Emory Health Source - Latest Issue

Emory Health Source


EbolaEbola and Emory Healthcare - An Extraordinary Year

This August marks the first anniversary of Ebola care at Emory, and it has been an extraordinary year! Emory’s experience with Ebola began at the end of July 2014 when two Americans became infected with the virus while providing humanitarian aid in West Africa and were brought to Emory University Hospital for care. To date, the Emory Healthcare Ebola Team has successfully treated four patients infected with the Ebola virus. Emory is now an international leader in researching the disease. Read More>>
 

Emory Hospitals Recognized for Excellence in Heart Attack CareEmory Hospitals Recognized for Excellence in Heart Attack Care

Long considered common knowledge that aspirin reduces the risk of blood clot formation, which can cause heart attacks and strokes. While once used on an occasional basis for fever or aches and pains, aspirin is now taken daily like a vitamin pill for many. And what’s not to love? It costs two cents a day and has some incredible potential benefits. But popping aspirin on a daily basis to lower the chances of having a heart attack or stroke may not be a good approach for everyone. Learn More>>

5 Common Summertime EmergenciesHealth Benefits of Yoga

Summertime is fun time! The beautiful weather demands you come out and play. Enjoy your hiking, biking, gardening and all the activities that are much more enjoyable when it’s warm and sunny, but be careful. Emergency visits tend to rise with the temperature. While many injuries are relatively minor and will heal quickly on their own, it’s important to understand when it’s appropriate to go to the emergency room. It could save a life. Learn More>>

President Obama Names Winship Member to National Cancer Advisory Board

Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, FAANPresident Barack Obama recently appointed Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert W. Woodruff Chair in Nursing at Emory University, as one of five new members of the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). The primary task of the NCAB is to advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and, ultimately, the President of the United States on a range of issues affecting the nation’s cancer program. Dr. Bruner has devoted her research to improving outcomes for cancer patients. Read more about her career and accomplishments>>

Upcoming Live Chats



Spine Surgery Chat

How When Should You Consider Spine Surgery?
Scott Boden, MD, will be available to answer questions, Tuesday, August 25.
Live Chat Sign-Up>>