joined the Breast Cancer live chat hosted by Dr. Lea Gilliland and Dr. Preeti Subhedar with Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University’s Glenn Family Breast Center. The chat had a good turnout and the transcript is now available below. Breast Cancer Live Chat Transcript Overview: Dr. Lea Gilliland and […]

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:30:19 +0000
Real Patients, Real Stories – Hear from an Emory Lung Transplant Patient http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/08/31/real-patients-real-stories-hear-emory-lung-transplant-patient/

Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as a baby, Kendra Adderhold struggled to have a normal childhood. Her mother brought her to the Emory Cystic Fibrosis Center for treatment and, until adulthood, things were rather stable. But, after the birth of her son, Kendra’s situation started to change. Her lung function began declining quite rapidly and soon […]

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:41:43 +0000
Real Patients. Real Stories – Kathleen Karr’s Total Ankle Replacement http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/08/14/kathleen-karr-story-total-ankle-replacement/

Kathleen Karr thought her dancing days were over — until she underwent total ankle replacement surgery.  Kathleen suffered an ankle injury during a car accident when she was 39 years-old. Unfortunately, the injury worsened over time. She began to lose more and more mobility in her ankle until, finally, she found herself barely able to […]

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:21:43 +0000
Emory University Hospital ranked #1, Emory Saint Joseph’s #2 in Georgia & Atlanta http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2017/08/08/emory-hospital-rankings/

For the sixth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital the number one hospital in Georgia and in metro Atlanta in its 2017–18 Best Hospitals Guide. Emory University Hospital includes Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods. Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital ranked […]

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Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:50:01 +0000
Emory Transplant Center Physicians Named 2017 Atlanta Top Doctors http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/07/27/emory-transplant-center-physicians-named-2017-atlanta-top-doctors/

Emory Transplant Center is proud to acknowledge the transplant physicians that made Atlanta magazine’s 2017 Atlanta Top Doctors listing. Seth Force, MD – lung transplant Raymond Lynch, MD – liver transplant Jeffrey Miller, MD – heart transplant Kenneth Newell, MD – kidney and pancreas transplant Andrew Smith, MD – heart transplant Ram Subramanian, MD – […]

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:39:20 +0000
Heart Failure Live Chat Transcript http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2017/07/12/heart-failure-live-chat/

Thank you to those of you who joined the Heart Failure Live Chat on 7/25/17 hosted by Dr. Divya Gupta from Emory’s Heart & Vascular Center. Dr. Gupta provided valuable insights into the causes of heart failure including contributing factors like heredity and medical conditions, treatment options and lifestyle changes. The live chat had a […]

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Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:49:13 +0000
The best (and worst) exercises for lower back pain http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/06/29/best-worst-exercises-lower-back-pain/

Over 80 percent of Americans will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. If you have it, you may think rest is the key to recovery. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work. But most lower back pain will actually get better when you stay active. Exercise […]

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:38:38 +0000
Congratulations to Emory’s 2017 Atlanta Top Doctors http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2017/06/23/2017-atlanta-top-doctors/

As our Emory Healthcare family continues to grow, so too does our ability to provide Atlanta and Georgia residents access to more top health care providers. Atlanta magazine’s July 2017 Top Doctors issue features the annual listing of Top Doctors in the metro Atlanta area. We are proud to announce that of all the health […]

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:51:03 +0000
Kidney Transplant Disparities http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/06/16/kidney-transplant-disparities/

A new transplant allocation system designed to reduce kidney transplant disparities for ethnic patients on the waitlist. According to a research study just published in the June 2017 issue of Health Affairs, a kidney transplant allocation system that was implemented in 2014 by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) led to reduced imbalance in national […]

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:02:31 +0000
Preparing for Summer Road Races Live Chat Transcript http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/06/13/preparing-summer-road-races/

  Have you been training hard getting ready for summer races or events like the AJC Peachtree Road Race? Emory sports medicine physician Amadeus Mason, MD and Emory sports cardiologist, and Peachtree Road Race Medical Director, Jonathan Kim, MD, answered questions around preventing injuries, when and how to stretch and discussed appropriate treatment options for […]

