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August 17, 2017

Explore the new state-of-the-art hospital tower

With light-reflecting white walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and a wide, gleaming terrazzo floor curving along the corridors and two-story pedestrian bridge that spans Clifton Road, the new hospital tower at Emory University Hospital looks like a set from a futuristic movie. What isn't immediately obvious, in all the steel, granite and glass, is the collective effort by dozens of teams to create a nurturing, people-focused environment.

"This project has been a labor of love," says David Pugh, vice president for facility and space design for Emory Healthcare. "So many people, including many different areas of the hospital and our patient family advisors, have been involved in the planning and design of this new tower."
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Move More Challenge is moving to spring 2018
Healthy Emory will be making a few changes over the next few months including moving the ever popular Move More Challenge to the spring 2018 with a start date in March.
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Complete a Journey
Are you trying to manage your blood pressure, eat healthier, or get more active? Try Aetna's online program called "Journeys." Complete two of these programs to earn $100 toward your Emory medical plan.
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Clinical research: Who me? I'm healthy!

Have you ever thought "I am healthy; clinical research is for people who are ill" - not true! Healthy people are a very important part of research and contribute to medical advances by providing information to researchers about the "normal" state of health. In clinical research, healthy individuals participate as controls or "the norm" to compare with a chronic condition (high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, etc.) under investigation. And healthy aging itself has become a national focus of research.

Research into health and disease has been going on for nearly 2,700 years producing results to improve human health and wellbeing. As early as 634 B.C. Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar conducted a ten-day study to find out if a meat & wine diet vs. legumes & water would keep soldiers more fit. The legumes & water diet proved best.
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Get active. It works!
Do you take time to move, stretch, or breathe throughout your workday? Healthy Emory's new campaign, Active Works, encourages employees to increase their activity at work. Learn about resources to assist you.
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Chef's Corner: Rainbow chard and asparagus risotto
Looking for a new rice dish? Enjoy a taste of Italy tonight with this traditional Italian risotto dish. It's a perfect way to incorporate vegetables and grains into your meal.
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Join one of the free yoga classes at Emory University Hospital on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays @ 5:45 p.m.

Learn how to add movement to your day through the "Active Works: Fitting Activity in Your Workday" webinar. Register now!

Have you ever been confused by a food label? Register for September's "Figuring Out the Food Label" webinars.

Join Blomeyer Health Fitness Center as they celebrate 20 years at Emory with an open house event on Wednesday, September 20.

It's not too late to participate in the Atlanta Heart Walk on September 23. Register here.


It's National Immunization Awareness Month! Learn about the importance of vaccination for all ages.

Have you received your Emory medical plan incentives for this year? Review the incentive page of Aetna's website to make sure!

Before summer ends, enjoy all the fruits and vegetables that are in season. Learn what's in season here.

Practice a mindful breathing exercise today. Launch 5 minutes of relaxation here.

Interested in giving an hour of your time to help better understand mental health challenges? Learn how here.


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