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Let’s Play: Kids Fitness

Let’s Play: Kids Fitness

Baby it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean the kids should be cooped up indoors staring at screens all winter. All that youthful energy needs to be released before a major case of cabin fever sets in, so we’ve crafted a handy list of places to take the kids to keep them active all year

5 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

Adopt an Angel Tree Child from the Salvation Army Through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, donors can give joy to a child in need this holiday season. The program provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. Found in local malls, companies, and churches, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper

A Place for Her

She was living in a nice retirement home in Gainesville for the past two years when we noticed a cry for help. She told us she had decided not to renew her lease and would need to move out by the end of the month. Hearing the trouble in her voice, my brother and I

Ask Henry

Q: Do I really need to brush my dog’s teeth? Are the dental chewables sufficient?  A: Yes! When a dog consumes a meal, the food material and contents of his/ her saliva mix, forming a film (plaque) on his/her teeth. If not removed within 24 hours, plaque continues to accumulate and forms a hard substance, known

Family Matters: Beat the “Back-to-School Blues”

Beat the “Back-to-School Blues” By: Laura Lebovitz | LMFT at Grow Counseling The fresh smell of new sharpened pencils, the sound of school bells ringing in the halls, reunions with friends you haven’t seen all summer, cracking open new binders for the first time… it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Wait, your kids aren’t

4 Ways to Raise a Confident Child

4 Ways to Raise a Confident Child By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling If you are like most parents, you probably want to raise a confident child. That begins with understanding the process of a “sense of self.” Around the age of 2, kids begin to develop their own sense of self. They continue

Ask Henry

Q: My cat is urinating outside of his litter box. What should I do? A: Inappropriate urination is the #1 cause for cats being turned into shelters. Realize that there are several causes for this behavior. First, your cat needs to be spayed/neutered or “spraying” is expected to mark their territory. Next, bring your cat

Summer Ear Health

Summer is upon us and so are outdoor activities in the hot Georgia sun. While we’re all used to hearing the common, necessary precautions such as using sunscreen and staying hydrated, Dr. Matt Gill of Suwanee ENT shares tips to care for an often overlooked, yet highly sensitive body part: our ears. By: Dr. Matt Gill,

OMG!!! Kids and Social Media

Here are some helpful questions to ask yourself to help decide if your kids are ready for social media profiles. By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling If you are the parent of a teenager, or your kid just wants to be a teenager, you’ve probably been asked about a variety of social media apps.

 The 4th annual Gwinnett Beer Fest returns to Coolray Field on May 5th 2018

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Grande at the Stadium

 The 4th annual Gwinnett Beer Fest returns to Coolray Field on May 5th By: RACHEL PILLOW  Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Stripers MiLB team and Atlanta United 2 will again host the “Beer Fest at the Ballpark”: The Gwinnett Beer Fest. Tickets for the event include unlimited samples of over 150 craft beers! Live

Pet Fitness Suwanee Magazine

Pet Fitness

It is a big responsibility to be in charge of another being’s health and fitness. Most of us find it difficult to maintain our own mental and physical well-being, much less that of our pets!  By: TABITHA TANIS, MS, DVM | CAT CLINIC VETERINARIAN As with any undertaking, in the beginning you are faced with

Suwanee ENT helps with ear health

Maintaining Ear Health

Cerumen, or earwax, is produced by special glands in the skin lining the outer portion of the ear canal. It has unique properties that promote ear health. By: MATTHEW T. GILL, M.D. | SUWANEE EAR NOSE & THROAT It helps to trap foreign debris and transport it away from the eardrum and out of the ear.

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