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 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
Good Morning America Pays Tribute to a Transplant Recipient’s Wife http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/03/23/transplant-center/

It all started with a Facebook post…Raleigh Callaway, a veteran Georgia police officer and patient of the Emory Transplant Center, needed a kidney transplant. Desperate to find a match as he entered the late stages of renal failure, he and his wife, Kristi Callaway, turned to social media to find a potential donor. Kristi posted […]

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:27:36 +0000
Student Athletes Must Undergo a Pre–Participation Sports Physical http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/03/22/student-athletes/

After months of being dormant during the winter, student athletes are anxious to get back in the game. While increased exercise and participation in sports outweigh the risk of injury or illness, it is crucial that every child undergo a pre–participation sports physical before beginning practice. In the U.S., a pre–participation exam (PPE) is required […]

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:44:10 +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-can-2/

Along with the other good qualities you inherited, you may have also inherited the risk for developing varicose veins. The good news is that there are lifestyle changes you can make to improve the symptoms of your veins and reduce the likelihood of them worsening.  There are also minimally-invasive treatments that can be performed in […]

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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
Back Pain Diaries: Herniated Disc – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment  http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/03/10/herniated-disc-signs-symptoms-treatment/

A herniated disc is a common lower back injury, but did you know lower back pain is the number one cause of disability around the world, according to the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study. For this blog, we spoke with our own Emory Clinic physician, Dr. Foster, to better understand those rubber like discs […]

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:53:36 +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 Orthopaedics & Spine Center Welcomes Dr. Lisa Foster http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/03/06/welcome-lisa-foster/

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center welcomes a new non-operative spine physician, Lisa Foster, MD, to its Johns Creek practice. Foster joins Kyle Hammond, MD; Neeru Jayanthi, MD; Scott Maughon, MD; Oluseun Olufade, MD; Mathew Pombo, MD; and Richard Thomas, MD at the clinic located at 6335 Hospital Parkway in Johns Creek. “Emory Orthopaedics & Spine […]

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:25:21 +0000
Emory Healthcare named Official Team Healthcare Provider of Atlanta Braves http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/03/01/emory-healthcare-named-official-team-healthcare-provider-atlanta-braves/

The Atlanta Braves announced a new medical partnership that names Emory Healthcare as the Official Team Healthcare Provider of the Braves. The partnership provides the Atlanta Braves with comprehensive and seamless state-of-the-art medical care. This includes access to Emory’s world class Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, and Spine Center physicians and more. The partnership also provides the […]

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:56:24 +0000
Emory Transplant Center Performs Its First HIV to HIV Kidney Transplant http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/02/23/hiv-to-hiv-kidney-transplant/

Made possible by the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, Emory Transplant Center has performed its first HIV-positive kidney transplant from an HIV-positive deceased donor. Not only was this Emory’s first HIV to HIV kidney transplant, it is also the first of its kind in Georgia and the first HIV to HIV positive kidney transplant […]

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:20:23 +0000
3D Printed Knee Replacements at Emory Johns Creek http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/02/20/3d-printed-knee-replacements/

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center will provide advanced technology using 3D printers to design custom knees for patients in Johns Creek. The technology, made by ConforMIS, allows for knee replacements to have several large benefits. These include patient-specific procedures, quicker recovery, less blood loss, easier range of motion and better long-term wear for patients. The Knee […]

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:02:51 +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
Q&A with Atlanta Falcons Team Physician http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/02/10/qa-atlanta-falcons-team-physician/

In addition to his duties as an orthopedic surgeon at Emory Sports Medicine Center, Dr. Spero Karas has served as the head team physician for the Atlanta Falcons since 2011. He provides sideline support and oversees the orthopedic and medical care for both the Falcons’ athletes and coaches. Last Sunday culminated in one of the […]

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:30:03 +0000
Real Patients, Real Stories – Hear from an Emory Liver Transplant Patient http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/02/09/real-patients-real-stories-hear-emory-liver-transplant-patient/

Simone Whitehead was an active 30 year old, running half marathons and chasing around her 2-year old son. In April 2016, she began to feel ill, and she slowly started getting worse. Tests revealed that her liver was failing, and that she would need a liver transplant. Hear Simone’s story as she describes her experience […]

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:21:51 +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 Healthcare Physicians Provide Care for Falcons as They Approach Super Bowl LI http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2017/01/25/emory-physicians-treat-falcons-super-bowl/

