Showing posts from March, 2014

April Classes At GMC

Stand on Your Own Two Feet Richard Mistretta, DPM, podiatrist, will discuss foot problems associated with diabetes and teach proper foot care to keep your feet healthy. May 13 (Tue.), 6–7 p.m. Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center, Glancy Campus, Kiwi Room 3215 McClure Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30096 FREE, Registration required

Foodie Friday: Easy Guidelines To Make Every Meal Healthy

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. But even if you don’t have diabetes, the simple guidelines, below, will help you maintain a healthy weight with plenty of nutrition.

The 8 Overlooked Signs You May Have Diabetes

Some people with Type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild they go unnoticed. Even people who look as healthy as actor Tom Hanks can have undetected diabetes. 
But without early detection and treatment, people with diabetes may develop complications that can affect their vision, feet, nerves and kidneys, or even lead to widespread organ damage or stroke.  We ignore these signs at our own peril.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Myths You Shouldn't Believe About TBI

March is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness month. Take our short quiz, and see what you know about TBI:
Fact or Myth? TBI only happens when the skull is fractured.

Foodie Friday: Easy Artichoke Soup

In a recent post about superfoods you can find in your grocery store, one of those superstars was artichokes, named a top antioxidant vegetables. If you’re not sure what to do with them beyond putting a few artichoke hearts on pizza, here’s a delicious and healthy soup, just perfect for these breezy spring days.

Easy Artichoke Soup
Go beyond steamed artichokes with this simple-to-make soup, which is luxuriously creamy even though it’s dairy-free.


It’s National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week! If you’re one of the more than 12 million American adults living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you know that it requires careful management. And if you don’t have COPD, you should do everything you can to prevent it.

The Cancer Nobody Likes To Talk About

The cancer nobody likes to talk about can often be prevented, so we're talking about it..... colorectal cancer.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and the third most common cancer in men and in women. 

And in many cases, colorectal cancer can be "nipped in the bud," so to speak. 

Foodie Friday: Healthy Choices In The Drive-Thru Lane

It's tough enough to stick to a healthy diet when you're at home. But when you're rushing between soccer-ballet-choir practice, or traveling on vacation, sometimes fast food restaurants are the only choice.

1 Small Step That Can Save A Relationship

Put “I” first. “Let’s” is good, too.
A nag. It’s the last thing we want to be, but when you care about your spouse, it can sometimes be hard to avoid this unfortunate label.

Secrets Of A Successful Marriage

The Internet, bookstores, magazines and all your relatives are full of helpful information, articles, checklists and guides about how to pull off the world’s most wonderful wedding, ever. What too often gets lost in the hullabaloo? 
The marriage.

Foodie Friday: Spring Forward With Sensational Salads

By Renee Covey, RD, LD, CDE
The season is upon us to lighten it up with fresh, colorful, delicious and nutritious salads.
The sky‘s the limit to building a salad that makes your taste buds water. Grocery store produce sections are alive with seasonal fruits and vegetables that beg to find their place in your salad. Not only do these foods provide a wide array of vitamins, minerals and fiber, they are rich in antioxidants that support optimal health.
Traditionally, salads have been a mainstay for weight loss because of the low caloric content and feeling of fullness they provide; however, they also have the benefit of being nutrient-dense, if you choose wisely.

Ready, Set, Go!

Local races, GMC's running clinic and more.

Runners World’s website recently featured running clinics around the United States where runners can receive a customized evaluation and rehab – or prehab – plan to help heal from or prevent injuries. And…ta da!...Gwinnett Medical Center’s own running clinic made the list!
Whether you’re new to running, or just want to step up your game, we can help.

Celebration In Moderation

Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Carnival. The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is often a time of celebration with food – and drink – to excess. While one day might not set back your health, making excess a habit, especially excess drinking, certainly will. Here are some guidelines:
A glass of wine at home often symbolizes a pat on the back at the end of a long day of juggling job, family and other obligations. But if that single drink turns into two or three on a regular basis, you may be facing a serious problem. According to several studies, educated, professional women are particularly prone to overindulgence. One, conducted by Britain’s National Health Service, found that women from managerial or professional backgrounds are 19% more likely to drink heavily at home; another study, from the University of Lancaster in the U.K., shows that the higher the household income, the higher the alcohol consumption among women.

How To Get Fit While Watching TV: Simple Exercises For Any Age

Exercise...we all know we need to do more of it, but it's hard to get motivated when your favorite TV show is on, or you're streaming the latest mini-series via the Internet. Here's a way to improve your health without giving up your TV - exercises you can do in your chair.