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Why Won’t My Eye Stop Twitching?

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While blinking is perfectly normal—after all, you may blink up to 29,000 times a day without even noticing—it can be surprisingly annoying when this common movement goes into warp speed (aka: eye twitching).

Now it may be hard to imagine a form of blinking that’s really that distracting, but eye twitching is definitely no joke. So what exactly is it—besides your eyelid fluttering faster than a hummingbird? FYI, even though it feels like it’s moving a mile a minute, most other people won’t even notice it.
This condition is actually the result of involuntary muscle contractions. This causes your eyelid, typically your upper eyelid, to rapidly and uncontrollably blink. And the kicker here, it’s most common in women, especially those that are tired and/or have consumed a large amount of caffeine (otherwise known as almost every woman out there).
Not to worry, though, there are simple ways to reduce the frequency and duration of those pesky eye twitches. *As you feel the urge to blink more*
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January, Is That You? Time For A New Year Of Classes & Events With GMC

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All of these classes and more will be offered by 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 some of our support groups. A full list of support groups is available here.
Classes
Monthly Pre-Diabetes Classes If you’ve been told you have pre-diabetes, or are at high risk of developing diabetes, take charge of your health! Learn effective lifestyle strategies that can dramatically improve your overall health and reduce your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. Topics include healthy eating, reading food labels, importance of exercise, and weight management. Presented by a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, this class is for ages 18 years and older. All classes will be held 5 – 7:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call 678-312-6048.

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Is It Normal For My Nails To Look Like This?

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If the saying is that eyes are the window to the soul, then what does that make your nails? The barometer of your overall health, of course. That’s because everything from nutrition and age to infections and diseases can all show themselves through your nails.
Now this isn’t to say that every little change in nail texture, thickness, or rate of growth, is something to be concerned about, since these occur naturally with age. However, there are subtle shifts in your nails that may be trying to tell you something more.
However, before we get to the specifics, here are a few fast facts about nail health:
1.On average, fingernails grow 3.5 millimeters (aka: 1/10 of an inch) per month.

2.While your nails may be hard, they’re actually made from the same protein as hair, keratin.

3.Your nails actually grow fastest in the summer—another great reason to schedule that upcoming manicure.

4.Contrary to popular belief, small, white spots on your nail(s) are not indicative of a calcium or zinc deficien…