Tag Archive : emory-university - Health & Wellness


Healthcare champions

We salute these visionaries who are making Atlanta a healthier place to live

From the road, the old gas station didn’t stand out much from its neighbors—a boarded-up brick two-story building and a green-awninged bodega—on this stretch of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard just west of the Georgia Dome. Read more...

Emory study: Kindergarten weight and obesity

Early years affect childhood weight

A study by researchers from Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health suggests that the development of obesity is mostly set by the time kids start kindergarten. Read more...

Dogs ease exam stress at Emory

Therapy pups take students' mind off test anxiety

Admit it. You still have nightmares that you're walking into class ready to take a final exam and you didn't study. Hoping to ease the tension of finals, Emory University librarians are bringing in service dogs for a pet therapy study break the first two days of finals. Read more...

Mapping the exposome

Emory and Georgia Tech researchers have teamed up to study the environment's impact on health

Researchers at Emory University and Georgia Tech have joined forces to study the “exposome”—a measure of the environment’s impact on health. The partners received $4 million, the first exposome-centric grant awarded in the U.S., to establish HERCULES. Read more...

How to catch more zzzs

Feel Better, Live Longer: Sleep

Blame it on the job market, the pollen, or the Internet. Heck, blame it on the weather. It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep in Atlanta. Read more...

How to relieve stress

Feel Better, Live Longer: Stress

Anyone who drives during rush hour in metro Atlanta knows why stress is a problem here. Our 30.8-minute average commute is the fourth-worst in the nation, according to the U.S. Census. Read more...