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

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, an otolaryngologist with Gwinnett ENT says there is relief.

Nan McCormick, RN, BSN

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

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.

With a motto of Transforming Healthcare, Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) is perfectly poised to serve the health needs of its citizens and those beyond the county borders. But as the motto more subtlety infers, the hospital system’s areas of expertise cover a lot of ground.