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Tanner Hosting Free ‘Don’t Procrastinate With Your Prostate’ Discussion in Wedowee
April 21, 2017
Prostate problems are a normal part of the aging process for men. The symptoms aren’t easy to ignore, but they can be difficult to discuss or describe. As men age, their prostates grow larger. Because the prostate wraps around the urethra, which carries urine form the bladder out of the body, this enlarged prostate can cause urinary issues for men, including dribbling after urination, feeling like the bladder is not completely empty and more. In addition, as they age, men’s risk of developing prostate cancer increases. One man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, making it the third leading cause of cancer-related death among men, according to the American Cancer Society. James Cullison, MD, a board-certified urologist with West Georgia ...
Tanner’s Impact: Health System Contributes Almost $852 Million to Region’s Economy
April 20, 2017
Tanner Health System’s economic impact to the region is more than $851.8 million in revenue for the local economy, according to a new report. In addition, Tanner incurred almost $34.5 million in uncompensated costs to provide indigent, ...
Tanner, Schools Work to Enhance Academic Success Through Nutrition, Physical Activity
April 13, 2017
As state legislators consider a bill making recess mandatory for elementary school students, Ithica Elementary School in Villa Rica is one of many schools in west Georgia that is already ahead of the curve when it comes to getting children more ...
Pathway to Health
April 13, 2017
One of the most important factors in how long you live and how healthy you are is your address.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the physical design of your community affects your health every time you ...
Tanner Hosting Free Rotator Cuff Discussion April 27 in Carrollton
April 03, 2017
Rotator cuff problems are a leading source of shoulder pain for millions of people living with bursitis, tendonitis, tears, injuries from falls or other trauma and more. Fortunately, there are a number of effective, clinically-based approaches ...
Tanner to Host ‘Advancing Your Health’ Series on Heart Health
March 30, 2017
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in west Georgia and east Alabama, and — along with developing a leading-edge heart care program — Tanner Health System hopes to further make a dent in that trend by teaching ...
Diabetes Prevention Program Helps Participant Overcome Family History
March 28, 2017
Jeanette Chenoweth, a behavioral health assessor for Tanner Health System, knew several people in her family had diabetes.  What Chenoweth didn’t realize was that her family history, combined with other health factors, put her at ...