Throughout the year, Emory Healthcare clinicians and other faculty in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, along with staff and students, hold numerous free health screenings. In addition, the Winship Cancer Institute provides numerous support groups for patients, whether they are seen at Emory or not. Other support groups focus on health issues ranging from smokers who want to quit to people who have had an organ transplant and are dealing with the emotional and medical follow-up. Numerous support groups and other free sessions are led by Emory Healthcare pastoral care staff to help patients and families deal with grief and loss. These are held on campus, in assisted-living facilities, and in congregations and other organizations where tragedy strikes.
     Throughout the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, faculty embrace the opportunity to use their own time, without compensation, to teach members of the public how to become knowledgeable partners in staying healthy. Emory Healthcare clinicians, for example, offer lectures on specific problems and new treatments available and participate in free speakers’ bureaus.


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