Showing posts from October, 2013

3 Things You Need To Know About Oncology Rehabilitation

Cancer treatment can be challenging—both mentally and physically. Gwinnett SportsRehab’s oncology rehabilitation program is designed to help you deal with cancer and cancer side effects. Lean the top three things you need to know about oncology rehabilitation.

10 Facts About Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gwinnett Medical Center has been encouraging women to get their annual mammograms. According to the American Cancer Society, women 40 or over should have a mammogram every year. Mammograms are effective, detecting 90% of all breast cancers. There are many misconceptions about mammograms and breast cancer, so learn the facts so you can make an informed decision about your care. 

Don’t Shake Off Head Injuries

The Concussion Institute's Chief Neuropsychologist, Marla Shapiro, PhD, NCSP, helps you learn the basics about concussions.
Every year in the United States, more than 80 percent of sports-related concussions go unrecognized, putting athletes at higher risk of long-term damage because of inadequate treatment. This is true, in large part, because the community is not properly educated about what a concussion really is, how to identify it, and/or how to treat it.
As a neuropsychologist who specializes in sports-related concussions, it is my mission, as well as the mission of the new Concussion Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth, to help educate parents, coaches, teachers, health professionals and athletes about these topics, ensuring a safer sports culture in our community, and getting our athletes back to what they love as quickly as possible, and as safely as possible.

3 Tips To Make Physical Therapy Work For You

Like most things in life, you get out what you put into it. Our expert offers a few tips for having a successful rehabilitation experience, so you can get back to doing the things you love.

When The Bathroom Beckons: Coping With Incontinence

Imagine a common health problem, one affecting more than 10 million people, that hardly anyone feels comfortable talking about. That’s the situation with urinary incontinence (UI). The condition affects an estimated 35 percent of women, and 22 percent of men 65 years or older. It is important to know that you don't have to suffer in silence. Learn your options.

3 Myths About Mammograms

You stare at your calendar, uncomfortable with the thought of what lies ahead. Perhaps it’s your first mammogram, or you are a seasoned test taker. No matter. The same troubling concerns can weigh heavily on your mind.

Taking what amounts to an X-ray of the breasts has improved dramatically since mammograms arrived on the medical scene in the late 1960s. Faster, less painful exams under the care of more skilled medical professionals have improved the experience. Women also are now better informed about mammography. Learn some of the common myths about mammograms.

Tips for Avoiding The Freshman 15

Making time to work out can be tough--not just for you, but also for your kids. Physical fitness is important at every age level. With that in mind, we've invited our friends from to shed some light how to beat the "Freshman 15" and best practices for keeping in shape:

Baby's First Year: What To Expect As Your Infant Grows and Develops

Your baby’s first year is full of growth and wonder. Keep him on track with six well-child visits, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The first visit should occur during your child’s first month, followed by visits at 2, 4, 6 and 9 months of age. Take him for his final visit when he reaches his first year. Learn what else baby will need as he grows.

Mammogram Makeover: A New Look At Mammograms

With these tips to take care of yourself, your exam doesn't have to be a bummer.
A fresh haircut and a pair of cute new shoes can uplift you instantly. You walk a little taller, smile a little wider. Put that feel-good makeover mentality into action when you think about your annual mammogram. You may not look forward to these screenings as much as your mani-pedi, but they can save your life.
You can’t skip the big M, but there are some ways to transform the way you think about the screening test.

Beating Cancer: Karen's Journey

Faced with breast cancer, Karen found the advanced cancer treatments and compassionate care she was looking for at Gwinnett Medical Center. Watch Karen's story.