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PRP Therapy: Platelet- Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) treats patients with chronic tendon and joint issues. This treatment uses the body’s own healing properties to improve outcomes. Dr. Kenneth Mautner, sports medicine physician, discusses how PRP works and who is a candidate for this treatment.


TAVR: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Aortic Stenosis

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve). The Emory TAVR program began in 2007 within the PARTNER I clinical trial and to-date over 2,500 patients have received this groundbreaking therapy at Emory HealthCare. Kendra Grubb, MD, discusses TAVR, and why you might consider this treatment option.


The Latest Heart Valve Disease Treatment Options

More than five million Americans have moderate or severe heart valve disease. Left undiagnosed and untreated, their condition can cause progressive deterioration in heart function, which can result in heart failure and premature death. Kendra Grubb, MD, MHA, FACC, discusses the latest heart valve disease treatment options available at Emory HealthCare.


The Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening

With colon cancer being the third most common cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States, screenings are important. Regular screenings help catch cancer risk early. Dr. Matthew McKenna, Division Director of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, explains what you need to know about colon cancer screenings.


Breast Cancer Disparities

There is a health care disparity between African American women white women, especially with breast cancer. Dr. Lauren McCullough, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health, discusses this disparity and how to reduce breast mortality among African American women.


Injury Prevention and Science Involved in Modern Soccer

Soccer is fantastic for fitness. However, soccer injuries can be frustrating without proper care. Dr. Mathew Pombo, Director of Emory’s Soccer Medicine Program, discusses prevention and treatment for common soccer injuries, and the Soccer Medicine Program available at Emory Healthcare.


Help for Those Unsightly and Painful Varicose Veins

Veins have one-way valves which prevent blood from backing up into the legs when we stand or sit. When the valves become incompetent (or begin to have reflux), blood pools and causes an increase in pressure in the leg veins. This may contribute to varicose veins and causes symptoms of fatigue, heaviness, aching, burning, throbbing, itching, cramping, swelling and restlessness of the legs. Severe varicose veins can compromise the nutrition of the skin, leading to eczema, inflammation or even...


Hip Pain Treatment Options

People are living longer than ever, and as a result, arthritis of the hip is becoming more common. When severe pain or joint damage limits your daily activities, it might be time to consider visiting a physician to assess your pain. Dr. Bryan Whitfield, an orthopedic surgeon at Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, discusses causes of hip pain and treatment options available at Emory HealthCare.


Medicare Resources Available at Emory Healthcare

There are dozens of insurance companies offering Medicare insurance and to further complicate matters, healthcare providers do not accept all Medicare plans. Steve Lineberry, General Manager of Emory Healthcare Network Advantage, and Chuck Chaput, Executive Vice President, Medicare Compare USA, are here to explain the Medicare Insurance Helpline; a free and unbiased resource for comparing and enrolling in Medicare plans accepted by Emory Healthcare providers.


Turning 65 and Your Medicare Options

Emory Healthcare Network (EHN) Advantage is designed to deliver comprehensive care and coverage to seniors to keep them at their healthiest. Steve Lineberry, General Manager of Emory Healthcare Network Advantage, and Chuck Chaput, Executive Vice President, Medicare Compare USA, are here to share advice and tips on turning 65 and understanding your medicare options.


What is Medicare Advantage

We understand how confusing Medicare can be. There are many different types of Medicare insurance available, including Medicare Advantage, Supplements and Prescription Drug plans. Steve Lineberry, General Manager of Emory Healthcare Network Advantage, and Chuck Chaput, Executive Vice President, Medicare Compare USA, join the show to discuss medicare Advantage and how to navigate the confusing world of medicare.


Kids and Common Sports Injuries

Lee Kneer, MD discusses the most common sports injuries in kids and what parents can do to help prevent these injuries from happening.


Common Running Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Whether you're an elite runner or just starting off, running injuries can happen to anyone. Amadeus Mason, MD shares the most common running injuries and how to prevent them.


A Patient Perspective of Cancer Care at Winship Cancer Institute

Deana Chiusano was 39 years old when she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in April 2011. She sought the most effective treatment for her specific type of cancer that led her to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University - the state of Georgia's only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer center. A cancer discovery in Winship's multiple myeloma lab led to enrollment on a trial that has transformed Deana's battle with the disease. Deana lives in Pittsburgh but...


Lung Cancer Treatment: Planning Your Cancer Care Plan with Your Cancer Care Team

According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S. At least 8.6 million Americans qualify as high risk for lung cancer and are recommended to receive annual screening with low-dose CT scans. At Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Lung Cancer Program, a highly coordinated multidisciplinary team provides advanced care and clinical trials option with cutting edge new therapies for lung cancer patients. Seth D. Force,...


Spiritual Health: Comprehensive Cancer Care for the Whole Patient and Families

Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare embraces the traditional religious care provided by professional health care chaplains. It also expands beyond to include spiritual and cultural qualities associated with whole person health. Rituals and prayers from particular faith traditions and active listening continue to be important functions in responding to distress. Spiritual Health also incorporates evidence-based interventions derived from a wide circle of spiritual practices such as...


When is the Right Time to Consider Total Joint Replacement Surgery?

Total joint replacement may be appropriate for people who have severe joint pain resulting from arthritis or other joint disorders. Normally it is considered after other options such as medication or therapy are no longer effective in controlling pain and improving mobility. Emory's experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeons use the most advanced equipment and resources available to ensure the best possible treatment for a wide range of conditions affecting the joints. In this...


Spine Surgery at Emory Orthopedics & Spine Center

Your bones, joints and spine are at the core of every movement. An injury or illness in any of these areas can disrupt your routine and lead to a less active lifestyle. If you have back pain and are considering surgery the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center in Atlanta has world-renowned spine physicians that use a team approach to ensure the ideal treatment plan for every patient. When spine surgery is called for, our board-certified spine surgeons have the expertise and cutting-edge...