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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:07:26 +0000
The Best Treatment for an Achilles Tendon Injury http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/05/27/best-treatment-achilles-tendon-injury/

An Achilles tendon injury can affect your ability to perform the activities you enjoy and even your ability to walk. That’s why it’s important to talk to your doctor if you experience significant pain in your Achilles tendon, which connects the muscles on the back of your calf to your heel bone. Types of Achilles […]

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Sat, 27 May 2017 12:00:39 +0000
Organ Donation Awareness – 4 Your Life 5K http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/05/22/organ-donation-awareness-5k/

Emory Transplant Center contributed to organ donation awareness on Sunday, April 23rd by participating in Donate Life of Georgia’s 4th annual Run, 4 Your Life 5K at Piedmont Park. The morning started off cloudy with the threat of rain, but that didn’t prevent Emory’s team of physicians, researchers, and nurses from participating in this important […]

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Mon, 22 May 2017 21:21:10 +0000
The 4 Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/05/19/causes-shoulder-pain/

Whether you’re throwing a football, unloading the dishwasher or scratching your back, shoulder pain can compromise even the most basic daily activity. Here’s how to identify and treat the biggest instigators of shoulder pain, which include: Arthritis Fracture (broken bone) Instability Tendon inflammation and tears The shoulder is made up of tendons, muscles and bones. […]

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Fri, 19 May 2017 18:44:41 +0000
Should You Use Heat or Ice to Treat an Injury? http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/05/08/use-heat-ice-treat-injury/

Whether you have arthritis pain, a sprained ankle or a pulled muscle, it’s important to know when to use—and when not to use—heat or ice to treat an injury. Heat and ice—also known as temperature therapy—are very effective complements to medication and self-care when treating an injury at home. While both therapies can reduce pain, […]

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Mon, 08 May 2017 17:37:25 +0000
Organ Donation Hits Close to Home – A Thankful Mother’s Story http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/04/20/organ-donation-renitas-story/

In December 2014, Renita Hylton, one of Emory Healthcare’s own, had to quickly familiarize herself with the subject of organ donation. She received the devastating news that her 17-year-old son, D’Sean Bray, was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy that would require a lifesaving heart transplant. “I knew something was wrong. He was always very active, and […]

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:59:47 +0000
Your Organ Donation Questions Answered – Giving the Gift of Life http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/04/13/giving-gift-live-understanding-organ-donation/

April serves as National Donate Life month – raising awareness around organ donation and celebrating those who have given the precious gift of life to another. Currently, more than 118,000 men, women, and children are awaiting a lifesaving transplant. They are in need of organs, tissue, and bone marrow which can all be transplanted if […]

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:16:22 +0000
5 Things to Take to Your Doctor’s Appointment http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2017/03/31/5-things-take-doctors-appointment/

A doctor’s appointment can be overwhelming and intimidating. To take the ease off the appointment process, make sure that you have all the essentials for a doctor’s visit. Read this list of things to bring to your next appointment to make sure your visit goes a little smoother. Your ID cards. This includes both your […]

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:31:49 +0000
Colorectal Cancer Awareness http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2017/03/30/colorectal-cancer-awareness/

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 95,520 new cases of colon cancer and 39,910 new cases of rectal cancer in 2017. What is Colorectal Cancer? Most colorectal cancers start as a growth, called a polyp, in […]

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:49:33 +0000
Allergies: Know Where to Go to Get Relief This Season http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2017/03/24/allergies-relief/

For allergy and asthma sufferers in Atlanta, there are effectively three seasons: summer, winter and pollen. With a warmer than average winter, high pollen counts have already been reported across the U.S. In Atlanta, this warmer than usual weather triggered an early release of tree pollen. As a result, pollen counts started rising in mid-February. […]

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:44:05 +0000
Medicare Educational Seminars at Emory http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2017/03/20/medicare-educational-seminars/

