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Over 100 of Atlanta's Top Doctors are at Emory!

Atlanta's Best Doctors

In last year’s rankings of Atlanta’s Top Doctors, conducted yearly by Atlanta Magazine, nearly 40% of the doctors listed as best in Atlanta were our own Emory physicians! This year, before we found out which doctors were named to this prestigious list top doctors list, we used Facebook and Twitter to ask YOU the question, “who is your top Emory doctor?” We've incorporated that feedback in a special blog post for our doctors. We congratulate all the doctors who made the 2011 Atlanta magazine Top Doctors list. More than 100 of the 318 physicians recognized as top doctors practice at Emory. A special thanks to our patients and their families for putting their trust in us every day. Check out the full list of our Atlanta Top Doctors.

Using Skin to Repair Torn Rotator Cuffs?

Dr. Speros Karas

The rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons that serve to stabilize the shoulder. The rotator cuff plays a key role in upper body mobility and ability when it comes to daily activities and athletic participation. Unfortunately, injuries to the rotator cuff, and specifically rotator cuff tears, are among the most common conditions affecting the shoulder. Traditionally, surgeons have treated severe rotator cuff tears in one of three ways: simply removing dead and inflammatory tissue and bone spurs; transferring a tendon from another part of the body to the rotator cuff; or using freeze-dried human tissue or animal grafts to replace the missing tissue. Unfortunately, in many cases, those rotator cuff tear treatments have been inadequate. Learn about the technique Dr. Karas is using to improve pain, recovery times, and mobility after torn rotator cuff repair.

Can Lung Cancer Mortality Be Reduced by 20%? Answer May Be Yes

Dr. Walter Curran

The report in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) this month that low-dose CT scanning of smokers reduced deaths from lung cancer is a major step forward in the cancer research world – and really, in the world at large, considering the high human and financial toll that this disease imposes. Lung cancer remains the nation’s number one cancer killer, claiming more lives than the next three most common cancer killers — prostate, breast and colorectal cancers – combined. In the U.S. alone, over 157,000 people died from the disease in 2010. That’s more than 3,000 people per week. Hear more from Dr. Curran on how the number of lung cancer deaths can be reduced by up to 20%.

UPDATE: Summer Skincare Chat Transcript

Summer Skincare Chat

Dr. Anita Sethna of the Emory Facial Center is hostin a live chat on Wednesday, July 27 at 12pm (EST) to discuss Summer Skincare tips. This is a free open Q&A chat where she will be fielding your questions on skincare in real time. All you need to do to participate is to bring your skincare questions with you and sign up.

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