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Top cardiac surgeons join Gwinnett Medical Center

Top cardiac surgeons join Gwinnett Medical Center

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Two leading cardiac and thoracic surgeons have joined the new Strickland Heart Center at Gwinnett Medical Center.

Dr. Alexander G. Justicz and Dr. David A. Langford will serve as the center's lead surgeons.

"Our goal is to provide world-class cardiac care, and these two nationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeons help us complete such services," said Philip Wolfe, president and CEO of Gwinnett Medical Center. "Through their experience and commitment to clinical excellence, we can further realize our organizational mission of providing quality outcomes to the community."

RELATED: Gwinnett Medical Center names new Heart & Vascular Center

March Of Dimes: Nurse Of The Year

Watch as we go behind the scenes of the March Of Dimes award show for Nurse Of The Year. Who won this great honor? Watch and find out!

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Local couple donates $250,000 to Gwinnett Tech

Local couple donates $250,000 to Gwinnett Tech

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett philanthropists Clyde and Sandra Strickland have donated $250,000 to the Legacy of Lives Campaign at Gwinnett Technical College.

The program establishes scholarships for students in certain programs, and helps others enroll in the school after obtaining their GEDs.

RELATED: New Heart & Vascular Center at Gwinnett Medical Center to be named for the Stricklands

Gwinnett Medical Center names new Heart & Vascular Center

Gwinnett Medical Center names new Heart & Vascular Center

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The new Heart & Vascular Center at Gwinnett Medical Center will be named the Strickland Heart Center, the hospital announced Thursday.

The naming is in honor of Clyde and Sandra Strickland, who donated $3.2 million to the medical center -- its largest-ever total gift.

"The significant generosity of the Stricklands helped us realize the vision of advanced and comprehensive cardiovascular services in the Gwinnett community at an accelerated pace," said Phil Wolfe, president and CEO of Gwinnett Medical Center. "Without their gift, it would have taken much longer to pay for the new Heart & Vascular Center."

Several of the Stricklands' friends and family have suffered heart problems, and many had to be treated in Atlanta because of a lack of comprehensive cardiac services in the northern suburbs, which is why they felt so passionate about the Heart & Vascular Center, according to the hospital.

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes When it comes to Thanksgiving food bloggers or “foodies” are anything but traditional. Their favorite philosophy is “Think Outside the Box”. Putting down the Thanksgiving menu is as exciting for them as cooking and sharing the meal with family and friends. Foodies always like to place a creative pin to traditional dishes. The result are unique scrumptious and mouth-watering dishes that could give any professional chef a run for their money.


Recently, food bloggers from "The Brown Culinary Experience" offered their takes on their favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

LOCAL PROFILE: Turkey Day Fitness Tips

 

ATLANTA – Next week marks the start of the season many of us look forward to, year round. People love this season, dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year”, for a number of reasons. For children it could be the toys and gifts they receive or the annual visit to Grandma’s house. Or for adults it could be the abundant holiday cheer or the abundant holiday food it's okay to consume for the mere sake of the holiday. For some, the holidays can be too cheery and many end up heavier than they were before they started. 

Was the holiday food really worth a holiday gut? Think again.

Many people struggle with this issue, year in and year out. Some go on crash diets before the holiday or workout until they’re fatigued to “make room” for their Thanksgiving Feast but Amy Henry at FORUM Fitness in Buckhead thinks they’re all “wasting their time”.

GMC and Gwinnett Chamber’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Event

GMC and Gwinnett Chamber’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Event

Lawrenceville - Gwinnett Medical Center and The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce hosted a prostate cancer awareness breakfast event this past Friday, November 4The event took place at The Gwinnett Chamber and featured GMC affiliated urologist Ronald Anglade, MD along with former Georgia Tech defensive back, Detroit Lions strong safety, 790 and ESPN personality, Ryan Stewart. The informational event, which centered on prostate health and education, attracted more than 70 community members.