Showing posts from February, 2015

Foodie Friday: Herb Roasted Potatoes For Two

Here's another heart-healthy dish, perfectly portioned for two. It's delish alongside the Salmon Florentine from last week's Foodie Friday post!
Herb Roasted Potatoes

5 Steps To Avoid America's #1 Killer

Despite advances in treatment, heart disease is still the number 1 killer of American men and women. The good news is, “preventing disease is much easier than treating it – and will significantly improve your quality of life,” says Robert H. Eckel, M.D., an endocrinologist and a spokesman for the American Heart Association (AHA).

March Classes And Events

All these classes and more will be offered in March by Gwinnett Medical Center. If a registration number is not listed, please call 678-312-5000 to register, or register online at
Scroll to the bottom of the list to see some of our support groups. A full list of support groups is available here.
What Do My Lab Numbers Mean? Join us as Pamela Henderson, GMC lab manager discusses lab values and the impact on the health of those with diabetes March 10 (Tue.) 6 p.m. Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center 3215 McClure Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30096 FREE

Foodie Friday: New World Salmon Florentine Recipe

Two nutritional superstars-- salmon and spinach--pair up in this easy to prepare dish. It's heart-healthy and a great way to use leftover grilled salmon.
New World Salmon Florentine

Preparing Your Daughter For Changes

If your daughter had grown up 150 years ago, she could have expected her first period around age 16. Today, the average age for that milestone is 12 to 13. Nutrition, toxins in the environment, and hormones in our food may have contributed to that change. But whatever the reasons, girls are left with questions about their sexuality earlier in life--and parents have to know how to handle them.
Tips for talking: Begin appropriately naming body parts by the time your child is a toddler.

In Honor Of Black History Month: Three Notable Women In Medical History

In honor of Black History Month, here are short profiles of three women who have contributed to medical achievements in the United States. Test your knowledge by matching these names with their accomplishments (answers at the end)
The Women: Mary Eliza Mahoney Rebecca Lee Crumpler Valerie Montgomery Rice
The Accomplishments:

Foodie Friday: Cake For Your Valentine

Treat your Valentine to this yummy dessert - orange cake with dark chocolate frosting. Part of a heart healthy diet is portion control, so divide the finished cake into 16 pieces. Decorating it with strawberries ups the heart-healthy aspects, too!

Get Thee To The Gyno

Do you know what the symptoms are for cervical cancer? If you answered, none, you are correct. Too often cervical cancer has no symptoms.
So if you’re a sexually active woman, don't take chances with cervical cancer, or with other sexually transmitted diseases, like chlamydia. These can be diagnosed with simple tests performed by your doctor or gynecologist.

An Athletic Trainer's Tips To Re-boot Those Fitness Resolutions

By Jessica Poole, Certified Athletic Trainer
So you were so excited to begin chipping away at the resolution list and the balloon was burst quick. The American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM) recommendations (in my first post, and second post) are steep. Its hard to get it all in with the rest of your busy life. I know how you feel.
Make the time. What are you doing the other 23.30 hours of the day? It’s only 30 minutes.
I’ve heard it all and it is 30 minutes…30 minutes more sleep…30 minutes to relax…30 minutes to do that last load of laundry or time with your spouse and kids.

Foodie Friday: A Fruity Way To End The Meal

This recipe will suit those who follow a gluten-free diet, as well as children who are picky eaters. Plus it's elegant enough to serve at a formal dinner...or to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. See the two options for serving, and decide what will work best for your dining companions.

Fruit With Ginger Sauce

How Much Do You Know About Heart Disease In Women? Take Our Quiz And Find Out.

Many of the risks for cardiovascular disease are controllable through healthy life habits. If women take control of their lives and choose habits that promote heart health, they can help prevent heart disease and stroke.
Do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? Take this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association, and see how much you know about heart disease in women.
1. Coronary heart disease develops gradually over many years and can easily go undetected. TrueFalse

2. Women don’t have to worry about cardiovascular disease. It’s primarily a man’s problem. TrueFalse

3. If a woman has a heart attack, she is more likely to survive than a man. TrueFalse

4. Women are less likely to get heart disease after menopause than before. TrueFalse

5. When men reach middle age, or about 55, their blood cholesterol levels start to rise, but women’s cholesterol levels seem to stabilize. TrueFalse

6. African-American females are more likely than white females to die from cor…

Fitness Tips You'll Actually Use

By Jessica Poole, Certified Athletic Trainer So you have resolved to begin or continue your exercise routine. (See my previous post for recommended exercise.) What are your plans to making these resolutions last?
How lucky are you, as I plan to outline some ideas that have helped some continue on … so I’ve read.
Seriously, I have had luck-- or drive--and I have also fallen off the wagon. Don’t for one second think that just because I am a certified athletic trainer that I am super fit and live an extraordinarily healthy lifestyle. Cue my husband’s laughter. I am just like you. I make resolutions and I break them, usually by 9 p.m. January first. I strive to live the healthy lifestyle, but we are all human with healthy and not so healthy habits.
So, yes, I want to be healthy, but it’s not as much a resolution as a goal. I’m as stressed, stretched and unexercised as all of you and I have degrees in exercise and performance. I’ve rehabilitated the injuries of and reconditioned elite athle…