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Tanner’s Surgical Services Reaches Robotic-assisted Surgery Milestone
February 06, 2019
Tanner Health System’s surgical services department recently celebrated surpassing its 1,000th robotic-assisted surgery case since launching the robotics program in March 2013. Tanner was one of the first health systems in the region to offer robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery when it installed its first minimally invasive surgical system, the da Vinci Si HD by Intuitive Surgical, one of the most advanced and widely-used robotic surgical systems available at the time. “Tanner has done a remarkable job embracing new technology that helps us deliver a higher quality of care to our patients,” said Megan Grilliot, MD, a board-certified gynecologist and the medical operations leader for Tanner Women’s Care. “Through these advanced procedures, our ...
Free Diabetes Prevention Classes Starting March 11
February 13, 2019
More than 84 million Americans — 1 in 3 adults — have prediabetes, a dangerous condition that puts them at elevated risk for developing type 2 diabetes. And in the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes ...
Tanner’s ‘Red for a Reason’ Event to Spotlight Women’s Heart Health
February 08, 2019
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, accounting for one in every three women’s deaths, according to the American Heart Association. Every minute, another American woman loses her life to heart disease. The ...
Tai Chi for Health Class Starting Feb. 6 in Villa Rica
February 01, 2019
Registration is now open for a class that will help improve your health through training in the ancient Chinese martial art of tai chi. Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well is offering free Tai Chi for Health classes in ...
Get a Fresh Start: Tanner Offers Free Tobacco Cessation Classes
January 10, 2019
With the new year, hundreds throughout west Georgia will resolve to quit tobacco. Quitting tobacco will not only help cut your risk for diseases caused by smoking, dipping or chewing, it can leave you feeling healthier and stronger. Most ...
Read This, Eat That: Storybooks Teaching Students to Eat Healthier
January 08, 2019
Students never know what fun they might find in their school’s library — exciting stories, brave characters and — at Buchanan Primary School (BPS) at least — delicious-smelling treats. Paige Barger, the media specialist ...
Tanner Setting the Bar in Patient Care
January 03, 2019
There’s something special about being treated with quality care that can make a daunting trip to the hospital a more comfortable, less worrisome experience. That was the case for Gaude Hughes when she recently had spine surgery at Tanner ...