Health & Wellness

Dr. Joshua Morris, MD

Drs. Cerletti and Bini performed the first electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) treatment in Italy in 1938. ECT is the oldest psychiatric treatment in psychiatry still in use. Since 1938, ECT has evolved significantly to optimize the balance between minimal side effects and maximum efficacy.

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Button Gwinnett Day signage

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.

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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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