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President Obama addresses Ebola at CDCPresident Obama Meets Emory Ebola Team

As part of his recent visit to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for an update on the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, President Barack Obama met with Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and others involved in the care of the first infected patients treated in the United States. Following the Emory visit, the President announced a significant expansion of U.S. efforts to combat the disease. Learn More About the Visit and the President’s Message>>

Achilles TendonAchilles Tendon Ruptures and Repair

The Achilles tendon connects the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone. There are two common types of Achilles tendon injuries: tendonitis and complete tears. While tendonitis is associated with a gradual onset of pain, a tear is a sudden injury that may feel as if you were hit on the back of the ankle. A tear usually affects your ability to walk properly and may require surgery, while tendonitis probably means rehab and rest. 
Learn More About Achilles Tendon Injuries and Treatments>>

Fresh VegetablesCan the Right Diet Help Prevent Heart Disease?

The simple answer is yes. A proper diet is one of the best ways to reduce your risk for heart disease. But understanding what constitutes a heart-healthy diet and changing entrenched eating habits can be difficult. It can help to have a deeper understanding of the roles various nutritional components play in the function of the heart and circulatory system. Learn More About Fats, Carbohydrates, Protein and Sodium>>

Upcoming MD Chats

Online Chat: Facial Rejuvenation – Surgical & Nonsurgical Solutions

Facial Rejuvenation – Surgical & Nonsurgical Solutions

Facial Rejuvenation – Surgical & Nonsurgical Solutions Have you thought about a facial cosmetic procedure to help you look as young as you feel, or considered enhancing features you thought were lost in years past? Join Foad Nahai, MD, of the Emory Aesthetic Center for a live chat on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, as he discusses both surgical and nonsurgical solutions that can help you realize your vision of you. Chat Sign-Up>>

Emory Johns Creek Hospital Ladies’ Night Out 2014:
Celebrate the Art of Wellness

Emory Johns Creek Hospital, in conjunction with the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties, is hosting its annual Ladies’ Night Out on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This year, the Emory Johns Creek Art Center will exhibit paintings, jewelry, pottery and other works by local artists in conjunction with free health screenings and opportunities to chat with Emory Johns Creek health care providers in a casual setting. The event is free for women of all ages, and light refreshments will be served.

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Emory Johns Creek Physicians Plaza, 6335 Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek, GA 30097
For More Information: 678-474-8017
To RSVP: 678-474-8200

Register Online

upcoming events

Fertility Seminar
10/4 at 11:30 a.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Breastfeeding Part 1

10/10 at 4 p.m.
10/10 at 7 p.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Newborn Care & Behavior

10/12 at 8 p.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Breastfeeding Part 2

10/17 at 7 p.m.


Emory University Orthoapedics and Spine Hospital

Pre-Operative Total Joint Class
10/14 at 11 a.m.
10/16 at 6:30 p.m.
10/25 at 11 a.m.


Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Breast Cancer Support Group
Look Good Feel Better

10/2 at 5:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding Support Group
10/16 at 11 a.m.

Ladies' Night Out
10/23 at 6:30 p.m.

Register online or call
404-778-7777 for more information.