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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.

Ask Henry

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

Ask Henry

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

Take Back the Holidays

Taking Back the Holidays: Tips for Bonding as a Family

By: Laura Lebovitz LAMFT  at Grow Counseling Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it! If you’re a parent, you’re probably already noticing that your kids are counting down the days to their holiday break. School breaks are meant to be times when families take a break from their hectic schedules and find

Why Try Pilates?

By: Mackenize Stephenson As a Pilates skeptic who believed Pilates was all about having the latest Lululemon gear and stretching on a mat, I set out to speak with Sonya Simpson, the Owner of Rainbow Pilates. “People do have the misconception they’ll just be stretching, but it’s really a work out. Start with a beginner

Cleaning for a Reason

Nonprofit offers house cleaning for women suffering from cancer By: Mackenize Stephenson Two Maids and a Mop, a cleaning franchise with a location in Gwinnett County, is part of the national organization Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit that serves women suffering from cancer. They offer free house cleaning in hopes of letting women focus

Suwanee’s Pink Warriors

When the dreaded “C” word shook the City of Sunwaee family at its core, two Pink Warriors and a community around them rose up… By: Rachel Pillow October is national breast cancer awareness month. Each year over 290,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Last year, these statistics became more personal for the city of

Suwanee Dental Care

It is estimated that nearly 75% of adults in the U.S. suffer from some level of dental anxiety, with over 40 million suffering from dental phobia: an extreme, irrational fear of going to the dentist. Suwanee Dental Care, at the corner of Suwanee Dam Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, is recognized as one of the

Tips to combat summer hair from AIR Salon

BY: Cecilia Bush, Owner, AIR Salon Summer in Suwanee is here and with it comes the challenge of keeping your hair healthy and fabulous! Here are some tips for keeping your mane strong and vibrant in this season of fun in the sun: We all love the golden glow of summer skin, but all those

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