Upcoming Live Chats with Emory Doctors

We hold live web chats with our Emory doctors on a regular basis to give our community an opportunity to interact in realtime with our physicians on the Web. Chats topics and doctors involved vary, so if you ever have a request for a new topic you'd like us to cover, you can let us know!

Running Training ChatHow to Train and Prepare for Summer Running Races | Dr. Amadeus Mason  | Emory Sports Medicine Center

With warm weather comes outdoor exercising and participation in summer races or events like the AJC Peachtree Road Race. To prevent running-related injuries, it is important to train properly and know how to prevent injury. On Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST, Emory Sports Medicine physician Amadeus Mason, MD, will be available to answer all your running questions via an interactive web chat. Dr. Mason will discuss how to prevent injuries and provide recommendations for training and stretching, as well as tips for preventing re-injury for those who have already suffered an injury and want to safely return to physical activity.  Come prepared for what is bound to be an insightful discussion for professional and recreational runners, alike. 

Hypertension ChatThings You Never Knew About Your Blood Pressure | Dr. Carolina Gongora | Emory Heart & Vascular Center

You’ve probably heard high blood pressure, or hypertension, called the “silent killer” because it can damage your arteries and organs without you ever realizing something is wrong. Not only can it damage your heart, but it can also cause stroke, kidney damage, vision loss, memory loss, erectile dysfunction, fluid buildup in the lungs and angina.

Join me on Tuesday, June 23, at 12:00 p.m. for a live, interactive web chat about “Things You Never New About Your Blood Pressure.” Dr. Carolina Gongora will be available to answer questions and discuss various topics about high blood pressure. For instance, did you know that common over the counter medication can increase your blood pressure? Did you know you can have high blood pressure and never experience any symptoms at all?

During this interactive web chat, you’ll be able to ask questions and get real-time answers from our Emory Healthcare professional.

Spine Surgery ChatWhen Should You Consider Spine Surgery? | Dr. Scott Boden | Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

The thought of having spine surgery can be frightening. The good news is that less than 10% of patients who experience back or neck problems are candidates for surgery. At Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, our team of highly-trained spine specialists work together to diagnose and treat cervical spine and lumbar spine conditions ranging from herniated discs to more complex problems such as spinal tumors and scoliosis. 

Have you been told you need spine surgery? It is important to have the proper information before electing to have spine surgery. On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST, join Scott Boden, MD, director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, for an interactive web chat. Dr. Boden will be available to answer questions for those considering spine surgery.