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Working for a Healthier Region
February 21, 2018
For most, the appeal of retirement is the promise that there will be time to take it easy. Sit around the house. Maybe get really into “The Price is Right.” But for Randy Weems, retirement was a chance to take the effort he had long applied to his service to the community and refocus on himself. “Because of my work, I didn’t want to take the time to cook and I didn’t exercise,” said Weems. “Fast food was how I ate. I was 65 and weighed about 270 pounds, and I felt slow — sluggish. With retirement, I had a chance to dedicate some time to my health and do some of the things I wanted to do.” As director of the Carrollton-based nonprofit Alice’s House, Weems worked to provide a sanctuary for children who had been ...
Willowbrooke at Tanner Hosting March 27 Discussion on Alcohol and Opioid Addiction
February 21, 2018
With the number of alcohol and opioid-related deaths rising nationally and statewide, the effects of addiction are too close to home to ignore.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an average of six ...
West Georgia Track Club Hosts Third Annual Road Race in Carrollton
February 15, 2018
Hundreds of west Georgians and runners from across the Southeast are expected to converge in Carrollton on Saturday, March 10, for the third annual West Georgia Track Club Road Race. Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well is ...
Services Continue at Higgins General Hospital Despite Natural Gas Outage
February 15, 2018
Tanner Health System is working with Atlanta Gas Light to ensure operations at Higgins General Hospital in Bremen continue as seamlessly as possible during the current natural gas outage. Tanner was notified of the outage by Atlanta Gas Light ...
Tanner Hosting ‘Control When You Go’ Education Session in Lineville
February 12, 2018
Do you experience bladder leakage when you laugh, cough or sneeze? Do you experience pain or discomfort when going to the restroom? Urologic problems — such as losing urine involuntarily, having difficulty emptying your bladder, waking ...
Registration Open for ‘Safe Sitter’ Class at Tanner
February 08, 2018
Do you have a preteen or teen who is ready to stay home, watch their siblings or babysit for younger children?  If so, it may be time to sign her or him up for Safe Sitter, a nationally recognized babysitting preparation course designed ...
Go for 30 With Move It Mondays
February 02, 2018
Going for 30 minutes of exercise a day, at least five days a week, is a great way to get and stay in shape.  Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well is helping people get started with Move It Mondays, an eight-week program ...
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