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 A Mother’s Gift: Mom Saves Son with Liver Transplant http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2018/05/22/1144/

Elizabeth Melville’s 5-month old son, Wesley, was diagnosed with a rare disease call biliary atresia. After a surgery to treat the disease failed, Wesley would need a liver transplant. That’s when Emory Transplant Center surgeons were able to take a portion of Elizabeth’s liver out and then transfer it over to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta […]

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Tue, 22 May 2018 13:50:05 +0000
Exercising While Pregnant http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2018/05/18/exercising-for-2-or-more/

“I’m worried if I run, that I will hurt my baby.” “If I continue to do Pilates, will I squish my little one?” “Can I keep doing Cross Fit?” “I’ve never really exercised before…can I start now that I’m pregnant?” These are some common questions pregnant patients ask during visits and understandably so as there […]

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Fri, 18 May 2018 17:53:30 +0000
Signs of a Torn Meniscus http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2018/05/15/2511/

As one of the largest joints in the body, the knee is highly susceptible to injury. One of the most common knee injuries is a torn meniscus. The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disk that cushions the knee joint and absorbs shock between the shinbone and thighbone. Each knee has two menisci to keep the […]

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Tue, 15 May 2018 20:05:08 +0000
The Link Between Lupus and Heart Disease http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2018/05/09/3556/

Lupus has been called a cruel and mysterious disease. An autoimmune disorder that occurs when the immune system that’s supposed to protect your body attacks it instead. Its causes are unknown and no two cases are alike. Attacking different parts of the body, lupus causes joint pain, rash, fatigue, and fever. It’s estimated that 1 […]

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Wed, 09 May 2018 18:55:01 +0000
Kids & Sports: Injuries, Benefits & More http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2018/05/02/kids-sports-injuries-benefits/

Sporting activities are highly beneficial for kids, both mentally and physically, but these activities are not without risk. It’s best to find an approach to address the potential danger that rests somewhere between bubble-wrapping your kid and prescribing the old “Walk it off and rub some dirt on it.” Dr. Lee Kneer, a sports medicine […]

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Wed, 02 May 2018 16:36:21 +0000
Uncovering Misperceptions about Organ Donation http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2018/04/26/uncovering-misperceptions-organ-donation/

During the month of April, we like to shine a light on organ donation to support and raise awareness about National Donate Life Month. Organ donation is giving the gift of life. Although it is a great concept, it is a concept that has a lot of misconceptions that affect donation decisions. Did you know […]

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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:18:03 +0000
A Runner Gets Back on Track http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2018/04/26/runner-gets-back-track/

Brad Frink is not a man who gives up easily. That’s surely what gives him the stamina to compete in ultramarathons, races that make a traditional 26.2-mile marathon seem like a jog in the park. So when recurring knee pain sidelined him a few years ago, he wasn’t about to back down. Brad’s issue, iliotibial […]

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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:31:00 +0000
Sexual Dysfunction http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2018/04/18/sexual-dysfunction/

What you may have been labeling as “lack of sexual interest” or “painful sex” is a form of sexual dysfunction, a common and frequently treatable issue. The term “sexual dysfunction” refers to a recurring or persistent problem that interferes with a person’s ability to have sex or enjoy a sexual experience.  Sexual dysfunction can occur […]

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:48:39 +0000
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction – What is the Right Treatment Approach? http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2018/04/02/pelvic-floor-disorders-what-is-the-right-treatment-approach/

Pelvic floor dysfunctions are common and include a wide range of conditions that affect women on a daily basis, significantly impairing one’s quality of life. In the United States, up to 35% of women suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI), and up to 50% of women have physical findings consistent with some degree of pelvic […]

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Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:15 +0000
Can I Inherit Varicose Veins? http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2018/03/16/can-i-inherit-varicose-veins/

Varicose veins are large, abnormal blood vessels visible on the skin surface. They almost always affect the legs and often appear as bulging, twisted blue veins. Many theories exist for why varicosities occur in veins, but the consensus is that weak vein walls and valves are the main cause. Inside your larger veins are valves […]

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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:56:36 +0000
Your Heart Questions Answered by the Women’s Heart Center – pt 2 http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2018/03/13/heart-questions-answered-womens-heart-center-pt-2/

Thank you for your patience and for your participation in American Heart Month! We received so many great questions, it took us a while to get through them all. We hope you find our Part 2 answers helpful. Thank you to our Emory Women’s Heart Center experts  Dr. Alexis Cutchins, Dr. M Carolina Gongora, Dr. Gina Lundberg, Dr. Susmita […]

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:06:45 +0000
Real Patients, Real Stories: Regulating a Racing Heart http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2018/03/10/real-patients-real-stories-brittany-martin-regulating-racing-heart/

Brittany Martin, a children’s dance coach, experienced constant adrenaline over the course of a year, leading her to visit Emory University Hospital. “My body was in fight or flight mode all the time,” she says. Martin began seeing a doctor in Mcdonough in 2015 for an elevated heart rate. She attributed her heart racing to stress […]

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Sat, 10 Mar 2018 15:30:55 +0000
Kidney Failure Treatment Options http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2018/03/08/kidney-failure-treatment-options/

What is Kidney Failure? Kidney failure is the end result of a gradual loss of kidney function. The most common causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. Kidney failure occurs when one loses about 90% of kidney function, and when the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) falls below 15. Those suffering from end-stage kidney failure have two […]

