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Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Social Work: A Common Heritage

  With only 50 cents in their possession and an intention of service in their hearts, Sisters Cecilia Carroll, Mary Helene Sheehan, Mary Borgia Thomas, and Mary Berchmans Young travelled from Savannah, GA in order to establish Saint Joseph’s Hospital  More…

Take Heart

Bastille Day, July 14, 2001, began my extraordinary journey toward heart health. I had a major heart attack at 2:00 in the afternoon in a doctor’s office that was already closed. Paramedics were 5 minutes away. The hospital was 10 minutes away. The blood clot in my LAD was to be burst… in 2 hours!! To this day I am amazed that I survived and frequently ask myself, who has that many blessings in one day? More…

Ride a Horse Save a Cowgirl

Nearly every little girl dreams of one day having a horse; galloping off to far away places to an escape known only to horse and rider. This October, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Circle C2-It Ranch in Snellville is making that childhood dream a reality, opening the farm to the public for its first inaugural, ‘Cowgirl 3 Day.” The event is the brainchild of Circle C2-It Owner and Trainer, Caroline Jaffee who wanted to put an equine spin on the Komen for the Cure 3-Day. “We’re cowgirlin’ up for cancer,” says Jaffee, whose aunt is her inspiration for the event.
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Helping Children: FDA Grant Launches Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded the Georgia Institute of Technology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University and Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute (SJTRI) a two-year, $1.8 million grant to foster the development of medical devices focused  More…

A New Debate: To PSA or Not

Both the local and national media are clamoring over it-it being a recommendation made from a government panel released last week that finds the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test used in detecting prostate cancer does more harm than good. From the  More…

Saint Joseph’s and Emory Healthcare Move Forward With Partnership

Saint Joseph’s Health System and Emory Healthcare are pleased to inform you Saint Joseph’s Health System and Emory Healthcare have officially filed the required notice with the Attorney General of the State of Georgia regarding the new Joint Operating Company, Emory/Saint Joseph’s, Inc. More…

Eat Fresh and Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

This week is National Farmers Market Week which presents a great opportunity to get out and explore the many wonderful, local farmers markets we have in our area. We’ve included our favorite metro Atlanta markets, including local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.

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Smoking Stinks

This July, a Saint Joseph’s task force has launched a “Non-Smoking Awareness” campaign to remind employees, patients and visitors that smoking is not allowed anywhere on the Saint Joseph’s campus. If you’re a regular to Saint Joe’s you will see new signs around the hospital and violators are receiving policy reminder cards. “We don’t want to slam everybody for their addiction,” said Dr. Paul Scheinberg, Saint Joseph’s Medical Staff Chief, “We want to remind them gently that you cannot smoke here but at the same time let them know we do have resources to help.”More…

In Search of a Healthier Life? We Have an App for That…

Saint Joseph’s wants to contribute to the general well being of our community and whoever stumbles upon this blog. We are all familiar with apps and how they transform our Smart phones into whatever solution we need at the time. Apps are great for playing games, finding directions, or stalking your favorite celebrity; however, they can also help you lead a better, healthier life (and who doesn’t want to live longer?)! So, I have done some research and found the most useful and proactive apps to help you live a healthy life. Each week we’ll be sharing the best apps out there, so check back often and enjoy…

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Mission Slim Possible

As we celebrate the conclusion of our 2011 Corporate Wellness Program, coined Mission Slim Possible, we wanted to share with you the success of one of our participants. Sharon Hornbuckle was kind enough to take us with her not only on her personal weight loss journey, but on her journey of surviving Lymphoma…More…

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