Health Source - March 2012

Emory Health Source

National Nutrition Month Roundup!

National Nutrition Month Resources

March is National Nutrition Month, and our care team members from across Emory Healthcare have rallied around the cause to share some fantastic and useful nutritional tips and resources with you. We've compiled the highlights of their efforts below:

Calcium & Vitamin D – A Healthy, Bone-Building Partnership
Pump Up the Variety in Your Protein!
Embark on a Healthy Grain Adventure!
Orange Means "Go" When It Comes to Eye Health
Is Salt the Enemy?

Can Weight Loss Surgery Cure Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes Weight Loss Surgery

The typical treatment methodology for Type 2 diabetes includes medications, diet changes, and exercise, but two recent studies have found that weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, may in fact be much more effective in curing Type 2 diabetes. In the U.S. alone, the number of diabetes cases has tripled over the last 30 years. There are currently over 20 million Americans living with diabetes. Learn more...

A Life Free From Anti-Rejection Medication Post-Transplant?

Transplant Anti-Rejection Medication Research

A life free from taking anti-rejection medications post-transplant… is it possible? After transplant, patients must take multiple medications to keep their bodies from rejecting the new organ. For many, the side effects of these immunosuppressant drugs can be grueling. Side effects range from fatigue to high blood pressure to increased risk of infection. Researchers are currently evaluating whether it’s possible for kidney transplant patients to avoid the use of immunosuppressant drugs post-transplant. Learn more...

Upcoming MD Chats

Nutrition's Role in Fighting CancerUPDATE: Nutrition's Role in Fighting Cancer Chat Transcript

Nutrition's Role in Fighting Cancer

Join Winship at Emory’s nutritionist, Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD, on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 12:00 (noon) EST for a discussion about the important roles that eating habits and diet play in cancer treatment and survival. While this chat is geared toward cancer survivors and their families and friends, we will also welcome questions about healthy eating habits for cancer prevention.

Preventing Running Injuries ChatUPDATE: Preventing Running Injuries Chat Transcript

Running Injury Chat

Join Emory Sports Medicine running injury specialist R. Amadeus Mason, MD, to learn about what to wear, what to eat, how to avoid injuries and exactly when, where and how much to run while training for the Peachtree Road Race. Dr. Mason will participate in a free live web chat on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 12:00 (noon) EST and will be available to answer all of your questions related to training and running at peak performance.

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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.