Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Upcoming PrimeTime Health Classes & Events

October marks the start of fall, and the start of a wide range of classes designed for people age 50 and older. We're offering the AARP Smart Driver course, a talk about how to choose the correct plan of assisted care for seniors, and more. See the full list below:
Monday, September 29, 2014

October Classes and Events at GMC

Want to… understand your mammogram results? Get stronger with circuit training? De-stress with a yoga class? Prepare for the birth of your child?

All these classes and more will be offered in October at Gwinnett Medical Center. If a registration number is not listed, please call 678-312-5000 to register, or register online at gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/classes.

Scroll to the bottom of the list to see ongoing support groups. A full list of support groups is available here.

Cancer Survivor Program
Cancer Transitions is a free 2 ½ hour, six-week workshop designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.
Oct. 18 – Nov. 12 (Wed.), 3-5:30 p.m.
Cancer Support Center
631 Gwinnett Physician Center, Suite 220
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
FREE. Registration required 678-312-3100
Friday, September 26, 2014

Foodie Friday: 10 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Slow Cooker

Although the thermometer doesn’t always show it in September, there’s a lift to the air and a tint to the trees that says here in the South it’s turning to fall.

That means slow cooker season is here. (Hooray!)

Here are 10 tips to using your slow cooker (also called a crock pot) to dish up nutritious, frugal and delicious dinners on those busy, chilly evenings ahead:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Engage Your Brain: 6 Tips for Better Brain Health


Your brain plays a critical role in every area of your life—from learning, working and playing, to personality, aptitude and memory.

It is very much like a muscle with the ability to be strengthened. Just like physical activity and proper nutrition contribute to overall health, a few simple lifestyle choices can maximize your brain health.

Consider the following tips to keep your brain functioning at its best:

Monday, September 22, 2014

Rehab 101

(don’t miss the tips to get the most out of rehab – scroll to the end of the post)

Whether it’s needed post-surgery, after an injury or for a chronic condition, rehabilitation services play a significant role in returning people to their everyday activities.

Whether you’re 20 or 80, recovering from a hand injury, orthopedic surgery or cardiac event—or re-learning multiple skills after a stroke—Gwinnett Medical Center has the professionals and most current treatments to get you back into your life as quickly as possible. Here are the basics about the different types of rehabilitation we offer:

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Friday, September 19, 2014

Foodie Friday: Diabetes Eating Basics, Plus What To Eat Tonight - Southwestern Chicken

When you have diabetes, you know its important to pay attention to how much sugar you eat. Youre probably very careful about candy, cakes and ice cream.
Did you know that your body changes many carbohydrates into sugar, too? That means grains, fruit, vegetables, pasta and even milk affect your blood sugar levels. To keep the balance between sugar and insulin, you can count the carbohydrates you eat.
Start by asking your doctor or a dietitian how many servings of carbohydrates you should eat each day.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Working Out Safely With Cancer: 5 Precautions From An Expert


If you have cancer, chances are your health has risen to the top of your priority list. In some ways, it’s the perfect time to start a workout regimen.

But first, consider these five precautions, says Colleen Doyle, director of nutrition and physical activity at the American Cancer Society.

Don’t push it. If you weren’t active in the past, start slowly. And if you were very active, scale back. Even marathon runner Monika Carlson, who is battling a brain tumor, takes a walk break every mile.
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