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Donate Life Month "Thank You" From Joe Persichetti

Joe Persichetti Transplant Patient Donate Life Month

As a way of bringing awareness to the importance of organ donation and celebrating Donate Life Month, we have shared many stories and "thank you" messages from patients of the Emory Transplant Center who have received selfless donations of the gift of life. One of these "thank you" messages comes from Joe Persichetti; "Dear Donor Family, It has been eight years since my life-saving heart transplant, and once again, I want to thank my donor and donor family for the gift of life..." Read more of Joe's message...

Winship Cancer Institute Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award

Emory's Winship Cancer Institute Cancer Care Award

Established in 2004, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. Recently, the CoC of the American College of Surgeons awarded a select group of 106 currently accredited and newly accredited cancer programs across the United States with its OAA. We want to congratulate Emory University Hospital (EUH) and our physicians at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University for receiving a CoC Outstanding Achievement Award for 2011. Read more...

Emory Is Expanding!

Emory Facility Moves

You may be surprised to see some new construction at The Emory Clinic (TEC). Construction began on Friday, April 27, 2012, to improve patient access to Buildings A, B and C in anticipation of construction of the planned Emory University Hospital bed tower. The project, which will mostly affect the valet area next to Buildings A and C, will add lanes to make valet parking easier and faster and improve self-parking by creating an elevated, “conditioned” (heated and cooled) bridge from the main Hospital/Clinic parking deck to TEC Buildings A and B, as well as the existing one that leads to the Hospital. Learn more about our expansion...

At-Home Workouts Ease Osteoarthritis Pain

Home Workouts for Arthritis Pain

If you have osteoarthritis, you already know that exercise can help reduce pain and improve mobility. But did you know that working out at home with a DVD may bring even more relief? A study presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) demonstrates that home workouts may help improve arthritis pain. Read more...

Upcoming MD Chats

Melanoma Online ChatUPDATE: Melanoma Chat Transcript

Melanoma Web Chat

In summer months, many people spend more time outside enjoying the warm weather. However, it is important to know that increased sun exposure has its consequences. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with about one million new cases every year. Join us on Monday, May 14, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. EST for a live discussion about melanoma with Suephy Chen, MD and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Dermatology Clinical and Outcomes Research Unit, who will answer all of your questions.  | More on Melanoma

Young Women & Heart DiseaseUPDATE: Young Women & Heart Disease Chat Transcript

Young Women Heart Disease Chat

Join us on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 12:30 p. m. EST for a live chat titled “Heart Disease in Young Women”. Emory Heart & Vascular Center cardiologist Susmita Parashar, MD will answer questions about heart disease in young women including why it is crucial for women to know the symptoms of heart disease, what young women can do to prevent heart disease and the importance of getting treatment right away, as well as the research being done to combat heart disease in women.

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upcoming events

Fertility Seminar
2/7 at 11:30 a.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Newborn Care and Behavior

2/9 at 6 p.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Breastfeeding Classes
Breastfeeding Part 1

2/13 at 4 p.m.
2/13 at 7 p.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Prepared Childbirth
Four Day Wednesday Class

2/18- 3/11 at 7 p.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Breastfeeding Part 2

2/20 at 7 p.m.


Emory University Orthoapedics and Spine Hospital: Pre-Operative Total Joint Class
2/10 at 11 a.m.


Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Childbirth Preparation Class - 2 Weekdays

2/12 - 2/19 at 6 p.m.

Childbirth Preparation Class - Weekend
2/21 at 9 a.m.

Community Health Classes
2/25 at 5:30 p.m.

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