Emory Health Source

Emory Health Source

March 2010

The next breast thing

Breast screenings

It's a call that any woman dreads. The results from her recent mammogram are back, and something has shown up that needs further investigation. Enter a new technology—computed tomography (CT) scans of the breast. Read the full story

Control your portions: How a tennis ball can help!

Portion Sizes

Over the past 20 years, our portion sizes have skyrocketed. This fact is directly linked to the rise of obesity and weight gain in our country. Being overweight can increase your risk for several diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and sleep apnea. One GREAT step we can take in weight management is watching our portion sizes – and that goes for vegetables and starches.

So how do you know how much broccoli, rice,or pasta is a healthy portion? Check out these tricks to help with your visualsize comparison:

Raw fruit: ½ cup = a billiard ball

Dried fruit: ¼ cup = an egg

Starch or grain (pasta, rice, etc.): ½ cup = a tennis ball

Cooked vegetables: ½ cup = a billiard ball

Now that you know these size comparisons, what can you do? Keep these tricks in mind when you are serving yourself and when you are being served!

New technology = You may now be a candidate!

LASIK

During the last five years, LASIK technology has made a huge leap forward - and you may find that you're now the perfect candidate. At Emory Vision, we use the most innovative equipment available, the Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q with Perfect Pulse Technology™. The Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q can address issues that previously prevented LASIK surgery. Come get a fresh exam and find out whether LASIK is right for you.

Call 404-778-2733 (2SEE) to schedule your free initial exam today. To learn more about Emory Vision, visit www.emoryvision.org.

New Healthy Recipe

Having surgery at Emory University Hospital?

Consider staying in the John W. Rollins Pavilion Patient and Family Suites

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Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Newborn Care & Behavior

7/8 at 3 p.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
7/11 at 6 p.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Breastfeeding Classes
Breastfeeding Part 1

7/13 at 4 p.m.
7/13 at 7 p.m.
Breastfeeding Part 2
7/20 at 7 p.m.

Fertility Seminar
7/14 at 11:30 a.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Young and Pregnant

2 Tuesday Series
7/24 and 7/31 at 6 p.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
My Time-Sibling Class

7/28 at 10 a.m.

Emory Johns Creek Hospital:
Breastfeeding Class
6/30 at 9:30 a.m.
7/21 at 9:30 a.m.

Childbirth Preparation Class - Weekend
7/7 at 9 a.m.

Childbirth Preparation Class - Thursdays
7/12 - 8/2 at 6 p.m.

CPR for Lay Providers
7/24 at 7 p.m.

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