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Thu, 08 Mar 2018 20:20:37 +0000
Emory Healthcare and Atlanta Falcons Announce New Healthcare Partnership http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2018/03/08/emory-healthcare-atlanta-falcons-announce-new-healthcare-partnership/

Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta Falcons have entered into a new medical partnership that designates Emory Healthcare as the Official Team Healthcare Provider of the Atlanta Falcons. Emory Healthcare physicians in sports medicine, cardiology and ophthalmology have been providing medical support for the players and coaches for years, including during the Falcons’ trip to the […]

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Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:22:11 +0000
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – Why Diagnosis Isn’t Always Simple http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2018/03/08/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-diagnosis-isnt-always-simple/

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is a syndrome associated with irregular menstrual cycles, acne or excess hair growth, and, occasionally, difficulties with weight control. While PCOS is a broad diagnosis, many women with PCOS do not fit the stereotypical PCOS mold. So, how do I know if I have PCOS? A diagnosis of PCOS requires […]

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Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:00:43 +0000
The Difference Between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2018/03/07/is-there-a-difference-between-spider-veins-and-varicose-veins/

Though spider veins and varicose veins are both classified as vein disorders, there are some distinct differences between them. What do They Look Like? Spider veins are small, wispy, web-like veins on the skin surface, usually less than one millimeter in diameter. They may be purple or red and often appear in clusters or nests, […]

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Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:00:50 +0000
Your Running Questions Answered by Dr. Amadeus Mason http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2018/03/06/running-questions-answered-dr-amadeus-mason/

Thank you for submitting your questions for our Facebook Q&A: Preparing for a Race. A big thank you to Dr. Amadeus Mason from Emory Sports Medicine for answering the submitted questions. We hope you find these answers helpful as much as we did! What is the best way to approach chronic patellar tendinitis, possibly tendinosis?  The best way […]

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Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:30:04 +0000
Emory Transplant Center Performs First HIV-Positive Liver Transplant http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2018/03/05/emorys-first-hiv-positive-liver-transplant-hiv-positive-deceased-donor/

The Emory Transplant Center performed its first liver transplant from an HIV-positive deceased donor to an HIV-positive recipient. The procedure is not only the first successful HIV-positive to HIV-positive liver transplant in Georgia, but it is also the first in the Southeast. In November 2013, the HOPE Act, a policy allowing organ donation between two HIV […]

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Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:12:58 +0000
The Link Between the Flu and Heart Attack http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2018/03/03/link-flu-heart-attack/

Doctors have discovered a link between heart attacks and the flu. Not only does the flu vaccine help prevent more than a bad cold, it has the potential to lower the chance of having a heart attack for those who are at high risk. “When someone comes into the hospital with a heart attack, it’s […]

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Sat, 03 Mar 2018 15:00:32 +0000
Heart to Heart: Transplant Recipients Celebrate Life http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2018/02/26/heart-heart-transplant-recipients-celebrate-life/

Throughout the month of February, we celebrate the heart. For heart transplant patients, they celebrate their heart and the gift of life, throughout the entire year. On February 10, 2018, 64 recipients, including three listed patients awaiting new hearts, attended the 28th Heart-to-Heart Celebration at Emory’s Miller-Ward Alumni House with their families, friends, and Emory staff members. […]

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Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:00:56 +0000
Real Patients, Real Stories: Sol Kaslow’s Chance to See Restored Patrol Torpedo http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2018/02/22/real-patients-real-stories-sol-kaslows-chance-see-restored-patrol-torpedo/

It took Sol Kaslow five decades to talk about being part of the invasion of Normandy as a young navy signalman on a Patrol Torpedo (PT) boat. “I couldn’t handle talking about it,” he says. “You live like it just happened.” Then, for his 80th birthday, he and his wife, Florence, returned with a tour […]

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Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:43:58 +0000
A Special Valentine’s Day Gift: Wife Donates Kidney to Husband http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2018/02/16/special-valentines-day-gift-wife-donates-kidney-husband/

In life, some things just fall into place. Seven years ago, Kerrie Poirot gave her husband Michael her heart. Now for this Valentine’s Day, she gave him the ultimate gift of love – donating her kidney and giving him the gift of life. Watch the story unfold from Fox 5 News. Kerrie’s surgeon, Dr. Nicole […]

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:31:14 +0000
Real Patients, Real Stories: Bill Hutchens’ Problem Solved http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2018/02/16/real-patients-real-stories-bill-hutchens-problem-solved/

Alpharetta resident, Bill Hutchens, is constantly solving problems in his career as an IT consultant. However, not too long ago, he realized that he had stumbled onto something that he couldn’t solve. Frequent angina pains similar to extreme heartburn. But with the help of Emory Saint Joseph’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program, the 51-year-old is back on […]

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:52 +0000
Hope For the Broken Hearted http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2018/02/14/valentines-day-hope-for-the-broken-hearted/

Heartbreak, heartache, and heartbroken are not words you would typically associate with the day of love (Valentine’s Day)…Or are they? When February rolls around each year, we’re bombarded with messages and sentiments of love.  Couples, families, and friends begin to plan for Valentine’s Day, the day of love and dinner reservations are made, gifts are […]

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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:00:55 +0000
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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