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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: An Insider’s Experience Caring for Breast Cancer Patients

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I have been given the opportunity to share my experience in caring for patients with breast cancer over these past years. I am a radiation oncologist at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and meet  More…

The 3-Day Fight Against Breast Cancer: An Insider’s Perspective

As October brings renewed emphasis on breast cancer detection and prevention, Emory Saint Joseph’s Laboratory Manager Eileen Stone, a 15-year veteran of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, shares a first-person account of what this event means to her and to  More…

Mercy Day at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital

Where did you see Mercy in action today? Each year, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital celebrates Mercy Day – a time to reflect on the heritage of loving service and compassionate care that has guided this hospital for more than 130  More…

McCoy Named CEO of Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital

Craig McCoy has been named new chief executive officer of Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, effective September 1, 2014. McCoy joined Emory Healthcare in May 2011 as CEO of Emory John’s Creek Hospital. Since May 2014, McCoy has served as interim  More…

Peripheral Artery Disease 101: PAD Symptoms, Causes & Risk Factors

Peripheral artery disease, also known as peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is a potentially life- and limb-threatening condition in which the arteries that deliver blood from the heart to the rest of the body narrow, resulting in weakened circulation and  More…

Understanding Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines: Mammograms, Clinical Breast Exams & More

According to data from the National Cancer Institute, approximately 12% of all women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. Statistics like these, combined with recent high profile cases such as Angelina Jolie undergoing a  More…

Cancer: Understanding the Link Between Excess Weight and Cancer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that one out of three cancer deaths in the U.S. is linked to excess body weight, a lack of physical activity, and/or poor nutrition. Body weight has the strongest effect on increasing cancer risk,  More…

What is Better for Cancer Prevention? Weights or Cardiovascular Exercise?

Shervin V. Oskouei, MD, Orthopedic Oncologist, Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Shannon Kahn, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital For overall health, including cancer prevention, the most effective fitness plan incorporates both cardiovascular training and strength training. There are different  More…

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital Assists Georgia Families in Need

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital assisted families in need in Georgia last month, by organizing their largest canned food drive to date. Susan Freed, Director of Care Coordination at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, discovered that the Atlanta Community Food Bank historically  More…

Foods that Fight Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer in 2014. [1] It’s no secret that eating a healthy diet helps reduce your chances  More…

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