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Laboring Through the Pain

Nitrous oxide provides mothers a new pain relief option during labor. Mother-to-be, Sara Payne, crafted her birth plan beautifully, with natural child birth and no pain medicine at the top of the list. But after hours of painful contractions, the “au naturel” birth plan no longer seemed so appealing. Sara, like many expectant mothers, struggled

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Hear Clearly, Breathe Freely & Sleep Easy

Suwanee ENT offers both the diagnosis and the treatment for any issue related to ear, nose and throat health. By: Rachel Pillow | Photos by: Karl Lamb Dr. Matthew T. Gill recently opened the doors of Suwanee Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) in November of 2016 but has been practicing since 2011. A Suwanee resident

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2017 Health & Fitness Guide

Health and fitness are many people’s top new year’s resolutions each year; but sometimes knowing where to go or how to get started is the hardest part. So, we’ve done some of the legwork for you and sought out the best facilities in Suwanee, in order for you to become the best possible you in

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Suwanee Fitness Success Stories

How many times have you said, “This will be my year! The year I lose weight, eat healthily, fit into my “skinny” jeans?” Well, we want to help you make it your year and mean it this time. Sometimes all it takes is a little extra motivation, so we found some of Suwanee’s best success

Teaching Children to Express Gratitude

By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling As the holidays approach, one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids is to strategically develop their sense of gratitude. Rather than having the focus be on presents or parties, you have an opportunity to help them turn their attention to others and to cultivate a

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Ask Henry

Q: My family just relocated from Florida and we need to find a new vet for our cat, Mr. Meow. How do we find a good vet? – Tom J. from Suwanee, GA A: Just because a vet is conveniently located or has sent you a coupon, does not always make them the best. A

Suwanee Bike Share Program

Suwanee Bike Share Program

Sponsored by CIGNA and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, bike station structures, each housing up to eight bikes and equipped with self-sustaining internal energy sources, have been installed at Suwanee Creek Park and Town Center Park. Photos by: Walt Wooden Whether you’d like to take a few laps around Town Center Park or bike from Town

2016 Holiday Traditions and Recipes

Edited By: Angela Veugeler  The holidays are a time to make new memories and to celebrate old traditions. We asked our advertisers and friends to send us some of their favorite traditions or recipes. We love hearing about how people connect and spend time with their families during this special time of year, and we’d

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual Holiday Gift Guide features gift ideas and exclusive deals to help make your holiday shopping easier. Local businesses have given us their top picks for the best gifts this season, no matter who you’re shopping for. Shop on! For the Musician   Town Center Music 4072 Suwanee Dam Road Suwanee, GA 30024 770.831.7936 TownCenterMusic.com

Dr. Shih of Suwanee Family Physicians is Board Certified in Family Medicine

Suwanee Family Physicians

A Family Practice that Goes Beyond Family Medicine By: Rachel Pillow Suwanee Family Physicians, located at 960 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Suwanee, Georgia is celebrating 17 years in practice this year. Dr. John Shih, D.O, FAAFP and his staff are grateful to the community they serve, their patients, and the families who have put their

Vitality Med Spa: Beauty + Wellness + Luxury

Vitality Med Spa and LUXE Nail & Beauty Bar opened their doors to Suwanee in July of 2016. The practice started in 2011 in Grayson and quickly grew to a second location in Buford. Monique Hicks, Owner & Founder, opened the original practice as a medical weight loss clinic, but with growing demands from clientele, quickly expanded her services to include: injectables, laser treatment, skin care and more.

Duluth Fall Festival

Duluth Fall Festival is a yearly event not to be missed! With more than 400 volunteers dedicating their time, Duluth Fall Festival exists as the largest festival in the Southeast without any paid staff. Block off your calendar for the last weekend in September, as Downtown Duluth will be taken over by this extravaganza!

A vast variety of booths appealing to every member of the family will be open from 9am to 7pm on Saturday and 9am to 5 pm on Sunday. The weekend’s events and entertainment will be kicked off with a parade at 10am on Saturday morning, followed by an Opening Ceremony at 11:30am. Day 2 of the festival will begin with a 5K Road Race at 8:00am, followed by Worship on the Green at 10am. Back to back entertainment and carnival fun will continue both days, plus FREE shuttle buses throughout the entire festival!

Creating Family Balance

The concept of balance is thrown around a lot, but we know that if you have a family, it can be difficult to get the basic things done… meeting each individual’s needs, coordinating hectic schedules, and completing major to-do lists. Navigating balance in the midst of chaos takes practice and constant realignment.

Ask Henry

Q: I have noticed for some time that my dog is having issues going up and down the stairs and doesn’t seem to last as long on his walks. Is there anything I can do to make him more comfortable?

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