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Amanda Riley Foundation

The Amanda Riley Foundation, a 501(c)(3), was established in September of 2010 to lend support to children and the families of children battling cancer. Founders Steve and Barbara Riley started the foundation to honor the memory of their daughter Amanda, who lost her life to cancer in April of 2010. At the young age of

The Best Mothers in Suwanee Contest

With 25 entries for this year’s Mother’s Day Contest it was hard to narrow it down to just three deserving moms. Everyone wrote in wonderful stories about their mothers, grandmothers or friends, and we believe every mom deserves recognition. Being a mother is simultaneously the most rewarding and difficult role in life, and we hope

Cat Scratching

Ask Henry

Q: I live near a wooded area and find ticks on my dogs all the time. What is the best way to remove a tick? A: Since you live in an area where tick exposure is a risk, it is very important that your pets be on monthly tick prevention. Tick borne diseases can be

Kids and Kite

Summer Family Bonding

BY: LAURA LEBOVITZ LAMFT AT GROW COUNSELING The sun is out more, the days are feeling longer, and children are getting antsy. Summer is right around the corner! One of the questions I get asked a lot this time of year is, “How do I make the most of summer as a family?” While the

Kelly’s Fight

“You can’t go home until you have brain surgery. We’re going to remove a portion of your skull as well as your first and second vertebrae.” These are the shocking words that Suwanee resident, Kimberly Kelly (age 36) heard two years ago when she first learned that she has Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia. “I had never

Solving The Mystery of Sleep

BY: LAURA LEBOVITZ LAMFT AT GROW COUNSELING There’s no question that every day feels busier during the winter. The days are shorter and the sun sets earlier. This is the time of year of deadlines, yearly reviews, final exams, and numerous other life to-dos. Many people try to accomplish their daily to-do list by sacrificing

Ask Henry

AskHenry@SugarHill Henry’s helper for this issue was Dr. Earick. She is a 2009 graduate of The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and an active member of the GVMA. Dr. Earick spends her free time with her husband, her teenage son, and their numerous pets including Bruin, her Bernese Mountain dog she also

Suwanee Area’s Best Fitness Clubs

There is no better time to start working out than now. With the holidays behind us, many people are eager to tone up or shed a few pounds before the warmer months (and sleeveless tops) are here!

Starting 2016 off STRESS-FREE

January is seen by many as a time to turn over a new leaf. People feel inspired by the blank slate of the new year to make resolutions they hope will bring them change and new chances for happiness.

Optimal Health Depends on Optimal Fuel

If optimal health is your goal then there’s no getting around the importance of your diet, and by diet I don’t mean the restrictions you place on your eating through calorie counting for daily scale surveillance.

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With the weather changes how important is it really to keep our dogs inside? I mean they have fur coats don’t they?

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Q: Henry, My Yorkshire Terrier “Humphrey” drags his bottom on the carpet. Does he have worms? – Janet W., Suwanee A: When a dog drags his hind quarters along the ground, he usually is trying to empty his anal glands. Dogs are in the same Canidae family as skunks and have similar glands that can get

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