Health & Wellness

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On April 11, 2018, I had the honor of participating on Georgia Gwinnett College's School of Health Sciences panel discussion titled, "Healthcare in the 80's and Beyond," at the Button Gwinnett Day Celebration. Fellow panelists included Dr. Lloyd Hofer, Medical Director of Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Public Health, Dr. Greg Lang, Executive Director, Good Samaritan Clinic, and Pamela Garland, Chief Nursing Officer, Gwinnett Medical Center.

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Brittany Merritt, MD/MPH

We all know life doesn’t slow down when you are pregnant. Weddings, funerals, and family reunions are all things many women and their partners don’t want to miss while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. One of the most frequent questions an OBGYN is asked both before and during pregnancy is “Can I travel?” Be sure to talk to your provider if you are traveling internationally during your pregnancy.

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A popular falsehood is that yoga is for young slim people who can contort their bodies naturally like a pretzel. This simply not the case. Yoga is beneficial for many of all ages by reducing stress and anxiety, improving flexibility and overall fitness performance. Yoga can also be beneficial for your heart and overall health, assist with weight loss and help with chronic conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis. Yoga also keeps us in tune with ourselves and a feeling of connection with our own bodies. 

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Spring is an idyllic time of year (at least from the indoors). Flowers are blooming, trees are budding and temperatures are warming. And for those of you who love the color yellow, you may be the only ones who are excited about seeing pollen e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. For the rest of us, though, Springtime poses a bit of a dilemma.

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Chrissy Thomas, RN, Cosmetic Nurse Injector, Anti-Aging Specialist

About Face Skin Care has a long-standing reputation in the wedding business, but it may not be what you think. Sure, we love to pamper brides and wedding parties and make sure each bride, groom and wedding party member is glowing for the big day. Our number one passion, however, is helping the “moms” get ready for one of the most important events in their lives.

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