Whether you’re turning 65, already on Medicare, or helping someone with their coverage, plan to attend a free seminar to get your Medicare questions answered. Offered at several Emory locations, Medicare Educational Seminars are designed for patients new to Medicare and those brushing up on their benefits. Learn about Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, […]

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:53:00 +0000
Why Do I Have Varicose Veins and What Can I Do About It? http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2017/03/18/varicose-veins/

Thanks to those of you who joined us on Tuesday, April 4th for our live online chat “Why do I have varicose veins and what can I do about it?” hosted by Dr. Mark Rheudasil from the Emory Vein Center. Dr. Rheudasil provided valuable insights on the causes of varicose veins including contributing factors like […]

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Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:50:16 +0000
Kick Butts Day’s Effort to End Smoking http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2017/03/15/kick-butts-day/

Did you know that over 3,000 kids under 18 try smoking for the first time every day? According to Kick Butts Day, 700 of these 3,000 kids will become regular smokers. Kick Butts Day takes place every March 15th to encourage American youth to speak out against this tobacco use in hopes of eliminating and preventing […]

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:06:48 +0000
Cancer Support Groups at Emory Johns Creek http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2017/03/06/johns-creek-cancer-support-groups/

Cancer support groups provide patients and families a chance to meet with others who are experiencing similar life challenges and often share their concerns, fears and hopes. These groups are led by licensed social workers, registered nurses and other professionals. Emory Johns Creek Hospital offers three cancer support groups to the community: Johns Creek Women’s […]

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:56:55 +0000
Heart Disease and Emory Women’s Heart Center http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2017/02/20/heart-disease-emory-womens-heart-center/

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. It is also preventable. The Emory Women’s Heart Center is a program dedicated to the screening, prevention and treatment of heart disease in women. The number of women at risk […]

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:58:12 +0000
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital to offer Gamma Knife Treatment http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2017/02/13/emory-saint-josephs-gamma-knife/

Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is the first hospital in the state and one of only seven medical centers in the nation to offer advanced radiosurgery for the brain with the Gamma Knife Icon. The device delivers minimally invasive radiation treatment for malignant and nonmalignant tumors, trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain syndrome) and […]

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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:23:23 +0000
Emory Johns Creek Hospital to offer free health screenings at women’s health event http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2017/02/03/emory-johns-creek-hospital-offer-free-health-screenings-womens-health-event/

Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) will host its annual Ladies’ Night Out event devoted to women’s health on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free health screenings will be offered to women including: glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index. Clinicians will also be on hand to educate women about breast health, […]

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:04:49 +0000
Foot Care for Seniors: 10 Important Tips http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2017/02/03/foot-care-seniors-10-important-tips/

Proper foot care is essential for older adults because it can help prevent injuries, falls and complications from chronic diseases like diabetes. Learn how to properly care for your feet so they can continue to take you wherever you need to go. 1. Be good to your soles. As you age, the muscle tissue in […]

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:10:23 +0000
Takeaways from the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Treatment Options Live Chat http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2017/01/30/takeaways-peripheral-arterial-disease-pad-treatment-options-live-chat/

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) live chat on Tuesday, January 24th with the Emory Heart & Vascular Center’s Chief of Vascular Surgery, Dr. William Jordan. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects 8 to 12 million people in the United States, especially those over 50. Those who suffer from […]

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:12:52 +0000
Emory Pioneer Achieves Milestone for Cardiac Robotic Surgery http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2017/01/26/emory-surgeon-record-cardiac-robotic-surgery/

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital cardiothoracic surgeon Douglas Murphy, MD has achieved a world record after completing his 2,000th robotically assisted mitral valve surgery. Murphy is a pioneer in the field of robotics, performing the state’s first robotic heart surgery at Emory Saint Joseph’s in 2002. “Dr. Murphy is one of the world’s most experienced and […]

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Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:55:13 +0000
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Winship Cancer Institute Launch Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2017/01/23/winship-emory-saint-josephs-lung-cancer-screening-program/

