Emory’s EMTs combine learning, lifesaving and community outreach
  The normal sounds of classes at Emory University are occasionally interrupted by something even more important — emergency tones erupting from a radio clipped to the shirt of a student EMT. “We really try to minimize distractions by sitting near the exit and turning the radios down low... Read more
Sharing medical stories: The blossoming of hospital social media
When Atlanta-area couple Emory and Courtney Lott adopted their daughter Emmy, she was just 3 weeks old, but they were already anticipating frequent visits to the doctor’s office. Emmy was born with sickle cell disease. Now 4 years old, she suffers from debilitating symptoms such as limb pain, high... Read more
Public health officials reported late last week that there have been 37 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia this flu season. That figure easily surpasses last season’s total of 10. Metro Atlanta has seen 673 hospitalizations this flu season, the Georgia Department of Public Health said in its Weekly Influenza... Read more
Editor’s note: The subject matter of this story may be uncomfortable for some readers. It contains frank details about intestinal illness and treatment. As he walks into the Emory University School of Medicine lobby, Dr. Ryan McCormick is dressed from head to toe in blue scrubs, medical ID badge swinging, with... Read more

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