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Weekly restaurant health inspections for March 31

The Gwinnett County Health Department released recent restaurant health scores. Each Monday, the Daily Post takes a snapshot of the scores.

Duluth resident running Boston Marathon to raise funds for cancer research

Lindsay Haigh from Duluth, GA, will run in the Boston Marathon to raise funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

HEALTH BRIEFS: Local group provides support for survivors of suicide

The Gwinnett Survivors of Suicide Support Group began meeting in January and the group’s next meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

Weekly restaurant health inspections for March 24

The Gwinnett County Health Department released recent restaurant health scores. Each Monday, the Daily Post takes a snapshot of the scores.

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RYAN: Make a commitment today to live healthy

As someone who has spent their entire career in healthcare, I know that people can significantly reduce their risk for developing chronic diseases by making simple lifestyle changes: eating healthy, increasing activity and reducing stress.

OUR VIEW: Health initiative is a much needed excercise

There are plenty of numbers for Gwinnett County to be proud of, but this is not one —26 percent of adults living in the county are obese. As a state Georgia ranks as the 20th most obese, with that number and Gwinnett’s coming from a 2013 report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Local pharmacy offers new diabetes self-management program

TotalCare Pharmacy in Lawrenceville has been named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

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Cancer Society names Carrie Sheehan Volunteer of the Year

Carrie Sheehan was surprised to see her husband and daughter at the American Cancer Society’s Volunteer Awards Luncheon held at Delmar Gardens in Lawrenceville, until later when she was named Volunteer of the Year.

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Eastside Medical, Gwinnett Parks and Recreation partner for health initiative

Eastside Medical Center in Snellville has partnered with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation for Live Healthy Gwinnett, an initiative that will combine clinical expertise from Eastside Medical Center physicians and staff with wellness recommendations and activities offered by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.

HEALTH BRIEFS: Free health fair set for Saturday

A free health fair at Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton will include free health screenings and educational seminars.

Weekly restaurant health inspections for March 17

The Gwinnett County Health Department released its recent restaurant health scores. Each Monday, the Daily Post takes a snapshot of scores from around Gwinnett.

Latest Suwanee indie film to feature kidney donor, recipient

The next film in Suwanee’s Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers features a kidney donor and recipient will be shown this week at the Movie Tavern.

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HEALTH BRIEFS: Local primary care facility joins Northeast Georgia Physicians Group

Auburn Primary Care, an established practice in the city of Auburn, has joined Northeast Georgia Physicians Group.

Pollen count skyrockets earlier than normal

The Atlanta-area pollen count skyrocketed to 944 on Monday, with trees in the high range. Elm, cedar, and maple were the major contributors. This is by far the highest count on March 10 in the last five years.

Weekly restaurant health inspections for March 10

The Gwinnett County Health Department released its recent restaurant health scores. Each Monday, the Daily Post takes a snapshot of scores from around Gwinnett.