baby & motherWhat Does It Mean To Be Baby-Friendly?

As this trend continues to grow in popularity, you’ve likely noticed more and more hospitals striving for the Baby-Friendly designation. Even though the name may sound like something obvious that all hospitals are, or should be doing, this designation is actually a part of a special initiative by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Spring has sprung! That means that these beautiful, sunshine-filled days are often filled with sneezing, watery eyes and headaches for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. But before you assume that pollen is the culprit behind your congestion, it’s important to make sure you aren’t actually suffering from a cold.

4 things everyone should do for lung health

By Nan McCormick, RN
Thoracic Oncology (Lung Cancer) Coordinator, Gwinnett Medical Center

Many of us take our lungs for granted without recognizing how much they really do on a daily basis.

Breast health is in your hands

Your breasts go through many changes during life, including puberty, menstruation, having a baby and the natural aging process. 

Amidst all of these changes, it is essential that you pay close attention to what is normal for your breasts. 

How advanced access scheduling can help you

For many of us, medical visits fall into one of two categories: urgent appointments that are unplanned or scheduled appointments planned months in advance.

Bless your heart: women & heart health

Ladies, you may be surprised to learn that heart disease is overwhelmingly the biggest threat to your health.

As Gwinnett Medical Group cardiologist Mary Ellen Bergh, MD, points out, “heart disease remains a challenging health issue for women.