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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: News on Lung CT & Upcoming Lung Cancer Web Chat

Lung Cancer AwarenessMore people in the U.S. die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Lung cancer is responsible for approximately 30% of cancer deaths in the United States. In fact, it’s actually the cause of more deaths than breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer combined. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we’d like to share with you some important information and tips for how you can lower your lung cancer risk. As an added bonus, we're hosting a free web chat so you can get all of your lung cancer questions answered Thursday, November 17th.


A Mother-Daughter Transplant Story - Angie Dudley, Bakerella

Kidney Transplant Patient Story - Angie DudleyThere are many things a mother can pass along to her daughter, but it takes a unique generosity—not genes—for a mother to give her daughter a kidney. Angie Dudley, of Bakerella and cake pops fame, received her second kidney transplant from none other than her own mother, Sandra Cunningham this summer. Although this is not Angie’s first transplant experience, she says her mother has, from day one, offered to be her organ donor. Share their touching story.



Patient Story: Cynthia & Her Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Patient StorySpine surgery can now be performed with only a small incision, and Cynthia Burnett, one our patients, recently underwent minimally invasive spine surgery in 2010 at the age of 56, with excellent results. Emory's Dr. S. Tim Yoon shares the story of Cynthia's spinal stenosis (nerve pinch) and the minimally invasive procedure she underwent. Read more. (Video included)



Upcoming MD Chats

Healthy Holiday Eating Web ChatUPDATE: Healthy Holiday Eating Web Chat Transcript

Healthy Eating Web Chat

Join Registered Dietitian from the Emory Bariatric Center, Meagan Mohammadione, on Thursday, November 10th, for an online chat about healthy holiday eating. She’ll be sharing lots of substitution ideas, recipe tips and ideas to help you enjoy your holiday favorites without all the guilt. You can ask Meagan as many or as few questions as you’d like and participation in the chat is completely free! 

Lung Cancer Web ChatUpdate: Lung Cancer Web Chat Transcript

Lung Cancer Web Chat

If you have specific questions about lung cancer, whether they’re related to prevention, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, support, or otherwise, join us for a free 1-hour online web chat about Lung Cancer on Thursday, November 17th. We'll be fielding questions on the topic of Lung CT scanning, a lung cancer screening mechanism that studies have shown may help lower the risk of lung cancer mortality, in addition to those around lung cancer risk, prevention, diagnosis & individualized treatment plans. Chat Sign Up.


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upcoming events

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean

1/6 at 6 p.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Breastfeeding Part 1

1/9 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Fertility Seminar
1/10 at 11:30 a.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Newborn Care & Behavior

1/12 at 6 p.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
My Time-Sibling Class

1/17 at 10 a.m.

Perinatal Classes at Midtown
Breastfeeding Part 2

1/23 at 7 p.m.

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Emory University Orthoapedics and Spine Hospital: Pre-Operative Total Joint Class
1/13 at 11 a.m.
1/15 at 6:30 p.m.
1/24 at 11 a.m.

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Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Community Health Classes
1/7 at 5:30 p.m.

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