Emory in the News: Cardiac Arrest in Athletes, 12 Tips To Avoid Getting Sick During Travel, Detecting Preeclampsia Risk, and More

Date: Aug 23, 2023

Emory Healthcare and Emory University physicians, researchers and experts often discuss current medical issues in the news. Here are some recent health news stories featuring our experts.

New Blood Test Identifies Preeclampsia Risk

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Ravi Thadhani, MD, executive vice president for health affairs at Emory University, discusses the high maternal mortality rates in Georgia and how a new FDA-approved blood test that can identify preeclampsia risk in pregnant women - from a study he co-authored—can help reduce pregnancy deaths.

Affordable Bone Regeneration and Limb Replacement

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Scott Boden, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopedics at Emory University School of Medicine, discusses a new study that regrows bone using a plant-derived biodegradable implant treatment and how it shows promise as an affordable option for patients in the future.

Promoting Cardiac Arrest Preparedness with Athletes

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Following recent high-profile cases of cardiac arrest in pro and college athletes, like Damar Hamlin and Bronny James, Emory physicians and Emory University’s CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival)program are working with athletes to raise awareness of the importance of CPR training and requiring on-site automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to respond to emergency cardiac events.

Cardiac Stem Cells To Treat Newborn Heart Defects

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Emory University along with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech recently began conducting a study that uses newborn babies’ own stem cells to help heal hereditary heart defects. Researchers are attempting to improve survival rates of children born with heart defects, such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

Self-Checking for Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

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Emory Clinic dermatologist Loren Krueger, MD, explains sunburns, various types of skin cancers and their severity levels, and the “ABCDEs” to use to check if melanoma or other skin cancers may be developing on your skin.

Youth Sports Injury Prevention for One-Sport Athletes

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Neeru Jayanthi, MD, co-director of Emory Healthcare’s Youth Sports Medicine program, and Greg Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, director of the Emory Sports Performance and Research Center, discuss how injury risk increases for one-sport athletes and what training principles and techniques young athletes should use to help decrease their risk of injury.

12 Tips To Help You Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

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Henry Wu, MD, associate professor at Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Emory TravelWell Center, lists 12 precautions to take while traveling that will reduce your risk of getting sick or help you avoid getting sick altogether.

Thermography: No Substitute for Mammograms

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Mary Newell, MD, breast imaging radiologist and associate professor of radiology at Emory University School of Medicine, explains why a popular Facebook post that encourages people to stop getting mammograms and use thermography is incorrect and why mammograms are the best option for breast cancer screening.

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