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Genetic counseling and testing can help you better understand your personal risk of developing cancer.

With the recent publicity about celebrity Angelina Jolie dealing with her hereditary cancer risk by undergoing surgery, discussion of genetic testing for cancer has been in the news. While there’s lots of information and misinformation around this issue, here are some facts and frequently asked questions from Gwinnett Medical Center:

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Dr. Daniel S. Tkacik

Tkacik receives Doctorate Degree

Bobbie and Mark Tkacik are proud to announce that Daniel S. Tkacik has successfully defended his dissertation on "Secondary organic aerosols from combustion emissions" on September 10. 2013 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

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The cadets presented the colors and lead the board and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance. The cadets in the color guard from left to right are: Will Gregg, Andre Maxwell, Jose Rios, Chase Noblett

Parkview HS ROTC receives honor

Parkview HS's Marine Corps Jr Reserve Officer Training Corps was recently recognized by the Gwinnett County Board of Education at their September meeting for  receiving the Naval Honor School Award.

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Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson (left) and Mary Frazier Long

Mary Frazier Long Day in Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson issued a Proclamation making Wednesday, September 4, 2013 “Mary Frazier Long Day in Lawrenceville” at the Lawrenceville City Council meeting on that date. Many of Ms. Long’s accomplishments and contributions to Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County were proclaimed by Mayor Johnson. 

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Gwinnett voters have approved the one-penny SPLOST sales tax seven times since 1985. This year, on November 5, it will be on the ballot again.

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