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Test drive Gwinnett Medical Center's life-saving robot

Test drive Gwinnett Medical Center's life-saving robot

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GMC's Life-Saving Robot

LOCAL PROFILE: Sawanda Spinks, President of Georgia Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

LOCAL PROFILE: Sawanda Spinks, President of Georgia Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

ATLANTA – Sawanda Spinks was eight-months-pregnant when she learned her first child would be born with hydrocephalus.

“I had never heard of it; I didn’t know what it was but when I heard the risks, I started crying; I couldn’t take listening to that”, she said.

Spinks had gone into the emergency room for a pulled muscle but when she left her life was changed, forever.

Hydrocephalus is a condition that affects 1-in-500 infants. The condition, also known as having “water on the brain”, happens when fluid accumulates on the brain and in the skull cavities.

As any first-time parent would Spinks visited countless specialists, searching for good news, before she would give birth to her son a month later; she heard none.

“Doctors didn’t give us much hope but they were doing their job, they’re supposed to tell you the worst case scenario”.   

“We heard it all.

Metro Atlanta buildings go blue for prostate cancer

Metro Atlanta buildings go blue for prostate cancer

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta buildings have started turning blue this week and the skyline will eventually turn even bluer to bring awareness to prostate cancer.

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Georgia has the 11th highest death rate of prostate cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

This year, 241,000 new cases are expected across the nation.

The "Who do you wear blue for?" campaign will benefit the national Prostate Cancer Foundation and local prostate cancer coalitions, such as Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer
Cocktails for Cancer
Benefiting Camp Sunshine
 
Compound
September 8, 2011
7 - 10pm
 
Cocktails for Cancer will be an amazing night of fun with Atlanta’s finest Mixologists at Compound, the city’s premier nightclub.

LAWRENCEVILLE: Free community health fair Friday

LAWRENCEVILLE: Free community health fair Friday

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett Medical Center and Partnership Gwinnett are holding a community health fair Friday morning. The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Busbee building at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville. 

Attendees will be able to get healthcare screenings, visit educational booths, and attend educational seminars on nutrition, fitness and stress management. Continental breakfast will also be provided.

Registration is free and open to the public. Just go to www.gmc-rsvp.org.

All those interested in receiving health screenings must sign a waiver upon entry to the event.

Northside Hospital: Mortality rates on par with national average

Northside Hospital: Mortality rates on par with national average

ATLANTA -- Northside Hospital was on par with the national average for mortality rates for heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia even though the raw numbers were slightly higher than other hospitals across the country.

Northside was one of two local hospitals whose death rates for all three measures of patient care were slightly higher than the national average.

For example, the mortality rate for heart attack patients nationwide is 15.9 percent. At Northside, 16.6 percent of patients admitted to the hospital with a heart attack die.

But the raw numbers don't tell the whole story. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services analyzes the data from thousands of hospitals nationwide to see how significant statistically those differences are.