Health & Wellness

Richard CarlinWhen is surgery recommended for cataracts?
By Richard Carlin, MD
CarlinVision

When Dr. Richard Carlin started practicing 40 years ago, cataracts were removed only after the patient was legally blind, unable to see the big “E” on the eye chart, unable to see to drive, read or watch TV.

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There is an exciting new project on the horizon that is going to take concussion care in our community to a whole new level. Gwinnett Medical Center has retired the mobile mammography care-a-van.

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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.

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Spring has SPRUNG!! The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and you are feeling the pressure to put on those sundresses and sleeveless tops to show the world you haven’t lost your glow. The number of things we can forgive ourselves in the winter months comes cascading back this time of year.

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Local Survivors Helping to Unmask Brain Injury
By Paige Havens
The Concussion Discussion

People living with brain injury walk among us every day, but more times than not, we don’t see them as hurt. For so many, their brain injuries are invisible to us on the outside. Judging by their outward appearance, many survivors of these traumatic injuries seem “normal,” but their inward struggles are very real.

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