Emory Healthcare Team Physicians for the Atlanta Falcons, Spero Karas, Jeffrey Webb and Brandon Mines, are pictured here on the Georgia Dome field following the Falcon’s historic win on January 22nd against the Greenbay Packers. The atlanta falcons are on a historic run after a monumental win in the NFC Championship Game, advancing to the […]

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Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:39:42 +0000
Emory Liver Transplant Program Ranked 2nd Nationally http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/01/25/emory-liver-transplant-program-ranked-2nd/

Emory Transplant Center has great news to share about our Liver Transplant Program. The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) just released their January 2017 program specific reports. In this latest release, when comparing adult liver transplant centers across the nation by volume and outcomes (survival at 1 year with a functioning graft), Emory is […]

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Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:58:29 +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 Live 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
Emory Transplant Center Ranked Second Largest Kidney Paired Donor Program http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2017/01/11/emory-transplant-center-ranked-second-largest-kidney-paired-donor-program/

Emory Transplant Center ended 2016 with a bang. Emory’s Kidney Transplant Program was ranked the second largest paired donor program in the country through the National Kidney Registry (NKR). Our last transplant for 2016 set a new record for us at 55 kidney paired donor transplants in a single month. We ended 2016 with 399 […]

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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:46:07 +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
Top 10 Things Care Coordinators Do For You http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2016/12/30/top-10-things-care-coordinators/

Whether you are juggling multiple doctors’ appointments or returning to daily life after a hospital admission, staying on top of your health can seem like a full-time job. That’s where care coordinators come in. Care coordinators are registered nurses, social workers, health educators and case managers who help you manage your chronic health condition and […]

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Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:36:43 +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
Takeaways from the Live Chat on Hip and Knee Replacement http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2016/12/21/takeaways-live-chat-hip-knee-replacement/

Are you or someone you know considering hip or knee replacement after living with pain for an extended time? Whether you have just begun exploring treatment options or have decided to undergo hip or knee replacement surgery, we answered some questions that may be helpful about the procedure and recovery time. Thank you to everyone who […]

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Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:29:21 +0000
Lung Cancer: Risk Factors, CT Lung Screening, Symptoms & Therapy Live Chat http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2016/12/19/lung-cancer-risk-factors-ct-lung-screening-symptoms-therapy-live-chat/

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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Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:19:51 +0000
Becker’s Recognizes Emory Healthcare as Top Performer in Orthopedics http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2016/12/16/beckers-recognizes-emory-healthcare-top-performer-orthopedics/

Emory Healthcare’s orthopedic programs received top recognition in two nationwide lists released this Fall in Becker’s Hospital Review. In its annual list, “100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs 2016,” Becker’s named Emory among the national leaders in orthopedic care. Specifically, Becker’s recognized Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph’s […]

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:40:04 +0000
Minimally Invasive Surgery is Changing the Early Detection of Lung Cancer http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2016/12/14/early-detection-lung-cancer/

How is minimally invasive surgery changing the early detection of lung cancer? The majority of lung cancer surgeries are now performed using minimally invasive approaches. Above 80 percent at Emory. This presents advantages to the patient: less muscle is cut and recovery is quicker. Traditionally surgeons would need to touch the nodule to find it, […]

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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:04:08 +0000
Stranger Gives Holiday Gift to Georgia Teen http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2016/12/14/stranger-gives-holiday-gift-georgia-teen/

This time of year, during the holiday season, most people are shopping for family and loved ones trying to find that perfect gift. Well, a 16-year old Georgia teen received that perfect gift from a complete stranger – she received the gift of life. Kelly Bundick, a 42-year old medical sales rep and single mother […]

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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:57:41 +0000
Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines You Need To Know http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2016/12/06/lung-cancer-screening-guidelines/

Did you know that not everyone can actually qualify for lung cancer screening? Current guidelines state that screening for lung cancer is recommended when all of the following lung cancer screening guidelines are met: Age 55-77 years Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer) no lung infection (pneumonia, bronchitis) within the past 12 weeks […]

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:54:46 +0000
What Is Lung CT Scan & How Does It Work? http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2016/11/29/lung-ct-scan-how-does-it-work/

A lung CT (computed tomography) scan creates detailed pictures of the structures in your chest, such as your lungs. A lung CT scan provides more detailed information than conventional X-rays making it possible to diagnose & manage lung cancer earlier & more effectively. This blog explains what lung CT is and answers some common questions […]

