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"My Offer Stands." Emory Transplant Nurse Donates Kidney to Patient

Transplant Nurse Allison Batson Kidney Transplant Patient Clay Taber

Emory University Hospital transplant nurse Allison Batson has spent many years caring for patients in need of a life-saving transplant. She has seen many patients’ lives saved because of the gift of organ donation… and many others lost because a matching organ simply could not be located in time. Recently though, Allison was not only in the position to provide care and comfort at the bedside of a kidney transplant patient, but also to give of herself – literally – by becoming an organ donor to 23-year-old Clay Taber of Columbus, Georgia. Share their story...

Helping Our Community Celebrate Heart Month

Heart Month

Whether you're interested in in-person events right here in Atlanta, online web chats with our Emory doctors, information about heart disease and heart health or even recipes, we have LOTS of great resources to help our community prioritize their heart health during February, which is Heart Month.

Stress & Heart Disease Online Chat
Atlanta Heart Month Events
Heart Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Atypical Warning Signs for Heart Disease in Women
Emory Healthcare & Saint Joseph's Hospital - Pioneers in Heart & Vascular

Smart & Healthy Strategies While Dining Out

Healthy Dining Out Tips

It’s well known that we eat more calories when we dine out at restaurants than we would eating at home. But you don’t have to completely avoid restaurants when trying to manage your weight. Meagan Mohammadione, RD/LD, with the Emory Bariatric Center shares her smart strategies to help control calories while dining out. Get Meagan's top tips...

Can Yoga "Wreck" Your Body?

Yoga Pros and Cons

Emory’s David Pasion, MPT, a physical therapist at the Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center was recently interviewed by the team at CNN in response to an article in the New York Times titled, “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.” As Pasion put is, “Reading that article, if somebody wasn’t familiar with yoga or let’s say they were planning on doing yoga, if they read that article, they’d say, 'let me find something else to do'." Read more...

Upcoming MD Chats

Stress & Heart Disease ChatStress & Heart Disease - UPDATE: Transcript

Stress & Heart Disease Chat

Join Emory Heart & Vascular Center preventive heart disease specialist Susmita Parashar, MD, to learn about how stress can contribute to heart disease. Dr. Parashar will participate in a free live web chat on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. EST and will be available to provide information linking stress to heart disease, as well as answer questions on how to best balance your life to reduce stress.

Lymphedema Web ChatLymphedema Day - UPDATE: Transcript

Lymphedema Web Chat

In honor of Lymphedema Day, which recognizes the struggles cancer survivors have with lymphedema (an abnormal accumulation of fluid within the body which causes swelling), join Winship’s lymphedema therapist, Stephanie Kirkpatrick, on Tuesday, March 6 at noon for an comprehensive discussion covering causes, treatments and coping strategies.

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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.