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A Clearer Picture of Cancer: New Bladder Cancer Detection Comes to Tanner
April 17, 2019
When it comes to fighting cancer, early and accurate diagnoses are helping people live longer than ever by detecting cancer at its earliest, when treatment is most effective. Now, a new technology at Tanner Health System is helping urinary medicine specialists find instances of bladder cancer earlier by offering clearer, more detailed images of the inside of patients’ bladders. Recent advancements in bladder cancer screenings — such as a cystoscopy — are proving effective in helping physicians to find bladder cancer and stop it in its tracks. During a cystoscopy, a very thin instrument tipped with a tiny camera is passed through the urethra to see inside the bladder. Bladder cancer is among the most common forms of cancer diagnosed in the United States. The ...
Sharon Tuckett, MD, Joins Tanner Primary Care at Mirror Lake
April 17, 2019
After more than two years serving communities in southern Fulton County, board-certified internal medicine provider Sharon Tuckett, MD, is returning to Douglas County. Dr. Tuckett began offering internal medicine services in Douglasville in ...
Tanner: Residents Should Have a Difficult — But Necessary — Conversation
April 16, 2019
It’s hard to talk about one’s own mortality. But those conversations about what one wants at the end of life can be vital in ensuring one’s own wishes are met — and can provide a comfort to loved ones who can be assured ...
Local Clinicians Partner to Offer Free Sports Physicals for Students
April 16, 2019
Near the end of every school year, student athletes begin gearing up and getting ready for the next sports season. But before they can take to the field or the gym, they’re required to complete a yearly physical exam — and two local ...
Tanner Hosts Discussion on Building a Healthier Community in Haralson County
April 10, 2019
When it comes to community health and wellness, collaboration is critical. Rural communities often face distinct challenges in their work to achieve better health. In Haralson County, steps have already been taken to address these challenges. ...
Keep Calm, Moms: Tanner Offers Prenatal Yoga
April 08, 2019
If you’re an expecting mom, your plate may be overflowing with all the things you have to get done before your little one arrives. While picking a pediatrician, shopping for baby gear and getting the nursery just right may be some of the ...
Tanner Continues to Expand Specialist Options in Wedowee
April 03, 2019
Tanner Health System is continuing to expand the specialist services available in Randolph County as gastroenterology care is now available at Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama. Peter Ojuro, DO, a board-certified gastroenterologist with West ...