Timeline of a Stroke

Driving home from dinner, you glance over at your husband and you know something isn’t right. His right arm appears limp—paralyzed even. His speech is slurred. And his mouth is drooping.
What is happening?

GMC expands adding two Orthopedic Trauma Specialists

Gwinnett Medical Center Adds New Orthopaedic Trauma Specialists Lawrenceville - Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) has recently entered into a management agreement with Hughston Clinic. Through this agreement, two orthopedic trauma specialists, Bruce Ziran, MD and Philip Kregor, MD, are now affiliated with GMC-Lawrenceville.

 “Don’t waste your life suffering needlessly. You don’t have to put up with it.”

The Season for Sneezin’: Allergy Answers from
Gwinnett Medical Center

Lawrenceville (April 2014) - Nothing is quite as delightful this time of year as a field of wildflowers in bloom unless of course you have allergies. If that’s the case, you’re probably one of the 36 million Americans who wake up each spring morning with a runny nose, itchy eyes and a scratchy throat, all symptoms of seasonal allergies. But, Michael Pickford, MD, otolaryngologist with Gwinnett ENT says there is relief.

Nan McCormick, RN, BSN

Clearing the air:
Your lung cancer risk

Peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots. Smoking and lung cancer. Like it or not, some things just go together. In fact, 80 to 90 per cent of lung cancer cases in the U.S. and Canada are directly attributed to smoking.

But if you think lung cancer only happens to smokers think again. You don’t have to be a smoker in the true sense of the word to be at higher risk for this disease.

Tim Gustavson, Health Education Specialist at Gwinnett Medical Center

New Year’s Resolutions: 
the minimalist game plan from GMC

By Tim Gustavson

Every year we set huge goals as our New Year’s resolutions, only to crash and quit a few days or weeks into the year. So, instead of these massive resolutions that only lead to frustration, why not try these five small steps each day? They’re easy to remember, take no special equipment, and will keep you on a steady path to good health.