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Movie Night Recipe

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It's FRIDAY! What better way to start the weekend than with a movie and popcorn. Check out this delectable recipe for Popcorn Delight! For more delicious recipes, visit pintrest.com/gwinnettmedical.


Coping With "Frozen Shoulder"

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Many middle-aged women wake up with shoulder pain and can’t figure out why. Turns out that “frozen shoulder,” or adhesive capsulitis, is a common ailment affecting women ages 40 to 60. It occurs when the normally smooth lining of the shoulder joint becomes inflamed, leading to scarring and stiffness. So what do you do about it?

Tips to Practice Good Gym Hygiene

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You’ve been going to the gym regularly for weeks now. Good for you! Now take your newfound appreciation for health one step further by protecting yourself from contracting a “staph” infection while working out. Learn how you can protect yourself. 

What's On Your Plate? Learn What A Diabetic Should Have At Every Meal

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For people with diabetes, good health begins in the blood. The body’s inability to convert sugar, starches and other foods into energy means diet is the key to blood sugar control. The American Diabetes Association recommends a diet that contains the right amounts of vegetables, protein, fruits and whole grains. Divide your plate into three categories to ensure you get the proper nutrition each meal.

Danger Zone: 10 Signs That a Playground Isn't Safe

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What if 200,000 adults went to the emergency room each year for injuries received on poorly designed golf courses? The public outcry would be huge.

When the 200,000 people injured are children and the settings are playgrounds, the problem is largely ignored. Fortunately, the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) at the University of Northern Iowa aims to change that. Learn the 10 signs that a playground isn't safe. 



Easing the Pressure: Steps to Keep Your Blood Pressure In Check

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Day in and day out, you work hard. Whether it’s at a full-time job or part-time volunteer gig, you give it your all. You even put in occasional (or not-so-occasional) overtime.
Now imagine the demands your heart is under 24 hours a day, seven days a week, pumping blood into your arteries and then out to the rest of your body. Simply put, that’s your blood pressure. And if it’s elevated, it causes your heart to work harder and can cause damage to other parts of the body. It increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks, so keeping it under control is crucial. Luckily, that is as simple as 1, 2, 3.


A Survivor's Journey

Cliff was diagnosed with cancer eight years ago. He underwent removal of part of his colon and a round of radiation—but as aggressive cancers can, his came back. Today, with the help of Gwinnett Medical Center, Cliff’s cancer is in full remission. Watch Cliff's story.

The Season for Sneezin': Answers to Your Questions About Seasonal Allergies

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Nothing is quite as delightful this time of year as a field of wildflowers in bloom unless of course you have allergies. If that’s the case, you’re probably one of the 36 million Americans who wake up each spring morning with a runny nose, itchy eyes and a scratchy throat, all symptoms of seasonal allergies. 
Here, we help you understand your pesky seasonal allergies.



Fighting Obesity: Sharon's Story

For many diet and exercise alone aren't enough. That's why Sharon turned to the expert staff at the Center for Surgical Weight Management to transform her life for good. Watch her story of triumph over obesity!