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:40:35 +0000
Reminder to Transplant Patients and Families to Get Your Flu Shot http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2016/11/29/transplant-patients-families-flu-shot/

We have officially embarked upon flu season. While employees and faculty of the Emory Transplant Center have been vaccinated against the flu, we would like to remind our patients and their families to take preventive action now, and if you have not done so yet, get your flu vaccine. Because transplant patients have a chronic […]

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:11:17 +0000
CT Lung Screening Real-life Patient Story http://advancingyourhealth.org/cancer/2016/11/18/ct-lung-screening-patient-story/

This real-life story about an Emory CT lung screening patient is just one example of how ct screening for lung cancer can save a life. Becky Huff had been seeing radiologists just to follow up on findings of calcification after a mammogram. A CT scan of her breasts detected nodules in her lungs. Now 67, […]

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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:36:56 +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
Education & Outreach Increases Kidney Transplant Referrals from Dialysis Centers http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2016/11/11/education-outreach-increases-kidney-transplant-referrals-dialysis-centers/

Back in May, Emory Transplant Center announced that they, along with six other transplant centers and organizations in the Southeastern Kidney Transplant Coalition, were awarded $2.6 million by the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities to continue the Reducing Disparities in Access to Kidney Transplantation Community Study (RaDIANT) in Georgia for another five […]

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Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:21:46 +0000
Hip and Knee Replacement Live Chat: December 13, 2016 http://advancingyourhealth.org/orthopedics/2016/11/10/hip-knee-replacement-live-chat-december-13-2016/

Are you or someone you know considering hip or knee replacement after living with pain for an extended time? Whether you have just begun exploring treatment options or have decided to undergo hip or knee replacement surgery, we can help answer your questions about the procedure and recovery time. Join us on Tuesday, December 13 at […]

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:50:46 +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
Takeaways from the Basics of Medicare Coverage Live Chat http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2016/10/26/takeaways-basics-medicare-coverage-live-chat/

Now that the annual open enrollment period for 2017 Medicare coverage has begun, it’s important to know the A,B,Cs and Ds of Medicare.  We hosted an online chat on Tuesday October 18 about “Understanding the Basics of Medicare Coverage” with Chuck Chaput of MedicareCompareUSA and Gita Vatave, General Manager Emory Healthcare Network Advantage to address the basics […]

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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:00:52 +0000
Proposed Redistricting for Liver Transplant Sharing Negatively Impacts Georgia and Southeast http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2016/10/19/proposed-redistricting-liver-transplant-sharing-negatively-impacts-georgia-southeast/

A proposed redistricting policy in the regional structure for liver transplant distribution may have a negative impact on the state of Georgia and the region. Currently, the demand for liver transplants exceeds the supply of liver donations nationwide, and many patients with liver disease will die while on the waitlist to have this life-saving surgery. […]

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:12:18 +0000
Emory Healthcare offers Medicare Information Helpline http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2016/10/03/emory-healthcare-offers-medicare-information-helpline/

Medicare open enrollment for 2017 starts Oct. 15, which is just a few weeks away. This is an annual period when Medicare recipients can enroll in or change their Medicare coverage. But for many, choosing a Medicare plan is confusing. Should you go with traditional Medicare? Do you need a supplemental plan to cover your […]

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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:25:10 +0000
What our Transplant Patients and Families are Saying http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2016/09/30/transplant-patients-families-saying/

Emory Transplant Center is dedicated to partnering with our patients and their families to provide a quality and caring experience. One of the ways in which we track the patient experience is by regularly surveying our patients about the care they received at our facilities. Emory Healthcare works with Press Ganey to conduct a nationally […]

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:34:26 +0000
What is a Patient Centered Medical Home? http://advancingyourhealth.org/highlights/2016/09/20/patient-centered-medical-home/

In this era of health care reform, as the topics of health care access and affordability frequently make headlines, it’s possible you’ve heard the term “patient centered medical home.” If so, you likely brushed it off as another example of medical jargon that is not relevant to you. But believe it or not, the concept […]

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:49:58 +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
Emory Healthcare’s ECMO Program Specialized Ambulances http://advancingyourhealth.org/heartblog/2016/06/09/emory-healthcare-ecmo-program-ambulances/

When it comes to transporting critically-ill patients, the details matter. Emory Healthcare’s ECMO program is the first in Georgia to put a new specialized ambulance on the road to transport critically ill adult patients who require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO. ECMO is a highly advanced form of life support that provides cardiopulmonary support to […]

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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 17:13:23 +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