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Winship Cancer Institute have launched a comprehensive lung cancer screening program for Emory Healthcare that offers a low-dose CT (computed tomography) scan for patients most at risk for developing the disease. According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer and research shows that lung […]

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:33:07 +0000
Primary Care Physician or Specialist? 4 Things to Consider http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2017/01/20/primary-care-physician-specialist-4-things-consider/

A primary care physician (PCP) can play a pivotal role in your health care, and are often the first point of contact you have with the health system. While PCPs often take the lead in preventive care and general wellness, they also can treat many health conditions that require ongoing maintenance. These may include allergies, […]

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:35:49 +0000
Women & Heart Disease Live Chat – February 14th http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2017/01/20/women-heart-disease-live-chat-february-14th/

Heart disease is now the #1 killer in women. The good news is, most heart disease is preventable — and early detection saves lives. Heart disease occurs when fatty build-up in your coronary arteries, called plaque, prevents blood flow that’s needed to provide oxygen to your heart. When the blood flow that brings oxygen to […]

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:07:51 +0000
Lung Cancer Chat Takeaways http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2017/01/19/lung-cancer-live-chat-takeaways/

According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S.  At least 8.6 million Americans qualify as high risk for lung cancer and are recommended to receive annual screening with low-dose CT scans. Lung CT Screening for individuals at high risk has the potential […]

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:19:18 +0000
Labeling the Food Label http://advancingyourhealth.org/bariatric-weight-loss/2017/01/17/labeling-food-label/

The New Year gives rise to new resolutions, but many have grown tired of attempting unsuccessful diets and seeing numbers on the scale crawl up, year after year. Although there is no magic bullet for weight loss, it is possible to reach your health goals by lifelong commitment to a healthy and balanced diet. Making […]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:32:47 +0000
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Treatment Options Live Chat: January 24, 2017 http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2017/01/17/peripheral-arterial-disease-pad-treatment-options-live-chat-january-24-2017/

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects 8 to 12 million people in the United States, especially those over 50. Those who suffer from PAD are at increased risk for heart disease, aortic aneurysms and stroke. PAD is also a marker for diabetes, hypertension and other conditions. Join us on Tuesday, January 24th at 12pm when the […]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:01:48 +0000
A Complete Guide to Following your New Year’s Resolutions http://advancingyourhealth.org/bariatric-weight-loss/2017/01/03/complete-guide-following-new-years-resolutions/

January 1st – a day that commemorates a brand new year and marks the beginning of a new set of New Year’s resolutions. From eating healthy to keeping an active lifestyle, the goals you set for this upcoming year can pave the way to a healthier and better you. Oftentimes, the resolutions we set for […]

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Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:45:22 +0000
Experiencing FOHO? Fear of the Holidays http://advancingyourhealth.org/bariatric-weight-loss/2016/12/28/experiencing-foho-fear-holidays/

Do you experience stress hosting that annual dinner party, seeing those long-lost relatives, or fear of gaining weight with it all? It is true that the holidays can make it more difficult to manage all of life’s responsibilities including weight management. Pressure of weight loss can add to your stress level during the holiday. Perhaps […]

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Wed, 28 Dec 2016 19:10:33 +0000
Energy Balance and Body Composition http://advancingyourhealth.org/bariatric-weight-loss/2016/11/18/energy-balance-body-composition/

What if I told you that you have to eat to lose fat? This may sound contradictory, but it’s true. The human body is an extremely efficient organism. If you are not getting enough energy from food to meet your minimum energy needs, your body will begin burning muscle, instead of fat, for energy. When […]

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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:53:21 +0000
Takeaways from the Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) Live Chat http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2016/11/18/takeaways-atrial-fibrillation-fib-live-chat/

Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, is the most common irregular heart rhythm in the United States, affecting over two million Americans. We hosted a live chat on Tuesday, November 15th at 12pm EST about atrial fibrillation with Mikhael El-Chami, MD, of the Emory Heart and Vascular Center where we received a lot of great questions about symptoms, […]

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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:07:59 +0000
Atrial Fibrillation Live Chat: November 15, 2016 http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2016/11/02/atrial-fibrillation-live-chat-november-15-2016/

Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, is the most common irregular heart rhythm in the United States, affecting over two million Americans. Are you one of them? Or do you know someone who’s affected by A-fib? We could help you find out the information you need. Join us on Tuesday, November 15th at 12pm EST for a live […]

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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:26:13 +0000
Heart Health of Football Players Focus of Emory Expert Analysis http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2016/08/16/heart-health-football-players-focus-emory-expert-analysis/

With the start of the American football season fast approaching, the health and wellness of players is top of mind. While most of the focus is on head and orthopedic injuries, heart health is also an important concern for these athletes. Emory Heart & Vascular Center sports cardiologist and researcher Jonathan Kim, MD, is the […]

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:12:33 +0000
The Importance of Summer Hydration http://advancingyourhealth.org/bariatric-weight-loss/2016/07/20/stay-hydrated-summer/

Summer is here and it’s getting hot outside! What better way to keep cool then to drink a glass of ice-cold water? Our body’s natural way of cooling off is by sweating. According to the CDC, in areas of high humidity, sweat may not evaporate as quickly which keeps our body from releasing heat as […]

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:13:13 +0000
Takeaways: Varicose Vein Live Chat http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2016/06/20/takeaways-varicose-vein-live-chat/

On Tuesday, June 14 many joined vascular surgeon, Dr. Mark Rheudasil as he discussed varicose vein pain prevention, non-surgical vs. surgical treatment options, differences between varicose and spider veins, and more. During this interactive web chat, participants were able to ask questions and get real-time answers from our Emory Healthcare professional. Thanks to such a great turnout, […]

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:46:39 +0000
Southern Real Food Plate http://advancingyourhealth.org/bariatric-weight-loss/2016/03/29/southern-real-food-plate/

Real southern food does not always come from a deep fryer; it’s simmered on the stove, baked in a cast iron skillet, and pulled straight from your grandmother’s garden. The real food plate is a nutritious eating approach that shifts the focus from an entrée to the four corners of the real plate; fruits, grains, […]

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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:48:40 +0000
Savor the Flavor during National Nutrition Month http://advancingyourhealth.org/bariatric-weight-loss/2016/03/15/savor-the-flavor-during-national-nutrition-month/

March is National Nutrition Month® and the theme this year is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” Flavor is a big part of why we choose to eat the foods that we do. We want the food that we eat to be flavorful, but at the same time it’s important that the food we eat […]

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:06:00 +0000
Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping Success http://advancingyourhealth.org/bariatric-weight-loss/2016/02/02/tips-for-healthy-grocery-shopping-success/

Have you ever left the grocery store with more food than you intended to buy? Has that extra food ended up being chips, cookies, or sugar-sweetened sodas? It’s easy to feel tempted by the products the store has on display. Keep in mind that the main goal of many stores is to advertise cheap and […]

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:07:04 +0000
Takeaways from Emory Bariatrics Live Chat, ‘New Year, New You: Successful & Lasting Weight Loss in 2016’ http://advancingyourhealth.org/bariatric-weight-loss/2016/01/29/takeaways-from-emory-bariatrics-live-chat-new-year-new-you-successful-lasting-weight-loss-in-2016/

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Tuesday, January 19th, for our live online chat titled “New Year, New You: Successful & Lasting Weight Loss”, hosted by Emory Bariatrics registered dieticians, Victoria Delgado, RD, and Kasey LaPointe, RD. During this live chat, Victoria and Kasey provided healthful living tips to lasting weight loss for […]

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:40:45 +0000
Nourishing Our Bodies – Foods True Purpose http://advancingyourhealth.org/bariatric-weight-loss/2016/01/05/nourishing-our-bodies-foods-true-purpose/

Previously we introduced the topic of mindful eating. For many, this is a new concept; for others, this may be a part of your daily routine. Wherever you are on the spectrum, I would like to continue to delve further into the concept of mindful eating by discussing food’s true purpose – to nourish our body […]

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:37:43 +0000