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Hospitals Ranked Top in State

U.S. News and World Report named Emory University Hospital (EUH) the No. 1 hospital in Georgia and Atlanta for the fifth consecutive year, and Emory Saint Joseph’s second.

Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked ninth in the state and fifth in Atlanta. EUH ranked nationally in cancer, cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, and orthopedics.

Football Risks Head and Heart


The risks of repeated concussions in football has gotten a lot of attention, but players experience cardiovascular issues as well, found Emory Heart & Vascular Center sports cardiologist Jonathan Kim.

In an expert analysis of the heart and vascular health of American football players for the American College of Cardiology, Kim found that retired pro-football players suffer long-term adverse cardiovascular outcomes and may be at higher risk for early hypertension.

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